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Deficient Student Loan Plan, Steve Chapman
Jun 22, 2014 - The government normally doesn't care whether you or I
accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic
vacations. But Barack Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the
cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too many
young people." Therefore, something must be done. The problem with
Obama's analysis is defining...
Violated Law With Missing Emails, Top
Archivist Says, by Josh Siegel
June 25, 2014 - IRS officials broke federal law by failing to report
the loss of two years’ worth of emails sent and received by Lois
Lerner, the former official accused of being behind the agency’s
targeting of conservative groups, the government’s top archivist
testified yesterday. The Internal Revenue Service violated the Federal
Records Act by not telling the U.S. National Archives and Records
Administration about the missing Lerner emails, Archivist of the U.S.
David Ferriero said at a hearing...
Daily Signal… Court
Rules Marriage Must Be Redefined
Under 14th Amendment. Why That’s Wrong.
By Ryan T. Anderson -- June 25, 2014 - Today the 10th Circuit Court of
Appeals issued an important ruling on Utah’s marriage amendment. This
is the first time a circuit court has ruled on marriage since the U.S.
Supreme Court’s ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
this time last year. In a 2-1 split decision, the 10th circuit ruled
that Utah’s marriage amendment defining marriage as the union...
Daily Signal… Obamacare
Exchanges Are ‘Disappointing’
With Fewer Than 4 Million Newly Insured,
Sharyl Attkisson - June 24, 2014 - In April, President Obama told the
nation that “marketplace” or “exchange” enrollment, at 8 million
customers as of March 31, had exceeded expectations and costs were
lower than expected. Many in the news media accepted the selectively
released statistics, despite the Obama administration’s record of
sometimes providing inaccurate or incomplete information on
HealthCare.gov. Even today, the government continues to withhold
News Radio… Hail
to the You-Know-Who Persons!!!
Personal disclosure: I don't follow professional football. I went to
one game with my daughter. We left after 30 minutes of freezing,
time-out boredom. One of my sons is even a Dallas Cowboys fan. Oh, the
humanity! My game is baseball and channel-surfing. In my youth, I
played centerfield and batted .328. Today I have 700 channels. Now...
You don't have to live in Beltway Land to know that "our" professional
football team is named the Redskins...
Daily Signal… A
Majority of Young Adults Are Having Kids
Outside Marriage. Why That Hurts Kids’ Futures,
by Rachel Sheffield -- June 21, 2014 - Among young adults, first comes
baby, then (maybe) comes marriage. This increasingly is the new normal.
According to a new study from Johns Hopkins University, 57 percent of
mothers between 26 and 31 are unmarried when their child is born. But
not all young adults are having kids outside of marriage. Instead, the
key factor appears to be whether a young woman has attended college.
Among mothers without a high school degree, 63 percent of births...
Daily Signal… IRS
Destroyed Hard Drive Lois Lerner Used
at Time of Tea Party Targeting,
Rob Bluey - June 19, 2014 - Lois Lerner’s missing emails are likely
gone forever because the Internal Revenue Service destroyed the hard
drive she used at the time tea party groups were targeted, according to
sources on Capitol Hill. “We’ve been informed that the hard drive has
been thrown away,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, told Politico. Two other
By John Hayward
6/20/2014 - Earlier this week, I ventured that Hillary Clinton’s
remarkable series of gaffes and tone-deaf statements, made through the
launch of a book with disappointing sales, did not augur well for the
campaign she’s trying to launch simultaneously. I thought
the things she said over the past couple of weeks would haunt her
through 2016, or at least give her a deep...
case for impeachment, By Al Bliss
When the President was first elected, I pledged to wait from the day of
his election--to his then swearing in--to begin critique of his public
policy. I promised to do so because in the day of the first "post
racial" President I felt it was a necessary discipline to criticize him
on policy, actions, behaviors, and decisions rather than abstract
arguments like birth certificates and "the President is a secret
For the duration of his presidency I have kept this rule. I have not
bought into the...
