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  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims

    07/04/2016 10:27:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/4/16 | James Wilkinson
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.
  • Edward Kennedy Institute to open early next year

    10/08/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 9:25 PM EDT
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is set to open early next year. […] The institute is being built on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The centerpiece is a full-scale representation of the U.S. Senate Chamber. …
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • The Islamic Institute of Counter Zionist American Psychological Warfare!

    01/02/2013 11:49:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jihad-Watch ^ | 12/17/12 | Robert
    It's real! Photo thanks to TahariRider. Recently I noticed that many of the Islamic supremacists on Twitter were sending out identical tweets. When I asked the rabidly antisemitic pro-Hamas propagandist Linda Sarsour about it, she admitted that she and others were all working from the same talking points:
  • EPA Institutes Minimum Gas Purchase Requirement For Some Stations

    09/19/2012 11:16:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9/19/12 | Betsy Woodruff
    Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R., Wis.) has a post on the Hill’s Congress Blog highlighting a bizarre new regulation from the EPA requiring some gas stations to sell at least four gallons of gasoline at a time. It affects those that pump both E10 and E15 (gas with 10 percent or 15 percent ethanol) through the same hose. Since E15 is pretty terrible for small engines and old cars (Sensenbrenner says it’s “like metal in a microwave for a small engine”), the theory is that when customers whose engines cannot handle it are buying gas,
  • White House: Colleges Also Forced to Institute HHS Mandate

    03/16/2012 3:10:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/16/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The White House announced today that colleges and universities will also be forced to join religious employers in instituting the new HHS mandate that requires them to provide coverage for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. The Health and Human Services Department released information Friday afternoon saying college student health care plans will be treated like employees’ plans — making them subject to the mandate the Obama administration put in place that has upset pro-life groups for its violation of religious liberties. The decision means college students — who already get abortions at the highest rate compared with...
  • Institute of Medicine Provides Medical "Cover" for Sebellius

    08/26/2011 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/26/11 | Dr. Susan Berry
    There is a lot of talk, during these pre-presidential election days, of whether Republicans should stick to fiscal policy issues or include social issues as well in their platforms. Liberals are attacking fiscal/social conservatives, and some “establishment” Republicans are also criticizing their socially conservative colleagues, fearful that Independents will be turned off by the thought that Republicans are appearing rigid, strict, and hard. Political strategy aside, however, what often strikes me about these debates, which always seem centered on how conservative Republicans are trying to force their social views on the nation, is that liberals do it all the time...
  • Catholic bishop addresses Mormon Institute students

    Catholic bishop addresses Mormon Institute students    ‘Our Shared History, Our Shared Values, and Our Shared Challenges’ By David HoefferlePublic Affairs Director, Southern Arizona Published: Monday, March 28, 2011   TUCSON, ARIZ. Calling it a “historic occasion,” Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson encouraged Latter-day Saints and Catholics to stand side-by-side in their joint responsibility to protect freedom of worship throughout the world. Bishop Kicanas, past vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and current chairman of the board of directors of Catholic Relief Services, presented a stirringly inspirational young adult fireside as the...
  • April groundbreaking slated for Edward M. Kennedy Institute

    03/21/2011 3:15:08 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 21, 2011 | Martin Finucane
    A groundbreaking ceremony has been slated for early next month for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Dorchester. The ceremony is to be held at the future site of the institute, next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, a statement from the institute said.
  • Slums Thrive When State 'Reduces' Corruption And Does Not Reward Basic Law Enforcement

    02/15/2011 3:46:20 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Brookings Institution ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2011 | Vanda Felbab-Brown
    As one walks the streets of Medellin’s communas, it is striking how much more developed these poor and crime-ridden neighborhoods are compared to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the barrios of Cuidad Juarez, or shantytowns of Johannesburg. The hilly streets are wide and paved, and electricity, gas, and water are provided to over 90 percent of the population. Yet, despite the impressive public-goods distribution and other laudable shift in policies in Medellin over the past decade, homicides and other violence have increased again. With pervasive urban crime increasingly a 21st century phenomenon and urban "ungoverned spaces" posing important threats...
  • Kennedy Institute funding denied

    12/18/2010 12:40:00 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/18/10 | Hillary Chabot
    But groundbreaking in spring The founding president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate yesterday said he is giving up on seeking federal funds for the legacy project, $30 million short of the total the institute has requested from Congress. “We had this request in and we felt that either we get it this year or we don’t, and we’re not going to go back,” said Peter Meade, president of the institute. “I doubt we’re going back to ask for any more. The institute, a $150 million project to honor the liberal lion, already has nabbed $38...
  • (Teddy) Kennedy Institute plans unveiled

    07/28/2010 8:58:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 28, 2010 | Laura Crimaldi
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate today unveiled renderings for its approximately $60 million site, which is expected to break ground in Dorchester this fall. The institute will be located next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus. [Snip] Sen. Kennedy envisioned the institute as a living, breathing, constantly evolving bipartisan center that would reflect his passion for education, history and civic engagement. The institute hopes to raise $125 million to cover the building expenses and start an endowment, Meade said. Federal earmarks worth $38.6 million have already been...
  • Losing Streisand?

