Archive for June, 2017

My Brother, My Enemy

My Brother, My Enemy

on June 30, 2017, 7:40 AM / in Opinion

Brothers are supposed to be allies; they are supposed to be friends. This is true for spiritual brothers as well as for biological brothers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes, brothers become enemies. Think about it: in our War for Independence, brother fought against brother. How many Christians sided with the British Crown and raised arm and […]

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Debt ceiling will be hit in October

on June 30, 2017, 7:36 AM / in National News

The Congressional Budget Office on Thursday projected that the U.S. Treasury would “most likely” run out of cash in early to mid-October unless Congress raises the debt ceiling. The exact timing is unclear, the CBO said in a new report, as unpredictable swings in revenues and outlays may deplete funds more quickly or slowly than projected. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin […]

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U.K. Jewish School Could Be Closed for Not Teaching LGBT Agenda

U.K. Jewish School Could Be Closed for Not Teaching LGBT Agenda

on June 30, 2017, 7:34 AM / in International News, Opinion

Written by  Michael Tennant An Orthodox Jewish girls’ school in England may be forced to close because it refuses to teach its young students the government-approved line on LGBT issues. Vishnitz Girls School, a private school with 212 pupils aged three to eight, has endured three inspections over the past year-and-a-half from the British government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s […]

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Beth Harwell rolls out then apparently hides propaganda campaign on her support of the 2nd Amendment

Beth Harwell rolls out then apparently hides propaganda campaign on her support of the 2nd Amendment

on June 30, 2017, 7:26 AM / in Opinion, State News

Beth Harwell has been the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the last 7 years. During that time, Tennessee has had a Republican governor and a Republican super majority in the Legislature. Anything remotely “republican” should have been easily enacted into law years ago. During that time about 10 other states including Maine and Rhode Island have adopted […]

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An America First Korea Policy

An America First Korea Policy

on June 30, 2017, 7:17 AM / in Opinion

“The North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and is something that has to be dealt with, and probably dealt with rapidly.” So President Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden this week. But how this is to be done “rapidly” is not so easy to see. North Korea has just returned to us Otto Warmbier, a student sentenced to […]

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He thought a book would stop a bullet and make him a YouTube star. Now he’s dead.

He thought a book would stop a bullet and make him a YouTube star. Now he’s dead.

on June 30, 2017, 7:14 AM / in National News, State News

By Katie Mettler  /  The Washington Post HT to Thomas Before Monday, before the 911 call and police investigation, Pedro Ruiz III, an aspiring YouTube star in rural Minnesota, spent considerable time persuading his girlfriend to fire a gun at his chest. There would be a thick encyclopedia between the muzzle and his body, authorities say he told 19-year-old Monalisa Perez. The pages, […]

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Will it be the future of school choice or will it be the knock out blow of all public education!

Will it be the future of school choice or will it be the knock out blow of all public education!

on June 30, 2017, 7:03 AM / in Opinion

A 2012 report by EdChoice called education savings accounts (ESA) the “most innovative school choice option on the market today,” and highlighted how ESAs are helping to fulfill Milton Friedman’s vision for school choice in the 21st century. At the time, only Arizona had implemented an ESA program, which was limited to only a few groups of students. Five years […]

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Actor Is Calling for All-out Civil War

on June 30, 2017, 6:35 AM / in National News, Opinion

Apparently, calling for Donald Trump’s assassination in Hollywood is so last week — literally. After Johnny Depp’s “joke” last week at the Glastonbury Arts Festival that it may be time for an actor to go all John Wilkes Booth and kill the president, another actor and director has decided he’s done with just calling for the president to be killed. Instead, Rob […]

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Madison County July Agenda Meeting Will be held this morning July 30, 2017: New taxes will be discussed

on June 30, 2017, 6:07 AM / in Local News

The regular meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners will be held at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center at 605 Airways Boulevard at the Seminar Room 150 in Jackson Tennessee on Friday June 30, 2017 at 8:30 A. M. Besides the regular appointments to positions held by both commissioners and private individuals on governing bodies, the meeting […]

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June 30th in History

June 30th in History

on June 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Armed Forces Day (Guatemala) Christian feast day: Martial Theobald of Provins First Martyrs of the Church of Rome June 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) General Prayer Day (Central African Republic) Independence Day […]

