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  • End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

    07/29/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier. Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it "enhanced interrogation" and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA...
  • CEO of the US, politicians need NOT apply

    07/21/2014 1:31:21 PM PDT · by simka · 111 replies
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    We do not need Hillary or Warren or any career politician. We do not need another leader in debt to big business, financial backers or his party agenda. We do need someone truly independent of all political pressures, capable of resolving all the damage done to this country. The names that come to mind are Ben Carson, Mitt Romney and maybe Ted Cruz. What say you all?
  • Rand Paul Fires Back at Rick Perry

    07/15/2014 10:48:53 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/14/2014 | Alex Pappas
    FULL TITLE Rand Paul Fires Back at Rick Perry: ‘Apparently His New Glasses Haven’t Altered His Perception Of The World’ Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Monday fired back at fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who accused Paul over the weekend of standing for “isolationist policies” that “would only endanger our national security.” “There are many things I like about Texas Gov. Rick Perry, including his stance on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution,” Paul said. “But apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly.” The new foreign...
  • Self-described Liberal Millennials are Actually Libertarian

    07/14/2014 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    This week another Reason/Rupe poll came out, this one on the political leanings of my generation, the Millennials. One interesting thing to note for people concerned with how we vote is that a plurality of Millennials surveyed who described themselves as liberal express support for downright libertarian positions. Liberal, to many Millennials (33 percent), just means belief in social tolerance, openness, and personal freedom. And far from preferring a leviathan state, many Millennials said they were liberal because people should have freedom to do what they want in their personal lives without government interference. So how does that impact our...
  • A 4th of July Meditation on the Paradox that Freedom can only exist within limits

    07/04/2014 3:41:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/3/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Fourth of July in the United States of America we celebrate freedom. In particular we celebrate freedom from tyranny, freedom from government that is not representative, andfreedom from unchecked power and unaccountable sovereigns.Yet as Christians, we cannot overlook that there are ways of understanding freedom today that are distorted, exaggerated, and detached from a proper biblical, Christian, or Natural Law context. Many modern concepts of freedom treat it as somewhat of an abstraction.Yes, many speak of freedom in the abstract and have a hard time nailing down the details. So lets talk about some of the details.Most people...
  • Colorado governor on pot legalization: 'It could've been a lot worse'

    07/02/2014 8:00:28 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 2, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    ASPEN, Colo. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is refusing to call the state's legalization of marijuana a success mostly because he says that would send a bad message to kids. "Talk about bad branding," Hickenlooper said during an interview with Yahoo News' Global Anchor Katie Couric at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Tuesday, six months after recreational pot use in the state was legalized. "We don't want kids slipping off the rails." But the governor, who previously opposed legalization because he saw "so many risks," now readily admits that many of his fears surrounding the topic have gone unrealized:...
  • The Free State Project: A Libertarian Testing Ground For Bitcoin, 3D Printers, and Drones

    06/21/2014 3:35:02 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6-12-14 | Kashmir Hill
    Long before billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel dreamed up the idea of a floating libertarian island nation, a 24-year-old Yale grad student named Jason Sorens proposed a far more down-to-earth experiment for those who wanted to live the limited government lifestyle: that a critical mass of freedom-loving people establish residence in a small state and take over the state government. The Free State Project call to action was in 2001. By 2003, five thousand people agreed to take part and they held a vote to decide which low-population state would be the staging ground for the libertarianvasion, which would be...
  • (Bleep) the Liberals

    06/29/2014 7:03:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    Flattus wrote: It's funny to watch Cons attempt to portray this disaster in Iraq as Obama's issue. Sorry, no sale. Thinking Americans know whose war this is. But it's not surprising to see you run from it.From Ron Paul's column today, referring to Necons:"They cannot admit they were wrong about the invasion being a cakewalk that would pay for itself, so they want to blame last week's events on the 2011 US withdrawal from Iraq. But the trouble started with the 2003 invasion itself, not the 2011 troop withdrawal. Anyone who understands cause and effect should understand this."-- Welcome Our...
  • Dick Cheney: Rand Paul Is Wrong On Foreign Policy

    06/22/2014 10:48:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 167 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/22/2014 | Hunter Walker
    ormer Vice President Dick Cheney fired back Sunday after Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) criticized his position on Iraq. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Cheney argued Paul, who is widely seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, is an "isolationist" who doesn't understand the "absolutely essential" need for America to be involved in the Middle East. "Now, Rand Paul and — by my standards, as I look at his — his philosophy, is basically an isolationist. That didn't work in the 1930s, it sure as heck won't work in the aftermath of 9/11, when 19 guys armed with...
  • Senator Rand Paul's Imaginary Libertarian Immigrants

