Opinion

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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Oakland’s Gentrification Wars Expose Democratic Coalition’s Contradictions

Oakland’s Gentrification Wars Expose Democratic Coalition’s Contradictions

on March 25, 2014, 6:39 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Original Post Gentrification seems to have halted the transformation of Oakland CA into just another Third World disaster like Detroit MI, Baltimore MD, or Camden NJ. But unfortunately for those trying to return a great metropolis to the civilized world, racially-motivated black radicals are doing their best to ensure Oakland remains a dysfunctional Chocolate City. Oakland was notorious in the […]

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The Problem with the Constitution

The Problem with the Constitution

on March 24, 2014, 8:41 AM / in Opinion

If you are a staunch defender of and believer in one of the most timeless founding documents in the history of mankind, you might bristle at the idea, even the suggestion that there is anything wrong with the Constitution. It isn’t that it’s hard to understand.  While the men who wrote it were undeniably brilliant, they intentionally wrote it for […]

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Where’s America’s Right To Referendum, Secession?

Where’s America’s Right To Referendum, Secession?

on March 24, 2014, 7:58 AM / in Opinion

“U.S. citizens ‘have their own tyrants to dethrone” Original Post From a node in the neoconservative network, a Fox News studio, Charles Krauthammer has complained about the eviction of the Ukrainian Navy from the city of Sevastopol, where it was headquartered. Not a word did the commentator say about the city’s location: Sevastopol is on the Crimean Peninsula. It would […]

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“Divergent”: Futuristic Society Tries to Eradicate Human Nature

“Divergent”: Futuristic Society Tries to Eradicate Human Nature

on March 24, 2014, 6:47 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Written by  Raven Clabough Imagine a world in which people must choose a single characteristic within themselves on which all other aspects of their lives will depend. Citizens in this world are segregated into five factions; and on their 16th birthday, the young must choose the faction to which they will belong: Dauntless (brave), Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (intelligent), Amity (serene), […]

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MH370 Didn’t Have to Be a Mystery

MH370 Didn’t Have to Be a Mystery

on March 24, 2014, 6:20 AM / in Opinion

By Clive Irving / The Daily Beast Every airplane crash is a teachable moment. The extraordinary safety record of flying is built on a process, carried out over many decades, of detecting, understanding, and learning from the causes of accidents. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board in the U.S. and their partners in Europe have in this time succeeded […]

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Marching as to War

Marching as to War

on March 23, 2014, 7:56 AM / in Opinion

Sweeping through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania this week, Joe Biden reassured all three that the United States’ commitment to Article Five of the NATO treaty remains “solemn” and “iron clad.” Article Five commits us to war if the territory of any of these tiny Baltic nations is violated by Russia. From World War II to the end of the Cold […]

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Social Security, a retirement plan?

Social Security, a retirement plan?

on March 22, 2014, 6:24 AM / in Opinion

By Fred Marshall II Since I dispatched “Dear God, I Pray We’re Wrong,” a few irate emailers hastened to inform me that they receive Social Security “benefits” because they paid into the system all the years of their working lives, and that what they receive now are essentially “dividends” from their life-long investment. They are mistaken. There is no dividend, […]

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Get To Know the Common Core Marketing Overlords

Get To Know the Common Core Marketing Overlords

on March 21, 2014, 8:08 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Michelle Malkin / Town Hall They’re everywhere. Turn on Fox News, local news, Animal Planet, HGTV, The Family Channel or talk radio. Pro-Common Core commercials have been airing ad nauseam in a desperate attempt to persuade American families to support the beleaguered federal education standards/testing/technology racket. Who’s funding these public relations pushes? D.C. lobbyists, entrenched politicians and Big Business interests. […]

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Elitism, Not Liberalism, Is The Real Problem

Elitism, Not Liberalism, Is The Real Problem

on March 21, 2014, 7:52 AM / in Opinion

This column is archived here. You have to hand it to the game-makers in the two major parties: they have done an outstanding job of putting the problems of the world into a convenient left-right paradigm. To the average conservative out there, Republican equals conservative, which equals good–while Democrat equals liberal, which equals bad. And to the average liberal out […]

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Cameras at the Supreme Court

Cameras at the Supreme Court

on March 21, 2014, 5:54 AM / in Opinion

The rest of our government, from Congress to the White House to prosecution to the regulatory agencies, is already rife with grandstanding. The question that I might ask is whether or not we really need or want that same kind of grand standing it in the branch that’s supposed to be best insulated from popular passions.  [Tamara Tabo, Above the Law] Tamara […]

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Obama’s DoD v The Constitution

Obama’s DoD v The Constitution

on March 20, 2014, 8:33 AM / in Opinion

Suppressing 1st Amendment Religious Expression in the Air Force “God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson […]

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Why This Educator Objects to Common Core

Why This Educator Objects to Common Core

on March 20, 2014, 8:19 AM / in Opinion

Posted  by Patti Thornhill I have a friend who I have been having some exchanges with regarding Common Core.  He is a strong proponent and he told me that he has faith in CC because it establishes “standards” that are needed since students are subjected to standardized testing all the time. I want to respond to that argument and explain […]

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The Jihad of Liberalism

The Jihad of Liberalism

on March 20, 2014, 7:32 AM / in Opinion

By David S. Whitley / The American Thinker In Islamic countries we often hear of the three choices offered the non-Muslim, the kafir, the infidel.   Three choices beginning with convert, pay the jizya poll tax and become a third class citizen or die.   Liberals often employ this same Jihadists tactic with non-liberals. It is my experience that liberals are far more […]

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The Plant?

The Plant?

on March 19, 2014, 8:46 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

The other day we ran a story called “Why DC Hates This Nevada Guv”.  We ran this story because the Nevada Governor has never passed a litmus test as a conservative, as a matter of fact he reminded us a great deal of our own governor sitting in Nashville. They have both spread the gospel of a bigger government. Anyway, a friend of mine linked the […]

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Hobby Lobby Hysteria Hits New High

Hobby Lobby Hysteria Hits New High

on March 19, 2014, 7:02 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Panicky progressives hyperventilate. By David Catron / The American Spectator Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning constitutional challenges to Obamacare’s contraception mandate brought by Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The families that own and operate these private corporations believe the mandate violates the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by forcing them to […]

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Hate-Crime Laws and the Expansion of Federal Power

Hate-Crime Laws and the Expansion of Federal Power

on March 19, 2014, 6:58 AM / in Opinion

How does the Thirteenth Amendment justify making certain kinds of violence a federal crime? By John Fund / National Review Online Forty-five states and the District of Columbia provide additional penalties for crimes that they classify as “hate crimes,” over and above what would have been available if the same crime been committed with a different motivation. In 2009, President Obama […]

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The 10 Worst Ideas for Small Business Owners

The 10 Worst Ideas for Small Business Owners

on March 18, 2014, 9:23 AM / in Opinion

By Dale Delmege / Body Shop Business “People issues are the job of Human Resources.” Having the right people and taking care of them is not the job of HR. As an owner, general manager or president, it’s the absolute core responsibility of your job. “We have no job openings right now.” Nonsense. There are job openings in your company […]

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