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  • The Conservative Case for Universal Healthcare

    07/28/2017 6:25:40 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 142 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 25, 2017 | Chase Madar
    Don’t tell anyone, but American conservatives will soon be embracing single-payer healthcare, or some other form of socialized healthcare. Yes, that’s a bold claim given that a GOP-controlled Congress and President are poised to un-socialize a great deal of healthcare, and may even pull it off. But within five years, plenty of Republicans will be loudly supporting or quietly assenting to universal Medicare. And that’s a good thing, because socializing healthcare is the only demonstrably effective way to control costs and cover everyone. It results in a healthier country and it saves a ton of money. That may seem offensively...
  • A case for a special election for the President of the United States (Grasping at straws)

    03/25/2017 11:44:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | March 26, 2017 | Professor Chris Edelson
    After just two months, there is no question that the Donald Trump presidency is an unmitigated disaster. The FBI is conducting an investigation to determine whether members of the Trump campaign cooperated with Russian efforts to help elect Donald Trump last year. This by itself is extraordinary and unprecedented. As Republicans noted last year, it is very difficult to have a presidential administration under FBI investigation. No one knows what the investigation will find, but what we already know is bad enough. Senior Trump advisors lied about their contacts with Russian officials; one, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign from...
  • Undocumented father detained as he drops off daughter at school

    03/03/2017 10:17:44 AM PST · by RummyChick · 123 replies
    ny dailynews ^ | 3/3/17 | CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    Immigration agents detained an undocumented Los Angeles father of four U.S.-born children as he was about to drop off his daughter at school earlier this week, dramatic video shows. Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, a 48-year-old Mexican immigrant who has lived and worked in the country for over 25 years, was pulled over by agents a few blocks from his 12-year-old daughter's school in Pasadena on Tuesday morning, attorney Emi MacLean told the Daily News. The agents, donning blue jackets with the word "police" emblazoned across their backs, cuffed Avelica-Gonzalez and placed him in an unmarked vehicle, as his daughter and wife could...
  • Answer the following questions to see which 2016 Presidential candidate you side with

    11/07/2015 11:41:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Where do you side on social issues ... environment ... the economy ... domestic policy ... healthcare ... foreign policy ... education ... immigration? This is a fairly comprehensive survey. You give your position on the issues and they tell you which candidates you most agree with.
  • Operation American Spring: Militias promise to oust Obama, Boehner on Friday

    05/15/2014 11:16:19 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 11 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 05-15-2014
    A retired United States Army colonel expects as many as 30 million like-minded individuals will descend on Washington, DC this week and demand that President Barack Obama and other members of his administration be booted from office. Those are just some of the demands that Col. Harry Riley, founder of “Operation American Spring,” said he’ll ask the Obama administration to adhere to when militia members and patriots of all sorts arrive in the nation’s capital on Friday and begin demonstrating against a government the group considers to be in violation of the principles established by the founders of the country....
  • Ethanol leading to a corn-based bubble

    06/08/2013 11:03:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | June 6, 2013 | by Zain Shauk in Beaumont
    A corn-based bubble is building on the horizon, with expectations of a large oversupply of high-priced ethanol that has nowhere to go. The phenomenon is a product of environmental requirements and subsidies that are currently leading refiners to buy ethanol at record prices, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Refiners and other parties that produce fuels are required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to buy supplies of ethanol to blend with their gasoline. For each gallon of ethanol they blend into their fuel, refiners get a credit, also known as a Renewable Identification Number, or RIN....
  • President and AG Disagree on Miranda Rights for Jihadis

    02/07/2010 5:00:39 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies · 463+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 6 February 2010 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder issued conflicting statements on how captured Islamic terrorists should be treated. Holder insisted that those like the Christmas day bomber will be handled under existing criminal statutes. This includes advising them of their right to remain silent. “We cannot sacrifice the rights of the accused to the notion that the safety of innocent victims takes precedence,” Holder said. “Saving lives may seem important to some, but preserving our system of jurisprudence has got to be a higher priority.” On the other hand, President Obama asserted that “the idea that we can...
  • Children Who Get Spanked Have Lower IQs

