Archive for June 6th, 2018

Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest

on June 6, 2018, 8:18 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Twenty years ago today, Bill and Hillary Clinton began the process of letting their only child go. Because Chelsea Clinton’s father was president and her mother was first lady, it happened publicly. The venue was Sidwell Friends School, which had long been a haven for the children of Washington’s elite, and President Clinton […]

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The New Hollywood – Reverse McCarthyism = Fascism

The New Hollywood – Reverse McCarthyism = Fascism

on June 6, 2018, 6:54 AM / in Opinion

Liberals deceive themselves into believing their defective political paradigm; that the far right is Nazism, the far left is Communism, and that they are the “enlightened” center of Socialism as the ideal political philosophy.  This flawed logic is based on their belief that the center of the political spectrum is in balance while the ends are for extremists.  But when […]

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Past Versus Present Americans

Past Versus Present Americans

on June 6, 2018, 6:47 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams Having enjoyed my 82nd birthday, I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Those who are 90 or older were in school during the 1930s. My age cohort was in school during the 1940s. Baby boomers approaching their 70s were in school during the 1950s and […]

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Domestic Policy: The Air-Traffic Controller’s Strike

Domestic Policy: The Air-Traffic Controller’s Strike

on June 6, 2018, 6:37 AM / in History, Opinion

The current Trump – Air Traffic Controllers issue reminded me of Ronald Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers Domestic Policy: The Air-Traffic Controller’s Strike A president can clearly point to the commander in chief clause of the Constitution as a basis for his or her authority to deploy troops. However, many other actions that presidents take consist of a combination […]

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US Army commander approves Bowe Bergdahl sentence, no prison time

US Army commander approves Bowe Bergdahl sentence, no prison time

on June 6, 2018, 6:35 AM / in National News

By: Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. military commander is endorsing the decision to spare Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl prison time for abandoning his post in Afghanistan, endangering military comrades who participated in the lengthy search for him. Army Gen. Robert Abrams, head of U.S. Army Forces Command, approved the court-martial sentencing handed down last November. Bergdahl was reduced in […]

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If Hillary Is Indicted, President Clinton Could Pardon Herself and Congress Might be Helpless

If Hillary Is Indicted, President Clinton Could Pardon Herself and Congress Might be Helpless

on June 6, 2018, 6:33 AM / in Opinion

by Chris White  |   Law and Crime On Friday, just days before the election, reports are emerging that the FBI has re-opened the Hillary Clinton email investigation. “The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” a letter from FBI Director James Comey reads. And while Comey didn’t indicate how long the investigation could take, it’s pretty safe to bet investigators won’t […]

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We are staying away from this one….

We are staying away from this one….

on June 6, 2018, 6:29 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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WOKE? Maxine Waters plays to empty seats as only 10 millennials show up to campaign event

on June 6, 2018, 6:17 AM / in National News, State News

BY KYLE OLSON  |   The American Mirror Maxine Waters likes to say millennials love her, but if her own campaign event is any indication, that might be more rhetoric than reality. 79-year-old “Auntie Maxine” held a Meet & Greet Tweet-A-Thon on Sunday for two hours, and while it’s hard to know what she hoped the outcome would be, but the […]

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Boehner’s Right — It’s Trump’s Party Now

Boehner’s Right — It’s Trump’s Party Now

on June 6, 2018, 6:08 AM / in Opinion

“There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party,” John Boehner told a Mackinac, Michigan, gathering of the GOP faithful last week. “The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere.” Ex-Speaker Boehner should probably re-check the old party’s pulse, for the Bush-Boehner GOP may not just be napping. It could be comatose. Consider. That GOP was dedicated to […]

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Supreme Court: Be Polite When You Violate Others’ Rights

