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Draft of Declaration of Independence cropped

The original Declaration of Independence may someday be unreadable

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2014

to the cursive-illiterate generations.

Via Michael Bechloss on Twitter, here is a draft of the Declaration of Independence: There was an interesting point made by someone responding to the tweet.  How much longer will it be before students cannot read cursive? I think we may be there already. Certainly, handwriting is nearly extinct among students. Fortunately, somebody…
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6 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (93% score)
 
Ronald Reagan for Bollinger County Presiding Commissioner Sign

Ronald Reagan on the ballot again

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2014

“if only …”

From reader and frequent photographer Katherine: If only… Spotted traveling through MO. Yes, it’s real. And yes, he’s still a Republican.
4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
Wheaton College Sign

Supreme Court crafts injunction protecting Wheaton College out of Hobby Lobby whole cloth

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2014

Injunction against Obamacare contraceptive paperwork – Yes, heads exploding.

In light of the Hobby Lobby decision, the Supreme Court today granted an injunction pending appealy in favor of Wheaton College, which did not want to comply with certain Obamacare paperwork on religious grounds: The application for an injunction having been submitted to JUSTICE KAGAN and by her referred to…
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10 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)
 
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Obama’s Legacy: Part-time America

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2014

Full-time hype can’t hide the decline: Millennial unemployment at record highs, job participation at record lows

Every monthly jobs report announcement since 2009 seems to be a perfect symbol for Barack Obama’s entire presidency. When the jobs numbers are first released at 8:30AM each month — the expressions of ‘hope’ and hype dominate the morning news cycle. Breaking: The economy added 288,000 jobs in June while the unemployment rate…
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11 votes, 3.64 avg. rating (74% score)
 
Senator Pat Roberts

Sen. Pat Roberts: “Every time I get an opponent, uh, I mean every time I get a chance I’m home.”

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2014

Also, campaign retweets then deletes accusation that Milton Wolf “a racist and a fool”

Pat Roberts’ absence from Kansas, and questionable residency, has been an important issue in the Kansas Republican Primary, which is August 5. The issue has been hammered by Dr. Milton Wolf (whom we support), the leading primary challenger. The Wolf campaign called attention in a blast email to a classic Freudian slip by Roberts today,…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
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Revenge of the Gipper: Reagan best, Obama worst president since WWII

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2014

Obama worse than Bush — let that one sink in.

A Quinnipiac University National Poll released today confirms what conservatives across the country have known since 2008: that Barack Obama is a dreadful president. Via Quinnipiac University: President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, 33 percent of American voters say in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today….
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9 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (87% score)
 
VA-OSC-report

VA medical inspector retires amid criticism of response to whistleblower complaints

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2014

Office of Special Counsel report last week criticized Office of the Medical Inspector for downplaying severity of problems at VA facilities.

The head of the Office of the Medical Inspector for Veterans Affairs has retired, just over a week after a scathing letter and report criticized that office for failing to adequately respond to complaints from whistleblowers and downplaying the severity of problems at some VA facilities. From USA Today: The chief medical inspector…
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Should female Supreme Court Justices think with their uteri?

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2014

Some liberals seem to think they do and should.

Ruth Marcus thinks that the female SCOTUS justices do. And she thinks it’s a good thing: How did the Supreme Court manage to agree unanimously that police must obtain a warrant before searching cellphones, yet split on whether employers must offer contraception as part of their health care plans? My explanation, slightly crude…
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4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (90% score)
 
Obama Executive Orders

Branco Cartoon – 4th of You-Lie

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2014
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10 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (99% score)
 
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Calvin Turnquest – the GOP Face of Legal Immigration (#FL18)

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2014

A legal immigrant running for Congress shows the proper way to do it.

Florida’s 18th Congressional District has an interesting contender: Calvin Turnquest. Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Turnquest cites one of his proudest moments as taking the oath to become a United States citizen. A citizen by choice. Having been through the tedious American immigration system, starting as an international college student at the University of…
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8 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (90% score)
 
Martha Robertson at single payer rally 2009

Martha Robertson just cut-and-pasting DCCC talking points (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2014

Talking points on congressional perks sound very familiar — because numerous Democratic candidates are using them.

Martha Robertson is the Emily’s List-backed, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) “Red to Blue” Democratic challenger in NY-23, my home district. The “red-to-blue” designation means she’s considered at the top tier of Democratic candidates who might flip a current Republican seat. So she will be showered with national money. We have been…
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9 votes, 4.22 avg. rating (85% score)
 
http://video.foxnews.com/v/3621123114001/embattled-senator-says-hes-unaware-of-cantors-loss/#sp=show-clips

A fight beyond the bitter end in Mississippi Republican Senate Primary (#MSSen)

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2014

Did Sen. Cochran endorse buying votes and running race-baiting ads against McDaniel?

Who would have thought that the Mississippi GOP Senate Primary race would be more exciting and last longer than the World Cup soccer tournament? Well, it’s happening. You may recall that allegations surfaced that incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) supporters engaged in flagrant race-baiting tactics against Cochran’s June 24 runoff opponent…
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9 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (93% score)
 
Mohammed Abu Khdeir cropped

Palestinian teen killed in Jerusalem — who did it and why?

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2014

Reckless speculation could get more people killed.

Overnight the body of a Palestinian teenager from Jerusalem was found in a forest in the city. It appears to be confirmed that his name is Mohammed Abu Khdeir. The featured image is from Twitter. Immediately, there was speculation in the media and social media that it was a revenge killing…
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8 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (92% score)
 
http://youtu.be/FKsq4d889lk

Dem candidate Sean Eldridge (#NY19) called “DCCC mystery meat” … by left-wing blog

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2014

Eldridge may find that there are some things money just cannot buy — happiness and NY-19

It’s been a while since we checked in on Democratic challenger Sean Eldridge, running in NY-19 against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson, Facebook, I mean Sean Eldridge, trying to buy NY-19 congressional district: The congressional race in NY-19 has been off my radar this cycle, even though the district is just over the…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)