Opinion

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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Disjointed Thoughts on the Coming Season.

Disjointed Thoughts on the Coming Season.

on March 18, 2014, 8:47 AM / in Opinion

As I write this, it’s a sunny mid March morning in the gorgeous north woods of Michigan. The ground is still covered with a thin layer of snow and there’s a morning chill in the air, the sky is clear and blue and there’s not a breath of breeze, the trees standing gray and tall, mute sentinels, their leafless formality […]

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Is Putin the Irrational One?

Is Putin the Irrational One?

on March 18, 2014, 8:43 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is “in another world.” “I agree with what Angela Merkel said … that he is in another world,” said Madeleine Albright, “It doesn’t make any sense.” John Kerry made his contribution to the bonkers theory by implying that […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination

on March 18, 2014, 8:40 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Laurence M. Vance Lawmakers in the House and Senate in my state of Florida have proposed two bills (HB 717 & SB 774) that would amend the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) to prohibit pregnancy discrimination. Penalties would include back pay and punitive damages up to $100,000. “Some (of the pregnant women) are terminated from their jobs or they […]

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Ukraine: A Defining Moment for Western Civilization and Liberty

Ukraine: A Defining Moment for Western Civilization and Liberty

on March 18, 2014, 7:41 AM / in Opinion

by LTC ALLEN  WEST (US ARMY RET) / Family Security Matters Russian President Vladimir Putin is without a doubt one of the luckiest rascals alive. Putin has risen to power at a time when the leaders of the West seem less than courageous. He has invaded a sovereign nation, Ukraine, and with a military force, under the guise of “democratic elections” […]

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Is There Wage Stagnation?

Is There Wage Stagnation?

on March 18, 2014, 7:34 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams Many economists, politicians and pundits assert that median wages have stagnated since the 1970s. That’s a call for government to do something about it. But before we look at the error in their assertion, let’s work through an example that might shed a bit of light on the issue. Suppose that you paid me a straight […]

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I have HAD IT

on March 17, 2014, 9:00 AM / in Opinion

Editor’s Note: This will be the last article for today… mainly because it sums up most of my thoughts better than I could today….. Posted  by Patti Thornhill / Joe for America Please…please let me go on a rant. Because every single day, living under this regime, is an outrage. The Malaysian jet thingy – yeah! Like no one could see […]

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The Essence of Sarah Palin’s Message for 2014

The Essence of Sarah Palin’s Message for 2014

on March 17, 2014, 7:07 AM / in Opinion

I watched a great old movie in the time period of the 1700s starring Anthony Quinn. A small village was brutally abused by an evil bandit and his army of thugs. Quinn organized and inspired the fearful villagers to fight back. When villagers were killed, many blamed, criticized and rejected Quinn. Displaying true leadership, Quinn remained willing to fight. He […]

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