Opinion

Social Security and Medicare: Twin Disasters Loved by All Age Groups

Social Security and Medicare: Twin Disasters Loved by All Age Groups

on August 21, 2013, 9:19 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Gary North of  GaryNorth.com One of the political facts of life which most Americans do not want to consider is this: young people are in favor of Social Security. This has always been the case. Politics are settled at the margin. There’s no doubt that older people, at the margin, are a very large swing vote. But they have never […]

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Gay Rights and the Oddly Sympathetic Jackson Sun

Gay Rights and the Oddly Sympathetic Jackson Sun

on August 21, 2013, 8:33 AM / in News, Opinion

Back in March of 2006, when I was just considering my first run for council, the Jackson Sun decided to warm up to the plan of “Gay Rights”. Their first article leaning in favor of the subject came out on Sunday, March 19th, 2006. From that point on it has been an onslaught of articles leveling gay rights to the […]

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Who Owns the Future?

Who Owns the Future?

on August 20, 2013, 11:25 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

In the near term, bet on the men with the guns. The Egyptian Army, being slowly squeezed out of its central role in the nation’s life by Mohammed Morsi, waited for the moment to oust the elected president and crush his Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi was deposed and arrested, and the Brotherhood leaders rounded up and jailed. Their Cairo encampments were […]

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Lawmaker pressed on immigration reform at town-hall meeting

Lawmaker pressed on immigration reform at town-hall meeting

on August 20, 2013, 11:01 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Jordy Yager VERONA, Va. — Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) faced off against more than three  dozen immigration reform advocates at a packed town hall meeting at the Augusta  County Government Center on Monday evening. The 11-term congressman  fielded questions ranging from government spying programs to background checks  on gun purchases and defunding ObamaCare before a packed room of about 200  […]

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To Read

To Read

on August 20, 2013, 7:40 AM / in Opinion

I like to read, and I while I don’t buy many books, I don’t like it when publishers refer to me as a “consumer.” The word consume can mean “do away with completely” or “spend wastefully.” It brings to mind forest fires that devours acre after acre of vegetation, leaving behind only the burnt out remnants of trees and homes […]

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Free Cheese in a Socialist Mousetrap

Free Cheese in a Socialist Mousetrap

on August 19, 2013, 9:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

From the Good Folks of The Federal Observer “There is always free cheese in a mousetrap.” – Retired Marine Colonel Martino Public Citizen.org, self-described as “advocates for a healthier and more equitable world,” sent a fundraising letter to Democrat voters, claiming that “millionaires who run the largest corporations on Earth want to slash the social insurance programs the rest of […]

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From Gag to Gag Order

From Gag to Gag Order

on August 19, 2013, 8:30 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

It started out as a bit to get some cheap laughs — a rodeo clown dressed in an Obama mask and an announcer asking the crowd if it wanted “Obama run down by a bull.” But the act at the Missouri State Fair has blown up into a national travesty, one which an Obama spokesman (and Missouri native) bemoaned was […]

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Noonan: What We Lose if We Give Up Privacy

Noonan: What We Lose if We Give Up Privacy

on August 19, 2013, 8:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Peggy Noonan A civil libertarian reflects on the dangers of the surveillance state. What is privacy? Why should we want to hold onto it? Why is it important, necessary, precious? Is it just some prissy relic of the pretechnological past? We talk about this now because of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency revelations, and new fears that we […]

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The Protection Racket Thrives

The Protection Racket Thrives

on August 19, 2013, 7:46 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

The Arkansas POLITICAL PROTECTION RACKET reached its zenith Friday, August 16, 2013. Various news media reported that the state’s Ethics Commission determined that Jonesboro state senator (D) Paul Bookout had misapplied $50,000 or more of campaign funding. Some examples of his thievery are: depositing $18,200 into his personal bank account; transferring $6,761.47 from his campaign fund in the form of […]

