Archive for April 21st, 2017

Is Democracy in a Death Spiral?

Is Democracy in a Death Spiral?

on April 21, 2017, 9:20 AM / in Opinion

“You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don’t think it’s worth a damn. Churchill is right. The only thing to be said for democracy is that there is nothing else that’s any better. … “People say, ‘If the Congress were more representative of the people it would be better.’ I say Congress is too damn […]

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Art teacher at Sherman Junior & Senior high School in Boone County, West Virginia wears Trump Trashing shirt to school

Art teacher at Sherman Junior & Senior high School in Boone County, West Virginia wears Trump Trashing shirt to school

on April 21, 2017, 9:17 AM / in National News, State News

Cheryl Judy is the art teacher at Sherman Junior & Senior high School in Boone County, West Virginia. She is also a self-described liberal. The other day she committed an anti-Trump fashion faux pas in the classroom – surrounded by several students. Ms. Judy was photographed wearing a jacket with the words “Tuck Frump” pinned on the back — the letters comprising […]

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The folly of being kind to violent criminals

The folly of being kind to violent criminals

on April 21, 2017, 9:13 AM / in Opinion

By Jerome Woehrle   /   Liberty Unyielding For those inclined to make excuses for violent criminals, age is always an excuse for a short sentence. If the thug is young, they say, his sentence should be shortened because young people are impulsive and their brains haven’t finished developing.  (See, e.g., Miller v. Alabama, 132 S.Ct. 1455 (2011) (5-to-4 Supreme Court […]

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Report: Concealed Carry Permits Up As Murder Rates Fall

Report: Concealed Carry Permits Up As Murder Rates Fall

on April 21, 2017, 7:34 AM / in National News

By Courtney Coren   /  Newsmax Special Thanks to Thomas Murder rates across the country have fallen as the number of concealed carry permits have gone up since President Barack Obama took office in 2008. According to a report by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), concealed handgun permits have increased from 4.6 million in 2007 to more than 12.8 […]

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Cuba Gooding Sr., 70s Singer and Father to Cuba Jr., Dead at 72

Cuba Gooding Sr., 70s Singer and Father to Cuba Jr., Dead at 72

on April 21, 2017, 7:28 AM / in People

Cuba Gooding Sr., a popular soul singer in the 1970s and father of Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., died Thursday, according to multiple outlets. He was 72. Gooding Sr. was found slumped over in his silver Jaguar, which was parked on a street in Woodland Hills, CA, according to TMZ. The fire department responded to the scene and attempted […]

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Tennessee teacher caught in California with missing 15-year-old girl

Tennessee teacher caught in California with missing 15-year-old girl

on April 21, 2017, 7:23 AM / in National News, State News

Authorities in northern California have arrested former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins and found Elizabeth Thomas, the 15-year-old girl he allegedly kidnapped, safe, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Thursday. Both were found at a cabin in Cecilville, about 120 miles south of the Oregon state line. They had been missing since March, when Cummins disappeared with the girl, who had […]

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Russia’s top court brands Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremists

Russia’s top court brands Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremists

on April 21, 2017, 7:20 AM / in International News

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in Russian territory, declaring the Christian sect an extremist organization. The designation lumps Jehovah’s Witnesses, who reject violence, into the same category as the Islamic State. The ruling upheld an order to “liquidate” the denomination issued last month by Russia’s Justice Ministry. A lawyer for the group said it would […]

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UC-Berkeley reverses decision, invites Ann Coulter to speak

UC-Berkeley reverses decision, invites Ann Coulter to speak

on April 21, 2017, 7:17 AM / in State News

The University of California, Berkeley, on Thursday reversed its decision to cancel a speech by Ann Coulter, inviting the controversial conservative pundit to campus on May 2. A day earlier, university administrators had scrapped the scheduled April 27 appearance because they could not guarantee participants’ safety if riots broke out, as they did in February when right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos […]

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White House pushes revised health-care bill, stopgap spending measure

White House pushes revised health-care bill, stopgap spending measure

on April 21, 2017, 7:15 AM / in National News

White House officials are pushing a new compromise version of the Republican health-care bill in a bid to deliver on President Trump’s promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare before his 100th day in office, which comes next week on Saturday, April 29. Revisions aiming to please the conservative Freedom Caucus, such as eliminating guaranteed coverage for preexisting conditions, could stoke […]

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One of those Cases That Shouldn’t be pursued Is: Prosecutors weigh pursuing charges against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

on April 21, 2017, 7:12 AM / in International News, National News

Federal prosecutors are considering seeking criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of the organization. Since 2010, the Justice Department has been investigating Assange and WikiLeaks, which came to prominence after posting files stolen by former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, but the Obama administration decided against pursuing charges because WikiLeaks wasn’t the only site to publish the […]

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Arkansas executes first inmate since 2005

Arkansas executes first inmate since 2005

on April 21, 2017, 7:10 AM / in State News

Arkansas carried out its first execution since 2005 on Thursday night, putting to death convicted murderer Ledell Lee four minutes before his death warrant was set to expire at midnight. Lee was one of eight condemned inmates the state had planned to execute over 11 days in an unprecedented rush before the state’s supply of midazolam, one of three drugs […]

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Paris attacker kills 1 police officer, wounds 2

Paris attacker kills 1 police officer, wounds 2

on April 21, 2017, 7:05 AM / in International News

French authorities closed the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday after a gunman shot three police officers, killing one of them and seriously wounding the others. The attacker also was killed when he fled on foot after opening fire on the officers’ police car. The Islamic State claimed responsibility. Security officials could not immediately determine who was behind the attack, although […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 8

Are You Free Yet? Part 8

on April 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

They aren’t Republicans, Liberals or Independents. They can see the world inside the world. One dark and ominous night during World War II, a US aircraft carrier was plowing through heavy seas in the South Pacific. All lights were out because of enemy submarines. One plane was missing. Somewhere in that pitch-black sky it was circling in a seemingly futile […]

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Not Enough

Not Enough

on April 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

What profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? —Luke 9:25 The writer of Ecclesiastes said that pleasure, material possessions, and even great knowledge do not bring lasting satisfaction. Jesus went even further. He said that a person who possesses everything this world has to offer but doesn’t prepare for […]

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April 21st in History

April 21st in History

on April 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 21 is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Aggie Muster (Texas A&M University) Birthday of Rome (Rome) Christian feast day: Abdecalas Anastasius Sinaita Anselm of Canterbury Beuno Conrad of Parzham Holy Infant of Good Health Shemon Bar Sabbae Wolbodo […]

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National Park Service scales back search for Jackson Standefer, LouAnn Merrell

National Park Service scales back search for Jackson Standefer, LouAnn Merrell

on April 21, 2017, 5:49 AM / in National News, People, State News

by Wire Service and Emmett Gienapp  /  Times Free Press UPDATE: The National Park Service is scaling back the search for Jackson Standefer and LouAnn Merrell, focusing efforts downstream from where the pair were swept away while hiking in Grand Canyon National Park five days ago. Searchers are combing the water with an inflatable motor raft that was flown into […]

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