Property Rights and Religious Liberty

Many Christians seem to believe that property rights are somehow un-Christian. At the same time, a lot of free marketers seem to think that all we need are property rights. Neither of these views is correct.

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Where is All the CO2 Going?

By Norman Rogers / June 12, 2015 / American Thinker

When fossil fuels — coal, oil and natural gas — burn, the major combustion products are carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor. Water doesn’t matter since it is already everywhere and adding a little bit more to the Earth won’t tip any balances. CO2, on the other hand is considered to be a great evil by those who believe in catastrophic global warming. Continue reading

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Government is None of Your Business

By Tom Trinko / June 12, 2015 / American Thinker

The seismic shift in the very nature of government in America is highlighted by the dispute over the TPA (Trade Promotion Authority). What would the Founders have said about Congress abrogating its power and effectively implementing a law whose contents are hidden from the American people? Continue reading

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Entire World Headed to U.S.: Ann Coulter Denounced for Noticing

By Mallory Millett /June 8, 2015 / American Thinker

Of all the people I know in the world of political commentary, Ann Coulter is the most un-ransomable captive to truth, in-depth-study of facts, consequences and her Daughters of The Revolution passion for America.

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The other week, I traveled to Miami with Ann for her debate with Jorge Ramos, of Univision TV, over her new book, “Adios America.” She’d crawled out of her sickbed to keep that date.  I know, because I was the pal who for days dashed back and forth with the raw ginger, mango juice, Alka-Seltzer Plus/Nightime, cases of water, various lozenges and prescriptions from CVS.  It was imperative that she be well for what she considered an important interview.  And, whew, she made it! Continue reading

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Junk Journalism

By Victor Davis Hanson / June 3, 2015 / PJ Media

What the MSM calls “reporting” is often just activism, careerism, and narcissism to advance the Democrat agenda.

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Once upon a time, Dan Rather — the fallen CBS celebrity anchorman from the evening news and at 60 Minutes – was the master of “gotcha” journalism. Rather would play up his populist credentials, do ambush interviews with supposedly self-important grandees, and then pull out an unknown memo, an embarrassing quote from one’s past, or some sort of previously unexamined hypocrisy. And, presto, down went the high and mighty, as Rather grinned that he had taken down another enemy of his middle-class viewers without power and influence.

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The Global Pottersville

By Victor Davis Hanson / June 2, 2015 / National Review Online

Where previous presidents fostered American strength, Obama revels in weakness.

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Director Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, set during the Depression, was a divine counterfactual thought experiment designed to remind a suicidal George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) that his hometown, Bedford Falls, would have turned out to be a pretty miserable place called Pottersville without his seemingly ordinary presence.

Consider the Obama administration’s first six years as a prolonged counterfactual take on what the world might have been like for the last 70 years without a traditionally engaged American president dedicating our country to preserving the postwar Western-inspired global order. Continue reading

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Islamic Supremacism: The True Source of Muslim ‘Grievances’

By Raymond Ibrahim / June 1, 2015 / Victor Davis Hansen

In the ongoing debate (or debacle) concerning free speech/expression and Muslim grievance—most recently on exhibition at Garland, where two “jihadis” opened fire on a “Prophet Muhammad” art contest organized by Pamela Geller—one thing has become clear: the things non-Muslims can do to provoke Islamic violence is limitless and far exceeds cartoons.

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The EPA Fracking Miracle

June 4, 2015 / The Wall Street Journal

Andrew Cuomo’s ban on drilling is exposed as a fraud.

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So even the Environmental Protection Agency now concedes that fracking is safe, which won’t surprise anyone familiar with the reality of unconventional oil and natural gas drilling in the U.S. But if no less than the EPA is saying this, then the political opposition doesn’t have much of a case left. Continue reading

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EPA Report on Fracking Crushes Environmentalist Claim

An exhaustive study by the Environmental Protection Agency on fracking’s impact on drinking water has left green alarmists “dismayed.” After conducting an extensive four-year study on the issue, the EPA found no signs of “widespread, systemic” impacts on drinking water.

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After Parent Trigger – A Success Model for Palm Lane Elementary School

By Claire Friend / May 21, 2015 / Union Watch

If the parent activists at Palm Lane Elementary School are successful in their battle to invoke SB54, the Parent Trigger Law, they would be well advised to study the network of high-performing charter schools in New York City founded by former teacher and City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz as the template for the school it must design to replace the current failing institution.

Aptly named Success Academy, each of the 46 schools serves disadvantaged youngsters from minority communities (66% Black, 30% Hispanic) who had been failing academically in their neighborhood public schools. Today they are among the highest performers on New York state achievement tests. 96% pass the math exam (compared to a 38% citywide average). 68% pass the English Language Arts exam, more than double the 29% citywide average.

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