Opinion

Michelle’s Mostly Laudable Crusade

on March 4, 2013, 4:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Ross  Kaminsky Two cheers for her appeal to individuals and private organizations to live, eat, and act in a healthier way. Allow me to start with a caveat: I’m no fan of Michelle Obama. She’s a statist, or more specifically a nanny-statist, who supports her husband’s econo-moronic policies while spending huge quantities of taxpayer money to support her lavish […]

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The Battle of Minimum Wage

on March 3, 2013, 9:02 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 per hour. At the state level, ten states had increases in their state’s minimum wage go into effect in early 2013. According to data collected by the National Conference of State Legislatures, currently 18 states have minimum wages above the […]

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Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

on March 3, 2013, 8:49 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

“Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered,” China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, told a closed meeting of party elite in Guangdong province. “Finally all it took was one quiet word from Gorbachev to declare the dissolution of the Soviet Communist Party, and a great […]

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Wisdom in a Bottle

Wisdom in a Bottle

on February 28, 2013, 8:07 AM / in Opinion

Collectively speaking but with too many Christians in the spotlight too, American Culture is getting from God exactly what it deserves.   “America is great because America is good, and whenever America ceases being good, America will cease being great.”  Whether that came from a “Republican” or a “Democrat” doesn’t matter one twit.  The Creator of Goodness is also the Creator […]

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No, Obama Is Not My Daddy – He’s My Employee

No, Obama Is Not My Daddy – He’s My Employee

on February 27, 2013, 8:08 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

by KURT SCHLICTER The grotesque spectacle of the State of the Union address, with its lengthy  receiving line of adoring sycophants, demonstrates why the President is  operating under the delusion that he is more than just our President. Like him,  many people seem to fundamentally misunderstand his role. He’s not our “leader,”  or our “ruler,” or our national “daddy,” no […]

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Infantile Conservatism

on February 27, 2013, 7:49 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Regularly now, The Washington Post, as always concerned with fairness and balance, runs a blog called “Right Turn: Jennifer Rubin’s Take From a Conservative Perspective.” The blog tells us what the Post regards as conservatism. On Monday, Rubin declared that America’s “greatest national security threat is Iran.” Do conservatives really believe this? How is America, with thousands of strategic and […]

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Government Spending Cuts

on February 27, 2013, 6:54 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

We have head about the trillion dollars in automatic spending cuts. It’s headline news. That’s part of the decade flim-flam. The government always reports one full decade’s cuts. But it never, ever mentions in these reports regardung the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of total federal spending over the decade: $47 trillion. You mean that the proposed trillion dollars in cuts […]

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Enemies of the State

on February 27, 2013, 6:51 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

It isn’t my intent in this brief article to pinpoint exactly when U.S. citizens (a term of art) were declared to be enemies of the state, since valid arguments can be made for several events in our country’s history.  In fact, this is really an oversimplification of an otherwise complex topic which these short paragraphs cannot possibly do justice. Beginning […]

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Intelligence Veterans to Sen. Feinstein: Brennan Falsifying “Intelligence” on Iran, as His Mentor George Tenet Did on Iraq

on February 26, 2013, 2:06 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

Roll Call has just reported: “The Senate Intelligence Committee is all but certain to vote Feb. 28 on the nomination of John O. Brennan to lead the CIA, and the panel’s chairwoman predicted the committee would vote to support him. … Feinstein said she still was not sure if the committee would receive some of the additional legal memos the […]

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Remember the SPP?

on February 26, 2013, 1:34 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) was signed by the leaders of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada in 2005 to begin integration resulting in a North American Union (NAU). This path would be similar to the one taken by the members of the European Union (EU). Given all the scrutiny and exposure JBS and other liberty organizations placed on it, […]

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Inflating a Non-Crisis

on February 26, 2013, 1:29 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

You’re witnessing another hyped-up act in the political theater regarding Congress and the Obama administration. Sequestration boils down to whether federal spending will increase a certain amount versus a planned or budgeted amount. Yet, Washington wants to convince you that a dire calamity will occur if spending is “cut.” Realize that in Washington-speak, “cuts” are often reductions in the rates […]

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When They Came for the Raw Milk Drinkers…

on February 26, 2013, 5:51 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Ron Paul While I oppose most gun control proposals, there is one group of Americans I do believe should be disarmed: federal agents. The use of force by federal agents to enforce unjust and unconstitutional laws is one of the major, albeit overlooked, threats to liberty. Too often Americans are victimized by government force simply for engaging in commercial […]

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Unnatural Disaster Strike Again

on February 25, 2013, 10:28 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

A mile-high tidal wave could not do more damage to human beings than the unnatural force called government. In terms of outright mass murder – line ‘em up at the edge of the ditch and mow ‘em down – government has no equal. Jeffrey Dahmer – America’s most prolific serial killer-cannibal – got maybe 40 victims over a ten-year period. […]

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To Drone, or Not to Drone?

on February 25, 2013, 4:40 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Joel Bowman Decent folk don’t need Dick Cheney to describe something as “a good policy” to know it’s probably a bad idea. But just in case they missed the point the first time around, the former VP was on television last week to hammer it home for them. In an interview with CBS This Morning, Cheney brushed aside calls […]

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One Reason Dollars Ain’t Worth What They Used to Be

on February 23, 2013, 9:15 AM / in History, National News, News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: In this Heartlander article from The Foundation for Economic Freedom, Lawrence W. Reed examines the history of private coinage in the United States. In the article, Reed argues that private coinage was not banned because it did not work, but because the government did not want the competition. “Private coinage was banned not because it didn’t work but […]

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Top U.S. Scientists Call for Draconian UN Social Engineering

on February 23, 2013, 8:35 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

A controversial peer-reviewed paper set to be published next month, authored by a dozen prominent scientists and other experts, is coming under heavy criticism, primarily for calling on policymakers to adopt draconian measures to change social norms and values through coercion — essentially mass social engineering under the guise of environmentalism, whether the public wants it or not. The dubious […]

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Christian: It’s Time To Vote With Your Feet

on February 23, 2013, 8:32 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

This column is archived here. I confess right out of the gate that this column is not going to be enjoyable for me to write. It may not be enjoyable for some to read. But the time has come that it has to be said. If Christians truly have any intentions of helping to preserve liberty for their children and […]

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Who Killed the Middle Class

Who Killed the Middle Class

on February 21, 2013, 11:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

“It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth — a rising, thriving middle class.” So said Barack Obama in his State of the Union. And for one of his ideas to reignite that engine, Republicans applauded. “And tonight, I am announcing that we will launch talks on a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment […]

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The Next Sunrise — The Light of Liberty

The Next Sunrise — The Light of Liberty

on February 21, 2013, 10:44 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Original Post From our family home in the mountains of East Tennessee, a sunrise has many of the qualities of a sunset. Indeed, when looking at a photograph of light over the Smoky Mountains, it can be difficult to discern whether it’s dawn or dusk. That’s in the eye of the beholder. I enjoy both the morning and evening skies, […]

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I Am Very Disappointed in Governor Rick Scott

on February 21, 2013, 10:07 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson (Diary) Original Post I was one of the few national conservatives to support Governor Scott in 2010 during his primary.  He is a fundamentally great person.  I really like him.  He has been a friend to this site. But I am terribly disappointed in his decision to expand Medicaid in Florida. As one of the chief opponents […]

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