Articles by: Staff

Tree Hugger Association Meeting in Tennessee

Tree Hugger Association Meeting in Tennessee

on December 10, 2015, 9:51 AM / in Opinion, State News

For those sucking at the tit of the government this conference will feature a wide selection of renewable energy approaches and dialogue for networking all government tit dwellers  among supporters in Tennessee. Their International Renewable Energy Conference will showcase Tennessee, German and Philippine government paid and subsidized renewable energy technologies with compliments from UT. Dear TREEDC Supporter, Our 2nd annual conference is only […]

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Small detail about Syrian refugees Obama failed to mention (you’ll feel a slight pinch)

Small detail about Syrian refugees Obama failed to mention (you’ll feel a slight pinch)

on December 10, 2015, 9:43 AM / in National News

By LU Staff  / Liberty Unyielding In your pocketbook, that is. Although the president hasn’t mentioned it — possibly because he is unaware of it — nearly two-thirds of Syrian refugees are illiterate. That means that hundreds of thousands of new arrivals to those shores are unequipped to hold down a job. Ludger Woessmann, a professor of economics at the University of Munich, tells German magazine Zeit […]

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Morning Jolt … with Jim Geraghty December 10th 2015

on December 10, 2015, 9:28 AM / in National News, Opinion

Our Contradictory Goals in Syria Here’s a list of what we’re trying to do in Syria: Destroy ISIS. 2. Accelerate the removal of Bashar Assad and his regime. 3. Protect innocent civilians. 4. Minimize infrastructure and environmental damage. Part of our problem is that these goals, particularly one and two, are contradictory. ISIS launched an attack in Paris and at […]

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What questions should you ask?

What questions should you ask?

on December 10, 2015, 7:40 AM / in Opinion

Let’s say you are the President of the United States and you have just learned that U.S. Intelligence agencies overseas have found the phone number of Osama Bin Laden’s satellite phone. Osama makes a satellite phone call to a U.S. citizen living in a large metropolitan area like Chicago or New York. At the time of the call nobody is […]

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Sanctuary City Mayors Condemning Trump Should be Arrested

Sanctuary City Mayors Condemning Trump Should be Arrested

on December 10, 2015, 7:11 AM / in National News, Opinion

…read more Source:: American Thinker       

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Illiberal Reformers: The Racist, Sexist, and Elitist Roots of Progressivism

Illiberal Reformers: The Racist, Sexist, and Elitist Roots of Progressivism

on December 10, 2015, 7:09 AM / in National News, Opinion

  …read more Source:: American Thinker       

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Word Meanings for Today

Word Meanings for Today

on December 10, 2015, 5:30 AM / in Bedtime Stories

  Jury: Twelve people who determine which client has the better lawyer

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It’s official: They are walking in Memphis

It’s official: They are walking in Memphis

on December 9, 2015, 8:22 AM / in Opinion, State News

Wrye feels “the agony of da feet” as teachers tell T.E.A. to take a hike. Nothing like losing nearly 1/5 of your union’s membership in one day to brighten up the Holidays, eh? In a stunning and crippling defeat last week, the Memphis-Shelby Education Association, with over 4,500 members one of the two largest teacher’s union locals in the state, […]

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Tipping as progressive bugaboo

Tipping as progressive bugaboo

on December 9, 2015, 8:11 AM / in National News

By Walter Olson The current trend in social justice circles is to disapprove of tipping, and not coincidentally wage and hour law has been ratcheting up the pressure on tip-based compensation arrangements, both by curtailing employers’ leeway to count tip income as a credit toward regular wages, and by more intense litigation pressure on tip pooling and similar arrangements. Such […]

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I’ll see you in court – the costly abuse of eminent domain

I’ll see you in court – the costly abuse of eminent domain

on December 9, 2015, 8:05 AM / in National News, Opinion

From Andrew Collins   /  The Franklin Center It’s bad enough for a local government to use eminent domain to seize personal property, but it’s even worse when that land grab happens immediately through an expedited process known as “quick-take” eminent domain. In public projects involving the “making or repairing” of a road, local government can take possession of a disputed property […]

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Trump defends call for Muslim ban

