Opinion

Return-free filing and interest-free politics

on March 27, 2013, 9:01 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: John Hayward An interesting story at ProPublica, prepared with assistance from NPR, chronicles efforts to bring “return-free tax filing” to the United States.  It’s a system already used in a few other countries, and more-or-less duplicated by a few business partnerships in the U.S., but it’s something the Internal Revenue Service could implement nationwide. Basically, the idea is to […]

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The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

on March 27, 2013, 8:59 AM / in National News, News, Opinion, Religion

By: Erick Erickson There are many, many people denying that gay marriage and religious freedom are incompatible.  Many of those who deny it are, in fact, hostile to religious freedom to begin with or, when the fight becomes more clear, will be against the church. That is a silver lining in the gay marriage fight.  Many pastors in America who […]

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How many times do we need to repeat the same errors?

on March 27, 2013, 8:54 AM / in National News, News, Opinion, Religion

I read this yesterday and I thought to myself – How many times does this need to be repeated before God’s people straighten up and obey His Commandments? Throughout history God has provided us with one event after another of what we are to do if we desire His  Blessings and for a time we will obey and comply but […]

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Video of The Day

on March 27, 2013, 8:29 AM / in National News, News, Opinion
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In Gold, Not Cyprus, We Trust

In Gold, Not Cyprus, We Trust

on March 27, 2013, 7:04 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Poor Antreas Artemis. What’s he to do now? It’s not as if the 57-year-old, now former head of the Bank of Cyprus, can just decide to join the circus. At least, not a different circus. He’s chosen a career in the unfortunate carnival that has become the world’s banking industry, and now he must suffer the consequences. He’ll just have […]

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Gay Marriage’ and Religious Freedom Are Not Compatible

Gay Marriage’ and Religious Freedom Are Not Compatible

on March 26, 2013, 7:02 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson The kids these days on the right are full of a great libertarian notion that “hey, let’s just get the government out of marriage.” “Rock on,” say other libertarians. They then all smugly self-congratulate themselves, pat themselves on the back, and move on to other issues. What they ignore is that the left will never take marriage […]

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Goading Gullible America Into War

Goading Gullible America Into War

on March 26, 2013, 6:50 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

As President Obama departed for Israel, there came a startling report. Bashar Assad’s regime had used poison gas on Syrian rebels. Two Israeli Cabinet members claimed credible evidence. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said, “It’s clear for us that (gas is) being used. … This … should be on the table in the discussions.” Yet, 72 hours later, the United States […]

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Congressman says neocon war on Iraq JUST & NOBLE

on March 25, 2013, 4:01 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

THE GRAND LIE Headline: 3/24/13 Fort Smith Times Record, Congressman Tom Cotton: “Iraq war just and noble”. Congressman Cotton, March 25, 2013 In your words define “Just” & “Noble”. “Congressman says action right in context of available FACTS”.    Cite one fact that suggested Iraq was in any way a danger or threat to the U.S.   Perhaps your ungrounded treacherous statement […]

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A Lesson from the Pulpit

A Lesson from the Pulpit

on March 25, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Opinion

I went to church yesterday where Brother Gary gave another fine sermon, as he usually does. But this time he mentioned something that sparked my interest so I started taking notes of his message.During his sermon he talked about direction or in case of most us an improper direction of wind. This is more in terms of the improper spiritual direction of man […]

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The Fate of A Pagan Nation

on March 24, 2013, 7:24 AM / in National News, News, Opinion, Religion

Wow! The subject titled article was sent to me by a dear friend, and is 100% true. Wish I’d written it, but am glad someone did, because these things need to be said. It won’t make you feel good; please read it anyway. The bright side for those of us who are called by His Name and according to His […]

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How Do We View Tragedy?

on March 24, 2013, 6:52 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Do I sometimes think that I am being punished by God. Well no, not really, I do believe that God provides us with personal challenges in life and how we react to those challenges is judged by God alone. All this week locally we have been faced with many questions about how we can continue with all that we have personally faced. […]

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What Exactly Is A Tax

on March 24, 2013, 6:32 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion, State News

Later on in the article Mr. Humpheys explains that in the eyes of most in state and local government spending Federal money is not really spending money.

