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You can add Rand Paul to list of people who want the name of ‘Black Lives Matter’ changed

Yes, we still have to talk about whether it’s “Black Lives Matter” or “All Lives Matter.” GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul has joined in on the discussion as to what we should call this movement. During a Wednesday night segment on Fox News’ Hannity, host Sean Hannity voiced his view that Paul, “more than any candidate in […]

Love him or hate him, at least Ted Cruz is consistent about denying services

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Iowa State Fair, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

If you’re gay, you should be able to deny services to Christians based on your deeply held beliefs. That’s not according to a gay rights activist, but GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Cruz has received attention and criticism for his views that Christians should be able to deny services to gays based on their religious beliefs. […]

Millennials delay life events –– so what?

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Older generations continue to fret about Millennials and their job prospects as yet another survey is released. The latest survey, from Bankrate.com, indicates that 56 percent of millennials delayed various life events because of student debt. But as Time points out, that means 44 percent haven’t, so perhaps concerns about generational failings might be hot […]

Sen. Mike Lee: Millennials are ‘all about freedom’

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Sen. Mike Lee (R- Utah) knows one thing about the Millennial generation — their love of freedom. And it’s this spirit, he believes, that will help transform America and get young people engaged in politics again. “Millennial Americans are all about the concept of ‘live and let live.’ They’re all about freedom,” he said in […]

OPINION: Medicare is officially over the hill — and way over budget

In this July 30, 1965 file photo, President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law while former President Harry S. Truman, right, observes during a ceremony at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo. At rear are Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and former first lady Bess Truman. (AP Photo)

Medicare is officially over the hill as well as way over budget. Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare, the program that provides health insurance for seniors, into law. While most conservative seniors might not like to admit it, Medicare is socialized medicine. It is a single-payer program for people over 65, […]

Author explores link between same-sex marriage and Communism in new book ‘Takedown’

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In his latest book, Dr. Paul Kengor is addressing and analyzing same-sex marriage in a new light that many, especially young people, would most likely never hear about. Calling the recent Supreme Court ruling and the subsequent increasing acceptance of homosexuality a “watershed moment in American cultural history,” Kengor’s book Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How […]

Millennials have turned away from ‘cool’ Christianity, but traditional churches are making a comeback

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Nearly every study tells us that Millennials are unconcerned with religion and feel unconnected to any sort of faith. But could it be that this same generation is actually returning to the traditional church? Yes, 18-to-35-year-olds are still leaving mainline pews in ever-increasing numbers and some are leaving the faith entirely. But many are leaving […]

Tales from Silk Road: Former heroin addict weighs in on Ulbricht sentence

In this courtroom drawing, Ross Ulbricht, right, appears in federal court in New York for sentencing, Friday, May 29, 2015. Ulbricht, 31, who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed. Three rows behind Ulbricht, at left rear in the brown jacket is his father, Kirk Ulbricht, and next to him, mother, Lyn Ulbricht. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

On Friday, May 29, in the Federal District Court in Manhattan, Judge Katherine B. Forrest sentenced Ross W. Ulbricht, the founder of Silk Road, to life in prison. According to The New York Times, Ulbricht stood there emotionless as Forrest threw down her ruling. “What you did was unprecedented,” Forrest said, making an example of […]

A perfect storm for Hillary Clinton? Millennials dissatisfied with government, untrusting of Washington

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Though many desperate Democrats have dismissed Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail controversy as a fleeting bleep on her otherwise successful record, evidence shows that the scandal may haunt the former of secretary of State into the 2016 election, especially when it comes to Millennial voters.

Bill Clinton’s ‘flaws’ the subject of off-Broadway musical

In this image released by JT-Pr, from left, Tom Galantich, as Bill Clinton, Kerry Butler, as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Duke Lafoon as Billy Clinton, appear during a performance of "Clinton the Musical."The musical begins previews off-Broadway at New World Stages on March 25 and opens April 9. (AP Photo/JT-Pr, Russ Rowland)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Clintons are going back to the White House this spring — onstage, that is. “Clinton the Musical,” the brainchild of two Australian brothers, makes its off-Broadway debut in April with a hysterical premise and a gentle look back at the ’90s. The play celebrates the first baby-boomer president — the […]

Millennials rally around criminal justice reform at bipartisan summit

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For the most part, the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform featured staid, high-profile speakers like Cory Booker and Eric Holder, giving somber talks about the broken justice system.

The authors of ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘The Wire’ talk criminal justice reform

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David Simon, the creator of HBO’s “The Wire,” kicked off his remarks at the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform on Thursday with an argument that could have come straight from Bunny Colvin—law enforcement should oppose the drug war, because it hampers real police work.

Newt Gingrich predicts prison reform will be a major GOP issue in 2016

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“It’s just really a revolution.”

A millennial duo’s ambitious goal to make prison reform go viral — and be a top issue in 2016

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Bill Smith rolls up the sleeve of his plaid shirt, revealing a tattoo of a goateed devil whose ice-blue eyes look down his forearm.

Elizabeth Warren’s 2016 backers ding Hillary: ‘If these past two weeks have shown us anything …’

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The niche enthusiasts desperate for Elizabeth Warren to say “I’m running for president” are taking advantage of Hillary Clinton’s email controversy to turn up the noise.

Ben Carson and Hillary have the top-selling 2016 books. Reviewers love one. They loathe the other.

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Last summer, we reported about the chilly reception to Hillary Clinton’s “Hard Choices.” With news that it and Ben Carson’s “One Nation” are the top-selling books among 2016 contenders so far, we thought we’d revisit the reviews to see how each work is being received, and whether there’s a real possibility that Americans are hate-reading one of the two texts.

Hillary Clinton answers for her shady email practices — and only creates more questions

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If she had to do it all over again, she probably wouldn’t have done this press conference.

Hypocrisy: One of Hillary’s underlings was ripped by government for … using private email

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Shocker: One of Hillary Clinton’s State Department underlings was ripped by a government audit for conducting official business through private email.

US Ambassador to South Korea in stable condition after knife attack

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2015 after being attacked by a man. Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media said Thursday. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-Sung)

U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said Thursday.

Human rights leader and Putin adversary says Obama should ‘resign’ for failing the free world

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Chess legend and Putin critic Garry Kasparov sharply criticized President Obama Tuesday in the wake of a Russian opposition leader’s murder.