November 25, 2016

Aaaaaand, that's a wrap

Well folks, it's with a ton of regret that I have to inform you that, after eleven years, The Colossus of Rhodey is shutting up shop. You've likely noticed that posting has been quite minimal of late; that's because my writing duties elsewhere have been required.

For any future pontifications regarding comics, movies, politics, etc. you can now find me at Douglas Ernst's place.

Thank you for reading, and for all your support over the last decade-plus. All the best.

-- Hube

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July 14, 2015

Hey, by the way -- here's what today is

On this date, a decade ago, The Colossus of Rhodey was born.


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October 29, 2014

A message from Rhymes With Right

Please check out this important post from my buddy Greg at Rhymes With Right.

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October 03, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with Winning Heads And Minds.

Full results are here.

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October 02, 2014

September 27, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Angelo Codevilla/The Federalist with Washington’s Ruling Class Is Fooling Itself About The Islamic State.

Full results are here.

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September 24, 2014

September 23, 2014

This week's Weasels of the Week nominations

We haz Weasels.

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September 22, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What’s Behind The Downturn In The GOP’s Chances To Take The Senate?

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Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Sharyl Atkisson/Daily Signal with Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review.

Full results are here.

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September 17, 2014

September 14, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Obama’s Untruth, Inc.

Full results are here.

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September 11, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: How Would You Explain The Persistence Of Anti-Semitism?

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Watcher's Council Weasel of the Week

And that would be none other than Barack Obama.

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September 06, 2014

Weasel of the Week winner

And that would be the British Government, represented by the Rotherham City Council! (Nominated by yours truly and The Glittering Eye.)


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Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Ivy Mike Cafe with #Ferguson – When Assholes Collide.

Full results are here.

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September 03, 2014

September 02, 2014

Watcher's Weasel of the Week nominations

This week's nominees:

Gov. Jerry Brown
The British Government, represented by the Rotherham City Council
Al Gore
Dr. Henry Wagner
John Kerry
Eric Holder

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September 01, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What’s Your Favorite Sport, And Your Least Favorite? Why?

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August 29, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Matti Friedman/Tablet with An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth.

Full results are here.

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August 27, 2014

Watcher's Council submissions

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Do You Think The Grand Jury Will Decide In The Michael Brown Shooting? Why?

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August 22, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Kurt Schlichter with The GOP Needs to Return to a “Feared By Our Enemies” Foreign Policy

Full results are here.

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August 20, 2014

August 18, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Is Your Reaction To Recent Events In Ferguson, Missouri?

I've been quite busy (hence the lack of posts here over the weekend), but Felix added his thoughts on the matter a few days ago, with some updates provided by yours truly.

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August 15, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with You Want Nazis?

Full results are here.

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August 13, 2014

August 12, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What’s Your Prediction For The House And Senate Midterms?

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August 08, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Roger L. Simon/PJ Media with Welcome To The 1930′s.

Full results are here.

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August 06, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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August 04, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Are The Things That First Attract You In Someone Of The Opposite Sex?

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August 03, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Fred Maroun with What Do Israel’s Critics Really Want?

Full results are here.

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July 30, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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July 28, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Should Israel Do About Gaza?

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July 27, 2014

Please welcome our new contributor: Richierich

And Mr. Richierich is already well known across the blogosphere and other media: He is the guy who discovered the video evidence of ObumbleCare architect John Gruber admitting to just what the DC Circuit Court ruled last week. That is, that "the ACA clearly prohibits the (healthcare) subsidy for purchases from the federal exchange."

Please welcome him. And stand by for more. See his post directly above on the main page.

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July 25, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Sultan Knish with It’s Another “Death to the Jews” Weekend.

Full results are here.

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July 23, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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July 21, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Will Be The Most Significant Technological Development of the Next Decade?

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July 19, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Sultan Knish with A Game Changer In Gaza.

Full results are here.

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July 16, 2014

July 14, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: How Would You Handle The Current Crisis On The Border?

Yours truly has an entry.

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July 12, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Kevin D. Williamson with Born on the Fifth of July.

Full results are here.

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July 09, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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July 07, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Are Your Reflections And Thoughts This July Fourth?

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July 05, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Sultan Knish with Our Consensus Rulers.

Full results are here.

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July 02, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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July 01, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Which Should America Choose – Shi’ites, Sunnis or Neither?

