Archive for August 1st, 2018

Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, 1851

Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, 1851

on August 1, 2018, 8:27 PM / in History

“There she blows!” cried the lookout, sighting the great white whale, Moby Dick. The classic book, Moby Dick, was written by New England author Herman Melville, published in1851. In the novel, Captain Ahab, driven by revenge, sailed the seas to capture this great white whale who had bitten off his leg in a previous encounter. The crew of Captain Ahab’s ship, the Pequod, included: -Ishmael, the teller of the tale, which begins the line: […]

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Sponsor says Tennessee case prompted Alabama abortion amendment

Sponsor says Tennessee case prompted Alabama abortion amendment

on August 1, 2018, 3:01 PM / in State News

AL.com Eighteen years ago, the Tennessee Supreme Court found that a woman’s right to an abortion was rooted in the Tennessee state constitution. An Alabama lawmaker says the case is one reason he proposed a constitutional amendment that is on the ballot for Alabama voters in November. It seems unlikely that the nine Republican justices who make up the Alabama […]

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Mainstream Media Asks Republican Gubernatorial Candidates About LGBT Policies

on August 1, 2018, 10:22 AM / in State News

The Tennessean, known for its liberal bent, ran an important story this week, “Where Tennessee’s candidates for governor stand on LGBTQ rights.” A long-time political advisor to some of our state’s most prominent elected officials rightly said, “Whoever becomes governor will have to deal with the issue.” The Tennessean article provides some insights and some new information. David Fowler In […]

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Does Diversity Really Unite Us? Citizenship and Immigration

on August 1, 2018, 8:10 AM / in Opinion

By Edward J. Erler   |  Co-Author, The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration Edward J. Erler is professor emeritus of political science at California State University, San Bernardino. He earned his B.A. from San Jose State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School. He has published numerous articles on constitutional topics in journals such as Interpretation, the Notre Dame Journal […]

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Judge: Christian Parents Who Don’t Like New Transgender Policy Can Pull Their Children From School

Judge: Christian Parents Who Don’t Like New Transgender Policy Can Pull Their Children From School

on August 1, 2018, 8:07 AM / in State News

By Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor A U.S. federal judge ruled last week that students have the right to use the restrooms, locker rooms and showers of those of the opposite gender in a public school, and that parents who don’t like the policy can pull their children out of school. The case in Oregon arose when Dallas High School in Dallas, Ore., adopted […]

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Dozens injured in Aeromexico crash, but all survive

Dozens injured in Aeromexico crash, but all survive

on August 1, 2018, 8:01 AM / in International News

An Aeromexico jetliner crashed just after taking off in northern Mexico on Wednesday. The governor of the state of Durango, Jose Aispuro, tweeted that nobody was killed, but dozens of people were left with minor injuries. Israel Solano Mejia, director of the local civil defense agency, said on regional TV that the plane “made it off the ground, but fell […]

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Judge blocks release of plans for 3D-printed guns

Judge blocks release of plans for 3D-printed guns

on August 1, 2018, 7:59 AM / in National News

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle on Tuesday blocked the imminent release of blueprints for untraceable, 3D-printed plastic guns. Lasnik issued a temporary restraining order hours before the designs were due to hit the internet. Several states sued to halt publication of the blueprints for making weapons that would be able to pass through security screening undetected. In June, […]

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The News According to Real Clear Politics, August 1, 2018

The News According to Real Clear Politics, August 1, 2018

on August 1, 2018, 7:47 AM / in National News, Opinion

A Vote for Trump Was a Vote to Elevate Kavanaugh. Scott Walter advises liberals opposing the Supreme Court nominee to reflect on the words of President Obama: “Elections have consequences.” Americans Largely Agree on Abortion Limits. Jeanne Mancini writes that simple up-or-down polls about Roe v. Wade miss the consensus that has been building on the issue. Obama Feds Embraced […]

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Democratic Socialism Taxing Away Your Wealth

Democratic Socialism Taxing Away Your Wealth

on August 1, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Opinion

By Dustin Koellhoffer  |   iPatriot “A taxpayer voting Democrat is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.” Democrats originally came up with this analogy declaring that it applied to working people voting Republican.  Last any intelligent people checked, Col. Sanders was not offering chickens jobs!  Like South Americans who flee socialist states, Democrats flee high tax blue states for red state […]

