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Townhall… 5 Horrific Examples of Cultural Decay in America, John Hawkins
Jan 25, 2014 - Human beings are marvelously adaptive creatures, but that can sometimes work again us. That's because we tend to be so focused on adjusting to our present circumstances that we often forget to ask the bigger questions. How did we get to where we are now? Would we be in a stronger position today if we had made some better decisions upstream? What lessons from the past can we use in the future
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Townhall Finance… Not Even Trying Anymore: White House Blames Bush for Weak Economic Data in 2014, Michael Schaus - Jan 27, 2014 - When asked about the poor economic conditions in America ahead of the President’s State of the Union speech, Senior White House Advisor, Dan Pfeiffer, petulantly passed the buck to George W. Bush. The comedic excuse is as pathetic as it is baseless. But don’t let that stop the White House from trying to cast blame for today’s economic failures on an economic crises that came to life in the closing days of their predecessor’s administration. On... read more
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Santorum Responds to State of the Union Address
Dallas, TX - Former U.S. Senator, former Republican presidential candidate and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following statement at the conclusion of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight: "The state of our union is indeed strong, but it is because of the resilience of hardworking Americans, not because of the heavy-handed policies of this administration. "President
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Townhall… Fact-Free Liberals: Part III, Thomas Sowell
Jan 23, 2014 - Since this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the "war on poverty," we can expect many comments and commemorations of this landmark legislation in the development of the American welfare state. The actual signing of the "war on poverty" legislation took place in August 1964, so the 50th anniversary is some months away. But there have already been statements in the
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WND… I agree with Valerie Jarrett
Star Parker: A woman's health decisions 'should be in her own hands' -- not Obama's! The senior adviser to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, wrote for the White House blog and the Huffington Post that, “A Woman’s Health Care Decisions Should Be in Her Own Hands, Not Her Boss’.” I couldn’t agree more. Odd, then, that the administration is trying to insert bosses, many of them against their deeply held religious beliefs, into the private health-care decisions of women. Ms. Jarrett writes
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Heritage Foundation… These Words from Obama Are Frightening -- and Revealing, Steven Bucci
January 21, 2014 - It’s less than comforting to hear the President make light of terrorist threats. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, President Obama referred to today’s al-Qaeda fighters as the “jayvee” team. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” he said. This shows that the Administration’s wishful thinking about al-Qaeda isn’t over. Obama and his fellow
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Heritage Foundation… Guess What Group is Getting Food Stamps at an Alarming Rate,
Rachel Sheffield - January 16, 2014 - Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. That’s just one reason Congress should reform the food stamp program in the farm bill now under consideration. In just four years, the number of able-bodied adults without dependents
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Redstate… New Gallup numbers pour cold water all over one of the Democrats’ remaining defenses of ObamaCare, By Dan Spencer - January 23rd, 2014 - According to Gallup, which has been measuring the percentage of uninsured Americans monthly since 2008, the current rate of uninsured Americans is stuck at 16.1%. A quick look at the trends will show you that percentage is almost the same as what it was when President Obama took office in January 2009, and nearly identical to the rate of uninsured in March 2010, when the Democrats jammed ObamaCare through Congress... read more
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Heritage Foundation… Why They Marched, in Their Own Words, Amy Payne
January 23, 2014 - Despite temperatures in the teens and wind chills below zero, people from across the country marched in Washington, D.C., yesterday, to speak up for life. They had different backgrounds—from the 15-year-old who said he “would do anything to support this cause” to the man who was conceived when his mother was raped: “I’m here today to make sure all life is protected like I was.” Why did
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Simple Truth… First Thing Every Morning; Turn Your Life Around One Day at a Time
by Lewis Timberlake with Elinor Griffith - If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,400—with no balance carried from day to day—what would you do? Well, you do have such a bank...time. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it rules off as "lost" whatever you have failed to use toward good purposes. It carries over no balances and allows no overdrafts. You can't hoard it, save it
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Cash for Clunkers, From a CNO reader