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June 27, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ E-Mails.

Full results are here.

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June 25, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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June 23, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: If Abortion On Demand Is Both Legal And Constitutional, Why Not Suicide And Euthanasia ?

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June 22, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with The Unmaking of the American World.

Full results are here.

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June 18, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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June 17, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Should The U.S. intervene in Iraq?

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June 13, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with A Non-Debating Society.

Full results are here.

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June 11, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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June 06, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Andrew McCarthy/The Corner with The Taliban Swap and “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” submitted by yours truly.

Full results are here.

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June 04, 2014

May 31, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Allen West with Source reveals to me what really happened in Benghazi.

Full results are here.

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May 28, 2014

Watcher's Council submissions

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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May 26, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Are Blacks In America Entitled To Reparations for Slavery?

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May 25, 2014

Comments are BACK!

Many thanks for your patience. Our comment section is back online. If you encounter any hassles, please drop us a line at colossusofrhodey@gmail.com.

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May 23, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Iowahawk with In New York, Scrappy Local Newspaper Struggles For Survival.

Full results are here.

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May 21, 2014

Watcher's Council submissions

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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May 17, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Kurt Schlichter with I Checked My Privilege, And It’s Doing Just Fine.

Full results are here.

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May 15, 2014

And we're back ...!

The mu.nu community suffered a major server outage sometime this past Monday; most of the blogs had to be brought back online one at a time. This was NO small undertaking. Major kudos to mu.nu head-man Pixy Misa for all his hard work in getting us all back up and running.

The spam filter for our comments won't be back online until tomorrow (meaning comments are inactive at present), so if you want to post a comment and just can't wait, feel free to drop us a line at colossusofrhodey@gmail.com.

The posts you see since Sunday were all written over the course of the last few days in anticipation of the blog's recovery, so some of the words/parts may seem dated (terms like "yesterday," etc.)

We thank you all for your patience! Welcome back.

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May 10, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Stephen Hayes/Weekly Standard with Benghazi Lies.

Full results are here.

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May 07, 2014

May 06, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What’s The Favorite Foreign Country You Have Traveled To Or Lived In?

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May 02, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Doug Ross@ Journal with HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS: Administration’s Benghazi Lies Were an “Effort to Protect, Re-Elect Obama.”

Full results are here.

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April 30, 2014

Watcher's Council submissions

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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April 28, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Do You Agree With Piketty That Income Inequality Must Be Cured By Government Action?

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April 25, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn/The Spectator with The slow death of free speech.

Full results are here.

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April 23, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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April 21, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Are Your Feelings on The GOP House Leadership Saying They Are ‘Hell Bent’ On Passing Immigration Reform This Year?

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April 18, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with The First Amendment is Not an Area.

Full results are here.

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April 17, 2014

April 11, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Matt Walsh with Hey gay rights militants: your fascism is showing.

Full results are here.

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April 09, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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April 07, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Have Your Views On Same Sex Marriage Changed Recently?

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April 05, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Matthew Continetti/Washington Free Beacon with The Grandfather.

Full results are here.

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April 02, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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March 29, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was John Hinderaker/Powerline with Washington Post Falls For Left-Wing Fraud, Embarrasses Itself [Updated With Post's Response].

Full results are here.

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March 26, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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March 25, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Is The Meaning Of ‘Spirituality’ To You?

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March 22, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Victor Davis Hanson with A New Obama Doctrine?

Full results are here.

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March 19, 2014

Watcher's Council submissions

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council submissions are here!

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March 17, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: If You Had The Opportunity, What Would You Discuss With President Obama?

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March 15, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Zombie with Progressive Racism: The Hidden Motive Driving Modern Politics.

Full results are here.

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March 12, 2014

March 11, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What are Your Predictions For The 2014 Midterms?

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March 08, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Allen West with Obama and Hagel have surrendered our military.

Full results are here.

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March 05, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Is President Obama’s New ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative Directed Towards Young Men Of ‘Color’ Racist?

Posted by Hube at 06:57 PM | Comments (324) | TrackBack

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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March 02, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with Hath not a Jew Eyes.

Full results are here.

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February 27, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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February 24, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Current World Leader Or Statesman Would You Most Like To Interview?

