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  • Calling all neoconservatives and those who have general animus toward Russia

    07/16/2018 7:30:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 54 replies
    My Fetid Mind | July 16th, 2018 | Mariner
    I am a member of the New/Paleo Right, as are many here on Free Republic. And I know many of us wonder: Where are the neocons? Where are those who will force us to engage logically as we, jointly, refine our perspectives of the day? What is YOUR opinion of the events of the last week and what do you think the rest of us are missing? With all sincerity, Mariner
  • Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

    07/15/2018 9:02:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 15, 2018 11:11 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub
    A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary last month, the first-time candidate saw parallels with her own longshot campaign for Congress in western Massachusetts. The 44-year-old Muslim, African-American civil rights lawyer, who is taking on a 30-year congressman and ranking Democrat on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, says she wasn’t alone, as encouragement, volunteers and donations started pouring in. […] Still, the...
  • lanned Parenthood NYC’s explicit campaign — ‘Protect Our Freedom to F***’ — touted as ‘fearless’

    07/13/2018 11:53:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    blaze ^ | July 13, 2018 | Dave Urbanski
    Like you’re surprised? Planned Parenthood of New York City — claiming Big Apple residents “have more sex than anyone else in America. (Woo! We did it!)” — wants to “make sure that everyone has access to the sexual and reproductive health care services they need.” To that end, the organization launched a fundraising campaign this week aimed at millennials — and it broadcasts its intent in no uncertain terms: “Protect our freedom to f***.” ‘Proud to provide abortion services’ Planned Parenthood of New York City noted that in addition to being “proud to provide abortion services,” donations “will go toward...
  • Doug Ford Is Dead Right, Injection Sites Dead Wrong

    07/09/2018 10:18:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/18 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    History shows that more money, more social workers, and injections sites will end in failure Not all the lunatics are in the asylum. Why? Because federal prison officials are providing needles to prisoners so they can inject themselves with illegal drugs. Now, Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, is being criticized for damning the use of injection sites in prison and in Canadian cities. Condoning drug use is the most illogical way to combat North America’s opioid epidemic. But what else would work? The drug problem is like a cancerous growth that kills, not just people. Look at what has happened...
  • Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey says he'll oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

    07/09/2018 12:55:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    Morning Call ^ | July 9, 2018
    Hours ahead of President Donald Trump’s prime-time announcement of his selection for the U.S. Supreme Court, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has made up his mind.
  • Schumer says Trump pick must divulge thoughts on Roe v. Wade

    07/09/2018 12:47:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer launched a preemptive attack Monday on President Trump’s looming Supreme Court pick, saying the nominee must “share their personal views” on abortion in order to be confirmed. Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, said senators should no longer accept general promises of fealty to precedent, and will instead demand...
  • Why Roe v. Wade is a travesty of constitutional law

    07/07/2018 2:09:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 7, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    Roe is judicially wrought social legislation pretending to the status of constitutional law. It is more adventurous than Miranda and Griswold, other watchwords of judicial activism from its era. It is as much a highhanded attempt to impose a settlement on a hotly contested political question as the abhorrent Dred Scott decision denying the rights of blacks. It is, in short, a travesty that a constitutionalist Supreme Court should excise from its body of work with all due haste. Roe has been commonly misunderstood since it was handed down in 1973, in part because its supporters have been so determined...
  • My Proposal for dealing with Abortion Issue.

    07/06/2018 4:40:06 AM PDT · by BRL · 55 replies
    self ^ | 7/6/18 | BRL
    My Proposal to deal with Abortion and take it off the table politically: Given that we may likely see Roe vs. Wade overturned when RBG leaves the court how can we take this issue off the table? The republicans in congress and the president should write a constitutional amendment with the following wording: Abortion shall be legal up to 13 weeks after conception. All other laws dealing with abortion shall be left to the individual states It gets put to the states and they have 7 years for 36 states to agree. If after 7 years 36 states do not...
  • Cast and crew quit controversial Roe v Wade film over pro-life slant [tr]

    07/05/2018 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 55 replies
    DailyMail com ^ | 7/3/18, updated 7/4/18 | Chris Spargo
    Full title: Cast and crew quit controversial Roe v Wade film with Stacey Dash, Jamie Kennedy and Joey Lawrence over pro-life slant as first trailer claims abortion is biggest killer of African-Americans Cast and crew have walked off the set of the new Roe v Wade movie filming in New Orleans in response to its pro-life themes claims Nick Loeb Loeb, who fought ex Sofia Vergara when the actress revealed her plan to destroy the couple's frozen embryos, is producing, directing and starring He claims that actors quit at the last second and the crew was not welcome at certain...
  • Senators Collins & Murkowski, It's Time to Leave the GOP

    07/05/2018 7:56:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 5, 2018 | Susan Faludi
    Just hours after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, media legal analysts and commentators began forecasting what this will mean for women’s reproductive freedom. On CNN: “Roe v. Wade is doomed.” Huffington Post: “It’s time to prepare for life without nationwide legal abortion.” Reuters: “a death knell for Roe v. Wade.” Or, as one commenter remarked, invoking Dylan, “looks like it’s all over now, baby blue.” I share the despair, but have we forgotten something? Republicans have a one-vote majority in the Senate. Their number includes two female moderates, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, both of whom support...
  • A Supreme Triumph for Trump Supporters

    07/04/2018 9:13:26 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 3 replies
    https://townhall.com ^ | Nicholas Waddy Nicholas Waddy |Posted: Jul 04, 2018 12:01 AM
    When thoughtful conservatives and Republicans voted for Donald Trump in 2016, they did so in part because they knew that he would be among the nation's most consequential presidents, regardless of his occasional lapses in decorum or the steep learning curve he might face. This is because conservatives knew that the next president would be called on to fill the huge backlog of judicial vacancies that accumulated during the last years of Barack Obama's presidency. In addition, many other federal judges were approaching retirement age, so it stood to reason that the opportunity to remold the judiciary would be vast....
  • The Coming Implosion After Diversity’s Victory