Editor’s note: The person who calculated this is supposedly a college professor. That has not been verified. The numbers have not been verified. But we thought you’d get a kick out of it anyway. The professor says a clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.  A new vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons of gas a year.  So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction reduced gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year. The
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Townhall… Lessons for Shove Guv Andrew Cuomo, by Michelle Malkin
Jan 22, 2014 - Not so fast, Andrew Cuomo. We see what you did there. After publicly bashing conservative New Yorkers as "extreme" people who have no place in his state, the intolerant Democratic governor wants to blame the media for his unmistakable contempt for those who oppose abortion, support gun rights and defend traditional marriage. Newsflash: Crapweasel politicians can backtrack and scapegoat
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Heritage Foundation… How MLK's Faith Influenced His Public Life, by Rich Tucker
January 20, 2014 - Across the country today, speakers will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. They will likely quote the resounding “I Have a Dream” speech and the stirring “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” But what made it possible for King to accomplish so much? Let’s go deeper into the origins of his belief that men and women of all races are born to the same rights and freedoms. King explained that “just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the
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What Love means to a 4-8 year old, From a CNO reader
Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes. A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds… 'What does love mean?' The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think: 'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her
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  Money Morning… Schiff: Destroy This Monster That Threatens Us All
It's fair to say Peter Schiff despises Obamacare. "If current trends continue, the rollout [of Obamacare] may go down as the worst major product launch in history," Schiff writes in his latest Euro Pacific Capital newsletter. Schiff believes that even if the Obamacare website starts working, it won't fix Obamacare. "Given the government's enormous resources, it's safe to say that the site itself will ultimately be fixed," says Schiff. "But when it is finally up and running, the plan's many deeper
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ViralNova… To be opened by Taylor Smith on April 13, 2023 only
January 16, 2014 - This 12 Year Old Girl Just Died. The Letter Her Parents Discovered Afterwards Is Heart Shattering. On January 5th, 12 year old Taylor Smith passed away from complications with pneumonia. It left her parents, family, and friends absolutely devastated. She was a joyful child just like any other, full of life. But it was after some time had passed that they made a discovery they’d never
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Heritage Foundation… Why Did the Benghazi Story Change? Amy Payne
January 17, 2014 - The truth about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, is finally coming out. An explosive intelligence report made public this week revealed that officials knew it was a terrorist attack that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012—and they knew right away. It also revealed that the lapse in security was preventable, based on intelligence the U.S. already had about the area. These new
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Townhall… If You Hate Your Kids, Send Them to Public School, by Doug Giles
Jan 19, 2014 - Y’know, when I was a wee lad growing up in West Texas, public schools weren’t all that bad. We started our day off with the pledge of allegiance, said prayers during football games, actually studied our nation’s founding docs, sang patriotic songs, and we celebrated the true meaning of both Christmas and Easter. In addition to that pro-American bliss, nearly everyone and their dog graduated. It’s true. Dogs were actually graduating from school back then. I know. Weird, eh
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Santorum Condemns New Obama Carbon Emission Proposal
VERONA, PA - Former presidential candidate, former U.S. Senator, and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following statement condemning the Obama Administration's new carbon emission proposal. Rick Santorum said, "The regulations proposed by the Obama Administration's EPA to regulate carbon emissions of new coal-fired power plants is yet another attempt by this Administration to stop the expansion of good-paying
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Townhall, Poverty Won After 50 Year War, by Jeff Crouere
Jan 11, 2014 - On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson made his famous call for a national “war on poverty.” Eventually, this “war” would total over $20 trillion in spending and include a myriad of both harmful and ill-advised government programs. As with all liberal initiatives, these policies were created with supposedly good intentions, to help improve the plight of our impoverished Americans. Instead of solving the poverty crisis, we created generations of poor Americans who are
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Places you can live, Sent by a CNO Reader