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February 21, 2014

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Doug Ross@Journal with Dear beautiful America, please, stop moving Forward (Guest Post by Aleksey).

Full results are here.

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February 19, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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February 17, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Can America’s Republic Be Saved?

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February 14, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Michael Totten with The Truth About Che Guevara.

Full results are here.

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February 13, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council submissions are here!

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February 10, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: If You Could Play One Character In The Movies, Whom Would It Be?


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February 09, 2014

Bookworm is back!

Fellow Watcher's Council member Bookworm Room has a second collection of essays out -- The Bookworm Returns : Life in Obama's America.

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February 08, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Stormbringer with The Real Afghanistan: A Marine Point Of View.

Full results are here.

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February 06, 2014

February 03, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Did You Watch The SuperBowl this Weekend? Why or Why Not?

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February 01, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Kevin Williamson/NRO with Great Caesar’s Ghost.

Full results are here.

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January 29, 2014

January 24, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

*First place with 4 votes!-Joshuapundit-Senate Intel Committee: Benghazi Was Preventable,Al Qaeda Was Involved, And The White House Knew It
*Second place with 1 1/3 votes Simply JewsBedouins of Negev
*Third Place *t* with 1 voteThe Right PlanetHegelian Dialectics for Dummies
*Third place *t* with 1 vote The Noisy RoomBolstering the Marxist Vote
*Fourth place *t* with 2/3 voteLiberty’s SpiritNot Surprisingly US State Department Agrees as UNESCO Cancels Jewish Cultural Exhibit…(Update) Oopsie Foggy Bottom Says “My Bad”
*Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote Bookworm RoomBleeding heart liberal misses football’s important lessons for our boys
*Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote The RazorFacebook’€™s Culture of Like Breeds Conformity
Fourth place *t* with 2/3 voteNice Deb Analysis of Rocket Used in Syria Chemical Attack Shows “Administration Narrative Not Even Close To Reality”
*Fourth place *t* with 2/3 voteVA Right!We Can Pay For an Unemployment Extension with a Day for a Day Delay in Obamacare Mandates
*Fourth place *t* with 2/3 voteRhymes With Right Does Barack Obama Seek To Reduce Americans To A State of Slavery?
*Fifth place *t* with 1/3 voteGrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnDCastle Strat
*Fifth place *t* with 1/3 voteThe Glittering Eye -Out Of Sight
*Fifth place *t* with 1/3 voteThe Colossus of RhodeyArrow gets it right

The non-Council winner was Neo-Neocon with “Wendy Davis: ‘empowerment’ and the poor little woman; 'struggle' and the man.”

Full results are here.

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January 22, 2014

January 20, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Are Your Five Favorite Movies?

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January 18, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Amil Imani with An Open Letter To The God Of Islam.

Full results are here.

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January 15, 2014

January 14, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: How Would You Change Public Education in The U.S.?

Posted by Hube at 06:54 PM | Comments (55) | TrackBack

January 10, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Sean Davis/The Federalist with Sorry, Comrade, But You Didn’t Just Discover The Secret To Making Communism Work.

Full results are here.

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January 08, 2014

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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January 06, 2014

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Whom Would You Least Like To See In A Presidential Matchup In 2016?

Posted by Hube at 10:22 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

January 03, 2014

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Sherri Mandel with I’m Glad My Son’s Murderers Have Not Been Found.

Full results are here.

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January 01, 2014

December 31, 2013

Oh, a small "bragging" post

For the fifth year in a row, the illustrious Watcher's Council has won the "Best Blog Ring" award at the Fabulous 50 Blog Awards.

Just sayin'.

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December 30, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Are Your Predictions For 2014?

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December 27, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Pajama Boy Nation.

Full results are here.

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December 26, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

Posted by Hube at 09:57 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

December 23, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Do You Think The Meaning Of Christmas Is? What Does It Mean To You?

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December 20, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was David Gerstman/Le.gal In.sur.rec.tion with Al Qaeda is on the Run …to Everywhere.

Full results are here.

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December 18, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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December 13, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Babalu Blog with Gone is Fidel’s greatest admirer.

Full results are here.

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December 11, 2013

Round robin

-- How the MSM operates for the LIVs: Check out how CNN.com writes up Ted Cruz vamoosing from his seat at the Nelson Mandela memorial service:

Get it? He just "walked out." Making it seem, of course, disrespectful to the dead South African leader himself. But he walked out when Cuban president Raúl Castro began speaking. Which you need to click the link on to actually find that out.

