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John Fund / National Review:
Raced-Based Preferences Forever  —  You can often tell when advocates of one side in an argument fear they will ultimately lose.  They change their branding.  A few years ago, warnings about “global warming” were replaced with scare stories about “climate change.”  One reason?
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Rule Child Pornography Restitution Is Too High
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Opinion analysis: Dividing the duty to pay for child porn
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court sets aside $3.4-million verdict for child-porn victim
Discussion: The Verge
Emily Bazelon / Slate:
OK, Michigan Can Ban Affirmative Action
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Pornography Victims Get Partial Compensation, Court Says
Discussion: Liberaland
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Why Criticism of Poll Is Misguided  —  The new New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation surveys offer some pretty good results for Democrats — with caveats — so it's no surprise that polling aficionados are scouring the details for an explanation.  They think they've found the problem …
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Southern Whites' Loyalty to G.O.P. Nearing That of Blacks to Democrats  —  President Obama's landslide victory in 2008 was supposed to herald the beginning of a new Democratic era.  And yet, six years later, there is not even a clear Democratic majority in the country, let alone one poised for 30 years of dominance.
New York Times:
Southerners Don't Like Obamacare.  They Also Don't Want to Repeal It.  —  Despite strong dislike of President Obama's handling of health care, a majority of people in three Southern states - Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina - would rather that Congress improve his signature health care law …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
David Corn / Mother Jones:
WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better on the Budget Than Ronald Reagan  —  The Kentucky senator has been hailing Reagan lately.  But a few years ago, Paul routinely knocked the Republican icon as a fiscal failure.  —  As Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) ponders a presidential bid …
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Rand Paul: GOP might be over-selling voter fraud  —  Here's another interesting comment from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) during his sitdown with former senior Obama adviser David Axelrod on Tuesday: Paul said that the Republican Party might be over-selling incidences of voter fraud.
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg View:
Vice President Rand Paul?
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Rand Paul on abortion: “We're not changing any of the laws until the country is persuaded otherwise”
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
A Defiant Rancher Savors the Audience That Rallied to His Side  —  BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — Cliven Bundy stood by the Virgin River up the road from the armed checkpoint at the driveway of his ranch, signing autographs and posing for pictures.  For 55 minutes, Mr. Bundy held forth to a clutch …
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Washington Times:
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy hailed as patriot, ripped as lawless deadbeat
Discussion: Hot Air, National Review and Mediaite
ThinkProgress:   Meet The Militia Rushing To Cliven Bundy's Defense
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC To Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules  —  The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new open Internet rules on Thursday that would allow content companies to pay Internet service providers for special access to consumers, according to a person familiar with the proposal.
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Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
In Policy Shift, F.C.C. Will Allow a Web Fast Lane
Discussion: Mediaite and The Verge
Forrest A. Nabors / Politico:
She Can See This Disaster From Her House  —  If Republicans lose the Alaska Senate race, they'll have Sarah Palin to thank.  —  Begich spoke on Feb. 3, ostensibly on the subject of new business opportunities in technology.  As he was being introduced, his darting eyes and scratches …
Discussion: CNN and Liberaland
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Photo Of Obama In Conservative Attack Ad Is Photoshopped From Hospital Trip After Aurora Shooting  —  Conservative group Americans For Prosperity cut out the hospital and the governor of Colorado to show President Obama and Democratic Sen. Mark Udall looking sad together for a negative campaign ad.
Gabe Gutierrez / NBC News:
Up in Arms: Georgia Governor To Sign Controversial Gun Bill Wednesday  —  Opponents, like Stephanie Stone of Atlanta, argue the law misinterprets the Second Amendment and will promote a culture of guns.  —  “I think this bill is reckless,” she said.  “I think it's dangerous and irresponsible.”
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Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
Energy Plant in Oregon Burning Aborted Babies From Canada to Generate Electricity  —  An energy plant in Oregon is reportedly burning aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity.  UPDATE: Local officials say they will stop the practice while they look into the situation.
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
D'Souza Case Is Political, Lawyer Says  —  When the conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was charged in January with illegally using straw donors to contribute to a 2012 New York Republican Senate campaign, his lawyer denied that he had acted with any corrupt or criminal intent.
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
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David Ferguson / The Raw Story:
Prosecutors: Cuckolded husband's tape proves Dinesh D'Souza knew he broke campaign laws
Discussion: addictinginfo.org
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
F.D.A. Will Propose New Regulations for E-Cigarettes  —  WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration will propose sweeping new rules on Thursday that for the first time would extend its regulatory authority from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, popular nicotine delivery devices …
Discussion: The Week
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Barack Obama, the adolescent president  —  Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan.  He came to that very friendly venue …
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
ThinkProgress:
New Records: IRS Targeted Progressive Groups More Extensively Than Tea Party  —  A series of IRS documents, provided to ThinkProgress under the Freedom of Information Act, appears to contradict the claims by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee …
Discussion: BobCesca.com, Liberaland and CANNONFIRE
Wall Street Journal:
Keystone Uncensored  —  A labor leader calls the Administration ‘gutless,’ ‘dirty’ and more.  —  Republicans are denouncing President Obama's latest delay on the Keystone XL pipeline, six long years after it was proposed.  But for cold political fury they have nothing on Terry O'Sullivan …
 
 
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Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
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Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg View:
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The American Dream Peddlers
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Howard Fischer Capitol / Arizona Daily Star:
Presence of THC metabolite in blood does not prove impaired driving, Arizona Supreme Court finds
Adam Goldman / Washington Post:
Lawsuit says FBI uses no-fly list in bid to recruit Muslim informants
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Obama's Last Shot  —  The president came into office promising …
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