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Our Weimar Republic

Our Weimar Republic

on February 26, 2014, 6:53 AM / in Opinion

By Bruce Walker / American Thinker The horror of National Socialism is so profound and universally acknowledged that comparing our current political and social climate with the rise of the Nazis is sometimes too often and too easily done.  The radical left four decades ago observed that Hitler called for “Law and Order,” just as conservatives were doing then.  Conservatives have noted that […]

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Bill Clinton Helps Sell Lundergan Grimes as Kentucky’s future

Bill Clinton Helps Sell Lundergan Grimes as Kentucky’s future

on February 26, 2014, 6:39 AM / in National News, News

Bill Clinton made his first appearance for Election 2014, and it was to help sell Alison Lundergan Grimes as the future senator for Kentucky. by William Bigelow / Breitbart Speaking in Louisville fundraiser, Clinton tried to paint Grimes as a spiritual heir to his self-proclaimed moderate approach of the 1990’s. Grimes, taking the hint, first told of her delivering a bouquet of […]

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Reid Tables Vote Raising Minimum Wage

Reid Tables Vote Raising Minimum Wage

on February 26, 2014, 6:35 AM / in National News, News

by William Bigelow / Breitbart On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to table legislation raising the minimum wage. The legislation was supposed to be on the table on March 6, but now it has been delayed until after the March recess of March 14-24. Reid’s action came after a Congressional Budget Office report released last week said raising the […]

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Progressive Chameleons

Progressive Chameleons

on February 26, 2014, 6:30 AM / in National News, News

The difficulty of beating an opponent who doesn’t believe in much of anything. By Jim Geraghty / National Review Online The Obama era is a particularly frustrating period for the Right, as each passing year reveals the extraordinary difficulty of beating a foe who holds few if any inviolable positions or beliefs. At a recent conference on tax and regulatory policy […]

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How the Internet Was Meant to Be

How the Internet Was Meant to Be

on February 26, 2014, 6:25 AM / in Opinion

Comcast and Netflix get together and solve their own problem. Yet another of their gods has let the net-neutrality faithful down. Netflix’s Reed Hastings routinely touted their ideal to gain leverage over downstream carriers like Comcast. Then a federal court in January invalidated Washington’s net-neut rules and he rushed out a statement of the obvious to reassure shareholders, saying in essence: Never […]

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Obama Consciously Engineering America’s Decline

Obama Consciously Engineering America’s Decline

on February 26, 2014, 6:17 AM / in Opinion

By Peter Wehner / Commentary Magazine In remarks today, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said U.S. global military dominance can “no longer be taken for granted.” He said this even as he was in the process of announcing that the Obama administration plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup. (For […]

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News Shorts: Around the World Block

News Shorts: Around the World Block

on February 26, 2014, 6:13 AM / in National News, News

Freedom of religious conscience, RFRA and the Hobby Lobby case Ilya Shapiro sorts out the issues for SCOTUSblog. “Pause and double-check what pattern you are quilting” Way back in 2000 it was noted that copyright litigation over quilt designs had gotten to be a hot area and that it was even possible for lawyers to specialize in “quilt law.” If […]

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When conservatism became a movement, it lost its soul.

When conservatism became a movement, it lost its soul.

on February 26, 2014, 5:54 AM / in Opinion

When conservatism became a movement, it lost its soul. By Alan Pell Crawford / The American Conservative It is the night of August 15, 1973. I’m at Washington’s Sheraton-Park Hotel, now the Marriott-Wardman. The occasion is the annual convention of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), formed 12 years earlier by, among others, William F. Buckley Jr. While nearly 1,000 YAFers are […]

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Calif. couple strike $10 million gold-coin bonanza

Calif. couple strike $10 million gold-coin bonanza

on February 26, 2014, 5:45 AM / in National News, News

By JOHN ROGERS LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional […]

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Greer puts release in unique perspective

Greer puts release in unique perspective

on February 25, 2014, 9:52 AM / in Football, Local News, News, Sports

By Mike Triplett / ESPN NFL METAIRIE, La. – In addition to being one of the NFL’s most underrated talents during his time with the New Orleans Saints, cornerback Jabari Greer has also stood out as one of the league’s deepest philosophers. So it should come as no surprise that Greer put his release in a beautiful perspective on Wednesday night […]

