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When Black Lives Don’t Matter

When Black Lives Don’t Matter

on December 4, 2014, 7:04 AM / in Opinion

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century. The slogan of the wave of Ferguson protests is “Black Lives Matter.” But progressives are far more interested in toting around the corpse of Michael Brown […]

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America’s Recessional: President Obama’s Legacy

America’s Recessional: President Obama’s Legacy

on December 4, 2014, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison  /  American Thinker Candidate Barack Obama went to Berlin in 2008. He addressed an adoring crowd of tens of thousands there and told these Europeans he was “a citizen of the world.” It was an almost unprecedented event. Dwight Eisenhower was the first presidential candidate to make a foreign trip a key part of […]

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Around the Block with Frank December 4th edition

Around the Block with Frank December 4th edition

on December 4, 2014, 5:30 AM / in National News

The latest in wonk world via me: “House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is entering talks on reauthorizing a federal program providing an insurance backstop in the case of a terrorist attack [TRIA]. McCarthy met with House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who have been unable to work out a deal. “TRIA will expire at […]

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IT’S NOT OVER

IT’S NOT OVER

on December 4, 2014, 5:30 AM / in Opinion

That America is spiraling on a collision course with calamity seems certain. We seem to be ignoring virtually all of the lessons of history, and, well, you know what one fellow said about the folly of doing that. I join the consensus of patriots and freedom-lovers throughout the country who believe America’s future is filled with all sorts of stormy […]

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A different insight

A different insight

on December 4, 2014, 5:30 AM / in National News

Courtesy of our fellow Liberty Alliance member, Kevin Jackson of the Black Sphere, a young black man provides more reason and intelligence in 4 minutes on the subject of race in this country than we’ve heard from Eric Holder, Barack Obama and Al Sharpton in 6 years combined. I hope you’ll share this one.

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Tax Extenders Update; Heavy Wind Conditions

Tax Extenders Update; Heavy Wind Conditions

on December 4, 2014, 5:30 AM / in National News

The House voted to pass a one-year renewal of more than 50 tax breaks that expired in 2013, and the hot button one for the energy world is the extension of credits for the wind industry. Oil and gas groups called the extension a vote in favor of the president’s climate agenda, but the wind industry, and greens argue that […]

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A War over Words

A War over Words

on December 4, 2014, 5:30 AM / in Opinion

By Mike Konrad  /  American Thinker A sort of totalitarian vocabulary police preclude rational discussion on the Mideast. One expects such Orwellian vocabulary police to prowl the salons of the Left, but sadly the Right has now adopted the practice. Of course, the greatest newspeak wordcrime is “the West Bank,” an ahistorical word felony. The area has been called Judea […]

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Mitch McConnell already running the show for the GOP

Mitch McConnell already running the show for the GOP

on December 3, 2014, 8:54 AM / in National News

Sen. Mitch McConnell won’t become majority leader until next month, but he’s already acting the part. The Kentucky Republican, who will visit President Obama Wednesday at the White House, has taken the lead on a variety of thorny issues, spelled out his agenda for the next Congress and is working to protect the Senate GOP majority in 2016. McConnell on […]

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Pot-Positive Traffic Fatalities Up 100% in Colorado

Pot-Positive Traffic Fatalities Up 100% in Colorado

on December 3, 2014, 8:50 AM / in National News

At first blush, it may appear that the fight to thwart marijuana legalization is a lost cause. Pot pushers want you to believe that legalization is inevitable. They point to legalization successes this November in Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia. But Big Pot lost in Florida, and five cities in pot-crazy Colorado outlawed the sale of marijuana, including […]

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Dog fighting on the rise in Memphis

Dog fighting on the rise in Memphis

on December 3, 2014, 8:45 AM / in State News

When members of North Mississippi Great Dane Rescue stepped in and rescued a Great Dane named Claire, who was left for dead in the streets of southeast Memphis this past summer, she had suffered horrific laceration wounds and broken teeth. Trista Perkins, director of North Mississippi Great Dane Rescue, said that Claire wasn’t quite out of the woods yet. “She […]

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Humane Society heels, withdraws interest in operating new animal shelter