    06/20/2014 8:21:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/20/2014 | John T. Bennett
    Sen. Rand Paul has suddenly become aware of facts that do not exist.  “Immigrants are drawn to the magnet of free market capitalism here in the United States,” he wrote in an op-ed last week.However, over half of Hispanics are literally telling us that they reject “capitalism,” and the two largest immigrant groups (Hispanics and Asians) are voting overwhelmingly for the more anti-capitalist of the two major parties. A 2011 Pew poll asked, “[D]o you have a positive or negative reaction to the word… Capitalism [or] Socialism”?  Fifty-five percent of Hispanics reported having a "negative reaction" to the word “capitalism.”...
  • Teatopia - What if Tea Partiers controlled Congress and Rand Paul (Cruz..) was president?

    06/19/2014 1:01:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | June 18, 2014 | Reihan Salam
    [SNIP]"...Deep divisions notwithstanding, there are a number of principles that unite the movement. The most important of them is a devotion to subsidiarity, which holds that power should rest as close to ordinary people as possible. In practice, this leads Tea Party conservatives to favor voluntary cooperation among free individuals over local government, local government over state government, and state government over the federal government. Teatopia would in some respects look much like our own America, only the contrasts would be heightened. California and New York, with their dense populations and liberal electorates, would have even bigger state governments that...
  • Pot, Poker and Prohibitionism: Do Republicans Want To Be the Party of Unprincipled Killjoys?

    04/16/2014 8:57:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Mike Lee calls for "a new conservative reform agenda" based on "three basic principles," one of which is federalism. "The biggest reason the federal government makes too many mistakes is that it makes too many decisions," the Republican senator from Utah explained in a speech at the Heritage Foundation last year. "Most of these are decisions the federal government doesn't have to make -- and therefore shouldn't." So why on earth is Lee co-sponsoring a bill introduced last month that would ban online gambling throughout the country, instead of letting each state decide whether to allow Internet-assisted poker? The...
  • In Wake Of Cantors Defeat, Rand Paul Says Hes Still For Immigration Reform

    06/11/2014 10:09:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 11, 2014 | McKay Coppins
    In the wake of Rep. Eric Cantors stunning primary defeat Tuesday night, many conservatives have rushed to declare the outcome a referendum on Republican efforts to pursue immigration reform, a key wedge issue in the race. But tea party hero Sen. Rand Paul isnt buying it. In a teleconference with Grover Norquist, a conservative champion of immigration reform, Paul told reporters Wednesday he wouldnt back off his position on the issue. I still am for it, Paul said. I say everywhere I go that I am for immigration reform. He argued that Cantors loss to a little-known conservative economics professor...
  • Libertarians Versus Conservatives

    06/11/2014 6:23:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 206 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | John Stossel
    Both libertarians and conservatives want to keep America safe. We differ on how best to do that. Most libertarians believe our attempts to create or support democracy around the world have made us new enemies, and done harm as well as good. We want less military spending. Some conservatives respond to that by calling us isolationists, but we're not. I want to participate in the world; I just don't want to run it. I'm glad Americans trade with other countries -- trade both goods and people. It's great we sell foreigners our music, movies, ideas, etc. And through dealing...
  • Rand Paul to Discuss Need for Immigration Reform

    06/11/2014 5:50:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 10, 2014 | Reid J. Epstein
    Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) voted against the Senates comprehensive immigration reform bill last year, but on Wednesday he plans to discuss the need for immigration reform. Mr. Paul will join former New York Mayor Michael Bloombergs Partnership for a New American Economys monthly series on immigration reform hosted by Grover Norquist.
  • This Libertarian pizza deliverer could cost Republicans the Senate [North Carolina]

    06/06/2014 12:24:07 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 85 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/6/2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    A bushy-eyebrowed pizza deliverer from Durham, N.C., might keep Republicans from winning the Senate. Sean Haugh isn't a household name and probably never will be. But he's a libertarian candidate for Senate in North Carolina, and his name is on the ballot, and recent polls shows he's doing, well, not terrible. They also show that he siphons off votes from the Republican nominee. So Democrat Kay Hagan, one of the Senate's most vulnerable incumbents, potentially stands to benefit a lot from Haugh's candidacy. Haughs central goal is to get onstage for debates.
  • Catholic and libertarian? Popes top adviser says theyre incompatible