Supreme Court: Be Polite When You Violate Others’ Rights

on June 6, 2018, 6:05 AM / in Opinion

by  Ben Shapiro  |  Townhall This week, the Supreme Court ruled on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. That case involved a religious Christian man, Jack Phillips, who decorates cakes for a living. Two men came into his shop one day and demanded that Phillips decorate a cake for their same-sex wedding. Phillips refused. For this grave breach of civic duty, the Colorado […]

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THREE SMART PARROTS

THREE SMART PARROTS

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

A man goes into a pet shop to buy a parrot. The shop owner points to three identical looking parrots on a perch and says: “The parrot to the left costs 500 dollars”. “Why does the parrot cost so much?” the customer asks. The owner says, “Well, it knows how to use a computer.” The customer asks about the next […]

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The Senate Judiciary Committee will soon vote on a controversial bill aimed at lowering drug prices.

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News

The bill, known as the CREATES Act, seeks to crack down on drug companies using tactics to delay the introduction of cheaper generic drugs onto the market. It has been stalled for months amid intense opposition from pharmaceutical companies, despite being sponsored by members of both parties. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has scheduled for […]

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7 Surveys That Say A Lot About U.S. Healthcare

7 Surveys That Say A Lot About U.S. Healthcare

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

Robert Pearl, M.D. , CONTRIBUTOR  |   Forbes When seeking answers to burning questions like these, informal surveys provide an easy way to tap into the “wisdom of the crowd.” And in medicine – where everyone is a patient, a healthcare professional or both – there’s plenty of wisdom to go around. Since November 2017, I’ve relied on a simple polling mechanism to […]

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D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now: Normandy Beaches in 1944 and 70 Years Later

D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now: Normandy Beaches in 1944 and 70 Years Later

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

By David Sim  / International Business Times              On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Today, as many around the world prepare to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the landings, pictures […]

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D Day

D Day

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

D-Day was JUNE 6, 1944. Over 160,000 troops from America, Britain, Canada, free France, Poland, and other nations landed along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast of France. It was the largest amphibious invasion force in world history, supported by 5,000 ships with 195,700 navy personnel and 13,000 aircraft. On that day, the sea along the heavily fortified beaches […]

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She paid nothing for opioid painkillers. Her addiction treatment costs more than $200 a month.

She paid nothing for opioid painkillers. Her addiction treatment costs more than $200 a month.

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

Some health insurers’ policies are keeping addiction treatment out of the hands of patients — in the middle of an opioid epidemic. By German Lopez   ||   Vox Mandy has now been in recovery from her opioid addiction for more than two months — and she’s ready to keep that going. But the 29-year-old in the Chicago area is now dealing with […]

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The White House on Tuesday walked back its proposal to rescind $252 million in unspent funding from the 2015 Ebola outbreak.

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News

The proposal was part of a broader “rescissions” package the Trump administration sent to Congress last month aimed at clawing back $15 billion in unspent funding Congress appropriated years ago. Why it matters: The fight against Ebola isn’t over. An ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has left 27 dead. Public health experts note that Congress was slow to […]

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A Vision That Transforms

A Vision That Transforms

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We all . . . are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. – 2 Corinthians 3:18 In one version of the mythical tale of King Arthur, the young king is hiding in a tree, nervously awaiting his betrothed. After falling, he felt he had to explain himself to […]

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Medicare trust fund to be depleted years earlier than expected, trustees project

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News

A Medicare Trustees report released Tuesday finds that Medicare’s trust fund will be depleted in 2026, three years earlier than last year’s report found. “The Trustees recommend that Congress and the executive branch work closely together with a sense of urgency to address the depletion of the [trust fund] and the projected growth [in spending],” the trustees report states. What it means: Benefits […]

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Hit-and-run university student found dead in prison

Hit-and-run university student found dead in prison

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in International News

Katie Allan, who was 20 at the time of the accident, died at Polmont Prison near Falkirk, on Monday. The Glasgow University geography student was jailed for 16 months in March. The incident, which involved a 15-year-old boy – happened in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, on 10 August last year. Paisley Sheriff Court heard that the teenager was out jogging at about […]

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