    09/24/2009 7:16:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 87 replies · 2,943+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 9/24/09 | Jeanna Bryner
    Spanking can get kids to behave in a hurry, but new research suggests it can do more harm than good to their noggins. The study, involving hundreds of U.S. children, showed the more a child was spanked the lower his or her IQ compared with others. "All parents want smart children," said study researcher Murray Straus of the University of New Hampshire. "This research shows that avoiding spanking and correcting misbehavior in other ways can help that happen." One might ask, however, whether children who are spanked tend to come from backgrounds in which education opportunities are less or inherited...
  • An Israeli Agent's Advice and Warning

    04/10/2009 8:31:59 AM PDT · by pctech · 37 replies · 1,721+ views
    Juval Aviv
    Subject: FW: An Israeli Agent's Advice and Warning Juval Aviv was the Israeli Agent upon whom the movie "Munich" was based. He was Golda Meir's bodyguard -- she appointed him to track down and bring to justice the Palestinian terrorists who took the Israeli athletes hostage and killed them during the Munich Olympic Games. (Aviv's bio is noted at end.) He predicted the London subway bombing on the Bill O'Reilly show on Fox News stating publicly that it would happen within a week. At the time, O'Reilly laughed and mocked him saying that in a week he wanted him back...
  • (Vanity) John McCain May Drop Out by Oct 3rd Citing Health Reasons

    09/23/2008 6:37:08 PM PDT · by I got the rope · 41 replies · 247+ views
    I got the rope ^ | 23 Sep 08 | I got the rope
    Palin will name Tom Selleck for VP
  • Jewish Voters May Be Wary Of Palin

    09/03/2008 8:14:06 AM PDT · by steve-b · 193 replies · 761+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/2/08 | Ben Smith
    Barack Obama has struggled for 18 months to lock down the support of a traditionally Democratic group, Jewish voters. In the past week, John McCain may have helped Obama with his Jewish problem by choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.... "There is almost always an inverse proportion between a candidate's popularity among conservative Christians and secular Jews," said Jeff Ballabon, a Republican lobbyist long active in Jewish politics who supports McCain. An illustration of that gap came just two weeks ago, when Palin's church, the Wasilla Bible Church, gave its pulpit over to a figure viewed with...
  • Evolution Tied To Earth Movement

    12/20/2007 8:02:48 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 75+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 12-19-2007 | M Royhan Gani
    Contact: M. Royhan Gani rgani@egi.utah.edu 801-585-3539 University of Utah Evolution tied to Earth movementGeologists say 'Wall of Africa' allowed humanity to emerge Nahid and Royhan Gani, geologists at the University of Utah's Energy and Geoscience Institute, stand on the Ethiopian Plateau near the Gorge of the Nile, which was carved by Africa's... Scientists long have focused on how climate and vegetation allowed human ancestors to evolve in Africa. Now, University of Utah geologists are calling renewed attention to the idea that ground movements formed mountains and valleys, creating environments that favored the emergence of humanity. “Tectonics [movement of Earth’s crust]...
  • Taxes trigger big drop in U.S. smoking: report

    08/10/2007 5:23:48 PM PDT · by Wheee The People · 97 replies · 1,579+ views
    reuters ^ | Aug 10, 2007 | reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Higher state taxes on smoking are producing sharp declines in tobacco consumption in the United States, just as Congress considers a huge federal cigarette tax hike, USA Today reported in its Friday editions. The newspaper, conducting its own analysis of taxation and consumption figures, said the degree of decline in smoking appears to be tied directly to the size of the tax increase. For example, cigarette sales fell 18 percent in North Carolina last year after the state tax was raised in two steps to 35 cents from a 5 cents, the newspaper said. In Connecticut, per...
  • Pew Survey Finds Most Knowledgeable Americans Watch 'Daily Show' and 'Colbert'