Humane Society heels, withdraws interest in operating new animal shelter

on December 3, 2014, 8:40 AM / in State News

After expressing interest in overseeing the operation of the new Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter, a local animal advocacy group announced it will defer that role to the city, county and existing shelter staff. On Tuesday evening during a meeting of the joint city/county Animal Control Board, Humane Society of Washington County vice president Jim Reel told members his organization […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday December 2nd Edition

10 things you need to know today about yesterday December 2nd Edition

on December 3, 2014, 8:05 AM / in National News

1. Obama to nominate former Pentagon official Ashton Carter to replace Hagel President Barack Obama has picked Ashton Carter, a former high-ranking Pentagon official, to replace Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, Obama administration officials said Tuesday. Hagel got the job over Carter in 2013, and later in the year Carter left due to a rift between the two. This time […]

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Electricity fully restored in Detroit after outage

Electricity fully restored in Detroit after outage

on December 3, 2014, 8:00 AM / in National News

DETROIT — Detroit officials fully restored power to downtown government buildings, schools, a hospital, traffic lights and police and fire halls Tuesday after a major cable failure caused parts of the city to go dark for up to seven hours. All customers of the municipal power system affected by the outage had their power back, the city announced at 5:15 […]

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GOP hoists ax over green tax break

GOP hoists ax over green tax break

on December 3, 2014, 7:52 AM / in National News

A subsidy that benefits the wind energy industry is likely to be renewed by the House on Wednesday, but it will be on the chopping block in the next Congress. The House is due to vote on a year-long extension of expiring or lapsed tax credits, known as extenders. The most expensive is a credit for electricity generated from renewable […]

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Enough With The Ferguson Pandering

Enough With The Ferguson Pandering

on December 2, 2014, 9:01 AM / in Opinion

In all the media coverage of the riots in Ferguson, an annoying false premise has been allowed to stand as though it were an unquestionable truth. Talking heads on the left and right are saying while rioting is not the way, there is a need for change in America. What the heck change are they talking about? By embracing the […]

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Understanding Modern American Media & Democrat Power in Light of Ferguson: The Truth Is What They Say It Is

Understanding Modern American Media & Democrat Power in Light of Ferguson: The Truth Is What They Say It Is

on December 2, 2014, 8:43 AM / in Opinion

By Rush Limbaugh The situation in Ferguson, Missouri, is, I think, a great illustration of exactly where we are in this country in our politics on practically everything.  Over the weekend I did a lot of thinking about where we are and the struggles that we have, the arguments that we have, the ability we have to try to turn […]

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Supreme Court raps in its own way in Facebook case

Supreme Court raps in its own way in Facebook case

on December 2, 2014, 8:26 AM / in National News

By Scott Bomboy The nation’s highest court tackled a big free speech issue on Monday, as nine Supreme Court Justices quoted Eminem, cited 19th century law, and engaged in legal talk that only acute court watchers could probably appreciate. The Court released a full written transcript of Elonis vs. United States on Monday afternoon, a few hours after the Justices […]

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Obama proposes $263 million plan that will put body-worn cameras on police officers and reviews police ‘militarization’ as he meets Al Sharpton at the White House

Obama proposes $263 million plan that will put body-worn cameras on police officers and reviews police ‘militarization’ as he meets Al Sharpton at the White House

on December 2, 2014, 8:22 AM / in National News

Slain 18-year-old Michael Brown’s parents have demanded the use of more body-cams by police forces to document violent encounters with suspects President met with ‘young … civil rights leaders’ and law enforcement officials after he holds a cabinet meeting about the Ferguson unrest Civil rights meeting focused on challenges posed by ‘mistrust between law enforcement and communities of color’ Speculation […]

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The war on America

The war on America

on December 2, 2014, 8:14 AM / in Opinion

By Rusty Humphries  /  Washington Times It’s a steady drumbeat in the news today: War on Women, War on Blacks, War on Terror, War on Science, War on Cancer, War on Gays, War on Poverty, War on Drugs, War on Minorities, War on Christmas, War on Want, etc. … Both sides of the isle throw around the word “war” so […]

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Can Racial Discrimination Explain Much?

Can Racial Discrimination Explain Much?

on December 2, 2014, 7:53 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams In the medical profession, there is the admonition primum non nocere, the Latin expression for “first, do no harm.” In order not to do harm, at the minimum, requires accurate diagnostics. Suppose a patient presents with abdominal pains, and the physician diagnoses it as caused by the patient’s ingrown toenails. If that isn’t the cause, the […]

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