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Rand Paul Releases Fair and Flat Tax Plan

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2015

“Driving a stake through the heart of the IRS”

Rand Paul Releases Fair and Flat Tax Plan

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6/20/2015 at 6:00pm
Earlier this year, Rasmussen released a poll showing that only 31% of Americans trust the IRS to enforce tax laws fairly.  Given the targeting of conservatives, reports of refunds going to illegals who didn’t pay taxes, and the sharing of confidential tax payer information with the White House, it’s surprising the…
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Nikki Haley Wants Death Penalty for Dylann Roof

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2015

“A person filled with hate.”

Nikki Haley Wants Death Penalty for Dylann Roof

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6/20/2015 at 4:30pm
As the families of victims in the Charleston shootings show amazing strength and faith, some people on the left are already exploiting the incident for political gain. Meanwhile, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is calling for the harshest punishment for the shooter. Nick Gass of Politico: Nikki Haley: Charleston shooter deserves death penalty A little…
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The Democrats’ Love-Hate Relationship With Wealth

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2015

If it weren’t for double standards, liberals wouldn’t have any.

The Democrats’ Love-Hate Relationship With Wealth

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6/20/2015 at 2:30pm
The Democratic Party has made it clear that income inequality will be one of their main issues for 2016. The fact that the Clintons are multi-millionaires is conveniently overlooked, as are the party’s ties to incredibly rich donors. Dave Boyer of the Washington Times provides this interesting new report: Obama, Pelosi mend fences…
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Republicans Plan To “Fix” ObamaCare

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2015

But only until 2017 . . .

Republicans Plan To “Fix” ObamaCare

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6/20/2015 at 12:30pm
There has been a lot of speculation, including by me, about what the Republican-controlled Congress will do should the Supreme Court rule against Obama in King v. Burwell.  Should the Court strike down federal subsidies, Republicans will need to have a plan in place to address this decision as it impacts…
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5 Pathetic Exploitations of Charleston Murders

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2015

Bringing “never let a tragedy go to waste” to a whole new level.

5 Pathetic Exploitations of Charleston Murders

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6/20/2015 at 10:30am
This week’s attack on a historical black church in Charleston has sent the liberal political and media classes into a political feeding frenzy. The families of the dead, by contrast, has defied the odds embraced love and forgiveness. Here are five examples how some people sought to exploit the murders for political gain: 1….
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Constitutions on Campus Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2015

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

Constitutions on Campus Week at College Insurrection

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6/20/2015 at 8:30am
What is it about the United States Constitution that so many colleges fear? Yet Another Student Stopped From Handing Out U.S. Constitutions on Campus Thank goodness for FIRE. FIRE Urges NY Legislators to Reject Governor’s Campus Sex Assault Bill California University of Pennsylvania Wins FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month Here’s a rape culture update. Kirsten Gillibrand…
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IN: Anti-Hillary Bumper Stickers

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2015

A changing of the bumper guard.

IN: Anti-Hillary Bumper Stickers

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6/20/2015 at 7:00am
Come gather round people wherever you roam, … for the times, they are a changin’. We are seeing a changing of the bumper guard. More and more readers are sending in anti-Hillary bumper stickers they see on the road. Like the Featured Image, from Carroll in Tucson, who writes: Not Ready for Hillary?
 

New Jersey man charged with planning to aid ISIS

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

Fourth terror-related arrest in NY area

New Jersey man charged with planning to aid ISIS

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6/19/2015 at 7:45pm
Today, federal prosecutors charged 21 year-old Samuel Rahamin Topaz with attempting to assist ISIS, and with conspiring with three other Americans to join the fight in the Middle East. He was arrested Wednesday after officials discovered evidence that led them to believe Topaz was providing material support to a terror organization. One…
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Charleston victim impact statements: Forgiveness and Pain

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

“This is one of the most powerful Christian witnesses I’ve ever seen.”