-- Speaking of the Mandela memorial, Frida Ghitis (also at CNN.com) is a true believer. She wants us to still believe the bullsh** that comes out of the president's mouth:

It's a pity that so many are focusing on a handshake between President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. They are missing the much more poignant events that unfolded during Tuesday's memorial service in South Africa.

Sure, the handshake was noteworthy, maybe even meaningful. But any satisfaction Castro might have found in the gesture, any comfort authoritarian regimes might have drawn from the moment of politeness toward a dictator, dissolved in the far more powerful message of the entire event -- and of Obama's own resonant speech.

You can blame Obama for other things, but don't deny this was a piercing speech, a full-throated defense of democracy and freedom.

*Sigh* Of course, it's quite debatable as to Obama's commitment to such principles, even with his most recent actions (i.e. conciliation) towards Iran. Not to mention, the sad fact of the matter is that Mandela himself was chummy with the likes of Fidel Castro, Moammar Kadafi, and Yassir Arafat. I can understand these relationships of Mandela's as "fellow oppressed," but only Castro really makes sense. Cuba was essentially a playground for US interests prior to the '59 revolution; the problem is that Castro and co. with their revolution made everything worse. What's Kadafi and Arafat's excuse? In particular, the latter has no one to blame but his fellow Arab states for the predicament he and his fellow Palestinians faced. But, as usual, it easier to blame the Jooooooooos! At any rate, unlike these others, Mandela (despite being a revolutionary and former Communist) actually did transition his country's formerly oppressive government into a majority-rule democracy. What's Obama's excuse for coddling dictators?

-- Elsewhere, here's another misleading website header from CNN.com:

Oh, ObumbleCare sign-ups are up, eh? Let's click on the link, and the title says: "Obamacare sign-ups hit 365,000, but there's a long way to go." Yeah, included in that is Delaware, natch: Latest Obamacare signup numbers released; Delaware's still small.

Even better is CBS News.com's ObumbleCare portrayal:

Yeah, if it wasn't for those "GOP attacks," ObumbleCare would be steaming along just fine!!

-- Lousy poll numbers across the board for Boss Obama.

-- Anyone buying this one? Black fashion student says Hasidic men attacked him, shouted anti-gay slurs in Williamsburg. Hasidic?? Pardon my utter skepticism. PJ Media has more on why you should scratch your head, too.

-- Greg at Rhymes With Right agrees with the teacher in this story. I do, too. How about you?

-- Movie remakes: Terminator and Godzilla. Does anyone care?

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December 09, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: President Obama Compared Nelson Mandela To George Washington. Is He Right?

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December 07, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was M. Northrop Buechner/Forbes with Obama’s Disdain For The Constitution Means We Risk Losing Our Republic.

Full results are here.

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December 04, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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December 02, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Is The ‘Knockout Game’ Racism Or Just Street Crime? Is It Just Media Frenzy Or A New Trend?

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December 01, 2013

Ten years. Whoa.

Today marks a decade of blogging for yours truly. Ten freakin' years. Here's what our very first post looked like.

The old place was dubbed "Hube's Cube" and was initially written using Microsoft's FrontPage program. After a few months I got a tech pal to make use of the Movable Type platform and continued with this for about a year. Then some things came up which necessitated the shut down of the "Cube" in early 2005; however, some folks who dug the Cube began Colossus a few months later, and invited me to join in to write when I could. Which I did. But then, as is the case with a lot of bloggers, these guys eventually gave it up (save one), just as I was getting back into blogging full force ...

And the rest, as they say ...

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November 29, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was The Weekly Standard with Abject Surrender by the United States.

Full results are here.

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November 27, 2013

November 26, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Is Your Reaction To Harry Reid’s Using the Nuclear Option To End Filibusters?


Posted by Hube at 04:03 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 22, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with Thus Spake Obama.

Full results are here.

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November 21, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: How does your family traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving?

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November 20, 2013

November 17, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with The Drift Towards Depotism.

Full results are here.

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November 13, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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November 11, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What’s Your Reaction To The News Of The Pending Deal With Iran?

Posted by Hube at 08:20 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

November 10, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion with LBJ: Return to pre-1967 borders “not a prescription for peace but for renewed hostilities.”