Daily Signal… Mississippi
Named Most Corrupt State in the
Nation, Steve Wilson
June 15, 2014 - Mississippi has finally got a top ranking among the
states. Problem is, it’s an achievement the state can do without. A
study by researchers Cheol Liu from the City University of Hong Kong
and Indiana University’s John L. Mikesell found corruption in
Mississippi was tops among the states from 1976 through 2008. The study
sized up the effect of public corruption—measured by convictions—on
state spending. Data after 2008 for all of the areas of their research
Jun 21, 2014 - The United States Patent and Trademark Office
invalidated several patents belonging to the Washington Redskins. This
is not the first attempt by aggrieved parties to have the trademarks
revoked. A recent poll showed more than 70 percent of Redskins fans
opposed changing the team name. More so, a majority of Americans have
not found the team name to be offensive...
|Obama’s Missing 18 Minutes of Tape,
By Leon H. Wolf
June 17th, 2014 - In order to properly analyze the media’s treatment of
the revelation that hundreds or perhaps thousands of emails sent or
received by Lois Lerner, the key figure in the IRS scandal, along with
apparently six other IRS employees, have been mysteriously lost and
cannot be recovered in response to a subpoena, it is necessary and
instructive to recall the media’s treatment of similar revelations in
the Watergate scandal, which brought down a sitting President...
Signal… Why a
Chicken and a Mouse Are Stirring
Debate in New Mexico, by Rob Nikolewski
June 16, 2014 - SANTA FE, N.M.—Welcome to New Mexico, where a colorful
chicken and a very small mouse are causing a big ruckus. Last week,
four counties in New Mexico joined in a lawsuit stemming from the U.S.
Department of Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing the
lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. The announcement came
just one day after the Fish and Wildlife Service declared the meadow
Daily Signal… Obamacare
Anti-Conscience Mandate: Court Says Being Complicit in Sin Isn’t a Sin,
Elizabeth Slattery - June 16, 2014 - Last week, in Michigan Catholic
Conference v. Burwell, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
rejected the appeal of Catholic nonprofit groups in their challenge to
the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate. The court got it wrong by
second-guessing the religious beliefs of these groups. Formal houses of
worship and their integrated auxiliaries (e.g., church-run soup
kitchens) are exempt from this mandate—which requires employers...
Calls for U.S. Air Strikes against
ISIS Forces in Iraq
Verona, PA -- Former U.S. Senator, former Republican presidential
candidate, author of Blue Collar Conservatives and Patriot Voices
Chairman Rick Santorum today issued the following statement on the
crisis in Iraq: "President Obama's policies in the Mideast - and
particularly in Iraq - have proven to be a disaster, and are now
putting the lives and interests of U.S. citizens, our Arab...
Way, by Kathryn Lopez
Jun 14, 2014 - I was dismayed to see the latest video from the pro-life
activist group Live Action, which specializes in investigating what's
going on inside America's "women's health clinics." It highlights a
Planned Parenthood educational video and PP employees advising teens
about BDSM -- a catchall for sexual violence: bondage, discipline and
domination, submission and sadism and masochism. It encapsulates the
darkness of "50 Shades of Grey" -- which one staffer recommends as a
Daily Signal… 9
Government Programs Your Tax Dollars Are
Being Wasted On,
by Michael Sargent, June 12, 2014 - If someone approached you on the
street and asked for a dollar to promote mohair exports—or to perfect a
weight-sensing skateboard—would you give it to him? Probably not. Yet
these are enterprises you have unknowingly supported through paying
your federal taxes. Wasteful projects that should be far outside the
scope of government are endemic across federal agencies and need to be
eliminated. The problem is...
Off to All
Fathers Who are Men, Mark W. Hendrickson
Jun 15, 2014 - This isn’t going to be one of those sentimental Father’s
Day articles, even though that is what I would prefer. This article
will have a bit of an edge to it. Please excuse my bluntness, but
fatherhood is serious business, and for me to sugarcoat or evade the
truth about it would benefit nobody. Here goes: What does my peculiar
title mean? Aren’t all fathers men? No, they are not. All fathers are
male, but not all fathers are men. Maleness is a biological identity...
Santorum Comments on Immigration
Light of Cantor Loss
Verona, PA - Former U.S. Senator, former Republican presidential
candidate, chairman of Patriot Voices and author of Blue Collar
Conservatives Rick Santorum issued the following statement today
regarding the future of immigration reform: "While I do not think we
can blame the immigration issue as the sole reason Eric Cantor lost on
Tuesday, we cannot ignore that his support for amnesty...
Daily Signal… A
Terrible Teachers in California, by Katrina
June 10, 2014 - It won’t be as simple from now on for ineffective
California teachers to coast off to a lifetime career on easy street.
