Archive for August 16th, 2018

From Uncivil Discourse to Civil War?

From Uncivil Discourse to Civil War?

on August 16, 2018, 2:02 PM / in Opinion

Historic socialist assaults on Liberty were not as organized and targeted, nor did they have the tacit approval of a major political party. The Democrat Party’s fastest growing identity-politics constituency has, for the last decade, been coalescing around a theme that is both animating and destructive: Hate. The current chorus of contemptible rhetoric comes from leftist Demo antagonists, their Leftmedia propagandists whose ad revenues depend […]

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Colorado Civil Rights Commission Comes After Christian Baker AGAIN — This Time For Not Baking A Cake Celebrating Transgender Transition

Colorado Civil Rights Commission Comes After Christian Baker AGAIN — This Time For Not Baking A Cake Celebrating Transgender Transition

on August 16, 2018, 8:53 AM / in National News, State News

By BEN SHAPIRO  |   The Daily Wire On Tuesday, according to The Daily Caller, Christian baker Jack Phillips — who was recently handed a victory at the Supreme Court after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission discriminated against him on the basis of religion by fining him for not baking a same-sex wedding cake — filed a new lawsuit against the Civil […]

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Done With Conservative Democrats

Done With Conservative Democrats

on August 16, 2018, 8:51 AM / in Opinion

What did Congressman Larry McDonald (shown) have in common with writers John T. Flynn and Albert J. Nock? For one thing, all three were prominent 20th-century opponents of Big Government. John T. Flynn’s As We Go Marching and Albert J. Nock’s Our Enemy, the State were two of the last century’s most important critiques of government power, while the Americanist conservative Georgia congressman was, […]

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CAGW’s 2018 Taxpayer Priorities Survey

CAGW’s 2018 Taxpayer Priorities Survey

on August 16, 2018, 8:20 AM / in Announcements

We want to encourage you to take a moment now to participate in CAGW’s 2018 Taxpayer Priorities Survey. In just a few short weeks, Congress will take up the 12 spending bills to fund government operations in fiscal year 2019 in earnest. When they do, your elected officials need to know that concerned taxpayers like you want them to make […]

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One Evil Human

on August 16, 2018, 8:07 AM / in Opinion

Steve Kroft (born August 22, 1945) is an American journalist and a longtime correspondent for “60 Minutes”.  His investigative reporting has garnered him much acclaim, including three Peabody Awards and nine Emmy awards, one of which was an Emmy for Lifetime Achievement.  You can understand what is happening to our America after reading this.  May God have mercy upon our […]

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Now Here is a Stretch: Chelsea Clinton: Roe v. Wade freed women to add $3.5 trillion to U.S. economy

on August 16, 2018, 7:41 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Calvin Freiburger NEW YORK CITY, (LifeSiteNews) – Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton offered an unconventional defense of Roe v. Wade over the weekend, during an event dedicated to supporting the 1973 Supreme Court decision that forced every state to allow abortion-on-demand. CNS News reports that during her remarks Saturday, Clinton claimed even people unconcerned about preserving legal abortion on “equal rights and dignity” grounds […]

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Taking High to a Different Level: Corona beer maker invests big in Canada’s top cannabis producer

Taking High to a Different Level: Corona beer maker invests big in Canada’s top cannabis producer

on August 16, 2018, 7:22 AM / in International News

Corona beer maker Constellation Brands announced Wednesday that it would infuse another $4 billion into Canada’s top cannabis producer, Canopy Growth. The move marks the biggest investment in the pot industry, which is seeing booming demand. Constellation invested nearly $200 million in Canopy last year in a partnership to make a non-alcoholic cannabis-based beverage, making it one of the first […]

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Latest school suicide bombing kills dozens in Afghanistan

Latest school suicide bombing kills dozens in Afghanistan

on August 16, 2018, 7:18 AM / in International News

A suicide bombing against a group of teenagers studying for university exams in Kabul killed at least 34 people, most of them in an English class. No group immediately claimed responsibility, although the Taliban denied involvement. The bombing was the latest in a series of attacks by militant groups on schools and other soft targets. More than 1,000 schools across […]

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South Korean president proposes more economic collaboration with North

on August 16, 2018, 7:14 AM / in International News

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday proposed expanding economic cooperation with North Korea, including joint economic zones along the heavily fortified border. Moon also suggested a linked rail network. The pitch was seen as an effort to ease tensions and encourage Pyongyang to take concrete steps toward denuclearization, a goal North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed to in […]

