Interesting video on feminism, from a different perspective.Read more »
This is a graph from Real Clear Politics showing polling trends for popular Republican candidates from June 9 to December 18, 2011.Read more »
The Obama Presidency By The Numbers
"If I don't have that done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition." -Barack Obama, 2009Read more »
"A growing body of medical research at leading universities and government laboratories suggests that processed foods and sugary drinks made by the likes of PepsiCo Inc. and Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) aren’t simply unhealthy. They can hijack the brain in ways that resemble addictions to cocaine, nicotine and other drugs."Read more »
President Paul would immediately push for $1 trillion cut in federal spending (per year, not the $3 trillion that Democrats proposed over 10 years with half of that from increased taxes).Read more »
Do you feel like you have little time for hikes, family time, or other fun activities? Are American marriages falling apart because there is little time to spend nurturing them, since so many Americans spend so much time working? Do Americans have time to grow/cook organic foods to eat healthier? Maybe it is because Americans work the most. At what age are some Europeans retiring? Is there any hope of retirement at all for some Americans?Read more »
Libertarianism has been touted as the wave of America’s political future for many years, generally with more enthusiasm than evidence. But there are some tangible signs that Americans’ attitudes are in fact moving in that direction.Read more »
Tunisian man sets himself on fire? Revolution sparked across Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Libya. Keene, New Hampshire man sets himself on fire? No one cares.Read more »
Many people are under the impression that public unions are mandatory, which is simply not true.
Question: Are Teachers Required to Join Teacher Unions?
Teacher unions were created as a way to combine the voices of teachers so that they could better bargain with school districts and protect their own interests.
Answer: Many new teachers wonder if they will be required to join a union when they get their first teaching job. The short answer to this question is "no." By law, a teacher's union cannot force teachers to joinRead more »
Allegedly running what the prosecutor calls "a house of horrors," a Philadelphia physician, Kermit Barron Gosnell, was charged Wednesday with murder and other offenses related to illegal, late-term abortions.
The doctor is accused of causing the death of one of his female patients and killing seven viable babies in illegal abortions, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said.
The babies were born alive in the sixth, seventh and eighth months of pregnancy, but their spinal cords were allegedly severed with scissors, Williams said in a statement.Read more »
A 17-year-old high school wrestler has been expelled from school and charged with sexual battery for using a controversial wrestling move that has been deemed legal for decades.Read more »
The court system has spoken, and it says, if you’re not Christian, you’re not fit to be a parent. A divorced veteran in Indiana says he lost custody of his children, with a judge’s ruling explaining, “the father did not participate in the same religious training as the mother…father was agnostic.”Read more »
The great American writer left instructions not to publish his autobiography until 100 years after his death, which is now. -- As one of my friends over on Facebook commented, "I don't know which fascinates me more, his libertarian political views or his friendship with (Nikola) Tesla. I hope we get to see more about both."Read more »
For decades, public sector unions have peddled the fantasy that government employees were paid less than their counterparts in the private sector. In fact, the pay disparity is the other way around. Government workers, especially at the federal level, make salaries that are scandalously higher than those paid to private sector workers. And let's not forget private sector workers not only have to be sufficiently productive to earn their paychecks, they also must pay the taxes that support the more generous jobs in the public sector.Read more »
That got him another ticket for disorderly conduct. And now it has made him $4,000 richer.
City prosecutors dropped the disorderly conduct ticket and Olathe last week agreed its insurance company would pay $4,000 to Schaper and $1,000 to his lawyers, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri....Read more »
Who are these centrist, independent-minded voters who swung the elections in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts to Republican candidates and are likely to be crucial in races this fall?
Political analysts are searching for a name. They have tried “tea partier,” “populist,” “conservative,” even “strange and unpredictable.”
None of these fits, however.
These voters are neither populist nor conservative. But many may be libertarian — fiscally conservative but socially liberal or tolerant.Read more »
A senior aide to the Pope and a Vatican chorister have been removed from their posts over allegations of involvement in a homosexual prostitution ring.Read more »
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