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Surrounded By Armies

Surrounded By Armies

on August 18, 2013, 9:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Makes no difference what angle I look at the situation in Egypt from I can’t see anything even remotely resembling good coming out of it. I can’t see any regime, which could conceivably come to power that wouldn’t, in essence, shred the Camp David accords and be a constant threat to Israel and, by extension, America. I can’t imagine any […]

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DEAD, DIVORCED, MARRIED, PREGNANT OR IN JAIL

DEAD, DIVORCED, MARRIED, PREGNANT OR IN JAIL

on August 18, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Written by Rodney Lee Conover 27-year-old Lindsay Lohan, fresh out of rehab, says she wants to relocate to New  York City and start life anew. Mayor Bloomberg has put out a citywide call for  hundreds of additional emergency bartenders. Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas has invited the recently fired Missouri rodeo  clown to come to Texas’ 36th District and perform […]

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“It’s The Law”

“It’s The Law”

on August 17, 2013, 7:40 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Submitted by James Miller of The Ludwig von Mises Institute Of  Canada There is much casual talk about law and order among all classes of people. It is not considered awkward when discussing the peculiarities of life to declare something is “against the law.” It easily slides off the tongue and applies to all sorts of minor transgressions such as […]

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Focus

Focus

on August 16, 2013, 8:42 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson At the bottom of this post you will find a list of congressional town halls for the next week.  It is important that you stay focused because Republican leaders are about to dangle shiny objects in front of you knowing that, like with a sardine dangling in the spotlight of a circus big tent, the GOP leaders […]

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NSA Domestic Spying “Built On Lies”

NSA Domestic Spying “Built On Lies”

on August 16, 2013, 8:33 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

This column is archived here. Kit Daniels recently wrote a brief but very enlightening news story on InfoWars.com: “On the August 6 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Dr. Ron Paul responded to this very straightforward statement which appeared in a recent New York Times article: “‘Some analysts and Congressional officials suggested Friday that emphasizing a terrorist threat now was […]

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Egypt’s Army Crosses the Rubicon

Egypt’s Army Crosses the Rubicon

on August 16, 2013, 8:31 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

“Sire, clear the square with gunfire or abdicate.” That was the message one of his generals gave the young czar Nicholas I in December of 1825, as thousands of civilians and soldiers massed in Senate Square to challenge his claim to the throne. Nicholas gave the order, the cannons fired, and he and his heirs ruled Russia for another century, […]

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Memo to CinC: The Jihadis Are Alive and Well

Memo to CinC: The Jihadis Are Alive and Well

on August 15, 2013, 3:36 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

Obama’s Strategy Promotes Terrorist Attack “A universal peace … is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts.” –James Madison (1792) According to Adm. Mike Mullen, Barack Obama’s former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “The single, biggest threat to our national security is […]

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Free Markets: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Free Markets: Just What the Doctor Ordered

on August 15, 2013, 8:42 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Dr. Ron Paul Lately, many have characterized this  administration as socialist, or having strong socialist leanings. I differ with this characterization. This is not to say Mr. Obama believes in free markets by any means. On the contrary, he has done and said much that demonstrates his fundamental misunderstanding and hostility toward the truly free market. But a closer, […]

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Washington DC’s Animal Farm

Washington DC’s Animal Farm

on August 15, 2013, 7:34 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

George Orwell must have been writing about the Obama administration and Congress. In Animal Farm, his allegorical novel against Joseph Stalin, former dictator of the Soviet Union, he quipped, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” While the entire country worries about how Obamacare will impact their lives, Congress and their staff have been exempted […]

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Dream On

Dream On

on August 14, 2013, 10:37 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Opinion
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Mark Levin: States Should Call Convention to Propose Amending Constitution

Mark Levin: States Should Call Convention to Propose Amending Constitution

on August 14, 2013, 6:46 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

First I want to state CLEARLY that I have NOT read this article yet – I have seen reports on this on many of my morning trap line stops for news.  The thought that hit me when I saw this was  – OH NO – NOT ANOTHER CON-CON (Constitutional Convention). I want to get this out to the WGEN list […]

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