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Democrats Now Want to Ban Body Armor

In his pursuit of the “modern progressive agenda,” California Representative Mike Honda has introduced a piece of legislation that would make it illegal for American citizens to own certain kinds of body armor. The bill – H.R. 378 – would ban the ownership of Type III body armor and enforce that ban with a prison sentence of up to 10 ...

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Pesky History Stands In the Way of Liberal Efforts

If there is one great flaw to liberal philosophy, it is that it runs counter to the facts. This is no problem, of course, when you control 99 percent of the media, have Hollywood falling over itself to produce movies that propagandize your efforts, and a base willing to believe anything you say. But it does run into trouble when ...

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Gun Buybacks: An Opportunity for Profit

When states and municipalities began developing “gun buyback” events, they saw them as a way to get dangerous firearms off the streets. With a strict no-questions-asked policy in place, the community was encouraged to come in, turn in their guns, and get some nominal present in return. In some cases, it’s cash, in others, it’s sneakers. In Oregon this month, ...

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Boehner on Dissension: It’s About Fundraising

According to Speaker of the House John Boehner, the pushback he’s been battling from conservative Republicans is entirely explained by Tea Party leaders looking to expand their fundraising coffers. In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, Boehner said that the differences between him and the Tea Party had nothing to do with strategy or vision. “It’s a disagreement over tactics, ...

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The False Perception of Conservatism

A recent article in Five-Thirty-Eight pointed out the problem of empathy and how Republican candidates don’t seem to have it. Polls show that Mitt Romney, John McCain, Ronald Reagan, and other GOP politicians are perceived as less caring than their Democratic counterparts. While Republicans habitually fare better than Democrats on issues like national defense and fiscal responsibility, it is Democrats ...

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Healthcare.gov Playing Fast and Loose with Consumer Data

If Americans needed another reason to oppose Obamacare, a new Associated Press investigation may have given it to them. Despite assurances from the Obama administration that Healthcare.gov was as private as a website could possible be, the investigation turned up a number of disturbing breaches. According to the report, the website “is quietly sending consumers’ personal data to private companies ...

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Obama’s School Lunch Program is Backfiring Badly

Americans don’t like to be told what to do. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the mindset of a teenager, that age bracket most known for the rebellious spirit that often accompanies puberty. But while teen rebellion usually settles down once the hormones do, the truth is that this country was founded on a rebellious spirit. Rebellion led the ...

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Why Is Obama Releasing Terrorists From Gitmo?

President Obama has once again released more terrorists from their holding pen at Guantanamo Bay. The latest five detainees set free are from Yemen, which just happens to be the location of Al Qaeda’s strongest modern base. You might remember Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula from their attack on Charlie Hebdo two weeks ago! But while one might hope ...

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Everything’s Racist: Oscars Edition

If you wanted to know how screwed up our country is, all you would need to do is take a look at the media’s reaction to the announcement of the 2015 Oscar nominees. And it is uniform, so one article or television news story is as good as any other. The big controversy, of course, is that there were no ...

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Conservative Group Holds Republicans to Their Promises

Standing on the battlefield where 50,000 Americans gave their lives only four months prior, Abraham Lincoln delivered an address that would go down in history as one of the country’s greatest. In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Lincoln assured his audience that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Today, the greatest threats to ...

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