Full results are here.

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November 06, 2013

November 04, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What’s Your Earliest Childhood Memory?

Posted by Hube at 04:25 PM | Comments (9) | TrackBack

November 01, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with ObamaCare’s Magical Thinkers.

Full results are here.

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October 30, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

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October 28, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Do You Predict The Ultimate Fate Of ObamaCare Will Be?

Posted by Hube at 05:23 PM | Comments (6) | TrackBack

October 26, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with Whose Islam?

Full results are here.

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October 23, 2013

October 21, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Lessons Can We Take Away From The Government Shutdown?

Posted by Hube at 09:25 AM | Comments (45) | TrackBack

October 18, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was David Horowitz//FrontPageMag with The Threat We Face.

Full results are here.

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October 16, 2013

October 14, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Do You Feel Are America’s Chief Foreign Policy Challenges In The Near Future?

Posted by Hube at 04:35 PM | Comments (49) | TrackBack

October 11, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Dan Carter/Richochet with When The Bleeding Heart Becomes The Iron Fist.

Full results are here.

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October 09, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Do You Have Friends Or Family With Opposite Political Views, And Are You Able To Ever Discuss Politics With Them?

Posted by Hube at 03:48 PM | Comments (305) | TrackBack

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

Posted by Hube at 03:38 PM | Comments (5) | TrackBack

October 04, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Obama: Transforming America.

Full results are here.

Posted by Hube at 09:41 AM | Comments (304) | TrackBack

October 02, 2013

October 01, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Will There Be A Federal Government shut down,And Do You Approve Or Disapprove?

Posted by Hube at 11:29 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

September 27, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Our Truest Lies.

Full results are here.

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September 25, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

Posted by Hube at 04:03 PM | Comments (9) | TrackBack

September 23, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What’s The Most Memorable Place You’ve Ever Been?

Yours truly has an entry.


Posted by Hube at 06:21 PM | Comments (42) | TrackBack

September 20, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Walid Shoebat with John Brennan has a New Benghazi Problem.

Full results are here.

Posted by Hube at 04:27 PM | Comments (47) | TrackBack

September 18, 2013

September 14, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Glenn Reynolds with Obama is a Laughing Stock.

Full results are here.

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September 11, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

Posted by Hube at 06:21 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

September 08, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was The Elder Of Ziyon with Bashar Assad’s grandfather’s amazing 1936 letter to France.

Full results are here.

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September 04, 2013

September 02, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Have You Ever Personally Seen Or Experienced Racism?

Posted by Hube at 08:18 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

August 30, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with Obamacare’s Hierarchy of Privilege.

Full results are here.

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August 28, 2013

August 26, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Should Prostitution Be Legalized In America?


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August 24, 2013

Recent Comments section added back

Our bud Pixy at mu.nu central has been spectacular at zapping spam the last year or so, so we've decided to put back our Recent Comments section at the top right sidebar. Y'know, so you can better keep up with the convos, natch!

Posted by Hube at 08:09 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

August 23, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Via Medea with Bambi Meets Godzilla in the Middle East.

Full results are here.

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August 21, 2013

August 20, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What do you feel you know now about life that you wish you’d known when you were eighteen?

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August 16, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with Know Thine Enemy.

Full results are here.

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August 14, 2013

August 12, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Do you think the House will pass some version of amnesty for Illegal aliens? Why Or Why not?

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August 09, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Michael Gurfinkiel/Mosaic Magazine with You Only Live Twice. Is there a future for Jewish communities in Europe?

Full results are here.

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August 07, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

Posted by Hube at 02:44 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

August 05, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: If you could be anyone else living or dead, whom would you be?

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August 02, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Bill Whittle with The Lynching.

Full results are here.

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July 31, 2013

July 29, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Effect Do You Think Barack Obama’s Presidency Has Had On Race Relations? Why?

Yours truly has an entry.

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July 26, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Facing Facts about Race.

Full results are here.

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July 24, 2013

July 22, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Who’s Your Favorite Talk Show Host and Why? Which One Do You Like Least?

Posted by Hube at 12:44 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

July 19, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with A Dagger at the Heart of Justice.

Full results are here.

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July 17, 2013

July 15, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Is America’s Culture Dysfunctional? How Would You Change It?

