Opinion

The ‘Fairness’ Fraud

The ‘Fairness’ Fraud

on April 4, 2014, 7:22 AM / in Opinion

By Thomas Sowell It seems as if, everywhere you turn these days, there are studies claiming to show that America has lost its upward mobility for people born in the lower socioeconomic levels. But there is a sharp difference between upward “mobility,” defined as an opportunity to rise, and mobility defined as actually having risen. That distinction is seldom even […]

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Further Insights into My 86 Year Old Black Dad

Further Insights into My 86 Year Old Black Dad

on April 4, 2014, 7:12 AM / in Opinion

It occurred to me that my 86 year old black dad is a man of “firsts” — a born pioneer, boldly going were no other black had gone before. In 1946, Dad and Jackson were the only black Merchant Marines on their ship and the first “coloreds” to land at the base in St Petersburg Florida. Dad came close to […]

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Watchdogs And Watchmen

Watchdogs And Watchmen

on April 4, 2014, 7:08 AM / in Opinion

This column is archived here. The freedom of the press and the freedom of religion are two of the most important elements of a free society. These were so important to America’s Founding Fathers that they were protected in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A free and independent press serves as watchdogs for liberty, while a free and […]

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Whose Side Is God on Now?

Whose Side Is God on Now?

on April 4, 2014, 7:07 AM / in Opinion

In his Kremlin defense of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before he began listing the battles where Russian blood had been shed on Crimean soil, spoke of an older deeper bond. Crimea, said Putin, “is the location of ancient Khersones, where Prince Vladimir was baptized. His spiritual feat of adopting Orthodoxy predetermined the overall basis of the culture, […]

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What happened?

What happened?

on April 1, 2014, 8:25 AM / in Opinion

As I begin this column, I’m on a business trip to New York City in a high rise hotel looking out at one of the world’s truly  great cities, an architectural masterpiece, and a technological wonder when you think about the infrastructure above and below ground that lights, heats and moves the population of over eight million human beings who […]

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War Party Oligarch

War Party Oligarch

on April 1, 2014, 8:22 AM / in Opinion

Is the Republican Party’s Middle East policy up for bid? For four days ending Sunday, a quartet of presidential hopefuls trooped to Las Vegas to attend the annual gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Impresario: Sheldon Adelson, the Vegas-Macau casino mogul whose fortune is estimated at $39 billion — 8th richest man on the planet — and who dumped $92 […]

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Sex and Race Equality

Sex and Race Equality

on April 1, 2014, 8:22 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams There are several race and sex issues that need addressing. Let’s look at a few of them with an ear to these questions: Should we insist upon equal treatment of people by race and sex or tolerate differences in treatment? And just how equal are people by race and sex in the first place? According to […]

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Losing My ‘Girls’ Virginity

Losing My ‘Girls’ Virginity

on March 31, 2014, 10:48 AM / in Opinion

By Emma Woolf / The Daily Beast      They say good news travels fast. Perhaps this explains why it’s taken me two years to get around to watching Girls. I’d never seen a single episode of the hit HBO series until last week. And frankly, I’m still recovering). Can someone please enlighten me: is Girls supposed to be serious? Bittersweet or […]

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A constitutional look at how Obamacare made it to today’s historic deadline

A constitutional look at how Obamacare made it to today’s historic deadline

on March 31, 2014, 10:19 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Scott Bomboy Today is the final day many eligible people can enroll in health coverage for 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. As the intense political and legal battles continue, but here’s a look at the constitutional issues in play and how we got here. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed Congress in May 2010, […]

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Ten Reasons Not to See the Movie “Noah”

Ten Reasons Not to See the Movie “Noah”

on March 31, 2014, 8:07 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

While mulling over how to approach this article, I debated on whom to address first, Christians or non-Christians.  It was a short debate. If you’ve already seen the movie, I’m not judging you, and I’d be interested in hearing your opinion on it. To my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. There are currently three movies in theaters that are […]

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Julianne Ortman, the Solution to America’s Franken Problem

Julianne Ortman, the Solution to America’s Franken Problem

on March 31, 2014, 6:55 AM / in Opinion

Just when Mary was mastering not over-cooking (burning) steaks on our grill at home in Florida, duty called us back on the road, with our Conservative Campaign Committee team traveling to freezing Minnesota to defeat Al Franken. My charcoal-grill-master-in-training awesome wife hates cold weather. Nevertheless, she is willing to brave bone-chilling temperatures and snow to fire Franken! Not only is […]

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Should GOP Conservatives Adjust Their Message for Blacks?