Charleston victim impact statements: Forgiveness and Pain

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6/19/2015 at 5:56pm
At today’s bond hearing for Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, South Carolina Judge James B. Gosnell did something extraordinary: he allowed the families of the 9 victims to personally address the suspect in open court. (Roof was present via video conference.) Watch this right now (h/t to commenter “jennifer”): More from the…
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Celebrating Juneteenth

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

To reflect on freedom

Celebrating Juneteenth

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6/19/2015 at 4:00pm
Through the course of conversation, I found many of my freedom-loving friends had never heard of Juneteenth. Being a native Texan living right up the road from Galveston, maybe I’ve taken for granted that the 19th of June has always been a day of significance and celebration. President Lincoln issued the…
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Say Their Names

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

Not just his.

Say Their Names

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6/19/2015 at 2:30pm
Top Row: Ethel Lee Lance Tywanza Sanders Cynthia Hurd Middle Row: Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor Reverend Clementa Pinckney Susie Jackson Bottom Row: Myra Thompson Rev. Daniel L. Simmons Sharonda Coleman-Singleton . (Names via Buzzfeed)
 

Lamest progressive “oppo” get ever?

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

Jeb Bush stars in American Bridge’s latest “gotcha”

Lamest progressive “oppo” get ever?

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6/19/2015 at 1:15pm
The progressive opposition research machine/PAC thing, American Bridge, is wetting their britches over what might be the absolutely lamest “gotcha” video I’ve ever seen. American Bridge describes itself as a, “progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican…
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What does Newt Gingrich think about the Apple Watch?

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

“Excuse me, I have to feed my tamagotchi.”

What does Newt Gingrich think about the Apple Watch?

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6/19/2015 at 11:30am
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich moonlights as a tech reporter for Mashable. Friday, Mashable published Gingrich’s first tech review — the Apple Watch. Here it is: my first tech review for @mashable. #AppleWatch http://t.co/dt1LODZ62e pic.twitter.com/eBNoGZDKs8— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) June 19, 2015 Gingrich has been field testing the Apple Watch this month…
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Boycott the boycotters – NY State Assembly condemns BDS

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

as prelude to anti-BDS legislation

Boycott the boycotters – NY State Assembly condemns BDS

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6/19/2015 at 10:04am
There is a growing “boycott the boycotters” movement afoot in the United States, targeting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. On the federal level, the 1970s-era anti-boycott legislation addressing the Arab League boycott of Israel is being supplemented by legislation to address the new BDS-form of boycott.  Provisions in pending…
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Analysis: Government’s laughable arguments in 9th Circuit 2nd Amendment case

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

LOL: Government attorneys cite Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety” to support gun laws

Analysis: Government’s laughable arguments in 9th Circuit 2nd Amendment case

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6/19/2015 at 8:30am
This past Tuesday, the 9th Circuit held oral arguments en banc on two consolidated Second Amendment cases, Peruta v. County of San Diego and Richards v. County of Yolo. For a bit of background on this matter, please refer to yesterday’s post, “Full 9th Circuit hears ‘Good Cause’ 2A Ruling,” in which we…
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House Passes “Fast Track” Trade

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2015

Senate will consider TPA next week

House Passes “Fast Track” Trade

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6/19/2015 at 7:00am
Yesterday the House voted 218-208 to approve the “fast-track” Trade Promotion Authority bill. 28 Democrats sided with pro-trade Republicans, sending the measure on to the Senate. The House took a previous vote on TPA last week, and passed the measure; however, the bill was paired with the TAA, the Trade Adjustment…
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Attempted Murder Charge for Man Who Shot at George Zimmerman

Posted by  ▪  June 18, 2015

Could face the 10-20-Life rule

Attempted Murder Charge for Man Who Shot at George Zimmerman

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6/18/2015 at 8:41pm
Matthew Apperson, the man who tried to shoot George Zimmerman through the head last month, has been charged today with attempted murder (FS § 782.04), shooting into an occupied vehicle (FS § 790.19), and aggravated assault with a firearm (FS § 784.021), according to CNN. These charges also make Apperson vulnerable to…
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