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Rep. Gosar Questions Administration on Immigration Enforcement Changes

Posted by on | August 30, 2014 | No Comments

 “The Obama Administration has once again taken executive action to undermine our system of laws” WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) wrote a letter addressed to Attorney General Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Johnson and U.S. Attorney for Arizona John Leonardo regarding alterations to the prosecutorial guidelines prescribed in Operation Streamline. “The Obama [...]

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Why we can’t let up in the fight against Common Core

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The more people learn about Common Core, the more they learn they don’t like it. Support for Common Core standards is now at an all-time low, according to a new Gallup poll. “One year ago, two-thirds of those surveyed said they hadn’t heard of the standards. Now, more than three-quarters have heard about Common Core, [...]

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Dr. Alveda King: “Everything has a different “why”, but the results still make me cry.”

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By Dr. Alveda King, “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it…. “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. [...]

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Rob Haney’s Postmortem on Governor’s Race

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By Rob Haney, former Executive Director, Maricopa County Republican Party Executive Guidance Committee It is highly unlikely that there will ever be another clean elections candidate for governor. In addition to the Herculean task of raising 5,000 $5 contributions to qualify for funding from the Clean Elections Commission, the amount that the candidate would receive [...]

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The Radical Ideals of Liberalism: Freedom to NOT live by another’s leave, Part 6

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Part of the series In Defense of Liberalism and the founding of America  The Radical Ideals of Liberalism: Freedom to NOT live by another’s leave Part 6 We will open this final installment featuring John Locke’s Two Treatises of Civil Government the Second Treatise OF CIVIL-GOVERNMENT as we have with contemporary examples. The remaining chapters deal first [...]

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A Few Odds & Ends

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Some people continue to assert that Richard Nixon was a very good president.  Even if you overlook Watergate, which I am willing to do because I regarded it as an act of political stupidity, not really a threat to America, I don’t see that he scored any great accomplishments.  Some point out that he opened [...]

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On Ben Carson, 2016, and Moving On

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A cult of personality, while a great song, is a dangerous thing. They can lead normally smart people to do and say some things that don’t seem so smart. Everyone jumped on board with Dr. Ben Carson when he had the audacity to criticize the president and his Affordable Care Act with the president right there in [...]

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The New Anti-Semitism: Using Israel as Proxy

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By Janet Levy Israel’s recent defensive war against Hamas and other Islamist factions in Gaza has generated a wave of criticism against Israel, which, in truth, is simply old-fashioned and persistent, anti-Semitism disguised as political argument. A means to determine the difference was actually created more than a decade ago by Israeli political leader Natan [...]

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It is Historically Unusual for China NOT to be the Largest Economy on Earth

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A couple of quick thoughts on this map from this Vox article edited by Matt Yglesias I hate to diss my old cohorts at McKinsey, but isn’t this entirely arbitrary to how you draw the map?  If you made the map break in, say, the Atlantic Ocean with the Ivory Coast on the far left [...]

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Bob Worsley vs. The Arizona Conservative: A Debate

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The Arizona Conservative has, since 2012, warned voters about the liberalism and the veracity of now State Senator Bob Worsley. Unfortunately, unprincipled Republicans voted him in anyway. We have constructed a debate between what Sen. Worsley’s campaign materials (website and ads) have claimed about his beliefs and his record, and our advocacy of conservative principles. [...]

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