Archive for March 21st, 2019

Does Tennessee need a 2nd permitting system?

on March 21, 2019, 8:39 AM / in Opinion, State News

Quite simply, no. What it needs are promises kept. There is a bill by Sen. John Stevens and Rep. Andy Holt (SB705 and HB1264) which was filed to create a second type of civilian handgun permit in Tennessee.  This proposed new permit is a “concealed only” permit.  The existing permit, which will continue to exist, does not have a concealment […]

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Trump to name former Delta pilot to lead FAA

Trump to name former Delta pilot to lead FAA

on March 21, 2019, 8:35 AM / in National News

President Trump plans to nominate former airline pilot Steve Dickson to lead the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House said Tuesday. The FAA has been run by an acting administrator, Dan Elwell, for more than a year since the departure of Obama administration appointee Michael Huerta at the end of his five-year term in January 2018. Dickson’s nomination comes as […]

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Opportune Moment; Days of Mourning; New Mexico Miracle; Equality Act, Culture Shaper

on March 21, 2019, 8:21 AM / in Religion

Dr. Kenyn Cureton (bio), Vice-President for Church Ministries, leads “Watchmen on the Wall,” FRC’s national ministry to and with pastors and churches. A pastor for 20 years and New Testament scholar, Dr. Cureton’s love is to study, preach, and teach American history from the perspective of Divine Providence. This from the devotional he authored, Lost Episodes in American History: In […]

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Missouri’s senate just passed a bill nullifying all federal gun laws

on March 21, 2019, 8:20 AM / in State News

Missouri state Senate passed a law banning all past present and future federal gun laws and federal agents from enforcing them. From thesentinel.net Missouri may have just made the most monumental step towards freedom and individual liberty since the signing of the Bill of Rights. In an upcoming vote by Missouri’s state senate, the state is expected to pass a bill […]

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5 Words Conservatives Should Never Use, Starting With Conservative

5 Words Conservatives Should Never Use, Starting With Conservative

on March 21, 2019, 8:02 AM / in Opinion

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times Words are weapons. In the “culture war,” words are the most powerful weapon. Control of words is how revolutionaries get us to think a certain way—the way they wish us to think. Early 20th-century Italian Communist Party leader and leading “cultural warrior” Antonio Gramsci put it this way: “Ideas and opinions are not spontaneously ‘born’ […]

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TennCare block grant proposal advances in state House, despite opposition for 30 organizations

on March 21, 2019, 7:56 AM / in State News

One day after 30 organizations signed onto a letter expressing opposition to a GOP-led proposal to pursue Medicaid funding through a block grant, a House finance committee quickly approved the measure. With a voice vote, the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Wednesday approved HB 1280, which would require Gov. Bill Lee’s administration to meet with federal officials to formally request a […]

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Tennessee Democratic chair apologizes for calling state racist

Tennessee Democratic chair apologizes for calling state racist

on March 21, 2019, 7:45 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini has apologized for calling the state racist recently while promoting less conventional candidates. The Tennessean reports Mancini said she used the wrong words during a recent tour of local county Democratic parties. Mancini’s comment came while she was saying the state party should continue to promote minority, millennial and LGBTQ candidates. In […]

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High Court Blocks Google Settlement on Standing Issue

High Court Blocks Google Settlement on Standing Issue

on March 21, 2019, 7:40 AM / in National News

By ALEXANDRA JONES WASHINGTON (CN) – A privacy class action that Google settled for $8.5 million faced a Supreme Court clamp-down Wednesday, with the justices ruling 8-1 that there are too many questions about standing to move forward. Google established the fund in 2015 to resolve claims that it allowed third-party websites to access users’ search terms without permission. Search terms are […]

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The SPLC’s Scandalous History on Race

on March 21, 2019, 7:35 AM / in National News

BY TYLER O’NEIL |  PJ Media Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights watchdog that has devolved into a far-left smear factory, fired its co-founder, Morris Dees, and announced a workplace culture investigation. This drastic action highlighted the organization’s scandalous history on race. Despite its fervent battle for civil rights, the SPLC has long been criticized for […]

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Straight Out of a Seinfeld Episode?

on March 21, 2019, 7:23 AM / in National News

Which do you think is more stupid…. to buy something valueless or pay $1.5 million for a car. A company is suing actor Jerry Seinfeld claiming it bought the comedian’s 1958 Porsche only to discover it was a fake. According to news reports, Fica Frio Limited paid $1.54 million for the vintage car that was allegedly owned by Seinfeld, now […]

