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The Education Establishment’s Success

The Education Establishment’s Success

on June 30, 2014, 7:09 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams  Many view America’s education as a failure, but in at least one important way, it’s been a success — a success in dumbing down the nation so that we fall easy prey to charlatans, hustlers and quacks. You say, “Williams, that’s insulting! Explain yourself.” OK, let’s start with a question or two. Are you for or […]

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Why SCOTUS’s Harris v. Quinn Case Has Unions Terrified

Why SCOTUS’s Harris v. Quinn Case Has Unions Terrified

on June 30, 2014, 7:07 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON — On Sunday night, the leaders of America’s public-sector labor unions will sleep fitfully, if they manage to sleep at all. The source of their anxiety — brewing now for months — is the Supreme Court’s impending decision in Harris v. Quinn, expected to be handed down Monday morning alongside Hobby Lobby, the more high-profile birth control case. In […]

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Upper West Side Tennis Courts Named for Late Author

Upper West Side Tennis Courts Named for Late Author

on June 30, 2014, 7:03 AM / in National News, News

Oscar Hijuelos, Who Won a Pulitzer Prize, Loved to Play the Game By Pia Catton  /  WSJ The red-clay tennis courts on Manhattan’s Upper West Side will be named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos, a spokesman for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation said Saturday. Hijuelos, who wrote the novel “The Mambo […]

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Supreme Court down to final two decisions today

Supreme Court down to final two decisions today

on June 30, 2014, 6:58 AM / in National News, News

After eight months of arguments and deliberation, the Supreme Court will issue its two final decisions on Monday, and both will be significant. The higher-profile decision will be about the legality of part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and the general religious rights of for-profit corporations. But the second case has the potential to fundamentally alter the right […]

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Chris Wallace Confronts Dem Congressman On Obama’s Executive Actions: ‘Is He Rewriting The Law?’ [VIDEO]

Chris Wallace Confronts Dem Congressman On Obama’s Executive Actions: ‘Is He Rewriting The Law?’ [VIDEO]

on June 30, 2014, 6:54 AM / in National News, News

Things got heated on Fox News Sunday when host Chris Wallace forcefully demanded answers on the questionable executive actions of President Obama from California Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra. In a segment that also featured Republican congressman Bob Goodlatte, Wallace discussed House Speaker John Boehner’s recent lawsuit against the Obama administration over the actions it has taken without Congressional approval. After […]

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Ex-BP executive can be charged with obstructing Congress: U.S. court

Ex-BP executive can be charged with obstructing Congress: U.S. court

on June 30, 2014, 6:50 AM / in National News, News

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court has reinstated a criminal charge of obstruction of Congress against a former BP Plc executive accused of downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Friday said a lower court judge misinterpreted the obstruction statute in dismissing the charge […]

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Even Lakeland Tennessee Has Crime, Lakeland crime report for May: A swindle, a fake $20, fights and more

Even Lakeland Tennessee Has Crime, Lakeland crime report for May: A swindle, a fake $20, fights and more

on June 30, 2014, 6:46 AM / in News, State News

According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Lakeland, Tennessee as of June 30, 2014. The ratio of number of residents in Lakeland to the number of sex offenders is 3,156 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a […]

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Government in TN Plating Up Piles of ‘Pork’: Report

on June 30, 2014, 6:38 AM / in News, State News

by Mark Todd Engler  / TNREPORT The Nashville-based Beacon Center has released its annual dissection of what it deems “the most egregious examples” of sloppy state and local government spending across Tennessee. This year’s “Pork Report” is particularly plump, said Justin Owen, the free-market think tank’s president. In fact, it’s “the fattest in our nine-year history, exposing a record $609 […]

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You Know That Election In Mississippi? It May Not Be Over

You Know That Election In Mississippi? It May Not Be Over

on June 30, 2014, 6:34 AM / in News, State News

http://bit.ly/1vcdm92 On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” State Sen. Chris McDaniel, the Republican candidate in last Tuesday’s GOP primary that fell just shy of defeating long-time incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), reacted to the outcome.McDaniel laid out his Republican credentials and questioned why some within his state’s Republican Party had gone to such lengths to for Cochran. “It […]

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Oink! 2014 Tennessee pork report documents $609M in taxpayer waste

Oink! 2014 Tennessee pork report documents $609M in taxpayer waste

on June 30, 2014, 6:31 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials wasted $609 million in taxpayer money last year, according to the 2014 Tennessee Pork Report, which a free market think tank released Wednesday. The Beacon Center of Tennessee releases the annual report every summer. Beacon President Justin Owen said this year’s report reveals the highest amount of taxpayer waste in the […]