Trump defends call for Muslim ban

on December 9, 2015, 7:49 AM / in National News

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his recent call to bar Muslims from entering the U.S., telling MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough that it was “common sense” given rising danger from Islamist terrorists. “You should be afraid of the other side, not my side,” Trump said. Experts disagreed, saying Trump was inadvertently giving terrorists a boost. “They love him from […]

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UT Officials Buckling Under GOP Outrage Over Xmas Party Tips

UT Officials Buckling Under GOP Outrage Over Xmas Party Tips

on December 9, 2015, 7:24 AM / in State News

By Jeff Woods   /  Nashville Scene Secret Santa is back at UT Update: UT has relieved Vice Chancellor Rickey Hall of his oversight of the Office for Diversity of the Office for Diversity’s website. In an apologetic press release, UTK Chancellor Jimmy Cheek is acknowledging “missteps” in posting those holiday party tips, calls them “poorly worded” and says they “did not […]

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Top Dems: Trump is emboldening ‘little bitter people’

Top Dems: Trump is emboldening ‘little bitter people’

on December 9, 2015, 6:45 AM / in National News

By Anna Giaritelli  / Washington Examiner Top Democrats bashed Donald Trump Tuesday for his plan to ban foreign Muslims from entering the country. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said Trump’s call for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” has encouraged racists to gain a larger voice in public discourse. “I’ll tell you what does worry me […]

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Vet’s mom forced to sell Obama letter to cover VA failures he promised to fix

Vet’s mom forced to sell Obama letter to cover VA failures he promised to fix

on December 9, 2015, 6:33 AM / in National News

By Paul Bedard  /  Washington Examiner The mother of an injured Army veteran of the Iraq war is selling a rare letter from President Obama to cover her son’s medical and personal expenses despite the president’s handwritten promise to do “everything we can over the next four years to support your family.” Cherry McKimmey told Secrets, “Something good might as […]

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Word Meanings for Today

Word Meanings for Today

on December 9, 2015, 5:30 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

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Pension review appointment riles Texas unions

Pension review appointment riles Texas unions

on December 8, 2015, 8:07 AM / in State News

By Mark Lisheron  /  Watchdog Texas The governor of a state whose pension review board was in the business of studying the actuarial soundness of public retirement systems might be expected to appoint to the board an expert who makes a living doing just that. That governor, Greg Abbott, might also expect officials for some of Texas’ most powerful law […]

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CBO projects 2 million fewer jobs under ObamaCare

CBO projects 2 million fewer jobs under ObamaCare

on December 8, 2015, 8:04 AM / in National News

ObamaCare is expected to cost the U.S. workforce a total of 2 million jobs over the next decade, Congress’s nonpartisan scorekeeper said Monday. The total workforce will shrink by just under 1 percent as a result of the new coverage expansions, mandates and changes in tax rates, according to a 22-page report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). “Some […]

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No charges against Chicago officer for fatal 2014 shooting of Ronald Johnson

No charges against Chicago officer for fatal 2014 shooting of Ronald Johnson

on December 8, 2015, 7:56 AM / in National News

Prosecutors on Monday said they would not file charges against a Chicago police officer for fatally shooting Ronald Johnson III. The shooting occurred in October 2014, days before another officer shot and killed another young black man, Laquan McDonald. Police said Johnson was carrying a loaded gun when Detective George Hernandez fired. Johnson’s family said in a wrongful death suit […]

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Ted Cruz jumps to Iowa lead in new GOP poll

Ted Cruz jumps to Iowa lead in new GOP poll

on December 8, 2015, 7:53 AM / in National News, State News

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has surged past national frontrunner Donald Trump in Iowa, according to a Monmouth University survey released on Monday. Cruz has been gaining in recent polls, but the new survey was the first to put him in the lead in an early voting state. Cruz had the support of 24 percent of likely Iowa caucusgoers, followed by […]

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Supreme Court lets local assault weapon ban stand

Supreme Court lets local assault weapon ban stand

on December 8, 2015, 7:40 AM / in National News

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a lower court ruling affirming the ability of local and state governments to ban semiautomatic high-capacity assault weapons. Seven states — Maryland, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — have such laws against the guns, which have been used in several high-profile mass shootings. Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin […]

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