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Faith and Family: New IRS, HHS Rules for Marriage

Faith and Family: New IRS, HHS Rules for Marriage

on September 3, 2013, 8:00 AM / in National News, News

The Supreme Court recently struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act. But Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion left marriage law to the states. Kennedy wrote, “[T]he definition and regulation of marriage has been treated as being within the authority and realm of the separate States.” So naturally, the Obama administration has gone further. Obama’s IRS and Department of […]

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Around the Nation: Fast-Food Strike

Around the Nation: Fast-Food Strike

on September 3, 2013, 7:00 AM / in National News, News

Fast-food workers in 50 cities walked out on the job last Thursday as part of a strike demanding higher wages. Participating workers want $15 an hour — more than twice the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. One Detroit worker complained, “It’s a very uncomfortable lifestyle working for $7.40 at McDonald’s when McDonald’s made like $500 billion last year.” […]

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Debt Ceiling Rerun

Debt Ceiling Rerun

on September 3, 2013, 6:28 AM / in National News, News

Congress will return from its August recess to face a $16.7 trillion-dollar debt ceiling that the government is expected to reach by mid-October. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urged Congress in a letter last week to raise the debt limit “as soon as possible” in order for the government to meet its fiscal obligations. Lew has used a few tricks to […]

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Bert and Ernie cuddle over DOMA ruling

Bert and Ernie cuddle over DOMA ruling

on September 3, 2013, 6:26 AM / in National News, News

‘This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate’ In the hotly contested debate over whether “Sesame  Street” characters Bert and Ernie are homosexual, the iconic puppets  have apparently come out of the closet on the latest  cover of the New Yorker magazine. The famous characters are depicted snuggling up together in front of a TV  while looking […]

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Government Killing of Civilians by Gas

Government Killing of Civilians by Gas

on September 3, 2013, 6:19 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Mike Holmes   One point that needs to be made, but rarely if ever mentioned, is that in the supposed rationale for US attack on Syria to avenge/prevent claimed civilian deaths by government gas attacks, the US government itself has used similar weapons openly as recently as the FBI/ATF attack on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco Texas in […]

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A Citizen’s Take on Syria

A Citizen’s Take on Syria

on September 3, 2013, 6:08 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

In my soon to be 77 years as a citizen of the United States of America, having lived through Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the dark days of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Watergate, 9/11 and all the  other serious and profound events our beloved nation has been involved in over the last three quarters of a century, I have to […]

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$20,000 a year for flood insurance? Sandy survivors face tough rebuilding choices

$20,000 a year for flood insurance? Sandy survivors face tough rebuilding choices

on September 3, 2013, 5:30 AM / in National News, News

Job 1:21 “I came naked from my mother’s womb,” he said, “and I shall have nothing when I die. The Lord gave me everything I had, and they were his to take away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” By Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News TOMS RIVER, N.J. – Thousands of homeowners in New York and New Jersey […]

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Citing Obamacare, 40,000 Longshoremen Quit the AFL-CIO

Citing Obamacare, 40,000 Longshoremen Quit the AFL-CIO

on September 2, 2013, 8:50 AM / in National News, News

by Warner Todd Huston In what is being reported as a surprise move, the 40,000 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that they have formally ended their association with the AFL-CIO, one of the nation’s largest private sector unions. The Longshoremen citied Obamacare and immigration reform as two important causes of their disaffiliation. In an August […]

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Wagner’s Ring on the Lust for Power

Wagner’s Ring on the Lust for Power

on September 2, 2013, 8:44 AM / in National News, News

[peckplayer id=”1″ sound=”http://thejacksonpress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/03-The-Ride-of-the-Valkyries-from-Die-Walküre.mp3″] By Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.   Woody Allen The opera world is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner (born May 22, 1813) with 15 productions of his four-opera music drama Des Ring der Nibelungen (Ring of the Nibelung) in […]

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Happy Labor Day! But Really Who Needs the Dept. of Labor?

Happy Labor Day! But Really Who Needs the Dept. of Labor?

on September 2, 2013, 8:09 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Punch in an Internet search for Labor Day and one of the top hits is the U.S. Department of Labor. A large chunk of its 2012 Labor Day Message states, “The employees of the U.S. Department of Labor have made a real and significant impact on the changing nature of work and the evolution of our nation’s working families. “For […]

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Are You Syria’s?

