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“Affirmative” Action: Is Outlawing Discrimination Unconstitutional?
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, October 17 2013
Does the Constitution prohibit states from outlawing the racial discrimination regime euphemistically known as “affirmative action?”  Stated differently, does the Equal Protection Clause prohibit laws requiring equal protection?  Believe it or not, the U.S. Supreme Court is actually being forced to answer that question.  Even more disturbingly, one of our nation’s appellate courts actually accepted the argument that states cannot prohibit affirmative action discrimination.  Here’s what the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause reads, in relevant…
 
ObamaCare Shatters Progressive Dreams
Since the rise of the Progressive movement over a century ago, liberalism has been enchanted by the idea…
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ObamaCare’s Higher Premiums, Deductibles Act as Massive Wealth Transfers
With health insurance premiums and deductibles spiraling out of control, ObamaCare is looking more and…
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Obama Tripled the Deficit, Now Brags He Cut It in Half
Familiar is the parable of the boy who murders his parents, then seeks leniency because he is suddenly…
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Leaving the Middle Class Behind: The Shortcomings of Obama’s Economic Planning
Barack Obama, in case you haven’t heard, is pretty worked up about inequality. It’s a constant…
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Focus on ObamaCare Website Glitches Mask Larger Threat
One week in, and Healthcare.gov seems more like a make-work project for low-bid contractors than a portal…
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Obama’s Meanness Can Be Delayed
Sometimes it’s really hard to know where to begin. The sheer scope of the meanness, the petty viciousness…
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In Televised Interview, Increasingly Desperate Obama Encourages Markets to Panic
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933:  “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!” …
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Government Shutdown Reveals Extent of Federal Waste
You’d be surprised at how much government you’ll never miss. That seems to be the takeaway…
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ObamaCare: “A Good First Step Toward Single Payer”?
With the ObamaCare insurance exchanges up and glitching, at least one high-profile supporter sees "better"…
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NPR Admits: More Guns, Less Crime
When even people like John Kerry and Barack Obama pay no attention to National Public Radio (NPR), must…
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Question of the Week   
Voters in how many states will be asked in the November 2014 mid-term elections to accept or reject state-wide ballot measures to legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"In an effort to keep the public calm, the CDC pretended to know more about Ebola than it actually does.First, the CDC insisted that Ebola is very difficult to transmit from person to person. But, that is clearly not true. This particular Ebola strain appears to be more infectious than others. ...Second, the CDC insisted that Ebola is not airborne. That is probably mostly true, but it may not be entirely…[more]
 
 
—Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
— Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
 
Liberty Poll   

Thinking only about voting procedures and requirements in your state, how much confidence do you have that voter fraud will be kept to a minimum in the 2014 midterm elections?