You can live in Phoenix, Arizona where... 1. You are willing to park three blocks away because you found shade. 2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl. 3. You can drive for four hours in one direction and never leave town. 4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food. 5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open the oven
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WND… Fukushima releases mysterious steam plume, By Steve Elwart
The bad news from Fukushima seems to keep coming. New reports say a mysterious steam plume is emanating from the Japanese power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. While TEPCO, the utility that owns the plant, has confirmed the presence of a steam plume coming from what looks like the fifth floor of the building, the source of the plume is unknown. What is being viewed seems to be a steam release coming from the hot rubble of the structure. Fairewinds Energy Education, an organization that
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Redstate… Pot Politics, By Erick Erickson
January 10th, 2014 - Perhaps I am more ambivalent than I should be about the legalization of marijuana. I lean toward letting the law remain as it is, but my hostility toward the nanny state pulls me in the direction of individual responsibility and letting the chips fall where they may. Therein lies my concern, though. Letting the chips fall where they may could lead society to pick up the pieces of shattered lives. Largely, the same class of people now most invested
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Top Ten List of America's Stupidity! Sent by a CNO reader
Editor’s note: This is attributed to Canada’s Top Ten List of America’s Stupidity, however the source has not been verified. The statements speak for themselves. 10) Only in America ... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event. 9) Only in America ... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans, when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal
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Townhall… Obama Nominates Cop Killer Advocate to Head DOJ Civil Rights Division, by Katie Pavlich - Jan 08, 2014 - In 1982, former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal never denied the killing during his trial. He, and his supporters, are still unapologetic for Faulkner's death. More on this from Matthew Vadum: “The question of Abu-Jamal’s guilt is not a close call,” according to John Fund. “Two hospital workers... read more
Heritage Foundation… How to Fight Poverty -- and Win, by Jennifer Marshall
January 8, 2014 - When President Johnson launched the War on Poverty on Jan. 8, 1964, he pledged “not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it.” Sadly, the half-century legacy of Johnson’s Great Society has not lived up to that noble goal. The War on Poverty has not done justice to the poor. Our responsibility to our neighbors in need demands more: a redirection of public policy and a commitment from each of us to do what we can in our own communities
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Heritage Foundation… Common Core National Standards and Tests: Empty Promises and Increased Federal Overreach Into Education
An indepth look… Americans who cherish limited government must be constantly vigilant of pushes to centralize various aspects of our lives. Government intervention is a zero-sum game; every act of centralization comes at the expense of liberty and the civil society institutions upon which this country was founded. Education
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Redstate… Death, Taxes, and Obamacare, By Erick Erickson
January 3rd, 2014 - Democrats plan to make 2014 about the minimum wage. Several news reports suggest the party plans to coordinate with unions to get ballot initiatives going around the nation to raise the minimum wage. They think this will incentivize turn out for them in 2014. It is an admission against interest they think Obamacare is hurting them. It is also foolhardy. Gay marriage initiatives drove Christian
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Democracy and Peace Pushed Farther Away, By Michael Barone
In 1793, the envoy Lord Macartney appeared before the Qianlong emperor in Beijing and asked for British trading rights in China. "Our ways have no resemblance to yours, and even were your envoy competent to acquire some rudiments of them, he could not transport them to your barbarous land," the long-reigning (1736-96) emperor replied in a
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Heritage Foundation… More New Taxes and Fees: How You’ll Pay for Obamacare in 2014, By Alyene Senger - January 2, 2014 - Obamacare contains 18 specific tax hikes, mandates, or penalties that cost Americans money, and three new ones take effect in 2014. This is only the beginning—watch how two of these taxes get worse in the years to come. 1. Individual Mandate Tax. The individual mandate is designed to strong-arm individuals into purchasing government-approved health insurance or facing a tax penalty. In 2014, the penalty for not purchasing insurance will be either $95 or 1 percent of annual income... read more
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The Great Truths about government, Sent by a reader
Our problems today have been talked about for many years... by many people. 1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. -- John Adams; 2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -- Mark Twain; 3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself... read more
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The Advantages of living after 60, From a CNO reader
Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too. Don't laugh... it is all true... Perks of reaching 60 or being over 70 and heading towards 80! 01. Kidnappers are not interested in you. 02. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first. 03. No one expects you to run -- anywhere. 04. People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?" 05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac. 06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way... read more
Breitbart… Seven minimum wage facts that have Democrats worried, By Wynton Hall
January 5, 2014 - With the midterm elections just over 300 days away, nervous Democrats reeling from the Obamacare debacle are hoping a big push to raise the minimum wage will be the silver bullet that will spare them from the historic losses they suffered in 2010. Democrats and unions are busy working to get minimum wage initiatives on state ballots in the hopes of creating an electoral “minimum wage magnet” to attract low-income, minority, and union voters to the polls... read more
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Redstate… Puncturing our health care illusions, By John Hayward
January 6th, 2014 - Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been trying to play along with ObamaCare.  Alas, his son drew the “Go Directly to Medicaid Jail” card, inexplicably diverted into that mournful welfare program by the supposedly exceptional Kentucky exchange system.  Granted, “exceptional” status is a pretty low bar to clear when it comes to ObamaCare exchanges, but Kentucky was supposed to have one of the better ones… and it just won’t... read more
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Townhall Finance… Time to Call Climate Change for What It Is: The Weather, John Ransom
Jan 03, 2014 - The New Year brings us back to the number one reason liberals give regarding their war on America’s energy industry. Why does it take us there? Because this is more than a new year-- it’s an election year, and there are two different visions of the country that need to be contrasted for voters this year. And it’s not just the responsibility of candidates and political parties and super PACs to talk about... read more
WND… Fukushima releases mysterious steam plume, By Steve Elwart
The bad news from Fukushima seems to keep coming. New reports say a mysterious steam plume is emanating from the Japanese power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. While TEPCO, the utility that owns the plant, has confirmed the presence of a steam plume coming from what looks like the fifth floor of the building, the source of the plume is unknown. What is being viewed seems to be a steam release coming from the hot rubble of the structure. Fairewinds Energy Education, an organization... read more
WND.com… Top 10 major media cover-ups of 2013
WND's annual review presents news that wasn't 'fit to print' - In an administration known for its dissembling, deciding which lies are its biggest is a challenge. But as health care takes center stage in the run-up to the 2014 mid-term elections, the many lies that were used, with the aid of a compliant media, to convince the nation that the passage of Obamacare presented nothing to worry about top WND’s annual list of the 10 most “spiked” or underreported stories of the last year. At the end... read more
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Human Events… Obamacare foul-ups lead to chaos at hospitals, By John Hayward    
1/3/2014 - As expected, it’s chaos in the hospitals, as the disastrous system Barack Obama inflicted on America leaves medical staff uncertain whether patients have valid insurance.  This is yet another reason why it was important for the chief executive to stay on top of his signature initiative, and order the plug pulled when it became clear the system was not ready for launch on October 1.  But instead, as we all... read more
Townhall... Top 10 Conservatives of 2013, By John Hawkins
Dec 31, 2013 - Honorable Mentions: Justin Amash, Glenn Beck, Jim DeMint, Trey Gowdy, Bobby Jindal, Heritage Action, Louie Gohmert, Darrell Issa, Hobby Lobby, Sarah Palin, Jeff Sessions, Steve Stockman, Scott Walker. 10) Mike Lee: Lee is Robin to Ted Cruz's Batman and whenever there are conservatives fighting the Democrats or the Republican Establishment, he's right in the mix. Replacing Bob Bennett with Mike Lee turned out to be the biggest upgrade since Ronald Reagan took over... read more
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Townhall… The Orphaned Middle Class, Victor Davis Hanson
Dec 26, 2013 - On almost every left-right issue that divides Democrats and Republicans -- as well as Republicans themselves -- there is a neglected populist constituency. The result is that populist politics are largely caricatured as Tea Party extremism -- and a voice for the middle class is largely absent. The problem with Obamacare is that its well-connected and influential supporters -- pet businesses... read more
Heritage Foundation… What You Need to Know About the Left's Big Issue for 2014, Amy Payne
January 1, 2014 - Do a Google News search for “income inequality” and it will remove any doubt that this is already the political issue of 2014. The left has been gearing up for months. The liberal Center for American Progress launched a new center devoted to the subject, and President Obama has been making it a centerpiece of his speeches. Get ready to hear about “fairness”—because some people make more money than others, and this isn’t fair. How can you sit by and watch this happen... read more

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