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Why Are Republicans Afraid of an Education Overhaul?

Republicans used to be very clear about where they stood on education. In the days of Ronald Reagan, the Department of Education was seen as a bureaucratic monolith that would be better off in the junkpile of history. Contrast that with today, where a Republican-controlled Congress is trying to pass a law that strengthens federal control over American education. Proposed ...

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Defiant Ayatollah: Deal Changes Nothing

If President Barack Obama and other world leaders hoped the nuclear agreement with Iran would lead to normalized relations down the road, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has nipped that prospect in the bud. Speaking Saturday about the deal, the Islamic holy leader denied a wider shift in foreign policy. “We have repeatedly said we don’t negotiate with the ...

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New Study Turns Gun Control Beliefs Upside-Down

Concealed carry killers are a threat to public safety. The evidence is clear that all too often, private citizens use their concealed handguns to take lives, not to save them. – The Violence Policy Center It’s a myth that has been propagated for so long that even some conservatives believe it. The more guns you have on the streets, the ...

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Iranian Inspections: Americans Not Allowed

It appears that world leaders reached a final agreement with Tehran by making concession after concession to the rogue state. Iran has emerged from these lengthy negotiations with everything they wanted, giving them a clear path to pursue a nuclear program without the hindrance of economic sanctions. But even the deal’s fiercest critics were taken aback when they learned that ...

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Obama Offers Israel More Military Aid After Iran Deal

After successfully reaching a nuclear agreement with Tehran, President Obama is now turning his attention to the deal’s fiercest critics. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken out against the agreement at every given opportunity, decrying it this week as a “bad mistake of historic proportions.” The White House hopes to soften that criticism now by offering Israel an increase ...

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Gay Bible Rewrites the Word of God

Five Supreme Court Justices found within themselves the authority to rewrite the ancient definition of marriage, so a gay group has taken it upon themselves to do the same with the word of God. In an effort to resolve “any homophobic interpretations of the Bible,” the group has come out with the Queen James Version of the Good Book. Within ...

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New Liberal Strategy: Call Cops When Offended

A Connecticut man called police this week after enduring the unimaginable burden of being offended. The man – who declined to identify himself to the press – was shopping at a Wallingford flea market when he came upon a booth selling Confederate and Nazi merchandise. He was so distraught by this scene that he called the cops, apparently hoping that ...

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Baltimore’s Mayor Faces Growing Criticism

A city that was mollified for a brief instant when charges were brought against the officers who arrested Freddie Gray is now questioning its mayor. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has been a controversial figure since the unrest that followed Gray’s death, and city residents and politicians alike are questioning her ability to lead Baltimore out of its current strife. This ...

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Hillary Clinton Has Her Sights Set on Guns

Perhaps looking for a way to prove that, on at least some issues, she’s even further to the left than Senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is signaling that gun control will be a cornerstone issue for her campaign. Speaking Tuesday in Iowa City, Clinton said, “I’m going to speak out against the uncontrollable use of guns in our country because ...

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South Carolina Removes Flag, Cures Racism

In an historic move that will forever be remembered as the day racism finally came to an end, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed into law a measure removing the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds. The culmination of weeks of debate, the flag’s removal has had a series of ripple effects. The Southern Poverty Law Center declared ...

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