    06/04/2014 7:58:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2014 | David Gibson
    WASHINGTON Taking direct aim at libertarian policies promoted by many American conservatives, the Honduran cardinal who is one of Pope Francis top advisers said Tuesday (June 3) that todays free market system is a new idol that is increasing inequality and excluding the poor.
  • Jared Polis a pro-pot, video-game playing congressman tries to win over his party

    05/28/2014 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ben Terris
    Rep. Jared Polis will gladly visit a marijuana dispensary in his home state of Colorado. Hell stand in a fluorescent-lit room with hundreds of skunky plants, discuss the different types of high someone gets from Willies Wonder versus Super Lemon Haze (ones a creative upper, the other uplifting and euphoric) and ruminate on the local ban on edibles. Just dont try to take his picture in the grow room. Its like, that could go viral, Polis says, leaving Choice Organics in Fort Collins. I dont shy away from the issue; we talk about it, whatever. But the problem is, we...
  • 5th District hopeful Tom Horne challenges Cathy McMorris-Rodgers

    05/23/2014 4:49:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    A retired engineer and volunteer firefighter who joined the race against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday said hes unimpressed with the five-term incumbent and others in House Republican leadership on issues ranging from immigration to health care. Tom Horne, 65, of Nine Mile Falls, said he wants to replace the Affordable Care Act with a better system but questions House Republicans multiple votes to repeal it, only to have the bills die in the Senate.
  • Innocence Stolen and Unbridled Abuse

    05/22/2014 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Jerome Elam.Behind the green curtain is where my world began to end. It was where my innocence was forever washed away in a porcelain pan filled with developer. Grainy images brought into strong relief on white paper that would become forever etched on my soul. It all began at the age of eight when my mother enrolled me in an after school program. My parents were divorced at that time, both with demanding careers, and the time we spent together was subject to the requirements of their jobs. An after school counselor began...
  • Dozens charged in child porn case in NYC area

    05/21/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    yahoo ^ | tom hays
    NEW YORK (AP) A slice of the New York City area mainstream a police officer, a fire department paramedic, a rabbi, a nurse, a Boy Scout leader used the Internet to anonymously collect and trade child pornography, federal officials said Wednesday. The six were among at least 70 men and one woman charged in a five-week operation by the Homeland Security Investigations arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Federal officials, who planned to announce the arrests a news conference later Wednesday, call it one of the largest local roundups ever of people who collect images of...
  • Liberal thinking explained by Evan Sayet at Unite IE 5-17-2014

    05/20/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT · by TheProducer · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | Published on You Tube May 18, 2014
    Conservative comedian Evan Sayet explained why the American left is so opposed to argument or debate, arguing that liberals view thought as so inextricably bound to race, identity and orientation that they have actually turned thinking into a hate crime. Sayet spoke at the Unite IE Conservative Conference in Riverside, California this weekend, where he discussed how liberals consume and process information very differently from other political ideologies. Liberals only do well when they lecture to you, he asserted. They do just fine on the 23-minute nightly news, where [NBC's] David Gregory dictates the truth to you. Take those same...
  • Rand Paul: GOP needs to agree to disagree on social issues

    05/20/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 14 at 12:16 pm | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that Republicans should embrace a more tolerant view of those who don't hold conservative positions on social issues."I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues," Paul told vocativ.com. "The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who dont want to be festooned by those issues."Paul's comments harken back somewhat to former...
  • Marriage: It's Complicated

    05/14/2014 4:35:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | John Stossel
    It's wedding season! More Americans get married in June than in other months. Why June? The timing seems pretty arbitrary if you look up its history. Some claim it's because June was named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Others say it's because in the 1500s, people took their annual bath in May, which meant they probably smelled best around this time of year. (Be thankful for modern times.) A third and more plausible explanation: If a bride got pregnant in June, she wouldn't be too big during summer to help with growing and harvesting food. Whatever the reason...
  • A libertarian utopia

