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Rand Paul, John Stossel and Disgraceful Commentary in the Ferguson Aftermath
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, August 21 2014
Judging from public opinion surveys, the American public demonstrates greater sagacity than many political leaders and members of the commentariat when it comes to the subject of police.  Sadly, that includes some otherwise insightful conservatives and libertarians whose behavior in the aftermath of Ferguson, Missouri, riots leave much to be desired.  First, the encouraging news regarding American public opinion.  In a new survey, Rasmussen reports that, "Fifty-seven percent (57%) say the tactics used by their local police are about right.  Fifty-one percent (51%) think…
 
The Unlikely Resurrection of Rick Perry
There’s a pretty handy rule of thumb in American politics: We forgive our sinners, but not our…
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New ObamaCare Alternative: REFORM and Replace?
When it comes to ObamaCare, should Republicans repeal or reform it? As a conservative, the answer depends…
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Blame Obama, Not Bush, for Today's Bloodbath in Iraq
The Obama Doctrine in Iraq has proven undeniably disastrous, threatening to permanently snatch defeat…
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Senator Cruz: Secure the Border, End the Amnesty, and Celebrate Legal Immigration
This op-ed originally appeared in The Texas Tribune on August 13, 2014. We should welcome a debate…
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What Would a Real “Change Election” Look Like?
By all accounts, November’s midterm elections look likely to deal a decisive rebuke to the Obama…
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Obama’s Own Watchdogs Say Administration Violates the Law
“This is the most transparent administration in history.” – President Barack Obama…
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If Bush's $4 Trillion Debt Was "Unpatriotic," What Is Obama's $7 Trillion?
"That's irresponsible.  It's unpatriotic!"  So said Barack Obama on July 3, 2008…
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Senator Sessions: Every Citizen Must Demand To Know Where Their Senator Stands On President's Planned Executive Amnesty
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member…
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ObamaCare Sparks Fight Among California's Central Planners
Federalism and the free market don't always go together, especially not in a Nanny-state like California.…
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Obama Administration Questions Others' Patriotism While Obstructing Bipartisan Corporate Tax Reform
It may come as a surprise to many, but the United States imposes the developed world's highest corporate…
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Question of the Week   
On which one of the following dates during the War of 1812 did British troops march into our nation’s capital and set fire to the city?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"These are the worst people on earth. They openly, proudly crucify enemies, enslave women and murder men en masse. These are not the usual bad guys out for land, plunder or power. These are primitive cultists who celebrate slaughter, glory in bloodlust and slit the throats of innocents as a kind of sacrament.  We have now seen what air cover for Kurdish/Iraqi boots on the ground can achieve. But…[more]
 
 
—Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist
— Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist
 
Liberty Poll   

Will the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry hurt or help him politically?