Archive for August 10th, 2018

Tax Reduction and Simplification — How to Defeat the Demos

Tax Reduction and Simplification — How to Defeat the Demos

on August 10, 2018, 9:07 AM / in History, Opinion

“You can’t be for big government, big taxes and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy.” —Ronald Reagan “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” —John Marshall (1819) The regulatory cuts ordered by President Donald Trump are already saving consumers billions of […]

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Truman Nature

Truman Nature

on August 10, 2018, 8:47 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, August 10, 2017. Sixty-eight years ago today, President Truman signed the National Security Act Amendments of 1949, the law formally creating the Department of Defense and requiring the military service secretaries to report to an overall chief. In a minimalist signing statement released by the White House, Truman groused about “new and cumbersome restrictions” imposed by […]

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The Saudi-Canada Clash: A Values War

on August 10, 2018, 7:51 AM / in Opinion

Is it any of Canada’s business whether Saudi women have the right to drive? Well, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland just made it her business. Repeatedly denouncing Riyadh’s arrest of women’s rights advocate Samar Badawi, Freeland has driven the two countries close to a break in diplomatic relations. “Reprehensible” said Riyadh of Freeland’s tweeted attack. Canada is “engaged in blatant interference […]

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Nine Republican and four Democratic state legislative incumbents ousted by primary challengers in the last week

on August 10, 2018, 7:49 AM / in State News

The rate of incumbents being defeated in state legislative primaries at this point in the primary cycle is higher than 2010-2016. After state legislative primaries in the past week (Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington on August 7, and Tennessee’s August 2 primaries) 99 state legislative incumbents have been defeated in primary elections in 2018. From 2010 to 2016, an average […]

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Manafort trial judge concedes mistake in criticism of Mueller prosecutors

Manafort trial judge concedes mistake in criticism of Mueller prosecutors

on August 10, 2018, 7:28 AM / in National News

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, who has repeatedly berated prosecutors in Paul Manafort’s trial, on Thursday backed down from one such incident after one of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s deputies filed a motion complaining that Ellis had unfairly scolded them, potentially giving the jury the false impression that prosecutors had acted improperly. “This prejudice should be cured,” prosecutor Andrew […]

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Judge threatens to hold Sessions in contempt

on August 10, 2018, 7:22 AM / in National News

A federal judge on Thursday threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of court after the Justice Department tried to deport a mother and daughter in the middle of their appeal. “This is pretty outrageous,” U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan said after learning of the removal. “That someone seeking justice in U.S. court is spirited away while […]

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Kobach recuses himself from Kansas vote count as his lead narrows

on August 10, 2018, 7:15 AM / in State News

Kansas’ too-close-to-call Republican primary for governor got even tighter on Thursday, with Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s 191-vote lead over incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer shrinking to 121 out of 311,000 ballots cast. The tally was adjusted as two counties reported that their counts differed from what Kobach’s office put on its website. Colyer said some clerks had received incorrect information […]

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Top Hat

Top Hat

on August 10, 2018, 6:44 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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Tennessee executes child killer

on August 10, 2018, 6:39 AM / in State News

By JONATHAN MATTISE  |  The Associated Press NASHVILLE — Tennessee carried out the execution Thursday of a man condemned for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, marking the first time the state has applied the death penalty since 2009. Inmate Billy Ray Irick, 59, received a three-drug injection at a maximum-security prison in Nashville and was pronounced […]

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August 10th in History

August 10th in History

on August 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The term ‘the 10th of August’ is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the […]

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Jimmy

on August 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People, Religion

Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: “How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?” The surgeon said, “I’m sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn’t make it.” Sally said, “Why do little children get cancer? Doesn’t […]

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Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fell and Inflation Ticked Down, Suggesting Strong U.S. Economy Unfazed by Trade War

Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Fell and Inflation Ticked Down, Suggesting Strong U.S. Economy Unfazed by Trade War

on August 10, 2018, 5:55 AM / in National News

By John Carney  |  Breitbart News Applications for new unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week and producer prices fell, indicating that the strong U.S. economy is standing up quite well amid global trade disputes. Initial jobless claims fell declined by 6,000 a seasonally adjusted 213,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected the rate to rise to 220,000. The four-week moving […]

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