    07/07/2010 10:50:53 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies
    NRO ^ | 07/07/2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    Lloyd Grove at the DB writing from the Aspen Ideas thingamajig where Obama's economic policies are apparently being lambasted by Niall Ferguson and Mort Zuckerman: “We are, without question, in a period of decline, particularly in the business world,” Zuckerman said. “The real problem we have…are some of the worst economic policies in place today that, in my judgment, go directly against the long-term interests of this country.” Zuckerman added that he detects in the Obama White House “hostility to the very kinds of [business] culture that have made this the great country that it is and was. I think...
  • Temple Institute Rabbi: Obama is a Robber

    04/22/2010 1:32:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 286+ views
    inn ^ | 4/22/10 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo last week robbed Judaism of its legacy and threatens the existence of the Jewish state, according to Temple Institute Rabbi Chaim Richman. The rabbi also said the president’s comments were in essence perverse and obscene. He responded point by point to President Obama’s speech in which he said that “settlements are illegitimate,” that the re-establishment of the State of Israel is rooted in the Holocaust, and that denying the Holocaust is a sin but that Iran, whose leader denies the Holocaust, has a right to nuclear power
  • Creation institute sues coordinating board

    04/21/2009 9:40:45 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 149 replies · 3,103+ views
    The Statesman ^ | April 21, 2009 | Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
    Creation institute sues coordinating board By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz April 21, 2009 The Dallas-based Institute for Creation Research Graduate School has sued the state’s higher education agency for denying permission to offer a master’s degree in science education. The Bible-oriented group contends in a lawsuit filed last week in federal court that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board violated its civil rights. The suit, first reported by the Dallas Morning News, argues that the coordinating board discriminated against the institute because it doesn’t support evolution. Members of the coordinating board, who are gubernatorial appointees, voted 8-0 a year ago to...
  • FBI raids UF nuclear power institute [University of Florida]

    02/25/2009 12:22:10 PM PST · by onemiddleamerican · 165 replies · 7,188+ views
    TampaBay10 News ^ | February 25, 2009 | AP
    Gainesville, Florida - A nuclear space power institute at the University of Florida has been raided by the FBI. Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Rhew in Tallahassee says search warrants were served at the university's Innovative Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Institute. University of Florida spokesman Steve Orlando says the FBI was in the office of professor Samim Anghaie, the Iranian-born director of the institute. Rhew would not comment on the investigation but did say no arrest warrants have been issued. Orlando says the university is cooperating with the investigation and Anghaie's employment status is being reviewed.
  • Eugenics … death of the defenceless: The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton

    02/24/2009 5:42:22 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,042+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Russell Grigg
    Eugenics … death of the defenceless The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton By Russell Grigg Few ideas have done more harm to the human race in the last 120 years than those of Sir Francis Galton. He founded the evolutionary pseudo-science of eugenics. Today, ethnic cleansing, the use of abortion to eliminate ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and the harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes all have a common foundation in the survival-of-the-fittest theory of eugenics. So who was Galton, what is eugenics, and how has it harmed humanity?...
  • George Soros finally gets it

    02/21/2009 11:37:14 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,771+ views
    ml-implode (Option Armageddon) ^ | 02/21/09 | Rolf Winkler
    George Soros finally gets it February 21, 2009 – 1:56 pm Three weeks ago, the positively schizophrenic Op-Ed page for the WSJ published yet another piece by a big financial brain proposing a “solution” to the financial crisis. While the editorial page itself is so rigidly ideological as to be useless, the op-ed page publishes stuff all over the map. The only common attribute seems to be a big-name byline. Once in a while you’ll get a thoughtful, nuanced and hard-hitting piece by Shelby Steele or Judy Shelton, for instance; occasionally, one of the big names will actually say something...
  • The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam

    01/29/2009 7:43:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 1,551+ views
    KUSI-San Diego ^ | John Coleman
    The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming. How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big...
  • U.S. now only 2 states away from rewriting Constitution

    12/12/2008 2:05:34 AM PST · by Man50D · 27 replies · 2,266+ views ^ | December 12, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A public policy organization has issued an urgent alert stating affirmative votes are needed from only two more states before a Constitutional Convention could be assembled in which "today's corrupt politicians and judges" could formally change the U.S. Constitution's "'problematic' provisions to reflect the philosophical and social mores of our contemporary society." "Don't for one second doubt that delegates to a Con Con wouldn't revise the First Amendment into a government-controlled privilege, replace the 2nd Amendment with a 'collective' right to self-defense, and abolish the 4th, 5th, and 10th Amendments, and the rest of the Bill of Rights," said the...