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Arkansas Follows Indiana’s Lead on Religious Freedom

Despite the voluminous outpouring of criticism and protest that greeted Indiana’s new religious freedom law, Arkansas lawmakers proved that, contrary to popular belief, there are still some American politicians who haven’t had their backbones surgically removed. On Tuesday, the state’s Republican-led House gave final approval to their own version of a religious-freedom bill, sending it to Governor Asa Hutchinson, who ...

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Taking Nuclear Annihilation Seriously

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 59 percent of Americans favor Obama’s impending – if consistently delayed – deal with Iran. Americans want to see a deal struck that would restrict Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for loosened sanctions against the Islamic regime. Disturbingly, however, that exact percentage also believes that the deal will probably not prevent Iran ...

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Syrian President Says ISIS Is Stronger Than Ever

In an interview with 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that American airstrikes were not having much of an effect on the strength of the Islamic State. “Sometimes you could have local benefit,” said Assad, “but in general if you want to talk in terms of ISIS, actually ISIS has expanded since the beginning of the strikes. ...

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Of Desertion and Dangerous Precedents

Army officials announced Wednesday they would charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy, charges the could land the controversial figure with life imprisonment. Surprise greeted the announcement; both the military and the Obama administration have been largely silent as it pertains to Bergdahl’s ultimate fate. Many critics thought political pressure would keep Bergdahl safe; President Obama’s ...

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Liberals Are Just Pragmatic, Says Liberal

According to The Nation’s Eric Altermann, the fundamental difference between liberalism and conservatism is that “the latter is an ideology and the former isn’t.” Yes, you read that right. You don’t have your latters and your formers confused. He believes that liberalism, at its heart, is nothing more than a tendency to take all the available information, peruse it dispassionately, ...

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Iranian Leader: “Of Course, Death to America”

Should we be concerned about an Iranian Supreme Leader who chants “Death to America” while in the midst of negotiations with the U.S. over its nuclear program? If you’re White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, it’s nothing to get too upset about. “Over the weekend, Ayatollah Khamenei gave a speech,” said CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. “And during that ...

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Americans Unaware of Obamacare Penalty

If the latest polls are accurate, a whole lot of Americans are getting ready to get a nasty surprise when they file their taxes this year. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released this week, only slightly more than half of Americans know the Obamacare tax penalty kicks in this year. One in five thinks it goes into effect ...

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King Obama Wants to Make Everyone Vote

This guy’s arrogance knows no bounds. I would love for him to explain what the word “freedom” means to him. Isn’t that a fairly important concept to have down pat by the time you swear the Oath of Office? Isn’t that somewhat relevant when you’re the president of the United States? What, exactly, does Barack Obama think we should be ...

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Teaching Kids to Lower Their Standards

Today, in colleges and high schools around the country, teachers are being encouraged to share the concept of “white privilege” with their students. White privilege is all of the unseen and unnoticed benefits that come along with having white skin, you see. If you’re white, you just naturally have an easy life. You aren’t bullied, you get good grades, you ...

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Chris Matthews: It’s Jim Crow All Over Again

There have been plenty of ludicrous charges of racism against the right for the last few years, but few are as blatant and devoid of sense as this latest one from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Closing out his Hardball program on Thursday night, Matthews took direct aim at the current state of the Republican Party, claiming that “the age of Jim ...

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