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Maybe the single greatest tragedy in Washington …
President Obama exemplifies the single greatest defect of Washington; a belief that the government is the answer! That is so contrary to what this nation was/is about, and why and how it was create...
May 23, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Trade Agreements Amount to a Secret Corporate Takeover
NEW YORK - The United States and the world are engaged in a great debate about new trade agreements. Such pacts used to be called "free-trade agreements"; in fact, they were managed trade agreement...
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Do You Want to Know America? Watch the TV Series ‘Mad Men’
Seemingly, the main character of the TV series "Mad Men" is Don Draper. But in fact, viewers understand that America, the one that no longer exists, is the hero. Read more: Do You Want to Know Amer...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weapons in Everyone’s Hands… a Quick Recipe for Disaster
The U.S. is relentless: In order to redouble their attempts, all of which are packaged with descriptions of freedom and democracy, U.S. administrations have made changes to their efforts to spread ...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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MORE THAN TAX RELIEF, TEXANS NEEDS TAX REFORM
MORE THAN TAX RELIEF, TEXANS NEEDS TAX REFORM   by  JAMES QUINTERO May 15, 2015 COMMENTARY     Share Facebook Twitter Google-plus Print Mail This commentary originally appeared in  Breitbart Texas ...
May 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ken Burns delivers the 2015 Commencement address
The complete addess by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, a sobering call to action to the Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2015, delivered May 15, 2015. "We broke it, but you've got to fix ...
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The View from Writers Roost
by WILLIS WEBB
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Who’s meaner? A big brother or stinging red ants? My hero Leon Hale, a former longtime Houston Chronicle columnist and current Facebook blogger and tweeter, never fails to prompt a story in my mind...
Remember Our Military
by GLENN MOLLETTE
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
  One of my sons recently came home from a twelve month military deployment. My wife and I took a couple of days and flew to welcome him at his stateside arrival airport. We watched soldier after s...
The Plot Against Trains
by ADAM GOPNIK, The New Yorker
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The horrific Amtrak derailment outside Philadelphia this week set off some predictable uncertainty about what exactly had happened—a reckless motorman? An inadequate track? A missing mechanical dev...
Why On Earth Is Chris Christie Still Pretending To Run For President?
May 20, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The size of the likely 2016 GOP presidential field has become the dominant story in the Invisible Primary so far. Comparisons to “clown cars” have become inevitable, even among people who don’t thi...
Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating the Citizenry to Life in a Police State
by JOHN W. WHITEHEAD, The Rutherford Institute
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating the Citizenry to Life in a Police State By John W. Whitehead  May 19, 2015 “If we’re training cops as soldiers, gi...
Was the Iraq War a Crime or a Mistake? Yes.
by JONATHAN CHAIT
May 19, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Pretty much everybody in American politics now agrees that the Iraq War was not a great idea. The source of disagreement has moved, instead, to a different question: Was it a failure, or a crime? R...
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Michael Brelo weeps as he hears the verdict in his trial Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — A white patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the Cleveland officer alone fired the fatal shots.


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Amarillo police officers make an emergency water rescue of an stranded motorist after heavy rain showers flood much of the city, Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Amarillo, Texas. Amarillo received 1.7 inches of rain according the National Weather Service. (Michael Schumacher/The Amarillo Globe News via AP)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 9:05 p.m.


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