ECA supporters explained that the money is already appropriated by Congress and therefore available for use. Thus it’s not really being spent?

So spending the federal money is not really spending the money because it’s already there, or already part of the deficit. And the assessment is not a tax. It is, instead, the miraculous appearance of $639 million into the hands of hospitals taking care of the sick and injured who could not pay the money themselves.

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Winners cheat, nobody should lose, and the State will make everything fair

on March 22, 2013, 6:07 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: John Hayward  Forward-thinking principle David Fabrizio of Ipswich Middle School finds himself in hot water for taking the “progressive” ethos to its absurd extremes: he canceled Honors Night because it makes the kids who didn’t earn honors feel bad. “The Honors Night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients’ families, can also be devastating to […]

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Senate Republicans Willfully and Knowingly Lie to Their Constituents

on March 22, 2013, 6:04 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson Last night, having noted the list of Republicans in the Senate who voted to fund Obamacare in yesterday’s Morning Briefing, I went through a series of emails from readers. Readers from Texas, Kentucky, Utah, South Dakota, and Georgia all had the same story.  They’d called the offices of Senators Chambliss, Cornyn, Hatch, Thune, McConnell, and Isakson to […]

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Jeff Sessions: GOP Must Make the Moral Case for Conservatism

on March 22, 2013, 5:58 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Editor’s note: Below is the video of Senator Jeff Sessions’ keynote speech at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 2013 West Coast Retreat. The event was held February 22nd-24th at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California. A transcript of the lecture follows. Senator Jeff Sessions from DHFC on Vimeo. Jeff Sessions: David, and the Freedom Center, we thank you so […]

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Mind Changing on Missile Defense

Mind Changing on Missile Defense

on March 21, 2013, 7:38 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

“The administration beefs up our Alaskan-based interceptors it once downgraded in response to North Korea’s threat, while ending the final phase of the Europe-based defense against Iran it once supported. … We are reminded that if President Obama hadn’t scuttled President Bush’s plans, these added interceptors would already be in their silos. … The failure to dissuade Pyongyang from advancing […]

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Letter to Rand Paul regarding “Path to Citizenship”, from Tony Dolz

on March 21, 2013, 7:12 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Sen. Rand Paul Potential Presidential Candidate 2016 208 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC, 20510 Phone: 202-224-4343 RE:  Hispanic Immigrant Speaks from His Heart and Appeals to your Sense of Morality and Fairness.  I would like you to consider me as an adviser on border security and immigration matters. Dear Sen. Rand Paul, Thank you for schooling the Senate for […]

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No More Asking for Permission To Speak

No More Asking for Permission To Speak

on March 21, 2013, 7:05 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Andrew P. Napolitano In 1798, when John Adams was president of the United States, the feds enacted four pieces of legislation called the Alien and Sedition Acts. One of these laws made it a federal crime to publish any false, scandalous or malicious writing – even if true – about the president or the federal government, notwithstanding the guarantee […]

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Tennessee Constitution under full attack by Establishment Republicans…

Tennessee Constitution under full attack by Establishment Republicans…

on March 20, 2013, 9:24 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

From the Tennessee Firearms Association…. Increasingly, the evidence is coming into the “sunshine” that Establishment Republicans, like Haslam, Ramsey and Harwell, are working hard to impair, infringe or destroy our rights as citizens under the Tennessee and united states Constitutions.  This attack is not limited to their assault on the 2nd Amendment or the 10th Amendment. We have seen laws […]

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Led by Sen. Mike Enzi, Republicans Will Vote to Raise Taxes & Tax iTunes Downloads

Led by Sen. Mike Enzi, Republicans Will Vote to Raise Taxes & Tax iTunes Downloads

on March 20, 2013, 9:10 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Congressional Republicans led by Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, are about to raise Americans’ taxes and set in place the foundation for states to be able to tax downloads from the internet, including from places like iTunes. Senators Durbin and Enzi are inserting an internet tax as an amendment to the Senate budget […]

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