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America’s Suicide Note

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Anyone who’s lived a while has had friends and relatives die, and knows the grief that can overwhelm the survivors. It’s further compounded when the death is a suicide. At such times, you can’t help thinking about what you might have said or done that could have prevented it. That’s how I now feel about [...]

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Mike Pence prepares to cave

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Stick a fork in Mike Pence’s hopes of running for president. He’s done. Having done the right thing by protecting the religious freedom of the people of Indiana, he’s now negotiating a surrender.  What is more troubling is that he seems to be trying to have it both ways. This morning he said: Gov. Mike [...]

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Video: Rape Survivor Goes Off on Lawmakers over Anti-Gun Law

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Excellent. And she was wise to put a human face on this. That is, after all, what this is about: humans. Human rights. The right of a human being to defend himself or herself. And just a note, we all do it, but we have to get away from using language that implies that the [...]

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The Free Market is Only for People Who Have Self-Worth

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I’ve been watching over this controversy over the Indiana RFRA with no small amount of genuine amazement. I legitimately cannot relate to the arguments that the opponents of the law are making. The reasons for that are simple: I believe that I have inherent worth and that my spending dollars, earned with my labor, should [...]

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All Rights Are Equal (But Some Are More Equal Than Others)

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Animal Farm remains one of my all time favorite books. It’s a satire of Communist Russia AND it’s got farm animals, so I can read it to my three-year-old and she likes it. The indoctrination has to start early, after all. Now, I know it’s a reference that’s been made on this Front Page before [...]

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Children Today Are Being Taught There Is No Fixed Morality

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A dear old friend, one with whom I share an interest in philosophy, hipped me to to this article in the New York Times (of all places): What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or [...]

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Gov. Ducey fearing AZ Ferguson throws police under bus

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Fear of mob rule causes governor to veto protective measure Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation Monday aimed at protecting police officers and their families from harassment or worse. Senate Bill 1445, was a reasonable piece of legislation designed to delay law enforcement agencies from releasing the names of officers involved in serious or fatal [...]

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So What If We All Carried Ourselves More Like Ted Kennedy?

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People Who Carry Themselves Like Senator Edward kennedy Allahpundit over at Hot Air noticed that our President is perhaps in a mood to play the comedic straight-man and improve our nation’s mood. Yesterday he presided over the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate.* He asked a magical question. “What if [...]

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It’s time for Tim Cook and Apple to stand up for homosexual rights in China

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Tim Cook has become a vocal activist in recent years, taking his role in charge of Apple and using to promote his personal point of view on issues. He’s using that role to attack the state of Indiana for a political decision he disagreed with. However Indiana (population 6.5 million) is small potatoes. The fact [...]

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How Will a Change in Democrat Leadership Impact the U.S. Senate?

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http://www.coffeeandmarkets.com/CoffeeandMarkets033115.mp3 Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Melissa Quinn to discuss Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Harry ReidSenate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard10%‘s retirement, the likely accent of Chuck Schumer to Minority Leader and what a change in leadership will mean for Democrats [...]

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