    04/16/2007 2:57:37 PM PDT · by Karl Rand · 76 replies · 2,122+ views
    EDITOR & PUBLISHER ^ | April 15, 2007 11:30 PM ET | E&P Staff
    Pew judged the levels of knowledgeability (correct answers) among those surveyed and found that those who scored the highest were regular watchers of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and Colbert Report. They tied with regular readers of major newspapers in the top spot -- with 54% of them getting 2 out of 3 questions correct. Watchers of the Lehrer News Hour on PBS followed just behind. Virtually bringing up the rear were regular watchers of Fox News. Only 1 in 3 could answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly. Fox topped only network morning show viewers.
  • DeMint: "Romney lights up the room... like Ronald Reagan"

    02/06/2007 3:50:14 PM PST · by RightSideRedux · 59 replies · 1,056+ views
    My Man Mitt.com ^ | 2/06/07 | Justin
    Senator DeMint on Romney, Healthcare and his decision to support Mitt
  • Immigration sends GOP to defeat

    11/19/2006 3:36:23 PM PST · by Gritty · 170 replies · 2,664+ views
    Hendersonville Times-News ^ | November 19. 2006 | editorial page
    Republicans thought a revetment against a Democratic barrage could be made of anti-immigration hysteria. Demonizing immigrants, they thought, was good politics. And it was -- for the Democrats. Across the land, from border towns that face a large in-migration of illegal border crossers to ones that just indulged in nativism for the sport of it, Republicans who chose this issue as their campaign centerpiece went down to stunning defeat. Running against President Bush was a successful strategy -- if you were a Democrat and the issue was the Iraq war. Running against President Bush was a decidedly ruinous one if...
  • Are Single Mothers the 'New American Family?'

    10/04/2006 11:07:34 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 37 replies · 1,327+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/3/06 | By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
    Call it the backlash against the backlash. Over the past decade, Americans have increasingly understood that the divorce revolution, fatherlessness and single parent households are harming our children. Now those who view the traditional family as disadvantageous to women are firing back, defending women who choose single motherhood and depicting fathers as superfluous. Last fall Stanford University Gender Scholar Peggy Drexler penned the highly-publicized book Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men. This month Oxford Press released Wellesley College Women's Studies Professor Rosanna Hertz’s Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women...
  • Democrats launch Christian Web site

    09/06/2006 6:55:11 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 96 replies · 1,639+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/6/6 | Frank James
    A group of Christian Democrats seeking to compete against Republicans for the vote of religious Americans has started a Web site meant to serve as a forum for like thinkers and a political tool to raise money and volunteers for Democratic candidates who share their values. The new site, FaithfulDemocrats.com, is partly the brainchild of David Wilhelm, a former Democratic National Committee chairman who also managed campaigns for Mayor Richard M. Daley and President Bill Clinton. "So the main thing was to help reframe the values debate to be beyond wedge-issue politics, beyond fear and division and more focused on...
  • Study: US mothers deserve $134,121 in salary [mothers should pay money to themselves?????]

    05/03/2006 10:24:35 AM PDT · by grundle · 127 replies · 2,684+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2006 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A full-time stay-at-home mother would earn $134,121 a year if paid for all her work, an amount similar to a top U.S. ad executive, a marketing director or a judge, according to a study released on Wednesday. A mother who works outside the home would earn an extra $85,876 annually on top of her actual wages for the work she does at home, according to the study by Waltham, Massachusetts-based compensation experts Salary.com. To reach the projected pay figures, the survey calculated the earning power of the 10 jobs respondents said most closely comprise a mother's...
  • Abortion Law May Affect S.D. Tourism

    03/17/2006 10:58:33 PM PST · by Tim Long · 83 replies · 1,554+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Mar 17, 3:20 PM ET | CHET BROKAW
    PIERRE, S.D. - The superintendent of Mount Rushmore was surprised at first when people from all over the country started calling up to express their opinion about South Dakota's ban on nearly all abortions. Some callers said they were so upset that they would never visit Mount Rushmore, South Dakota's No. 1 tourist attraction. Others said they were so thrilled that they would make a point of coming to see the chiseled faces of four U.S. presidents in the Black Hills. On further reflection, Superintendent Gerard Baker decided that the messages from far and wide made sense, because Mount Rushmore...