    05/09/2014 6:19:54 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 266 replies
    Aeon Magazine ^ | 4-28-14 | Livia Gershon
    For a country where the national flag flies from front porches and convenience stores and where children recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning at school, were remarkably resistant to the notion of being governed. In the fall of 2013, the Pew Research Center found that only three in ten Americans trust the federal government to do whats right most of the time. The self-conception of most Americans, with their visions of pioneers and plucky underdogs fighting for independence, is all about freedom. The flip side of that vision, however, is all about distrusting government. And government, in US political...
  • Santorum Dismisses Rand Pauls 2016 Prospects: The Republican Party Is Not A Libertarian Party

    05/06/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 6, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum dismissed Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Pauls 2016 presidential ambitions, claiming the Republican Party is not a libertarian party and suggesting few GOP voters would be swayed by Pauls small government message. Santorum swiped at the senator Monday during an appearance on CNNs Crossfire, where he told left-wing host Van Jones that Republicans need a positive agenda to win in 2014 and 2016. So positive agenda, Jones replied. Rand Paul, who now seems to be everywhere. Hes the frontrunner in your party. Do you agree with his ideas, are you going to support Rand Paul?...
  • Misrepresenting the Libertarian Position on Putin

    05/05/2014 2:54:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Despite the complete failure of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, war-mongers and even self-proclaimed libertarians don't understand what is going on in the Ukraine, why it's none of our business, or even how the civil war in Ukraine started. A friend sent me an article today from the site Conservatives for Liberty called Confused libertarians are Supporting Putin by Gabriele Stakaityte. Supposedly the site is an "independent libertarian, free market and socially liberal campaign group". It is difficult to judge a site on the basis of one article, but there is a difference between supporting Putin and saying Ukraine...
  • Parents Begin Hormone Therapy on 9-Year-Old Transgender Boy

    04/30/2014 8:35:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/30/2014 | RHONDA ROBINSON
    “It just comes down to love. I mean, if you love your child then you should do anything in the world for your child. And it’s as simple and as pure as that.” This is not parental love. This is misguided, tragic indulgence. It’s as simple and pure as that. Parental love prepares a child for adulthood–momentary happiness has little to do with it.Parental love sees beyond what a child currently wants, or thinks he wants, and gives him what he needs. What this child needs is unconditional love and a chance for his brain to mature and his...
  • Rocky Mountain High and Unintended Consequences

    04/29/2014 6:21:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 4/29/2014 | Brian C Joondeph
    Colorado and Washington are the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. In my state of Colorado, Amendment 64 was passed by 55 percent of voters by ballot referendum last year and took effect on January 1 of this year. State government officials are giddy with the prospects of increased revenue from marijuana sales. Marijuana tourism is booming in Colorado, giving new meaning to Rocky Mountain High. Now, four months into this new experiment, it may be worth looking at some of the unintended consequences.
  • Ralph Nader's America: Impeach Obama, decriminalize drugs, libertarians & progressives unite!

    04/29/2014 9:57:54 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Jeff Zeleny
    What if Washington politics were no longer defined by partisan gridlock but instead by a cross-party alliance that forged solutions? The alliance would be unstoppable. - snip - Ralph Nader contends that such a left-right alliance is not just the stuff of imagination but is actually emerging.
  • Rand Paul Wants Bigger GOP: You Go to a Republican Event and Its All White People

    04/26/2014 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 121 replies
    mediaite ^ | April 26, 2014
    Paul, according to CNN, also talked about making the Republican party bigger and much more inclusive, saying that unless Republicans broaden their message to reach more people, winning future elections is going to be a bit of a problem. You go to a Republican event and its all white peoplenot because were excluding anybody, but because we just havent done a good enough job encouraging people to come into our party.
  • Rand Paul Maintains Pro-Life Position Despite 'Thousands of Exceptions to Abortion Ban' Comment

    04/26/2014 10:45:28 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | March 22, 2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who stirred up controversy after saying that there can be "thousands of exceptions" to a ban on abortion, has clarified that he is still a pro-life politician."What I would say is that there are thousands of exceptions," Paul told CNN on Tuesday."You know, I'm a physician and every individual case is going to be different and everything's going to be particular to that individual case and what's going on with that mother and the medical circumstances of that mother," he stated.The senator has introduced a "Life at Conception Act," which upholds traditional religious beliefs that human life...
  • Paul: Still hope for immigration reform this year

    04/26/2014 9:34:47 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2014, 05:53 pm | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) thinks theres still hope for immigration reform this year, but only if Democrats are willing to negotiate. People have to acknowledge that the Democrats, if they want it passed, have to make more of a compromise, he said in a talk to students at Harvard's Institute of Politics on Friday. Paul envisions that compromise as some sort of legal status status and a place for people here so that they can come out of the shadows, let them begin paying taxes, let them not be locked up and having them run from the authorities, he...
  • Clever Article Poking Fun at Libertarians