    07/04/2018 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | 2 July 2018 | Mark Bäuerlein
    something: the ideological contests are fading. What Irving Kristol famously said in his 2001 Bradley Lecture, “We in America fought a culture war, and we [conservatives] lost,” applies well to higher education. Conservatives fought wars over multiculturalism, Western Civilization, affirmative action, the Academic Bill of Rights, and political bias in hiring, and we lost every time. The educators have no reason to debate ideas, much less ideology. None of those old issues are up for discussion. (It should be said that Kristol noted that conservatives still had some influence in one theater of American life, religion, but that exemption is...
  • Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids

    07/04/2018 10:55:03 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 77 replies
    The Lancet Medical Journal ^ | July 2018 | Gabrielle Campbell, PhD and 14 other PHDS
    Summary Background Interest in the use of cannabis and cannabinoids to treat chronic non-cancer pain is increasing, because of their potential to reduce opioid dose requirements. We aimed to investigate cannabis use in people living with chronic non-cancer pain who had been prescribed opioids, including their reasons for use and perceived effectiveness of cannabis; associations between amount of cannabis use and pain, mental health, and opioid use; the effect of cannabis use on pain severity and interference over time; and potential opioid-sparing effects of cannabis. -SNIP- Interpretation Cannabis use was common in people with chronic non-cancer pain who had been...
  • Holy smoke: Jesus used cannabis oil to perform 'miracles' [?]

    07/02/2018 8:05:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | By Tom Fish
    JESUS used cannabis and was an early champion of its medicinal properties, a growing consensus of experts agree. And acceptance of this theory could help promote the controversial drug’s use in treating a range of illnesses. Cannabis historian, author and journalist David Bienenstock is one who believes cannabis oil even explains the “miracles” attributed to Jesus. Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, he said: “Historical records show that cannabis was widely available at the time – they would’ve known how to grow it and exploit its medicinal properties. “There is nothing different in the efficacious cannabis oil used today that...
  • Suspended N.J. high school principal issues notice of $5 million lawsuit

    06/26/2018 3:08:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | June 26, 2018
    SECAUCUS – The high school principal suspended in April over his handling of a student who was allegedly caught with marijuana and a knife has suffered emotional distress, embarrassment, and damage to his chiropractic office as a result, according to a notice sent to the school district. Dr. Robert Berckes has signaled his intent to file a lawsuit of up to $5 million against Secaucus Superintendent Jennifer Montesano and all nine members of the school board. As many as 10 additional defendants could be added to the potential lawsuit.
  • Operation Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation

    12/05/2007 10:32:01 AM PST · by Fennie · 15 replies · 531+ views
    National Expositor ^ | Mary Louise
    Starting in the early days of the Cold War, the CIA began a secret project called Operation Mockingbird, with the intent of buying influence behind the scenes at major media outlets and putting reporters on the CIA payroll, which has proven to be a stunning ongoing success. The CIA effort to recruit American news organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators of propaganda, was headed up by Frank Wisner, Allen Dulles, Richard Helms and Philip Graham. The CIA had infiltrated the nation's businesses, media, and universities with tens of thousands of on-call operatives by the 1950's. Many Americans still...
  • Libertarians and NeverTrumpers take over the Republican Party of Texas

    06/17/2018 3:17:28 PM PDT · by lone star annie · 35 replies
    Vanity
    Looks like the Libertarians who were Ron Paul Supporters and the Nevertrumpers have taken over the Republican Party of Texas. The Chairman was the leader of the "Free the Delegates" at the National Convention and tried to prevent Donald Trump getting the nomination. After he was elected by the State Republican Executive Committee, to fill out an unexpired term, he fired many of the regular conservative employees and hired only his Libertarian and NeverTrump brethren after he promised to maintain the same staff.
  • City governments should be SUED for "gay pride" parades

    06/13/2018 7:35:26 AM PDT · by LevonRiver · 15 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 28 January 2018 | Ashton Gray (via David Reznor)
    Glorification of Sexual Perversion is War Against Mankind The traditional family is the core of human existence. Heterosexual relationships and marriages came into existence as the guarantee for the future of mankind. The purpose of sex is procreation, and only heterosexual sex results in procreation. The purpose of sex is not transitory “pleasure;” sex is pleasurable so that its purpose—which is continuation of the race—will take place and mankind can go forward into the future. Obsessive or fixated focus on sexual “pleasures” that are not heterosexual, practiced to the exclusion of heterosexual activities, are perversions. If you’re offended by the...
  • Iraq War vet saves Wyoming trooper from man who was attacking him on highway

    06/04/2018 4:55:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    ...Dustin Roberts, 36, of McKinleyville, Calif., tried to disarm the trooper after being stopped for a speeding violation. Troopers found 74 pounds of marijuana and some cocaine in his vehicle, officials said.
  • An anti-marijuana group wants Michigan to legalize cannabis

    05/21/2018 6:15:33 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 21, 2018
    One of the groups formed to fight the legalization of marijuana for recreational use has now decided it’s for the measure — but only if the Michigan legislature takes it up and amends the proposal. The Committee to Keep Pot out of Neighborhoods and Schools — a political action committee formed to fight a ballot proposal to legalize marijuana — is now urging the Legislature to take up the initiative, amend it and pass a full legalization of pot for adult recreational use. The committee hopes that if the Legislature acts, recreational use will be regulated as stringently as the...