In a Los Angeles Superior Court ruling today, Judge Rolf M. Treu “found
five California laws governing teacher tenure, layoffs and dismissals
unconstitutional,” reports Politico. “Treu found,” reporter Stephanie
Simon wrote, “that the statutes permit too many grossly incompetent
teachers to remain in classrooms across the state —and found that those
Paul: Let's Compromise on Amnesty,
by Tony Lee
11 Jun 2014 - A day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost
his primary after Dave Brat hammered him on amnesty, Sen. Rand Paul
(R-KY) embraced "immigration reform" on a conference call with Michael
Bloomberg's pro-amnesty group and Grover Norquist. Paul, a potential
2016 contender, reportedly said that "amnesty is a word that’s trapped
us," and, according to CNN, emphasized...
Breathtaking Blowout Loss, Guy Benson
Jun 11, 2014 - Our breaking news post captured how thoroughly
thunderstruck professional politicos were by House Majority Eric
Cantor's primary loss on Tuesday. As the news continues to sink in, a
few thoughts: (1) Always, always vote. You just never know. (2) Cantor
didn't just lose, which is shocking enough in and of itself; he got
blown out by ten points. Some people have suggested that Democratic
chicanery may have played a role in Dave Brat's mega-upset...
Daily Signal… Obamacare’s
June 06, 2014 - It wasn’t supposed to be like this. On Thursday, 78
Senators, including 24 Republicans, voted to confirm Sylvia Burwell to
be Obamacare’s implementer-in-chief for the rest of his term. Burwell’s
predecessor Kathleen Sebelius had become inextricably linked to the
botched rollout, soaring premiums and a never-ending series of
unilateral alterations of law, and...
Daily Signal… Surprise!
Government Now Can’t Even Guess How Much Obamacare Ultimately Will Cost,
by Genevieve Wood, June 06, 2014 - It’s no secret Obamacare is
unaffordable. But now we also know that even the Congressional Budget
Office can’t predict how much more this disastrous law will cost.
According to a footnote from a Congressional Budget Office report
released in April but reported this week by Roll Call, the law’s true
costs and long-term fiscal impact are simply impossible to track.
That’s a change in tune for the CBO, which originally reported in 2010
that Obamacare would pay...
Daily Signal… Remembering
D-Day in 18 Photos,
June 06, 2014 - Photo descriptions of the first D-Day photos at The
Daily Signal... American troops landing on Slapton Sands in England
during rehearsals for the invasion of Normandy. (Photo: Library of
Congress/Wikimedia). Seventy years ago, U.S.-led western allies invaded
Normandy in an effort to liberate Europeans from Nazi power during
Fault Medical Research Study for Putting Preemies in Harm’s Way,
by Sharyl Attkisson - June 05, 2014 - 'Not at the expense of our
daughter': Carrie and Shawn Pratt say they didn't know risks of oxygen
tests on their daughter, Dagen. In May 2007, Carrie and Shawn Pratt
agreed to sign up their severely premature daughter, Dagen, for a
government-funded study being conducted at Duke University Hospital.
The Pratts say they were told that researchers simply were gathering
information to help other children. “We never understood the study to
be based on manipulating...
Screening a Good Way to Decrease Liberty, by
Jun 03, 2014 - Last week Americans were shocked and saddened by another
mass killing, this one near a college campus in California. We all feel
deep sympathy for the families of the victims. As usual, many people
responded to this shooting by calling for new federal gun control laws,
including the mental health screening of anyone attempting to purchase
a firearm. There are a number of problems with this proposal.
Federally-mandated mental health screenings would require storing...
Conservative Foreign Policy,
by Steve Chapman
Jun 01, 2014 - Conservatives generally agree on a few propositions. The
federal government should avoid spending money unnecessarily. It
shouldn't exceed its basic constitutional duties. It should encourage
self-reliance rather than dependency. It should accept that some
problems are beyond its ability to solve. Barack Obama, they may be
surprised to learn, agrees with much of this formula. He just applies
it in a realm where conservatives often don't...
Ohio’s Holocaust Memorial will be a testament against hate - Sunday
June 1, 2014 - It is hard to wrap one’s mind around the enormity of the
horrors of the Holocaust, the organized murder of 6 million Jews and
nearly as many Catholics, homosexuals and others. How to do so? Ohio’s
new Holocaust and Liberators Memorial at the Ohio Statehouse, to be
dedicated on Monday, does this with beauty: a stunning monument of
stone, granite, bronze and steel designed by world...
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