    04/26/2014 8:01:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Whenever I find clever political humor, I like to share with readers. And because Im confident in the superiority of liberty over statism, Im even amused when I find jokes that target my libertarian philosophy. After all, only dour people are unable to laugh at themselves. Indeed, Im actually disappointed that I rarely find any good jokes about advocates of small government. I havent found any good anti-libertarian humor since this cartoon last January. I can gladly report, though, that the drought has ended. Writing for The New Yorker, Tom ODonnell has some fun at the expense of libertarians. He...
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Rand Casts a Paul Over Life Debate

    04/25/2014 11:48:21 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 04/25/2014 | Tony Perkins
    Republicans are still months away from kicking off the presidential race and that's a good thing for front-runners like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who could use the extra time to hone their messaging. In four years, the Kentucky leader has won over plenty of fans for his solid record on a whole range of issues, including life. But today, it isn't his record that's concerning people it's his rhetoric. Wednesday, in a sit-down with former Obama insider David Axelrod, Sen. Paul surprised a lot of conservatives with his nonchalant attitude on abortion and his role in ending it....
  • GOP Future: From Tea to Pot?

    04/24/2014 7:38:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Matt Towery
    Polling numbers and political maneuverings are increasingly confirming what I first reported months ago. The tea party movement is no longer the large dominant force in the GOP that it was in 2010 or even 2012. But just because the "tea" might be a bit weaker, Republicans hoping to hang on to their elected positions or who seek to claim elected office need to understand that the political atmosphere might still be lightening up. In the South, which has been the hotbed for the tea party cause, many big contested GOP nominations that were expected to go to candidates "they"...
  • Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

    04/22/2014 5:39:12 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 77 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 22 at 8:08 pm | SEAN SULLIVAN
    Businessman Curt Clawson won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Florida's 19th district Tuesday, a giant step toward becoming a member of Congress in the heavily conservative district. Clawson, who loaned his campaign nearly $2.7 million of his own money through early April, defeated three other candidates in a special primary election: State Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto, businessman Michael Dreikorn and former state representative Paige Kreegel.
  • Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    04/15/2014 2:49:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Loren Grush
    Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changesand found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The studys findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development.
  • Rand Pauls Foreign Policy: For the Situation Room or the Dorm Room?

    04/15/2014 2:47:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2014 | Rich Lowry
    The oil-services company Halliburton is an old obsession of the anti-Bush Left, and evidently of Kentucky senator Rand Paul. The libertarian standard-bearer and almost-certain Republican presidential candidate suggested to audiences a few years ago that Vice President Dick Cheneys views on the Iraq War were influenced by his time as CEO at Halliburton. Cheney had opposed going into Iraq during the Persian Gulf War under the first President George Bush; then, after a stint at Halliburton, he supported going into Iraq under the second President Bush. Q.E.D. Asked about the Halliburton charge on ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Paul...
  • I Hate to Say I Told You So (But I predicted this gay revolution)

    04/11/2014 8:03:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/10/2014 | Michael Brown
    For years Ive been sounding the alarm about an impending social, cultural, and spiritual crisis, and for years critics have compared me to Chicken Little, discounting my warnings as the ravings of a hysterical, religious fundamentalist. Well, its a little late for that now. Ten years ago, I charted this progression and made this prediction: First, gay activists came out of the closet Second, they demanded their rights Third, they demanded that everyone recognize those rights Fourth, they want to strip away the rights of those who oppose them Fifth, they want to put those...
  • FBI: Drone-like toy planes in bomb plot

    04/08/2014 8:42:48 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    CT Post ^ | April 7, 2014 | Michael P. Mayko
    BRIDGEPORT -- A Moroccan national who allegedly plotted to turn a radio-controlled model airplane into a drone-like flying bomb and crash it into a school and a Connecticut federal building was arrested Monday by FBI agents. Wires and tools were found in the High Ridge Drive apartment where El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, 27, had been living since January with an individual he met while incarcerated in Virginia, according to the FBI. It was not known if any explosives were found. Fahti told an undercover agent in five recorded conversations that he studied the bomb attack operation for months, and had...
  • 'Socially Liberal, Economically Conservative' Is So Over

