Posts by Amy Miller  (Page 20)
 

Charleston victim impact statements: Forgiveness and Pain

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Posted by    Friday, June 19, 2015 at 5:56pm 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”):

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House Passes “Fast Track” Trade

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Posted by    Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:00am 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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Encryption wouldn’t have stopped OPM breach, say officials

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Posted by    Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:05pm 6/18/2015 at 7:05pm

The OPM mega-breach has created a nice bipartisan coalition in Congress—against the bureaucrats who allegedly did nothing to stop it.

This week, members of Congress called for the resignation of OPM chief Katherine Archuleta after testimony revealed that security protecting OPM’s databases is so inadequate that some believe the systems...

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Everyone panic, California is about to destroy Uber

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 4:06pm 6/17/2015 at 4:06pm

Real talk: Uber is a fantastic service.

Living in Washington, D.C., I’ve come to appreciate the availability of drivers who know the city well enough to not get me stuck in a quagmire when I’m making a quick trip across town. It’s a rare thing,...

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Civil forfeiture laws claim another victim

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 2:33pm 6/17/2015 at 2:33pm

There’s a simple explanation for why civil asset forfeiture laws are coming under fire—they ruin lives.

Not in the way a hefty speeding ticket or 7 am-on-the-dot tow “ruins lives,” but in a real, “my life savings are gone and I don’t know how I’m going to pay for my next...

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Amherst College Creates Another Victim of Campus Assault “Investigations”

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 4:30pm 6/16/2015 at 4:30pm

We’ve discussed extensively the problems and scandals surrounding the campus sexual assault investigation process. Procedures that favor the accuser, and offer no protection to the accused, have led to lost academic careers, ruined reputations, and high-profile lawsuits brought by the accused against the institutions that allegedly threw them under the...

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Trump Jumps In

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 2:40pm 6/16/2015 at 2:40pm

Cue the confetti cannon…

Donald Trump is running for president.

Today during a rally at Trump Tower in New York City, Trump became the 2,347th Republican to declare candidiacy in the 2016 primary. Via ABC News:

“We are going to make our country great again,” Trump, who turned 69 on Saturday, declared.

He added, “I...

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Carly Fiorina Rocks The View

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 1:10pm 6/16/2015 at 1:10pm

This morning, presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina went were many Republicans fear to go, and even fewer venture in hopes of making strides with new demographics—the set of The View.

I think she may have gained ground. Judging from my own experiences and conversations, I’m comfortable with saying that even conservative women like...

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Uncovered: Rachel Dolezal sued Howard U for discrimination

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Posted by    Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:15pm 6/15/2015 at 7:15pm

I officially need a flowchart to handle the strange and offensive racial evolution of Rachel Dolezal.

Last week, the internet exploded with stories about Rachel, a white woman who has spent the majority of her career “identifying”</...

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Clean water debate continues in Congress

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Posted by    Monday, June 15, 2015 at 5:50pm 6/15/2015 at 5:50pm

Contrary to what the headlines are telling you, there’s more going on in Congress than the debate over “fast track” free trade agreements. At the end of last month, the Obama Administration worked via the EPA to drastically expand the power federal regulators have over private property owners.

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CNN Anchor Fumbles the Apology Ball

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:35pm 6/14/2015 at 7:35pm

On Saturday, CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield slipped in a puddle of gaffe when she described the man who shot up the Dallas police department headquarters as “very courageous...

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CNN Anchor Power-Gaffes Dallas PD Shooting Story

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 9:00am 6/14/2015 at 9:00am

Early Saturday morning, a man planted explosives outside of, and fired an automatic weapon at, the Dallas police headquarters. Fortunately no one was injured, but the ensuing chase lasted for hours and put both the police and the community in danger.

The ordeal ended in a standoff, which ended in a dead...

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LISTEN: AACONS’ Marie Stroughter on the Earl Hall Show

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Posted by    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:30am 6/13/2015 at 10:30am

If you enjoy our weekly dose of the AACONS podcast, you’re definitely going to want to listen to Marie Stroughter’s latest appearance on the Earl Hall Show on Blog Talk Radio.

In this episode, Marie and Earl sit down and hash out the cultural issues dominating...

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Prison employee arrested as feds continue NY manhunt

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 9:13pm 6/12/2015 at 9:13pm

Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat are still on the run after escaping a maximum security prison in upstate New York late last week, but investigators have since revealed that they suspect a prison employee aided in the convicts’ flight.

Joyce Mitchell, 51, was arrested yesterday and charged with Promoting...

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Rachel Dolezal, White Like Me (Update: Rachel doesn’t give two sh*ts what we think)

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:00pm 6/12/2015 at 7:00pm

When I first saw the story break on Twitter about Rachel Dolezal’s politically unfortunate natural skin color, I set out to write some sort of think piece about how the racial movement in America has become so convoluted that activists would now rather alter their appearances than admit to any sort...

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Fast Track Trade Talks Enter 11th Hour

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Posted by    Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:30am 6/12/2015 at 8:30am

The debate surrounding congressional approval of “fast track” trade authority has officially taken a swan dive through the looking glass.

Obama wants it. House republicans want it. Democrats, for the most part, are ready to vote “no”—their union backers are making them more nervous than the White House ever could—even if...

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Saudi Arabia facing tough choices in Yemen

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Posted by    Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:15pm 6/11/2015 at 6:15pm

Every headline today concerning Saudi Arabia and the conflict in Yemen contains the words “crunch time.”

Every. Single. One.

It’s an accurate assessment, of course, and it does a good job of describing the urgency that Saudi and western powers are finding themselves operating under.

Saudi Arabia has now spent 11...

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