Posted by Hube at 07:09 PM | Comments (49) | TrackBack

July 12, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Andrew McCarthy with Elections Are Not Democracy.

Full results are here.

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July 10, 2013

July 08, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Do you agree with recent legislation in several states limiting late term abortions?

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July 05, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Barry Rubin with As Slander and Hatred Mount: Where is the Rallying for Israel?

Full results are here.

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July 04, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council submissions are here!

Posted by Hube at 02:46 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

June 28, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was The Sad Red Earth with “It goes without saying”: the Further Rhetoric of Terrorist Apologia.

Full results are here.

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June 26, 2013

June 24, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Is Your Prediction For The Outcome Of The Trayvon Martin Trial?

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June 21, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with Big Politically Correct Brother.

Full results are here.

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June 19, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

Posted by Hube at 12:01 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

June 17, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Do You Think The Obama Administration’s Decision to Get Actively Involved in The Syrian Civil War Is A Good Idea?

Posted by Hube at 11:10 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

June 16, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with The All Seeing State.

Full results are here.

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June 12, 2013

June 10, 2013

Delaware Blog Review Guide updated

It's been around three years(!) since the last update; there've been many changes since then (mostly blogs which have become defunct!). Check it out here.

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June 08, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Ayaan Hirss Ali with The Problem of Muslim Leadership.

Full results are here.

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June 05, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: What Quality Was Or Is Most Important To You When It Comes To Seeking A Partner, Lover Or Spouse?

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June 01, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with To The Slaughter.

Full results are here.

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May 29, 2013

May 27, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: On this particular Memorial Day, what are your thoughts about the future of our country?

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May 25, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with The Autocrat Accountants.

Full results are here.

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May 22, 2013

May 17, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Zombie/PJ Media with Progracists.

Full results are here.

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May 15, 2013

May 13, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Should Rape Be A Capital Crime?

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May 11, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Iowa State Daily/Barry Snell with Waking the dragon — How Feinstein fiddled while America burned.

Full results are here.

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May 08, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: How do you feel about minors being able to buy the Morning After pill without prescription or parental notification?

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May 03, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with The Collapsing of the American Skull.

Full results are here.

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May 02, 2013

April 27, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Michael Totten with The Beginning of the End for Hezbollah.

Full results are here.

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April 24, 2013

April 23, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: How Would You Solve The Problem Of Illegal Immigration?

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April 20, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Caroline Glick with Moral Relativism and Jihad.

Full results are here.

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April 17, 2013

April 15, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: The 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War just passed. Was the Iraq Invasion Worthwhile?

Posted by Hube at 04:03 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

April 12, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Sarah Palin with The Grocer’s Daughter.

Full results are here.

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April 10, 2013

April 05, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Victor Davis Hanson with The California ‘Mordida.’

Full results are here.

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April 03, 2013

March 29, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council was Sultan Knish with Night Falls on Civilization.

Full results are here.

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March 28, 2013

March 22, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Mark Steyn with An unstable truce with the Axis of Crazy.

Full results are here.

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March 20, 2013

March 18, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Do you think Ethnic Studies Classes Should Be Banned? Why Or Why Not?


Posted by Hube at 04:03 PM | Comments (6) | TrackBack

March 15, 2013

Watcher's Council winners

The non-Council winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Explaining the Inexplicable.

Full results are here.

Posted by Hube at 03:41 PM | Comments (11) | TrackBack

March 13, 2013

March 11, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Did Senator Rand Paul’s Filibuster Last Week Have An Effect?

Posted by Hube at 11:04 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

March 08, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Why Do Societies Give Up?

Full results are here.

Posted by Hube at 02:55 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

March 06, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council nominations are here!

Posted by Hube at 04:09 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

March 01, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Andrew McCarthy with Are We Still At War?

Full results are here.

Posted by Hube at 05:48 PM | Comments (12) | TrackBack

February 27, 2013

February 25, 2013

New at the Watcher's Council

Forum: Are anti-sharia laws are constitutional?

Posted by Hube at 02:46 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

February 22, 2013

Watcher's Council results

The non-Council winner was Sultan Knish with It’s Not Easy Being Red and Green.

Full results are here.

Posted by Hube at 03:23 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

February 20, 2013

Watcher's Council nominations

Honorable Mentions:

And the non-Council submissions are here!

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