Category Archives: National Issues

NPR Legal Reporter Criticizes Gorsuch for Citing the Constitution

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The newest Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, has made headlines since joining the court last spring—and not just for his written opinions. Pedantic. Boorish and juvenile. Annoying. In his colleagues’ faces. These are some of the harsh things liberal Court watchers have had to say about Gorsuch.

It’s hard to square these comments with the outpouring of support Gorsuch received from former clerks, classmates, and others after he was nominated to the Supreme Court earlier this year. Just watch a few minutes of this speech by Mark Hansen, Gorsuch’s former law partner, who was close to tears at the end, talking about what an honorable, decent (and whip smart) friend and colleague he has been:

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Immigration in the National Interest

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The following is adapted from a speech delivered on September 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C., at Hillsdale College’s Eighth Annual Constitution Day Celebration.

Last year, for the first time in our nation’s history, the American people elected as president someone with no high government experience—not a senator, not a congressman, not a governor, not a cabinet secretary, not a general. They did this, I believe, because they’ve lost faith in both the competence and the intentions of our governing class—of both parties! Government now takes nearly half of every dollar we earn and bosses us around in every aspect of life, yet can’t deliver basic services well. Our working class—the “forgotten man,” to use the phrase favored by Ronald Reagan and FDR—has seen its wages stagnate, while the four richest counties in America are inside the Washington Beltway. The kids of the working class are those who chiefly fight our seemingly endless wars and police our streets, only to come in for criticism too often from the very elite who sleep under the blanket of security they provide.

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Blaming MDs for Opioid Crisis Is Malarkey

Center for Individual Freedom, By Betsy McCaughey,Wednesday, November 01 2017

malarkeyPresident Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a public health emergency is sparking debate about addiction. Tragically, myths and misinformation are blocking the path to preventing more deaths.

Start with the causes of the opioid crisis. On “Face the Nation,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chair of Trump’s opioid commission, blamed overprescribing doctors. “This crisis started not on a street corner somewhere. This crisis started in the doctor’s offices and hospitals of America.” That’s untrue, Governor.

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7 Questions the Justice Department Must Answer About Uranium One and Clinton Foundation

M_7.jpg               An Obama administration committee approved a deal in 2010 that gave Russian officials control of 20 percent of U.S. uranium production. (Photo: Rainer Jensen/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom)

While the media’s attention has shifted to the indictment of Paul Manafort, the Obama administration’s handling of the Uranium One “bribery plot” (as The Hill called it in a startling expose) raises serious, critical questions that must be answered about the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation.

These questions can only be answered if Congress fulfills its oversight obligation by conducting an intense, serious investigation, and if the current leadership in the Justice Department cooperates by providing all of the information needed to fully explain what happened, and doesn’t try to obstruct the investigation.

First, a short timeline.

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What I don’t need is you telling me what I don’t need –

bump-stock-1-300x150Lenny Leatherman’s response to Bump-Stock Ban Bill Makes Possession Retroactively Illegal – That Means Confiscation

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

  • Thomas Jefferson

How many times have you heard someone say, “You don’t need…”?

You don’t need a bump-stock…

You don’t need all those guns…

You don’t need high capacity magazines…

You don’t need a 4500 square foot house…

You don’t need that big gas-guzzling SUV…

You don’t need…

You don’t need…

You don’t need…

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Neighbor forced to draw concealed weapon

The Armed Citizen®, by NRA Staff – Monday, October 9, 2017

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Out in the parking lot at his apartment complex, a man was called to aid one of his neighbors. An abused woman, battered for hours by her boyfriend according to police officers, ran from her residence and into her neighbor outside. Her attacker had followed her, and proceeded to get into an argument with the neighbor attempting to help her. The argument escalated with the armed citizen warning the other man to back off. Ultimately, the neighbor was forced to draw his concealed weapon, firing one shot and killing the boyfriend. The man was not arrested and is working with investigators. (LasVegasNow.com, Las Vegas, NV, 7/20/17)

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Ann Coulter: They Don’t Call It ‘the Great Tweet of China’

Breitbart.com, by Ann Coulter21 Sep 2017 –

During the campaign, Donald J. Trump made lots of promises — he’d be the greatest jobs president that God ever created, he’d cut taxes, he’d balance the budget, he’d give all Americans fantastic health care, he’d renegotiate NAFTA, he’d scotch the Iran deal and so on.

But there was one central promise without which he wouldn’t have been elected: He said he’d build a wall.

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The Black Family Is Struggling, and It’s Not Because of Slavery

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Between 1960 and 2010, the proportion of black children in America raised in single-parent families rose from 22 percent to 70 percent. (Photo: iStock Photos)

That the problems of today’s black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination, and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question.

This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of what’s claimed by leftists, there is little evidence to support it.

This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of what’s claimed by leftists, there is little evidence to support it.

The No. 1 problem among blacks is the effects stemming from a very weak family structure.

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Trump nominates Texas lawyer Trey Trainor for Federal Election Commission

President Donald Trump is nominating Trey Trainor, an Austin lawyer well known in Texas politics, to serve on the Federal Election Commission.

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Rep. Jonathan Stickland’s attorney, Trey Trainor waits for House Committee on General Investigating & Ethics to resume on Sep 15, 2015. Stickland has been accused of breaking the law by listing witnesses who were not in Austin as supporters of his legislation during a House Transportation Committee in late April. Marjorie Kamys Cotera

President Donald Trump is nominating Trey Trainor, an Austin lawyer well known in Texas politics, to serve on the Federal Election Commission.

The White House announced Trainor’s appointment late Tuesday night. He must be confirmed by the Senate.

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2 Governors Push Congress for More Money, Leeway Under Obamacare

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks with reporters Nov. 10, 2016, outside the White House. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters/Newscom)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have teamed to recommend that Congress keep the Obamacare mandate requiring Americans to have health insurance, but allow states the flexibility to find something better in place of the health care law.

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