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The FBI wants easier access to your emails

The national security state keeps humming with little regard for the privacy rights and due process granted by law to Americans. Law enforcement is fighting to preserve a loophole to obtain emails without a warrant while trying to widen their ability to subvert the necessity of a court order, according to Reason. “The FBI is […]

ICE creating transgender unit to improve conditions for illegal detainees

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Federal immigration authorities plan to construct a separate unit for housing transgender detainees in a new facility that is currently under construction in Alvarado, Texas. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the facility, called The Prairieland Detention Center, is expected to open in November and will house 700 detainees with 36 beds reserved […]

Poll: Less than half of millennials support Israel

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For over a decade, Americans of all ages have held similar views concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict. That is no longer the case. A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that millennials are the only age group in which less than half (43%) sympathize with Israel, while 27% sympathize more with Palestinians. According […]

N.C. School Board: Ban skinny jeans to stop bullying

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A North Carolina school system has proposed a ban of skinny jeans and other tight-fitting clothing, creating a wave of opposition from parents and students. The New Hanover County School System in Wilmington is considering a policy to ban all form-fitting pants, including skinny jeans and leggings, unless the garment is worn with a dress […]

“The Trump Effect”: Mark Zuckerberg’s group attacks GOP on immigration

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill, back center, speaks during a news conference with children and families from Central America about the conditions for Central American immigrants, who Gutierrez describes as refugees from violence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. At center is Raul Ortiz, 7, who came to the U.S. with his mother from Honduras after she says that he experienced a kidnapping. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

With all of the hype surrounding the upcoming presidential election and reports of Facebook executives censoring conservative views, one issue appears to have been largely forgotten: immigration reform. This issue is especially important because it could greatly affect the Republican brand for years to come. Few views differ more on this issue than those of presumptive GOP candidate […]

TSA makes power play for more tax funding as airports turn to clowns to entertain TSA lines

Travelers stand in line to go through the TSA security checkpoint at O'Hare International airport in Chicago. More travelers are expected to take to the roads and sky this summer thanks to lower gas prices and an upbeat economy. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

If you’re one of the estimated 231 million people who will fly on a U.S. airline this summer, get ready to spend some quality time in the TSA airport security line. Long wait times are racking up across the country, partially as a result of the busy summer travel season — the busiest ever, according […]

Abolish the TSA: It will save money and lives

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Americans are approaching their wits end in tolerating the TSA as long lines and incompetency at ensuring basic security has soured its reputation. “The TSA’s inefficiency isn’t just aggravating and unnecessary; by pushing people to drive instead of fly, it’s actively dangerous and costing lives. Less invasive private scanning would be considerably better,” Dylan Matthews […]

On first U.S. to Cuba cruise in decades, disease comes with communism

In this May 2, 2016 photo, people waving Cuban flags greet passengers on Carnival's Adonia cruise ship as they arrive from Miami in Havana, Cuba. The Adonia's arrival is the first step toward a future in which thousands of ships a year could cross the Florida Straits, long closed to most U.S.-Cuba traffic due to tensions that once brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

As the disease of communism in Cuba faces an American inoculation, an American cruise ship’s passengers caught a different disease on a recent cruise. The Carnival cruise ship, the first to visit Cuba in decades, had more than a dozen passengers who became sick, possibly from norovirus, according to CBS Miami. Though sickness on a […]

McCrory’s idiotic bathroom bill alienates millennials, accomplishes nothing

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As if the Republican Party didn’t have enough problems, North Carolina Republican leaders, and especially Gov. Pat McCrory, have picked a fight that continues to harm the Republican brand and accomplishes nothing. In swing states like North Carolina, Republicans have already been hemorrhaging younger voters who see the party as out of touch with the culture. […]

Obama admin. budgets $1.3 billion for illegal millennials

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There’s finally a portion of Generation Y receiving more financial aid than the more entitled baby boomer generation. Unfortunately, all of these millennials are unauthorized immigrants. The Washington Examiner reported that the Obama Administration has budgeted $17,613 for each of the 75,000 Central American teens expected to cross the border illegally this year. Thats $2,841 more […]

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

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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 […]