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Jury starts deliberation in Manafort trial

Jury starts deliberation in Manafort trial

on August 16, 2018, 7:12 AM / in State News

The jury in Paul Manafort’s federal trial will start deliberations on Thursday after hearing closing arguments from both sides on Wednesday. President Trump’s former campaign chairman is facing 18 charges of tax evasion, money laundering, and bank fraud. Prosecutor Greg Andres says Manafort “lied to keep more money when he had it, and he lied to get more money when […]

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Trump revokes ex-CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance

on August 16, 2018, 7:09 AM / in National News

President Trump is revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday. Brennan has criticized Trump, saying it was “nothing short of treasonous” for Trump to appear to side with Russian President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies on the question of Russian election meddling. Sanders said Brennan had lied, and “leveraged […]

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Bill Schuette selects Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate

Bill Schuette selects Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate

on August 16, 2018, 7:03 AM / in State News

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (R), the Republican nominee for governor, announced Wednesday that he had selected former state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R) to serve as his running mate. Lyons represented state house district 86, located just east of Grand Rapids, from the 2010 election until term limits prevented her from seeking re-election in 2016. During her time in […]

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Seattle City Council expands its bike-sharing program?

Seattle City Council expands its bike-sharing program?

on August 16, 2018, 7:00 AM / in State News

The number of bike-share programs worldwide has doubled since 2014. But not all cities are moving in that direction. Some cities and municipalities are ending their bike-sharing programs (Baltimore and Camden, New Jersey, among others). Meanwhile, companies like Ofo are pulling out of major urban areas like Washington, D.C., and Seattle. Seattle is making an effort to attract other companies in […]

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Democrats unite around a platform of opposing Trump: You think that will work?

Democrats unite around a platform of opposing Trump: You think that will work?

on August 16, 2018, 6:55 AM / in National News

by Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger Democrats are betting that liberal anger at President Trump will be enough to carry them to victory in the 2018 midterm elections after a prolonged debate about whether the party needs to instead run on a unified set of principles and proposed policy solutions. The primary elections have revealed that Democrats disagree on “Medicare […]

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Cruise the Caribbean?

Cruise the Caribbean?

on August 16, 2018, 6:34 AM / in International News

By John Farnam Due to political instability in rapidly-disintegrating Venezuela, as well as in Haiti and Nicaragua, the northern coast of South America, and the entire Caribbean are becoming increasingly dangerous places to travel. I’ve previously editorialized that it is only a matter of time before heavily-armed, modern-day Caribbean pirates move from targeting private yachts and local vessels (and their […]

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National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Statement on Shopify Blocking Gun Commerce

National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Statement on Shopify Blocking Gun Commerce

on August 16, 2018, 6:29 AM / in National News

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation is aware and monitoring the recent policy changes by Shopify. This policy update is misinformed and doesn’t contribute to increasing public safety. Instead, it limits customer choice and alienates law-abiding gun owners. “Today’s gun owners can trust NSSF-member retailers, who offer online services, to provide them with the respect, dignity, and service they […]

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Ellison Career endangered  After 911 Call Comes Out From 2nd ‘Abused’ Woman

Ellison Career endangered After 911 Call Comes Out From 2nd ‘Abused’ Woman

on August 16, 2018, 6:22 AM / in National News

Sourced from Fox News: Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison scored a victory Tuesday night in the Minnesota primary race for the state’s attorney general days after domestic abuse accusations against him surfaced. Ellison, who serves as the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and is the first Muslim elected to Congress, was accused over the weekend of emotional and physical abuse […]

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Quote For Today

on August 16, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Personally, I like space. The higher you go, the smaller the Federal Government looks.” Ronald Reagan

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Wisdom For Witnessing

Wisdom For Witnessing

on August 16, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” John 4:9 We can learn a lot about effective witnessing by examining our Lord’s encounter with the woman at the well (John 4:5-26). He broke all social protocol by talking to this Samaritan woman. And asking her […]

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August 16th in History

August 16th in History

on August 16, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Bennington Battle Day (Vermont, United States) Children’s Day (Paraguay) Christian feast day: Diomedes of Tarsus Roch Simplician Stephen I of Hungary Translation of the Acheiropoietos icon from Edessa to Constantinople. (Eastern Orthodox Church) August 16 (Eastern […]

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