    04/08/2014 2:28:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    The genius of teaching the educated professional class to be socially liberal, economically conservative for the last 20 years was that the economically conservative part came for free during the Great Boom from 1983-2007. When the economy looked good forever and everyone's 401(k) was increasing, the professional class could easily be persuaded to look down on -- and actually fear! -- the bigoted Religious Right and vote for Democrats. Candidate Obama's remark about bitter clingers captured the meme perfectly. But now that gay marriage is a fact and the junior inquisitors from the gay Holy Office have shifted from the...
  • George Soros real crusade: Legalizing marijuana in the U.S

    04/03/2014 8:45:52 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    Billionaire philanthropist George Soros hopes the U.S. goes to pot, and he is using his money to drive it there. With a cadre of like-minded, wealthy donors, Mr. Soros is dominating the pro-legalization side of the marijuana debate by funding grass-roots initiatives that begin in New York City and end up affecting local politics elsewhere. The pro-legalization movement hasnt come from a groundswell of the people. A great deal of its funding and fraud has been perpetrated by George Soros and then promoted by celebrities, said John Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under...
  • Rand Paul: GOP Must Get the Door Ajar for Minorities, Not be Party of Deportation

    04/02/2014 8:05:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/02/2014 | RODRIGO SERMEO
    WASHINGTON Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said the future of the Republican Party depends on what the Republicans do to expand its appeal among Hispanic voters and show them that the GOP is not just the party of deportation. Ive been saying over and over that the Republican Party cannot win until its more diverse, until it looks like the rest of America, he said. During a Tuesday symposium hosted by the Media Research Center (MRC) and the American Principles Project (APP), the Kentucky Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate said that if the GOP wants to appeal to minority...
  • Rand Paul: America Partly To Blame For Pearl Harbor, World War II

    03/31/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 128 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03/31/2014 | Caleb Howe
    At the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin this weekend highlighted a video of Rand Paul speaking in 2012 about sanctions on Iran. In it, Paul disparages the notion of use of force, and for some reason claims the United States was partly to blame for World War II! There are times when sanctions have made it worse. I mean, there are times .. leading up to World War II we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I, which may have encouraged them some of...
  • Secretary Kerry: U.S. To Send Scientists To Discuss Homosexuality With Ugandan President

    03/18/2014 1:45:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 89 replies
    BuzzFeeda ^ | March 18, 2014 | J Lester Feder
    Maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration on Ugandas Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Kerry said during a forum at the State Department. The Ugandan president committed to meeting with American experts on homosexuality to try to change his mind about the Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a forum at the State Department moderated by BuzzFeed. Museveni claimed to have signed the law, which imposes up to a lifetime prison sentence for homosexuality, after being convinced no one is born gay. I talked personally to President Museveni just a few...
  • Supposed Christian Dad Claims Gay Son is No Sinner

    03/16/2014 3:03:11 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 45 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 16, 2013 | JP
    Chris has a gay son. He neglected to mention that when I met him at a business event the week before last, when we talked a little politics, when he invited me to join him and his buds for their weekly golf game. All was amicable on the golf course. As it turned out, two of the guys were fellow conservatives. And two others happened to be members of my church. But things got twisted when our two foursomes sat down for post-round libations and conversation. Thats because Chris, a social liberal, an Obama-loving Democrat, insisted on talking politics. And...
  • Rand Paul: Republicans must agree to disagree on social issues in order to grow the party

    03/14/2014 1:15:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via WaPo, compare and contrast. Here’s Mitch Daniels four years ago: Beyond the debt and the deficit, in Daniels’s telling, all other issues fade to comparative insignificance. He’s an agnostic on the science of global warming but says his views don’t matter. “I don’t know if the CO2 zealots are right,” he said. “But I don’t care, because we can’t afford to do what they want to do. Unless you want to go broke, in which case the world isn’t going to be any greener. Poor nations are never green.”And then, he says, the next president, whoever he is, “would...
  • GOP Future Bright . . . If We Can Keep It

    03/12/2014 10:53:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Bob Barr
    When asked to relate the results of the Constitutional Convention of 1789 to a citizen as he left Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin is reported to have replied, A Republic, if you can keep it. As the annual Conservative Political Action Conference ended last weekend, one might reply similarly to an observer that the future of the GOP is bright, if we can keep it. In 1975, Ronald Reagan, not yet one of conservatives most beloved presidents, sat down with Reason magazine for an interview about his thoughts on the future direction of the GOP. The basis of conservatism is a...