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That Time Roosevelt Out Debated Hitler

That Time Roosevelt Out Debated Hitler

on July 7, 2015, 6:59 AM / in Opinion

By: Erick Erickson  /  RedState “Secular leftism does not sell well when contrasted with an ideology that promises an afterlife filled with virgins and a present filled with heroic struggle against a Great Satan sissy in mom jeans.” History remembers how we won World War II. Franklin Roosevelt rolled his wheelchair into Germany and debated Adolph Hitler. At the end […]

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A Legacy of Cliches

A Legacy of Cliches

on July 7, 2015, 6:46 AM / in Opinion

By Thomas Sowell Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless children, crime or whatever — is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the […]

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White House: GOP & Gun Violence to Blame for Kathyrn Steinle’s Murder

White House: GOP & Gun Violence to Blame for Kathyrn Steinle’s Murder

on July 7, 2015, 6:42 AM / in National News

The White House blamed congressional Republicans Monday for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago. Referring to the shooting death last week of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly shot by a Mexican man who has been deported five times, […]

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Bernie Sanders Says ‘Real’ Unemployment Rate Is Actually 10.5 Percent, DOUBLE The Official Rate

Bernie Sanders Says ‘Real’ Unemployment Rate Is Actually 10.5 Percent, DOUBLE The Official Rate

on July 7, 2015, 6:33 AM / in National News

By Chuck Ross  /  The Daily Caller Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders undermined a key Obama administration talking point Monday when he said the actual unemployment rate in the U.S. is double what the federal government claims. “When you talk about the economy we also have to have an honest assessment of unemployment in America,” Sanders told a crowd of […]

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More Than They Bargained For

More Than They Bargained For

on July 7, 2015, 6:19 AM / in National News

A Maryland couple is suing the sellers of their new home, claiming they knew or should have known that it was snake infested. Jody and Jeffrey Brooks got more than they bargained for when they bought their house in Annapolis, Maryland, for $410,000 and later found that it was infested with snakes.  The Brooks have sued the former owners for […]

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Not the Most Neighborly Move

Not the Most Neighborly Move

on July 7, 2015, 6:12 AM / in National News

A New York City man is suing Apple in an attempt to keep an Apple store out of his tony neighborhood. Herbert Feinberg, 88, opposes the new Apple Store due to open soon on the corner of his block on the Upper East Side. In an attempt to stop the store from opening, Feinberg has sued, claiming the store will […]

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Caving to Government Pressure, Visa and MasterCard Shut Down Payments to Backpage.com

Caving to Government Pressure, Visa and MasterCard Shut Down Payments to Backpage.com

on July 7, 2015, 6:09 AM / in National News

By Rainey Reitman  / Electronic Frontier Foundation Visa and MasterCard confirmed that they have cut off payment services for Backpage.com, an online platform for people to advertise goods and services. This was in response to public pressure from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who wrote to executives at both of the payment processors urging them to cut off transactions to […]

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A Stupid…Lawsuit

on July 7, 2015, 6:04 AM / in National News

H/T Jester’s Courtroom A lawyer is suing the Electronic Frontier Foundation (“EFF”) for calling his patent stupid. After a patent held by attorney Scott Horstemeyer was featured in the EFF’s monthly “Stupid Patent of the Month” post, Horstemeyer had his lawyer send a threatening letter to the EFF, claiming the post included “false, defamatory and malicious statements.” When the letter […]

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Tag You’re It

Tag You’re It

on July 7, 2015, 5:57 AM / in National News

A South Dakota man is suing his former employer claiming he was forced to wear an offensive name tag at work. Caleb Larson says when he arrived at work at Pizza Ranch in Watertown, South Dakota, without his name tag, the owner gave him a name tag that read “braindead.” Fearing he might lose his job, Larson says he wore […]

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Get ready to pay A LOT more for health insurance (Like 40% more for some people, because of Obamacare)

Get ready to pay A LOT more for health insurance (Like 40% more for some people, because of Obamacare)

on July 7, 2015, 5:53 AM / in National News

By Nick Sorrentino  /  Crony Capitalism Hayek had a name for the hubris which clings to big government planners like herpes – “the pretense of knowledge.” Planners always think they can plan large social experiments, but experience has shown us over and over and over, from the Soviet Union, to France, to Britain, to North Korea, to the United States, […]

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Mongols & Their Monetary History

