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Progressive economic policies generate disastrous results

Casting Crowns lead singer Mark Hall announces he is fighting cancer

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Back in the Dream Time, elders were honored because of their accumulated knowledge, if Pops knew a better way to…

Chicago on the Potomac

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Back in the Dream Time, elders were honored because of their accumulated knowledge, if Pops knew a better way to saddle horses that knowledge helped Junior since he saddled horses.  Today if Pops knows how to tune-up cars what good is that when cars don’t need to be tuned-up anymore?  Now the old are relegated…

Progressive economic policies generate disastrous results

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Progressive economic policies generate disastrous results. High government spending; over-regulation; higher taxes or their current equivalent, borrowing stifle business investment and economic growth; generous unemployment benefits “stimulate” more unemployment. Obama and the leftists don’t get it. The more government gets involved in the economy, the more dependent people become on government, and the weaker becomes…

Radical Islam: A political movement and religion

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To use a common challenge: “What would Jesus do?” I’m certainly not an expert on that! But I am quite sure that he would not surrender his faith, and would not try to force anyone else to adopt his, and would not stop speaking to anyone willing to hear his words. Jesus was a man…

Obamacare: The Unaffordable Care Act

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Obamacare has changed the entire dynamic of employer provided health insurance. Part time employment, dropped plans, huge, unaffordable deductibles, smaller physician networks, greater out of pocket expenditure to continue seeing physicians treating specific chronic ailments who are no longer in network (the greatly touted cure to the previous condition exclusion), etc. Unlike private employers who…

Mother Jones: “Eating Three Meals a Day is Racist”

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In one of the dumbest articles ever to see the light of day, Mother Jones has declared that eating three meals a day is “racist.” The piece, titled “Why You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner,” was written by Kiera Butler, a senior editor, and was published yesterday. How is eating food racist? Butler…

My other full time job as a stay at home dad

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A few years ago, I came to a point in my life that was going to mean a major career change for me. My beautiful wife of now 24 years asked me what I really wanted to do with my life, and I answered become a full time writer. That decision has turned into the website that…

Department of Justice legalized 100,000 illegals by executive action before Texas court injunction

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The Department of Justice admitted in a court filing that it legalized 100,000 illegals by executive action from November 20, 2014 until February 16, 2015 before a Texas federal judge blocked President Obama’s executive immigration action. The DOJ said that it started issuing three-year work permits “to approximately 100,000 individuals” who signed up for the 2012 DACA program “out…

National Transportation Safety Board may re-open investigation into 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly

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The National Transportation Safety Board may re-open the investigation into 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. From Fox News: The Des Moines Register reports that a New England man named L.J. Coon, who claims to be a retired pilot and aircraft dispatcher, petitioned the NTSB to…

Justice Department officially announces Darren Wilson will not be charged in death of Michael Brown

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On Wednesday, the Justice Department official closed its investigation of former Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The DOJ will not charge Wilson with any crimes saying in the 86 page report that his “actions do not constitute prosecutable violations.” “There is no evidence upon which prosecutors can rely…

In defense of traditional marriage

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One of the problem’s with progressive good intentions is the failure to examine the future issues caused by the proposed solution. “The New Deal” and “The Great Society” were intended to bring more good than harm. They have been terribly destructive to the African-American family and to the poor in general, and as a result…

Boston Marathon bombing trial gets under way

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Opening arguments have begun in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. From Fox News: Describing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as “a soldier in a holy war against Americans,” prosecutors made opening statements Wednesday morning in the Boston Marathon bombing trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb told the court that Tsarnaev was radicalized over a…

Obamacare catastrophe just getting started

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With passage of Obamacare, the Democrats not only fulfilled a decades-old liberal dream, but they were sure that at last, the United States could begin to unite under the humanitarian umbrella of health insurance, and ultimately healthcare, for all its citizens. This Barack Obama led group could now stand arm in arm with FDR’s 1930’s…

Supreme Court hears arguments that could affect future of Obamacare

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the King v. Burwell case, which could drastically affect the future of Obamacare. From Fox News: A key Supreme Court swing justice warned Wednesday that a case challenging billions of dollars’ worth of ObamaCare subsidies could have a huge impact on the health market. Arguments wrapped up late…

Ted Cruz unveils alternative to Obamacare

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has introduced the Health Care Choice Act, which would be be an alternative to Obamacare. The Health Care Choice Act would remove Obamacare’s costly insurance mandates and allow residents in one state the option to purchase a health insurance plan of their choice in any other state. The bill is…

Latest on Hillary Clinton and Emailgate

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Representatives for Hillary Clinton maintain that there was nothing improper or illegal with her use of a personal email account while she was serving as the Secretary of State. Was Clinton ignorant of the law? Ignorance of the law by a person who commits an offense is not an excuse for committing that offense. Or…

Department of Justice: Ferguson PD violated rights of African-Americans

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An investigation launched by the Department of Justice after the shooting death of Michael Brown has found that the Ferguson Police Department regularly violated the rights of African-Americans. From Fox News: The Ferguson Police Department routinely violated the constitutional rights of the local African-American population in the Missouri city for years, the Department of Justice…

Shreveport VA chief resigns post after year of turmoil

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By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org A top official at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center is stepping down after a year of turmoil that mirrored scandals erupting at other Veterans Administration medical centers nationwide. Patrick McGauly leaves the hospital’s chief of staff position amid allegations that hospital staff kept secret waiting lists, facing numerous Inspector…

Your identity is up for grabs

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By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org Look out, your identity is likely in the hands of a fraudster. But the question remains: Has it been used to fraudulently obtain federal student loans or other government assistance? You may never know, because government funds like a Pell Grant doesn’t show up on your credit report, said Haywood…

A poisonous hatred for Christianity

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I will admit that I should go to church more often than I do now. That is still a work in process. For many years I never went to church at all. I wasn’t an atheist, but I was pretty indifferent to religion in my younger adult years. That said, I never could understand the…

President Obama’s response to Benjamin Netanyahu’s address before Congress

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Speaking from the Oval Office with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday, President Barack Obama responded for just under 11 minutes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s address to Congress. President Obama claimed that Netanyahu any “viable alternatives” to the current nuclear deal being pursued with Iran. “Keep in mind that when we [inaudible] to…

Barack Obama is just a bad President

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I am entirely disgusted with the liberal left’s obsession with Barack Obama’s race. And in that regard, what could be more racist than liberals voting a person’s color above all else? Obama is recklessly driving us into the worst debt crisis of any President in history. Blocking his spending proposals should be bipartisan, but it…

Netanyahu right and Obama wrong: Iranian nuclear deal a very bad idea

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During his address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completely discredited any possible reason the Obama administration has for continuing to pursue the current nuclear deal with Iran. “I know that my speech has been the subject of much controversy. I deeply regret that some perceive my being…