Should GOP Conservatives Adjust Their Message for Blacks?

on March 28, 2014, 9:26 AM / in Opinion

Michael Brendan Dougherty wrote an article stating that the only way for conservatives to reach black voters is to drop their colorblind idealism. Dougherty wrote… “Conservatives in the GOP like to assail identity politics and tout their own ideology as one of color blindness. Sometimes this is stupidly marketed to black voters as a selling point for Republicans. “We don’t […]

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Gun-Banning CA Senator Busted For Weapons Trafficking

Gun-Banning CA Senator Busted For Weapons Trafficking

on March 28, 2014, 7:30 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

You heard about this all day yesterday….. now let’s see it in print Notes from by Tyler Durden Filed under ‘most ironic story of the day’, California Senator Leland Yee, who authored gun control legislation, has been busted by the FBI for conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms. As AP reports, Yee is also […]

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Institutionalized Tyranny

Institutionalized Tyranny

on March 28, 2014, 7:25 AM / in Opinion

This column is archived here. What happens when an institution becomes more important than the cause for which the institution was formed? How long should people who believe in the cause remain loyal to such an institution? And at what point does loyalty to such an institution comprise an abandonment of the cause itself? I’m afraid the majority of Americans […]

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Behind the Russian Rage

Behind the Russian Rage

on March 28, 2014, 7:21 AM / in Opinion

As the old saying goes, you cannot truly understand a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes. Perhaps Americans, a fortunate tribe, should try to see the world from the vantage point of the Russian people and Vladimir Putin, and, as the poet Robert Burns said, “see ourselves as others see us.” At 35, Putin was a […]

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The DNC’s ’14/’16 Point Man, Bill Clinton

The DNC’s ’14/’16 Point Man, Bill Clinton

on March 27, 2014, 9:07 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

The best evidence that the Democrat Party has devolved into nothing more than a “Big Lie” is that its most admired spokesperson is “The Great Prevaricator,” Bill Clinton. Some polls and politicos suggest Bill is more popular among Democrats than Barack Hussein Obama, though that’s not saying much. Thus, Clinton is now the Democratic National Committee’s point man in states […]

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IN GOD WE TRUST—-HE IS IN CONTROL!

on March 27, 2014, 7:32 AM / in Opinion

Thanks to Jackie and Brian for sending this one in….. “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those ” ___George Orwell “Earthly governments DO NOT have jurisdiction over God Given Rights.” ___Anonymous “If blacks had been able to have guns, they never would have been Slaves” Larry Ward on CNN Written by a USMC […]

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Analysis: If Justice Kennedy writes the Hobby Lobby decision…

Analysis: If Justice Kennedy writes the Hobby Lobby decision…

on March 26, 2014, 7:28 AM / in Opinion

Lyle Denniston looks at how Justice Anthony Kennedy could settle the Hobby Lobby case, based on some clues from Tuesday’s Supreme Court arguments. Later this week, the Supreme Court will meet in private to cast its first votes on how they are to decide the religious rights controversy over the new federal health care law’s birth-control mandate.  One can imagine, […]

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Republicans and Blacks

Republicans and Blacks

on March 26, 2014, 7:25 AM / in Opinion

Written by  Thomas Sowell Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time — and, above all, some serious thought — into how to go about doing it. […]

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The 3 Reasons Obama Won’t Unilaterally Shut Off NSA Phone Surveillance

The 3 Reasons Obama Won’t Unilaterally Shut Off NSA Phone Surveillance

on March 26, 2014, 6:47 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Philip Bump / WIRE After 12-and-a-half years, President Obama will ask Congress to end the collection of metadata on Americans’ phone calls. But he runs the NSA; why not just shut it off? For several reasons: First, to rescind the ability of the NSA to collect the data in the future. Second, to share the political risk. And, third, […]

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