Are You Syria’s?

on September 2, 2013, 7:56 AM / in National News, News

There are so many compelling reasons for America not to go to war with Syria’s, and Tuesday, we should light up our legislators’ phones, emails and fax machines with those reasons. First, people as a rule do not like war, and for good reason.  It is bloody, it costs American lives, for often questionable ends.  It results in civilian casualties […]

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Help Shape the Future of the National League of Cities

Help Shape the Future of the National League of Cities

on September 2, 2013, 7:10 AM / in National News, News

I received the following from the Executive Director of the TML League which explains it’s position in regards to the Nation League of Cities in regards to the state governments. I might suggest doing a Google search of this organization and it’s growth and danger potential…. in favor of gun control, well this is your group….. in favor of uncontrolled […]

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The Fattening of America: Is Water Fluoridation to Blame?

The Fattening of America: Is Water Fluoridation to Blame?

on September 2, 2013, 6:45 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

WGEN readers know I have a great interest in Alternative health care.  I left the AMA – Big PHARMA world many years ago and have been on a constant search and education venture since then.  I have found many things that have improved my health without the side effects of the Big PHARMA chemical killers. I have recently written of […]

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Is Miley Cyrus Just A Brilliant Capitalist In A Grotesque Culture?

on September 2, 2013, 6:38 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Miley Cyrus’ behavior at the VMAs was grotesque, but isn’t new; Madonna and Lady  Gaga have given us plenty examples in recent history. And even back in the  1930′s, there were several slutty grotesque performers. But which comes first? A  society which exemplifies this behavior, or lewd behavior which leads to a  societal downfall? Watch this Afterburner with Bill Whittle […]

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Men with rifles charged in ‘open carry’ demonstration at Starbucks

on September 2, 2013, 6:29 AM / in National News, News

by Stacia Willson / KENS 5 SAN ANTONIO — An “open carry” demonstration outside of a local Starbucks was broken up by police after passersby complained about the three men and their rifles. The demonstrators, who posted a video of the entire encounter to YouTube, claim they were within their legal rights. According to Texas law, this type of conduct […]

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Condoms, syringes, Internet among constitutional rights say MLK protesters

on September 2, 2013, 6:16 AM / in National News, News

By Katherine Timpf Condoms, clean syringes, and a job are among the rights guaranteed to young people and college aged Americans by the U.S. Constitution, said some attendees at Wednesday’s 50th anniversary March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. WATCH: Clean syringes and condoms are a constitutional right, say MLK protesters  “Transportation is a right as much as education or having a […]

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Mother Charged With Murdering Newborn in Sports Bar Restroom

Mother Charged With Murdering Newborn in Sports Bar Restroom

on September 2, 2013, 6:05 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Dave Bohon A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested and charged with murder after she gave birth to a baby in a women’s room at a sports bar, then stuffed the newborn into a plastic bag and ditched him in the tank behind a toilet. According to local news reports, 26-year-old Amanda Hein was with friends at Starters Pub […]

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Common Core National Education Outrages Teacher Coalition

Common Core National Education Outrages Teacher Coalition

on September 2, 2013, 6:02 AM / in National News, News

 As outrage continues to grow surrounding the unprecedented “Common Core” nationalization of K-12 education under the Obama administration — particularly among Republicans, Tea Party groups, conservatives, and libertarians — a new foe of the controversial scheme is attacking the federally backed standardization plan from all angles, including the political left. Known as the Badass Teacher Association, with members calling themselves […]

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The “Lesser Evils” I Will Not Vote For

The “Lesser Evils” I Will Not Vote For

on September 2, 2013, 6:01 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

This column is archived here. After then-Congressman Joe Scarborough convinced me to endorse the neocon Bob Dole for President back in 1996, I vowed to myself that I would  never vote for “the lesser of two evils” again. I haven’t; and I won’t. Almost anytime one hears someone talking about voting for the lesser of two evils, it always means […]

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Will Boehner Stop Our Rogue President?

Will Boehner Stop Our Rogue President?

on September 2, 2013, 6:01 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

The next 72 hours will be decisive in the career of the speaker of the House. The alternatives he faces are these: John Boehner can, after “consultation,” give his blessing to Barack Obama’s decision to launch a war on Syria, a nation that has neither attacked nor threatened us. Or Boehner can instruct Obama that, under our Constitution, in the […]

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