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Southern conservative named to U.S. House leadership post

Southern conservative named to U.S. House leadership post

on June 29, 2014, 6:26 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday rounded out their new leadership team with another Southern conservative named to a senior vote-counting post, moving aside an ally of House Speaker John Boehner. Representative Steve Scalise, who last week was elected House Majority Whip, named Representative Patrick McHenry of North Carolina (his voting record) as his […]

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Madison County GOP Newsletter

Madison County GOP Newsletter

on June 28, 2014, 10:30 AM / in Announcements

MCRP Newsletter 6/27/14   Friends of John Mehr & Ed Jackson Meet the Candidates         Saturday, June 28, 2014 1:00 – 5:00 PM Jackson Fairgrounds Park    Join us for food, fellowship, and an opportunity to meet your candidates.   (chicken leg quarters, pork tenderloin & BBQ bologna)   *Donations Appreciated    The above is passed along […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday June 28th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday June 28th 2014

on June 28, 2014, 10:26 AM / in National News, News

1. Mexican military helicopter crosses border, fires on U.S. border patrol A Mexican military helicopter flew across the border and fired at U.S. border patrol agents on Thursday. Two shots were fired from the Mexican chopper, but both missed the agents.The incident occurred southwest of the Village of San Miguel in Arizona. The U.S. Border Patrol released a statement saying […]

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Attorney Mark Mayfield commits suicide in Mississippi

on June 28, 2014, 10:23 AM / in National News, News

hmmm  Vince Foster name comes to mind….. http://legalinsurrection.com/ Posted by William A. Jacobson / L. I. Implicated in video taping of Thad Cochran’s wife, but his alleged role and the legal theory never were clear. The Clarion-Ledger reports: Sources have confirmed that attorney Mark Mayfield has committed suicide. Mayfield, vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, and is one of the […]

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HSUS Campaign Returns Negative 78 Percent

HSUS Campaign Returns Negative 78 Percent

on June 28, 2014, 10:18 AM / in National News, News

The Humane Society of the United States has gotten poor marks from  charity watchdogs for its use of donor money, and one recent telemarketing campaign shows why. In a final accounting filed by HSUS telemarketing firm Donor Care Center, a fundraising campaign that raised over $200,000 from people who thought they were helping animals had a net return of negative 78 percent over the […]

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Want to know where Congress gets their money? Seattle teen develops heralded patch

Want to know where Congress gets their money? Seattle teen develops heralded patch

on June 28, 2014, 10:15 AM / in National News, News

SEATTLE — A Seattle teen has developed an Internet patch that allows user to hover over a politician’s name and see their biggest lobbying contributions, potentially changing the way many people think about politics and the politicians they support. Nicholas Rubin, a 16-year-old boy from Seattle, spent months developing Greenhouse, a patch for Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari that allegedly […]

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REPUBLICAN THINK TANKS – WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

REPUBLICAN THINK TANKS – WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

on June 28, 2014, 10:06 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Kelleigh Nelson has been writing on the Enemies of the Right – part 6 just recently posted out to the WGEN list. This morning I see that Charleston Voice has posted the following article by J.B. Williams from Feb. 2013. Pay attention to the infiltrators whose sole goal is to MISLEAD and distract from within.  It is what has happened […]

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For Sale: Personal Brands & Commodity Lives

For Sale: Personal Brands & Commodity Lives

on June 28, 2014, 8:51 AM / in Opinion

Editor’s Note: This is an interest piece… while the staff and I don’t agree to all the points made (these are underlined) it is sometimes difficult to disagree with the logical argument. by Frank Scott Modern marketing changes language and machinery but not its material foundation, which existed long before the industrial age. An allegedly “new” economy of information technology […]

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THE RETURN OF ARMAND HAMMER

THE RETURN OF ARMAND HAMMER

on June 28, 2014, 8:31 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Cliff Kincaid / NewsWithViews.com With a Holy War raging in the Middle East, Russian aggression and war plans against the West have fallen off the front pages. But consider this page-7 story in the June 18 Washington Post: “European countries are selling arms to Russia while condemning it over Ukraine.” Believe it or not, major U.S. “allies” are helping Russian […]

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“Memphis 100 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.” Entry List has been announced at MIR

“Memphis 100 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.” Entry List has been announced at MIR

on June 28, 2014, 8:28 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

The USAC Silver Crown Series returns to Memphis International Raceway (MIR) on Sunday after a 10-year hiatus. There will be 18 drivers, including NASCAR driver and hometown favorite Ricky Stenhouse Jr., competing for the coveted win at the .75-mile race track. USAC Silver Crown Series regulars Tracy Hines and Kody Swanson are heading into MIR tied for first-place in the […]

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