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Some Lawsuits Just Stink

on March 21, 2019, 7:17 AM / in National News

A railroad company has filed a lawsuit defending its right to terminate an employee who admitted that during a train stop he defecated on a knuckle that joins a locomotive and box car. According to news reports, Union Pacific terminated the engineer for his actions, which also included throwing a feces-covered tissue out the window of the locomotive, informing his […]

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Cradle Act would allow parents to use Social Security benefits towards paid parental leave

Cradle Act would allow parents to use Social Security benefits towards paid parental leave

on March 21, 2019, 7:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Bethany Blankley | Watchdog.org Republican U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Mike Lee of Utah introduced the Child Rearing and Development Leave Empowerment (CRADLE) Act that seeks to allow new parents to access their Social Security benefits to partially fund paid time off for maternity and paternity leave. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, introduced a similar measure, “Economic Security […]

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Supreme Court OKs asbestos suits against non-asbestos manufacturers

on March 21, 2019, 6:51 AM / in National News

By Walter Olson Tuesday’s 6-3 decision in Air & Liquid Systems v. DeVries took an expansive view of asbestos liability in the maritime context. I discuss at Cato at Liberty: …By requiring makers of components to pay for damages they did not cause in the name of warnings that the U.S. Navy almost certainly would not have heeded, the Court yields to an […]

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Does European data privacy regulation help entrench U.S. tech firms?

on March 21, 2019, 6:50 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), along with similarly heavy-handed regimes such as California’s Consumer Privacy Act, entrenches established platforms that have the resources to meet their onerous compliance requirements. Since the GDPR’s implementation in May, the rank and market share of small- and medium-sized ad tech companies has declined by 18 to 32 percent in the EU, while […]

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America’s Generals Have Learned Nothing From Our Failed Wars

America’s Generals Have Learned Nothing From Our Failed Wars

on March 21, 2019, 6:46 AM / in Opinion

Authored by William Astore via TomDispatch.com, The senior officials responsible for our military failures are guiding us to more of the same. “Veni, Vidi, Vici,” boasted Julius Caesar, one of history’s great military captains. “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed that famed saying when summing up the Obama administration’s military intervention in Libya in 2011 […]

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California Suit Claims Dues Can’t Be Deducted Until Workers Are Advised of The Rights They’re Waiving

California Suit Claims Dues Can’t Be Deducted Until Workers Are Advised of The Rights They’re Waiving

on March 21, 2019, 6:40 AM / in State News

By Bob Wickers  |  Freedom Foundation Public-sector unions around the country have spent the past eight months trying desperately to undo the U.S. Supreme Court’s handiwork in Janus v. AFSCME. But it’s one of the dirty tricks they pulled before the ruling was even issued that prompted a lawsuit by the Freedom Foundation this week in California. Like every state and […]

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Democrats Can’t Win Without Gaming the Constitution

Democrats Can’t Win Without Gaming the Constitution

on March 21, 2019, 6:35 AM / in History, Opinion

By Rush Limbaugh Donald Trump says that the Democrats are getting very strange. You see what Trump tweeted last night? “Democrats are getting very strange. They now want to change the voting age to 16. They want to abolish the Electoral College and increase significantly the number of Supreme Court justices. Actually, you’ve got to win at the ballot box.” […]

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The unkillable officer

The unkillable officer

on March 21, 2019, 6:27 AM / in History

Special Thanks to Beyond the Band of Brothers historical tours Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart (1880-1963) was born into an aristocratic Belgian family, with rumors whispered about him being the illegitimate son of King Leopold II of Belgium. When the Second Boer War broke out between the British Empire and Dutch South African settlers in 1899, de Wiart abandoned his […]

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Virginia school under fire after activist reads trans book to kindergarten kids

Virginia school under fire after activist reads trans book to kindergarten kids

on March 21, 2019, 6:20 AM / in Opinion, State News

(LifeSiteNews) — A Virginia elementary school that allowed a transgender activist to read kindergarten students a book about transgenderism last month did not give parents the option to opt out of having their children present, according to reports, despite claims to the contrary. Transgender activist Sarah McBride of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) read “I Am Jazz,” a book about a boy who […]

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The $1.5 Trillion US Student Loan Debt Scam: Schools Get All of the Benefits and Avoid All of the Risk

The $1.5 Trillion US Student Loan Debt Scam: Schools Get All of the Benefits and Avoid All of the Risk

on March 21, 2019, 6:14 AM / in National News

US student loan debt stands at $1.5 trillion and cannot be erased through bankruptcy. The youth of America are captives to colleges and universities that hold a monopoly over credentials. A hundred schools have endowments worth over a billion dollars, and are essentially hedge funds that are attached to schools. The money from increased tuition has been spent on beautifying […]

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