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A recap for those that have not been paying attention

on August 1, 2018, 7:39 AM / in Opinion

And you thought Government was not corrupt….. A recap for those that have not been paying attention: From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation. A Grand Jury had been empaneled. Governments from around the world had donated to the “Charity”. Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were […]

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U. S. Worker saw their Wages Increase

on August 1, 2018, 7:29 AM / in National News

By MATT OTT   |  Associated Press   WASHINGTON — U.S. workers saw their annual wages and benefits rise in the second quarter at the fastest pace in nearly a decade, a sign that the low unemployment rate is forcing employers to raise pay to attract and keep workers. Pay and benefits for all U.S. workers increased 2.8 percent in the April-June […]

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Who “Takes Care” Of Me?

Who “Takes Care” Of Me?

on August 1, 2018, 7:26 AM / in Opinion

“We will take care of you! You’re too stupid to take care of yourself. So, we’ll make sure you can’t take care of yourself. And by the way, we really can’t take care of you, nor do we care. But, we still know what’s best, and we’ll force you to love it, … even when it kills you!” Definition of […]

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Socialism Under Wraps

Socialism Under Wraps

on August 1, 2018, 7:12 AM / in Local News

Art by A.F. Branco For Madison County in the State of Tennessee …. this is your primary Democrat Candidates For the Madison County in the State of Tennessee … here is your county general election candidates.    

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Activists Rebuke Emanuel, Reiterate Plans to Shut Down Lake Shore Drive

on August 1, 2018, 6:47 AM / in State News

NBC News Activists issued a strong rebuke to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday, doubling down on plans to shut down Lake Shore Drive on Chicago’s North Side during a protest Thursday afternoon. “We the people, are not asking and do not want your backing nor sanctioning,” activist Rev. Gregory Livingston said in a statement. “The chant of the people is […]

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Dem gubernatorial candidate claims her qualifications include massive amounts of personal debt

Dem gubernatorial candidate claims her qualifications include massive amounts of personal debt

on August 1, 2018, 6:41 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Jason Hopkins |  Daily Caller News Foundation Stacey Abrams is vowing to improve Georgia’s economic standing, but she believes her struggles with massive personal debt do not reflect poorly on her fiscal responsibility. Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Abrams ended her three-day “Jobs for Georgia” tour Saturday with a stop in the town of Macon. During a town hall, she offered a […]

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Man Walks into Starbucks, Demands Free Coffee for ‘Reparations’

on August 1, 2018, 6:36 AM / in National News

BY BENJAMIN ARIE  |   Conservative Tribune “A black man walks into a Starbucks.” No, it isn’t the wind-up to a joke… although it does have a very interesting punchline. An African-American author just went viral on social media after he set out to test just how far liberals will go to to “virtue signal.” During a live video stream, the man […]

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Some Ideas to Think About

Some Ideas to Think About

on August 1, 2018, 6:28 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams Poverty is no mystery, and it’s easily avoidable. The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was $24,755. To beat those poverty thresholds is fairly simple. Here’s the road map: Complete […]

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Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

on August 1, 2018, 6:27 AM / in History

By John M. Taylor   |   Abbeville Institute This essay is Chapter 13 in Mr. Taylor’s Union At All Costs: From Confederation to Consolidation(2016). “I supported President Lincoln. I believed his war policy would be the only way to save the country, but I see my mistake. I visited Washington a few weeks ago, and I saw the corruption of the present administration—and […]

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller referred cases on a group of prominent American lobbyists

on August 1, 2018, 6:22 AM / in National News

by Chuck Ross | Reporter  |  Daily Caller Special Counsel Robert Mueller has referred cases on a group of prominent American lobbyists, including Democrat-connected superlobbyist Tony Podesta, to federal prosecutors in New York as part of an inquiry into whether the operatives worked as unregistered foreign agents. Mueller also referred former Obama White House General Counsel Greg Craig and former Minnesota […]

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WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

on August 1, 2018, 6:13 AM / in History, Opinion

by Tom DeWeese There is an all out assault taking place in nearly every community against private property ownership. It’s being perpetrated at every level of government and funded by taxpayer grants. Yet few property owners raise objections, mainly because today most don’t have the basic understanding of the right of property ownership and its vital place in preserving our […]

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