Archive for June 14th, 2018

WALSH: What Really Lies At The Root Of Our Culture’s Suicide Epidemic

WALSH: What Really Lies At The Root Of Our Culture’s Suicide Epidemic

on June 14, 2018, 8:32 AM / in Opinion

ByMATT WALSH  |   @MATTWALSHBLOG Anthony Bourdain killed himself today. Fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide earlier in the week. That’s two prominent suicides in the span of just a few days. And they are far from alone, sadly. Suicide is a veritable epidemic across the nation. Suicide rates are on the rise in almost every state. In some areas, they have risen by 30% […]

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The News According to Real Clear Politics

The News According to Real Clear Politics

on June 14, 2018, 8:23 AM / in National News

Why Fact Checkers Need to Accept That They Can Err. Kalev Leetaru examines the limited avenues of recourse the subjects of negative fact checks have to dispute rulings they believe are inaccurate. Women and Cyber. In our latest cybersecurity podcast, former Homeland Security official Phyllis Schneck discusses her pioneering role in the cyber defense realm. Religious Freedom Isn’t Baked Into […]

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O Say Can You Hear

on June 14, 2018, 8:21 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s Thursday, June 14, 2018. On this date in 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our national emblem. For the past century, U.S. presidents have sought to associate themselves closely with that badge of honor — and that date. Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed June 14 to be “Flag Day” in 1916. In 1949, Harry […]

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If You’re Southern, This Is For You

on June 14, 2018, 8:20 AM / in Opinion

“In the South, history clings to you like a wet blanket. Outside your door the past awaits in Indian mounds, plantation ruins, heaving sidewalks and homestead graveyards; each slowly reclaimed by the kudzu of time.”— Tim Heaton To know the South, you have to be from the South. Widely varied in climates, cultures and cuisine, the former Confederate states are […]

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Fed raises interest rates: Screws our day up….

on June 14, 2018, 8:04 AM / in National News

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its target short-term interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point for the second time this year, citing falling unemployment and rising inflation. The Fed also indicated that it probably would raise rates two more times this year, up from the single hike previously expected. The move pushes the target rate, which is […]

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Sanders, Shah to leave White House miss Reported

on June 14, 2018, 8:02 AM / in National News, Opinion

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her top deputy, Raj Shah, “are planning their departures,” CBS News reports, citing sources inside the White House and close to the administration. Sanders has told friends she plans to leave at the end of the year, CBS News reported, while Shah hasn’t set a date. Sanders declined to comment on the […]

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Reminder: West TN Regional Chapter TFA Meeting – Thursday June 14, 2018

Reminder: West TN Regional Chapter TFA Meeting – Thursday June 14, 2018

on June 14, 2018, 7:21 AM / in Announcements

The West TN Regional Chapter of the TFA will hold its June stated meeting Thursday the 14th at Brooks Shaw Old Country Store, located in the Casey Jones Village, Jackson, TN. Our room will be available at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish to share a meal and fellowship. There will be a short legislative update at 6:45 p.m. and […]

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Rand Paul Calls Graham’s War Talk ‘Dangerously Naive’; Graham Says No Peace Without War Threat

on June 14, 2018, 7:17 AM / in National News

By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) – “Lindsey Graham is a danger to the country by even proposing ideas like authorizing war with Korea,” Sen. Rand Paul tweeted on Monday — one day after Sen. Graham went on ABC’s “This Week” and said the United States should go to war against North Korea if North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un does not agree […]

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Feds Collect Record Individual Income Taxes Through May; Still Run $532.2B Deficit

Feds Collect Record Individual Income Taxes Through May; Still Run $532.2B Deficit

on June 14, 2018, 7:02 AM / in National News

By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) – The federal government collected a record $1,143,141,000,000 in individual income taxes through the first eight months of fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 through the end of May), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. Despite the record individual income tax collections, the federal government still ran a deficit of $532,241,000,000 over those same eight months, […]

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SESSIONS SAYS MORE FIRINGS POSSIBLE FOLLOWING DOJ REPORT

SESSIONS SAYS MORE FIRINGS POSSIBLE FOLLOWING DOJ REPORT

on June 14, 2018, 6:57 AM / in National News

  By Chuck Ross |   The Daily Caller Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that more firings are possible following the release of a forthcoming Department of Justice report of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. “If anyone else shows up in this report to have done something that requires termination we will do […]

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Promises Promises

Promises Promises

on June 14, 2018, 6:43 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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Revenues Grow but Spending Grows Faster — and Deficit Explodes

Revenues Grow but Spending Grows Faster — and Deficit Explodes

on June 14, 2018, 6:16 AM / in National News

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has never bought the line that Trump’s tax cuts would pay for themselves. Instead, it has projected that tax revenues over the next 10 years will fall $1.5 trillion short of government spending over that period. The report from the U.S. Department of the Treasury on Tuesday confirmed the CBO’s conclusion: For May, increases in […]

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Arizona Court Orders Christian Store Owners to Make Wedding Invitations for Homosexual Couples

Arizona Court Orders Christian Store Owners to Make Wedding Invitations for Homosexual Couples

on June 14, 2018, 6:12 AM / in National News, State News

Just three days after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in favor of a baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay “wedding,” a court in Arizona is forcing a pair of Christian small-business owners to provide their products to a homosexual couple. On June 7, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that Brush and Nib, […]

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States Resort to Individual Mandates to Save a Dying Healthcare System

States Resort to Individual Mandates to Save a Dying Healthcare System

on June 14, 2018, 6:09 AM / in National News, State News

Written by  Raven Clabough Vermont will require all residents to have health insurance by 2020, despite the national backlash against ObamaCare’s individual mandate that demanded the same requirement of all Americans. Just days after Vermont signed its individual mandate into law, New Jersey followed suit. The two states now join Massachusetts, which has had a similar mandate in place for years. […]

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God of the Ordinary

God of the Ordinary

on June 14, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.1 Corinthians 10:13 Hearing testimonies about how God did something spectacular in someone else’s life can challenge us. While we may rejoice to hear about answers to prayer, we may also wonder why God hasn’t done anything amazing for us lately. It’s easy to think that if God showed […]

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Happy Birthday Donald Trump; The many sides of the US presidential hopeful on his big day

Happy Birthday Donald Trump; The many sides of the US presidential hopeful on his big day

on June 14, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News, People

The President of the United States Donald Trump turns 72 on today, 14 June. In the last couple of years alone the real estate tycoon-turned-politician has made major strides in his Presidency. To mark this milestone, IBTimes UK takes a look at the many sides of Trump. The businessman Trump is worth an estimated $4.5bn (£3.2bn). While he did inherit […]

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June 14th in History

June 14th in History

on June 14, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 200 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Caomhán of Inisheer Elisha (Roman Catholic and Lutheran) Methodios I of Constantinople Richard Baxter (Church of England) June 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Commemoration of the Soviet Deportation related […]

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