Policy

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“Biggest bullies in government”: TSA admits they’re an “agency in crisis”

Agents for the Transportation Security Administration face punishment, not promotion, for finding flaws in airport security. “We remain an agency in crisis,” TSA Kansas Security Director Jay Brainard said when testifying for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post. Employees struggle to discuss problems with their superiors, […]

Illinois may offer scholarships to unauthorized immigrants

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As many young Americans are having trouble paying for college, the answer from some states has been to also aid those who aren’t even in the country legally. An Illinois House bill, which has already passed the Senate, will allow unauthorized immigrant students to receive financial aid, according to The State Journal-Register.  An estimate 1,500 student would be […]

4/20: Pro-weed group gives Ted Cruz a ‘B’, Bernie Sanders an ‘A’

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In honor of 4/20, an unofficial national holiday for the cannabis culture, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), released its Congressional Scorecard, which assigns a letter grade to members of Congress based on their marijuana-related comments and voting record. An ‘A’ grade indicates that a member has publicly declared his or […]

The Obama Doctrine: Talk anti-war, but bomb more countries than George W. Bush

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In an interview on foreign policy with Charlie Rose, President Obama obscured his actual record on war. The president has an unfortunate habit of portraying himself as opposing foreign adventurism, even though his record has been aggressive in a style reminiscent of George W. Bush. “What I believe is that the United States as the […]

Court rules: FBI can collect cell phone data without a warrant

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Privacy protections were weakened by a federal appeals court decision that ruled the government can use cell phone location data to identify criminal suspects. The court ruled that “the FBI’s collection of cell-site data was not a search under the Fourth Amendment,” according to ABA Journal. The decision, made by the 6th Circuit U.S. Court […]

Conservative women’s response to ‘Equal Pay Day’? Real solutions, not rhetoric

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In conjunction with this year’s “Equal Pay Day,” or the day it has been determined that women’s average earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year, the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) released a report of suggested policy reforms to address the unique set of challenges currently facing women in the workplace. Rather than […]

New San Francisco law requires 6 weeks of fully paid paternity leave

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San Francisco just became the first city in the country to mandate six weeks of fully paid family leave for all parents, a tremendously large win for fatherhood rights activists. According to USA Today, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the measure unanimously, extending California’s already generous family leave law, which gave employees 55 percent of their […]

Bill Nye: ‘The Science (Troll)’ [VIDEO]

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The oracle of Delphi has been replaced by celebrity scientists, as Bill Nye appeared on the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore to discuss how the GOP will evolve on climate change. Nye wants more journalistic pressure on Republican candidates to explain their environmental views and what they plan to do when in office. “Out there, […]

Big Brother: Smoking age might rise to 21 in Vermont, Illinois

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Paternalism is on the rise as states start to consider increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21. In Vermont, the House preliminarily approved a bill to raise the smoking age to 21 by 2019, along with higher taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products, according to the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus.  Even though only 11 percent […]

Cavuto vs. ‘Fight for $15’ activist: Will CA, NY min. wage hikes kill jobs? [VIDEO]

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Fox News’ Neil Cavuto invited ‘Fight for $15’ activist Naquasia Legrand to debate New York’s recently passed minimum wage increase. Legrand, who kept a composed smile throughout the interview, argued that a massive minimum wage hike was the only way to increase wages for all and fight income inequality. “Everything else is going up but our […]

Hey, Bernie supporters: Mass immigration is driving income inequality

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Bernie Sanders supporters are triggered by the growing income inequality in the U.S. It’s a very real issue, but rather than blaming the wealthy for being successful, they should realize that importing over a million poor people a year is making the problem worse. Bringing millions of individuals over the last two decades negatively has affected the […]

Trump: The most libertarian major candidate left

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If you pull back from the entertainment and the salty rhetoric and just stick to policy, Donald Trump is the most libertarian candidate still running for president. Despite critics who label the billionaire a statist and a fascist — on foreign policy, the military-industrial complex, medical marijuana, auditing the Federal Reserve, and bringing back the gold standard, Trump […]

Illegal Immigrant rapes, impregnates 12-year-old girl

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Jose Alejandro Najarro entered the U.S. illegally — what some politicians have referred to as “an act of love” — but when he got into the country, unvetted and undocumented, he began targeting underage girls. Breitbart reported in 2015 Najarro first tried to convince a 12-year-old victim to have sex with him. According to the young girl, he attempted to persuade her for […]

Generation Amnesty? 63% of young Republicans favor path to citizenship

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On Tuesday, the Public Religion Research Institute published their findings on immigration. The results, particularly when it comes to younger GOP voters, may spell bad news for Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, who both take hard line stances on illegal immigration. The results point to “substantial generational divisions among Republicans.” When asked whether “immigrants strengthen American […]

Elect more professors? These two have been awesome

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In general, conservatives despise professors — they’re usually liberals, socialists, or radical environmentalists — but two legislators elected in 2014 are breaking the mold and leading the conservative movement in Washington. Senator Ben Sasse and Congressman Dave Brat were both college professors before their election, yet now, they are the fastest rising conservative stars in their […]

Scholarly study: Millennials are “the most narcissistic ever”

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A new study from Case Western University shows millennials self-identify their generation as “narcissistic” — and other generations agree. While most Americans already likely agreed with this assertion, this is solid academic research proving it. The given summary of the study says it all: “So-called millennials consider their generation the most narcissistic ever. Older generations […]

Young, jobless, and radicalized: Terror attacks tied to European youth crisis?

This undated image made available in the Islamic State's English-language magazine Dabiq, shows Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Abaaoud, the child of Moroccan immigrants who grew up in the Belgian capital’s Molenbeek-Saint-Jean neighborhood, was identified by French authorities on Monday Nov. 16, 2015, as the presumed mastermind of the terror attacks last Friday in Paris that killed over a hundred people and injured hundreds more. (Militant Photo via AP)

In the wake of the Belgium terrorist attacks, the world faces the grim task of identifying the cause (or causes) and stopping them, to make sure this all-too-common occurrence never happens again. The motive is clear: ISIS’ vicious brand of radical Islam. The very same motive that caused the horrors in Paris and in San Bernardino. […]

Donald Trump reveals foreign policy: More Ron Paul than George W. Bush

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Republican frontrunner Donald Trump named part of his foreign policy team on Monday, and much to the surprise of his critics, he is a lot closer the ideology of non-interventionists like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and his father former Rep. Ron Paul than former President George W. Bush. Trump met with the editorial board of […]

Obama stands with Ché mural: Ché Guevara was a terrorist and murderer

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Today during his tour of Cuba, President Obama stopped to take pictures at Cuba’s “Revolution Plaza” — which includes murals of Marxists Ché Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. The picture above shows the Ché mural directly behind the President, as he appears to stand for a moment of reverence. Here’s the problem: Ché isn’t just a guy […]

Paternalists win: Chicago bans under-21s from buying tobacco or vaping

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Chicago is the latest city to embrace paternalism, as the city council passed an ordinance to raise the legal tobacco-buying age to 21. The proposal, spurred by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, applies to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco, according to NBC Chicago. The young adults of Chicago, while they can vote, join the military, get married, […]