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Is Culture God? Some people seem to think so
O K, how much more outlandish can things get? According to its website, the Girl Scouts of America believes (read slowly), “If the child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl a...
May 24, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commemorate — not celebrate — Memorial Day
He is but one of many, but he typifies many. He is a patriot. Google “patriot” and you will get a lot about the NFL team, but little about what a true patriot is. You might find it difficult to fin...
May 24, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rolling through graduation
School is almost out. For the great majority of students, this means a time to relax a little and reflect on the new journey about to begin. Some will be preparing for college, while others will be...
May 22, 2015 10:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gun-banners foiled again
On Monday, a federal judge blocked enforcement of yet another limitation the District of Columbia’s city government tried to place on gun ownership for law-abiding citizens. In 2008, the U.S. Supre...
May 22, 2015 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obamacare exchanges on life support
At a recent White House science fair celebrating inventors, a Girl Scout who helped design a Lego-powered page-turning device asked President Obama what he had ever thought up or prototyped. Stumbl...
May 22, 2015 10:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can Hillary reverse decline in Democratic turnout?
Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 by running as a different kind of Democrat from previous nominees. Hillary Clinton, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post reports, is hoping to win the presiden...
May 22, 2015 10:27 PM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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You want hypotheticals on Iraq? Here's one
Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of I...
May 22, 2015 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The withering of the death penalty
Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. It is difficult to imagine moral reasoning that would...
May 20, 2015 11:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s ‘bitter half’ is back
She’s baaaaaaaack. And she’s maaaaaad. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Tuskegee University last weekend. She’ll do it again at Ohio’s Oberlin College — the UC Berkel...
May 15, 2015 11:17 PM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could SEC football strength be equaled by ‘SEC Primary’ in ‘16?
In recent presidential primary cycles, the influence of Southern states — with the exception of Florida, whose “Southern status” is perhaps more locational than anything else — has been minimal. Wh...
May 15, 2015 11:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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