Mongols & Their Monetary History

on July 7, 2015, 5:38 AM / in International News

by Martin Armstrong / Armstrong Economics QUESTION:  Dear Martin, Attached please find a review of a book on the achievements of Khan (1162- 1227). Despite his image, this visionary leader adopted some very ‘modern’ values (meritocracy, freedom of religion, universal laws (shepherds = princes), emancipation of women, taxation, free trade, etc.). This extra-ordinary man created an empire larger than the Roman […]

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Oregon Is First State to Charge Drivers for Each Mile They Drive

Oregon Is First State to Charge Drivers for Each Mile They Drive

on July 7, 2015, 5:31 AM / in National News

By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) – When he’s not riding his bicycle, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, said he’s driving a fuel-efficient hybrid, and that’s a problem, because it means he’s not paying his “fair share” for highway maintenance. Blumenauer says that’s why he signed up for OReGO, the nation’s first program to charge drivers based on the number of […]

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Bob Corker wins Oscar in Failure Theater

Bob Corker wins Oscar in Failure Theater

on July 6, 2015, 9:07 AM / in National News, Opinion

By: streiff   /  RedState Tennessee Senator Bob Corker continues to amaze with his virtuosity at Failure Theater. Just to review the bidding: Bob Corker arranged to strip the Senate of its ‘advise and consent’ authority given by the US Constitution. He did this by allowing Obama to negotiate a nuclear surrender deal with Iran and present it to the Senate where it […]

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Damned…

Damned…

on July 6, 2015, 9:03 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

…if they do, and damned if they don’t. Please note: the glee that I obviously cannot hide in this post is due to my pleasure of watching the EU bureaucracy flail; for the Greek people – who have opened themselves up to a who-knows-what tomorrow – I pray for the best.  Whatever opinion one has of the Greek people, the […]

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Obama’s 4th of July address: All of us are endowed by our Creator with the right to life

Obama’s 4th of July address: All of us are endowed by our Creator with the right to life

on July 6, 2015, 8:26 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Howard Portnoy  /  Liberty Unyielding President Obama’s weekly address, which generally falls on Saturday, fell this year on July 4th, which as luck would have it happened to be a Saturday. In his remarks, a video of which follows, he allowed as he and his family were “going to spend the day outdoors, grilling burgers and dogs.” Using the […]

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Here’s how business groups plan to fight Obama’s overtime rules

Here’s how business groups plan to fight Obama’s overtime rules

on July 6, 2015, 8:20 AM / in National News

By Sean Higgins  /  Washington Examiner Just a few days after President Obama said he would more than double the wage level for workers before employers can legally exempt them from being paid overtime, business groups are already plotting to fight the rule in the few months the government needs to finalize it. Their efforts will be focused on the […]

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Governor Cuomo’s Nightmare is Finally Over

Governor Cuomo’s Nightmare is Finally Over

on July 6, 2015, 8:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

by GREGORY D. LEE  / Family Security Matters At a news conference last Sunday following the capture of David Sweat, who had escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY, Gov. Mario Cuomo pronounced, “The nightmare is finally over.” David Sweat was convicted of killing a sheriff’s deputy he shot 20 times and then ran over multiple times with […]

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Grateful Dead bids farewell from Chicago after 50 years

Grateful Dead bids farewell from Chicago after 50 years

on July 6, 2015, 7:26 AM / in National News

The Grateful Dead capped a three-night farewell tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Sunday night, an event that doubled as a 50th anniversary celebration. It harkened back to another series of concerts at the stadium in 1995, just weeks before lead guitarist Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack. Packed crowds overcame serious ticket markups to send off Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, […]

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South Carolina legislators begin Confederate flag debate

South Carolina legislators begin Confederate flag debate

on July 6, 2015, 7:21 AM / in National News

South Carolina legislators return to Columbia on Monday to discuss the fate of the Confederate flag flying on statehouse grounds. Last month a fatal shooting at a historically black church in Charleston renewed debate on the monument, prompting Gov. Nikki Haley to call for its removal. A two-thirds majority of lawmakers in each chamber, enough to pass a measure, reportedly say it’s time to take […]

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Greece decisively votes ‘no’ on eurozone bailout referendum

Greece decisively votes ‘no’ on eurozone bailout referendum

on July 6, 2015, 7:15 AM / in International News

About 61 percent of Greeks voted “no” on the eurozone bailout referendum Sunday, handing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a decisive victory. While the result is likely to strengthen Tsipras’ hand in negotiations with Greece’s creditors, it could also lead to the nation being forced out of the eurozone, and a future of prolonged economic uncertainty. The deal from the International Monetary Fund, […]

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