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How Big Government Erodes Quality of Life

How Big Government Erodes Quality of Life

on July 11, 2013, 8:19 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Seth Mandel Homeowners who undertake construction or improvement projects on their property have noticed the proliferation of municipal regulations forbidding the removal of dirt from the property without a permit. That is, you must pay the town for the privilege of throwing away dirt–if the town engineer lets you, that is. Some towns have even formed official Soil Boards […]

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Barack Obama insults Britain again, with a shameless nomination of top donor as US Ambassador to London

Barack Obama insults Britain again, with a shameless nomination of top donor as US Ambassador to London

on July 11, 2013, 8:14 AM / in National News, News

By Nile Gardiner The Telegraph What’s the going rate for the US ambassadorship to London? Apparently around $2.3 million, judging by President Obama’s latest appointment to the Court of St. James’s, the most prestigious diplomatic posting in the world for a US official. This is the amount personally raised by Matthew Barzun, the chief fundraiser (finance chairman) for Barack Obama’s […]

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Pennsylvania Won’t Defend Gay Marriage Ban

Pennsylvania Won’t Defend Gay Marriage Ban

on July 11, 2013, 8:07 AM / in National News, News

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) is expected to announce that her office won’t defend the state in a federal lawsuit that challenges Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. “Pennsylvania is the sole state in the Northeast without same-sex marriage or a civil-union statute.” Attorney General Kathleen Kane is expected to announce Thursday that her office […]

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A Shift In How We Think About Education

A Shift In How We Think About Education

on July 11, 2013, 7:52 AM / in National News, News

by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry from The American Scene Random thought I had on the way back from dropping my daughter off at the Nanny… There’s been a remarkable shift in our public discourse about education, and what it ought to entail, over the past few centuries, more remarkable for the fact that (I think) it’s gone unnoticed. Simply put, in the 19th […]

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NAACP Blackballs Borelli and Bryant

NAACP Blackballs Borelli and Bryant

on July 11, 2013, 7:47 AM / in National News, News

By Jeffrey  Lord Historic group abandons civil rights for liberalism. The NAACP is blackballing black conservatives. Specifically, two black conservatives: Deneen Borelli and the Reverend C. L. Bryant. You missed this? Considering the state of the liberal media these days, one shouldn’t be surprised. But there’s infinitely more to this story than this, although the rejection of Borelli and Bryant […]

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Reuters: U.S. still plans to send F-16s to Egypt in coming weeks

Reuters: U.S. still plans to send F-16s to Egypt in coming weeks

on July 11, 2013, 7:32 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: What the heck is wrong with this administration? Egypt is near chaos, maybe civil war and they are still planning to send heavy military vehicles to Egypt? REUTERS – The United States still plans to go through with the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Wednesday, […]

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Randy Travis Fans Await

Randy Travis Fans Await

on July 11, 2013, 7:08 AM / in National News, News

CHRIS TALBOTT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Millions of fans are thinking of Randy Travis and repeating calls for prayers following the country music star’s stroke and surgery Wednesday night in a Texas hospital. Here’s a playlist of five of Travis’ most inspirational and heartbreaking songs. — “Three Wooden Crosses” — Released in 2002 during his gospel period, this song returned […]

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This Year’s Duke Lacrosse Case

This Year’s Duke Lacrosse Case

on July 11, 2013, 6:59 AM / in National News, News

By Ann Coulter This week, instead of attacking a Hispanic senator, Marco Rubio, I will defend a Hispanic citizen, George Zimmerman, on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin. (Zimmerman would make a better senator.) It’s becoming painfully obvious why no charges were brought against Zimmerman in this case — until Al Sharpton got involved. All the eyewitness accounts, testimony, […]

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What Spitzer might be up to as NYC comptroller

on July 11, 2013, 6:39 AM / in National News, News

by Walter Olson Strong-arming gun makers to act against their perceived business interests, as well as those of their customers: …in retrospect, there were a few clues that Spitzer was eying a job whose duties include managing the city’s pension funds… In December, after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., Spitzer wrote a column in the online publication Slate arguing […]

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Way Too Many Criminal Laws, Lawyers Tell Congress

Way Too Many Criminal Laws, Lawyers Tell Congress

on July 11, 2013, 6:30 AM / in National News, News

by Todd Ruger A panel of four attorneys told members of Congress today that one way to fix the nation’s bloated and convoluted criminal code is to require prosecutors to prove intent, especially when it comes to regulatory violations. Congress could accomplish this by passing one overriding law that requires proof of intent for any federal crime in which mens […]

