Larwyn’s Linx: Where Do We Go From Here America?       Will There Be Anything Left?

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Nation

Where Do We Go From Here America? Will There Be Anything Left?: Sher Zieve
Parting Company: Walter Williams
NSA Spying: Herschel Smith

The Viral Photo out of CT that’s given some gun owners chills: Blaze
There Ain’t No More Middle-Ground: Daniel Greenfield
“The state police (are) investigating.”: SSI

The Year Washington Fled Reality: Sen. Tom Coburn
Bush Approach to Government – Noise Based on Ignorance: Jen Kuznicki
Bloomberg leaves office today, protected by firearms: Chris Cox

Economy

Hit Piece Journalism: Thomas Sowell
Chicago: The Next Detroit: Ushanka
What to expect in 2014: Ben Shapiro

The Progressive Agenda Crashes into Complexity: J.R. Dunn
Obamacare’s Biggest Whopper: Betsy McCaughey
Obama notes buying a second dog as an accomplishment for 2013: BPR

Scandal Central

Yet Another Eric Holder, Fast & Furious Gun Turns up at Deadly Shooting: Blaze
Obama’s Knockout Game: Crockett Lives
Newark mayoral hopeful Ras Baraka wrote letters on behalf of notorious gang boss: WyBlog

Climate & Energy

A Few Easy Tests to Debunk Global Warming Hysteria: Chet Richards
Media cover-up: warmist scientists trapped by ice are just “tourists”: Blazing Cat Fur
That’s A Lot Of Quid Pro Quo Going Up In Smoke: SDA

WUWT, WeatherBell help KUSI-TV with weather forecast for ice-trapped ship in Antarctica: WUWT

Media

New York Times Attempts to Blur Benghazi Scandal: AIM
Failure: Defense Expert Tells WSJ-NY Times Benghazi Piece Backfired on The Paper: Jeff Dunetz
Rapist Logic: Juliette Ochieng

Profiles in Hypocrisy: Rhymes with Right
A Stimulus Plan That Is Too Good To Be True: Cosmocon
Obamacare is a Noble Effort: American and Proud

Attention Joy Reid: The Knockout Game Is A Real Trend That Deserves Our Attention: Nice Deb
Because @Deanofcomedy Isn’t Funny: R.S. McCain
CAMERA Prompts Washington Post Correction on Israel’s Christians: CAMERA

World

Moscow Mayor Says No More Mosques Will Be Built in the City: RWN
Xi Jinping preparing the PLA for war: Xinhua commentary: WantChinaTimes
France: The Looming Battle over Muslim Integration: Soeren Kern

New U.S. Tax Regime is “Devastating,” Experts Say: NewAm
Operation Empty Chair: SDA
Spot the Dictator: Western Rifles

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Bitcoin Takes On Gold: RWN
I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass: Mat Honan
One of a Kind Holiday Gifts: Woman Honor Thyself

Cornucopia

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act…: Bluebird of Bitterness
Reflections: Fix Bayonets
Resignation Speech of George Washington: WWTFT

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QOTD: “All battles for the soul begin with culture. And while the battle against Obama’s unprecedented growth of government started with the tea party victories of 2010, the cultural battle against the left didn’t truly take until 2013. The seeds were planted for this cultural battle in earnest in 2012, when Obama and his Democratic Party allies put race, sexual orientation and abortion at the core of his reelection campaign. Americans were told by the media that Obama’s competence mattered less than the fact that half the country was mean, nasty, racist and homophobic. Todd Akin’s absurd comments on conception via rape were the issue, Americans were told, not the imminent takeover of the health care system; Obama’s sudden support for same-sex marriage was the issue, not his devastating regulatory state; George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin were the issue, not the destruction of entire swaths of the United States via leftist governance.

And it worked. Conservative Americans, bludgeoned into silence on cultural battles, decided to focus entirely on Obama’s economic buffoonery. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t work; culture, as my friend Andrew Breitbart was fond of stating, is upstream of politics.

2013 marked a turning point. From Chick-fil-A to “Duck Dynasty,” conservative religious Americans found their footing: Whether you are for or against same-sex marriage, it is plainly un-American to override someone’s religious beliefs in the name of your politics. Conservative Americans seemed to realize, for the first time in a long time, that the battle over same-sex marriage came wrapped in a larger battle over religious freedom. And they fought back, and won.” –Ben Shapiro

Doug Ross @ Journal