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Instinctively Wrong

Instinctively Wrong

on June 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

You, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God.  Jude 1:20 Saul Gellerman, in his book How People Work, says, “Solving tough organizational problems may require counter-intuitive strategies.” In business, counter-intuitive is a fancy way of referring to ideas that go against common sense. Consultants who advocate […]

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Democrat/MSM Collusion v the First Amendment and Liberty

Democrat/MSM Collusion v the First Amendment and Liberty

on June 29, 2017, 9:26 AM / in Opinion

Countering the most perilous domestic threat to American Liberty: the Demo/MSM Propaganda Machine. Why we do what we do… Our Founders rightly asserted that the First Amendment protection of a free press would be a powerful check on statist usurpation — that a free press was the most promising assurance for extending Liberty to future generations. Consistent with the views of other […]

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Why Socialism Is Back

Why Socialism Is Back

on June 29, 2017, 8:56 AM / in Opinion

By Joel Kotkin  /   RCP Contributor Even as Venezuela falls deeper into crisis, and the former Soviet bloc nations groan under its legacy, socialism is coming back, and in a big way. Its key supporters are not grizzled pensioners yearning for Marxist security, but a whole new generation, most of whom have little memory of socialist failure. Although the trend is a-historic, it’s […]

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Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

on June 29, 2017, 8:52 AM / in Baseball, History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, June 29, 2017. On this date in 1941, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., New York Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio took aim at George Sisler — and the recordy books. Rarely discussed today, Sisler was an uncommonly talented “five-tool” player before that phrase was invented. Toiling mostly for second-tier clubs in a 15-year career that ended […]

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K9 Aron of the Jackson Police Department Passes

K9 Aron of the Jackson Police Department Passes

on June 29, 2017, 8:46 AM / in Local News

Special thanks to Thomas The Jackson Police Department is saddened over the untimely death of K9 Aron.  K9 Aron was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Born November 11, 2009 in the Republic of Slovenia, Aron was imported and trained in the United States.  Aron began his career with the Jackson Police Department, May 2011, and was partnered […]

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Tennessee Firearms seeking to push legislation that embraces the Second Amendment

on June 29, 2017, 8:36 AM / in Opinion, State News

Your choice for a self-defense handgun will not do a bit of good locked up at home if you are attacked by a thug on the streets because of gun-free zones or because you cannot afford the fees and hurdles that Tennessee needlessly imposes on gun owners. In 2015, Guns & Ammo magazine ranked Tennessee as only the 23rdh best […]

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Nashville immigration proposals dead as council members plan withdrawal

Nashville immigration proposals dead as council members plan withdrawal

on June 29, 2017, 8:04 AM / in State News

The Tennessean Amid intensifying opposition and a call from Mayor Megan Barry to rethink their upcoming actions, Metro Council sponsors now plan to withdraw a pair of bills that sought to limit Metro’s cooperation with federal immigration officials. The action will effectively kill the legislation. At-large Councilman Bob Mendes blamed “political realities” for derailing legislation he said was intended to make […]

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Councilman Bob Mendes Blames People Outside Nashville For Foiling ‘Sanctuary City’ Bills, Vows To Find Other Ways To Accomplish Goals

Councilman Bob Mendes Blames People Outside Nashville For Foiling ‘Sanctuary City’ Bills, Vows To Find Other Ways To Accomplish Goals

on June 29, 2017, 7:59 AM / in State News

By Wendy Wilson   /    Tennessee Star NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Metro Councilman Bob Mendes is blaming opposition from people outside Davidson County for thwarting two “sanctuary city” bills, saying the proposed legislation had broad support among Nashvillians. “Inside the county, the support has been overwhelming for these bills,” he said at a press conference Wednesday, where he announced he […]

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SENATE PANEL FINISHES ITS BILL, TOO

on June 29, 2017, 7:19 AM / in News

The Senate Armed Services Committee also wrapped up the markup for its version of the NDAA on Wednesday, a rare syncing of the House and Senate timelines. The committee unanimously passed its $700 billion version of the bill, it announced Wednesday night. The bill, broken down into $640 billion for the base defense budget and $60 billion for a war […]

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WOMEN IN THE DRAFT

WOMEN IN THE DRAFT

on June 29, 2017, 7:08 AM / in National News

For the second year in a row, the committee debated requiring women to register for the draft. This year, though, the amendment failed in a 28-33 vote. Last year, a provision requiring women to register for the draft was added to the bill as an amendment during mark up. Ultimately, though, last year’s bill was signed into law with a […]

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