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No One is Innocent

No One is Innocent

on July 11, 2013, 6:24 AM / in National News, News

by Alex Tabarrok I broke the law yesterday and again today and I will probably break the law tomorrow. Don’t mistake me, I have done nothing wrong. I don’t even know what laws I have broken. Nevertheless, I am reasonably confident that I have broken some laws, rules, or regulations recently because its hard for anyone to live today without […]

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Disgruntled NYPD Officer Reveals World of Casual Potentially Life-Ruining Enforcement of B.S. Law

Disgruntled NYPD Officer Reveals World of Casual Potentially Life-Ruining Enforcement of B.S. Law

on July 11, 2013, 6:13 AM / in National News, News

By Brian Doherty It’s from a few weeks back but just came to my attention this week, and alas the story it tells is timeless: a lengthy New York magazine profile of disgrunted NYPD office Pedro Serrano. Here’s some of what it’s like for a cop on the beat in NYC: “Every now and then, we would have to be […]

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Vital Interests vs. Democratic Ideals

Vital Interests vs. Democratic Ideals

on July 10, 2013, 7:16 AM / in History, National News, News, Opinion

Understandably, the Muslim Brotherhood is enraged. Having won the presidency of Egypt in free and fair elections after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, President Mohammed Morsi has been ousted in a military coup and placed under house arrest. Brotherhood leaders, convicted of no crimes, are being rounded up. They played by America’s rules. Now, with America’s blessing, they are being […]

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PETA’s Shelter Killing Gets NYTimes Treatment

PETA’s Shelter Killing Gets NYTimes Treatment

on July 10, 2013, 6:49 AM / in National News, News

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ name should say it all: A group of people who are standing up for dogs and cats to be treated well. At least that’s what PETA would have you to believe, such as when it pictures a cute dog on its “Donate Now” webpage. But as a recent article in The New York […]

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Peter Coyne, poking around in the Fed’s toolbox…

Peter Coyne, poking around in the Fed’s toolbox…

on July 10, 2013, 6:45 AM / in National News, News

Market news is on repeat today. Treasury yields are still rising, gold is up, but around $1,250, and stocks are in their fourth straight day of ascent. In other words, nothing new. Tomorrow, Ben Bernanke speaks. That’s also old news. People are clearing their schedule to watch the press conference. Not us. We’re stocking up on coffee (we’re going to […]

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CDC Study Ordered by Obama Contradicts White House Anti-gun Narrative

CDC Study Ordered by Obama Contradicts White House Anti-gun Narrative

on July 10, 2013, 6:22 AM / in National News, News

In January, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Obama issued a “Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence,” along with 22 other “initiatives.” That study, subcontracted out to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, was completed in June and contained some surprises for the president. Obama had announced […]

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USA Today scrambles to improve image of late term abortion in wake of polling

USA Today scrambles to improve image of late term abortion in wake of polling

on July 10, 2013, 6:16 AM / in National News, News

By StacyOnTheRight Original Post Abortion is in the news for all of the wrong reasons with the latest horror story hailing from Virginia. Via Life News: An abortion clinic that botched an abortion so badly it left the head of the unborn baby inside the mother says it did nothing wrong and violated no state laws. A woman who was […]

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CBO Estimates Late-Term Abortions Save Medicaid Dollars

CBO Estimates Late-Term Abortions Save Medicaid Dollars

on July 10, 2013, 6:12 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Dave Bohon A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) “cost estimate” of a proposed bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy found that preborn babies who have reached that gestational age are presently aborted at a rate of about 11,000 per year — for an overall savings to the federal Medicaid healthcare system. In its estimation of […]

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Zimmerman defense likely will wrap up case Wednesday, attorney says

on July 10, 2013, 6:03 AM / in National News, News

(Fox News) George Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara said Tuesday the defense likely would  wrap up its case Wednesday — but gave no indication if the former neighborhood  watch volunteer would take the stand at his murder trial. O’Mara’s statement to Judge Debra Nelson means the trial is reaching its  final stages before the jury gets the case. While O’Mara did […]

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Confusion over Snowden status as WikiLeaks refutes Venezuela asylum claim

Confusion over Snowden status as WikiLeaks refutes Venezuela asylum claim

on July 10, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

Another day, another spate of conflicting messages about Ed Snowden’s plans  and whereabouts. WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower group that is advising the fugitive NSA leaker,  now says that Snowden has “not yet formally accepted” an offer of asylum from  Venezuela — despite a claim by a senior Russian official earlier in the day  that he had. “The states concerned will make […]

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