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NewsBusted 2/25/14

on February 25, 2014, 9:39 AM / in Bedtime Stories

TOPICS: — Presidents Day — President Obama — Jimmy Carter — Ray Nagin — Jimmy Fallon — Michelle Obama — Piers Morgan — Denmark Zoo Giraffe — Ellen Page Love NewsBusted and want to receive alerts about new episodes in your email? Visit http://newsbusters.org/newsbusted to sign up for free! Starring: Jodi Miller Production: Dialog New Media Feeling generous? Text ‘NewsBusters’ […]

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Updated: APD Police Chief Art Acevedo apologizes for comments regarding jogger arrest

Updated: APD Police Chief Art Acevedo apologizes for comments regarding jogger arrest

on February 25, 2014, 9:30 AM / in National News, News

By Julia Brouillette / The Daily Texan Updated (8:35 p.m. Saturday): Austin police chief Art Acevedo apologized for a comment he made during a press conference regarding the arrest of Amanda Jo Stephen, who was arrested Thursday after crossing the intersection of 24th and San Antonio streets. In the press conference Friday, Acevedo said the public had overreacted to the incident. “In other cities there’s […]

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The American Police State in One Photo

The American Police State in One Photo

on February 25, 2014, 9:26 AM / in National News, News

Pakalert.com This picture is just another street in Anytown, U.S.A. While it isn’t openly violent — it doesn’t, say, depict cops beating a man to death, as in the case of Kelly Thomas, the schizophrenic homeless man who begged for his father as cops continued to beat on him until he died without any repercussions — it does depict something […]

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Memphis International Raceway – Race Results

Memphis International Raceway – Race Results

on February 25, 2014, 9:08 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

First Race of the 2014 Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams Millington, TN (February 24, 2014)  The sound of engines filled the air on the opening day of the Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams with over 100 entries on the day among four classes and not to mention test cars adding to the full day of […]

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Tennessee: Committee Will Consider Continuation of Commercial Dog Breeder Law

on February 25, 2014, 8:58 AM / in Announcements, News, State News

Tennessee Senate Bill  2468 , which would delete a provision that terminates the Commercial Breeder Act, has been placed on the calendar of the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee for February 26, 2014 . If SB 2468 is enacted, the Tennessee state Commercial Breeder Act will remain in full effect rather than terminating on June 30, 2014 . […]

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The Coming Collapse of the Welfare State

The Coming Collapse of the Welfare State

on February 25, 2014, 8:26 AM / in National News, News

by Daniel Greenfield / FrontPage Mag In 1935, the year that FDR signed the Social Security Act into law, the birth rate was 18.7 per 1,000. In 1940, when the first monthly check was issued, it had gone up to 19.4. By 1954, when Disability had been added, the birth rate at the heart of the Baby Boom stood at 25.3. […]

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Ohio National Guard Drill Cast Gun-rights Activists as Terrorists

Ohio National Guard Drill Cast Gun-rights Activists as Terrorists

on February 25, 2014, 8:14 AM / in National News, News

The Ohio National Guard is under heavy fire after newly released documents offered more insight into a controversial training exercise conducted last year that featured gun-rights activists as supposed terrorists. Despite the public outrage, officials behind the drill scenario, which imagined “anti-government” Second Amendment supporters as murderous terrorists using weapons of mass destruction at a school, have not apologized. The […]

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Quick Bites From Around Washington

Quick Bites From Around Washington

on February 25, 2014, 8:12 AM / in National News, News

From the Courts: While Justice Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote in the Supreme Court, appeared skeptical of an Environmental Protection Agency rule aimed at greenhouse gas emissions from industry sources, predicting which way the court will rule remains tricky at best. Kennedy said he “couldn’t find a single precedent that supports [EPA’s] position” by including greenhouse gases to be regulated […]

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More on the Issue of Defense

More on the Issue of Defense

on February 25, 2014, 7:48 AM / in National News, News

Lawmakers fired off statements criticizing the changes to military compensation and proposed program cuts. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) urged the Pentagon to wait until a commission appointed to review pay and compensation comes out with its recommendations in February 2015. “We know that the all volunteer force is a finely tuned instrument. That is why the […]

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The Defense Budget Cut Proposals

The Defense Budget Cut Proposals

on February 25, 2014, 7:43 AM / in National News, News

The Pentagon is facing a looming fight against veterans groups and lawmakers in its 2015 defense budget preview released Monday. The proposal would reduce benefits for active-duty personnel, reduce the Army’s size to a pre-World War II level and close excess military bases — all things that have faced stiff resistance by Congress and veterans. Troops would see a 1 percent […]

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