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Another Bogus Score for Air Traffic Control Reform

While Congress has flown the coop for its August recess, the clock is ticking toward the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Sept. 30 also marks the deadline for reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, a task both chambers of Congress have yet to accomplish despite passing their respective FAA bills out of committee. A flawed Congressional Budget Office score is now making that task more difficult. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The two chambers have taken starkly different approaches to the reauthorization. The Senate’s bill simply continues the status quo while exacerbating many of the FAA’s structural problems. The House bill, on the other hand, calls for long-needed reform to the nation’s air traffic control system by removing it from the federal bureaucracy and establishing it within a private, nonprofit entity. While the bill … Read entire article »

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In Misguided Response to Charlottesville, Apple Donates to Liberal Group That Endangers Conservatives

In trying to fight racism—a laudable goal—Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a huge mistake by choosing to donate $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that smears some conservative groups as “hate groups.” “What occurred in Charlottesville has no place in our country. Hate is a cancer, and left unchecked it destroys everything in its path,” Cook wrote in an email to Apple employees Wednesday announcing the donation, according to BuzzFeed. Cook continued: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Apple will be making contributions of $1 million each to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. We will also match two-for-one our employees’ donations to these and several other human rights groups, between now and September 30. In the coming days, iTunes will offer users an easy way to … Read entire article »

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Poll: Most Voters Want Confederate Statues to Remain

Poll: Most Voters Want Confederate Statues to Remain

A new poll released Thursday shows a majority of U.S. voters want Confederate statues to remain where they are. The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll asked voters if Confederate statues should remain or be removed. Sixty-two percent of the poll’s participants said the statues should remain. Only 27 percent of the participants said the statues should be removed. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This poll comes as local leaders around the country are calling for the removal of Confederate monuments following violence surrounding … Read entire article »

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How the Mainstream Media Gets Hate Wrong

We have a problem in the United States with hate. We saw this last week in Charlottesville, whether it be racism or anti-Semitism, whether it be the KKK or neo-Nazi. Those are hate groups, and they have no place in the United States and they should be condemned without mincing words without any equivocation. But we have a problem when organizations label good groups as hate groups. We see this with the Southern Poverty Law Center. It’s labeling good groups that it disagrees with as hate groups. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); So, it labeled the Alliance Defending Freedom, a public interest law firm that just this year won a Supreme Court case 7-2 defending religious liberty. It labeled that group as a hate group because it disagrees. It labeled the Family Research Council, … Read entire article »

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Put Parents in Charge of Education, Not Government

After three court battles, two legislative sessions, and an outside legal bill of over $500,000, we have yet to achieve what parents in Nevada want: the right, and financial ability, to oversee their children’s education. The lesson is one for the entire country. What went wrong? The Republican governor and Democratic-led legislature’s unwillingness to spend $80 million to fund education savings accounts, while being more than willing to spend $750 million on a new football stadium. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Education savings accounts are a groundbreaking development that puts parents in charge of their child’s education. How it works: The state deposits public funds in a private bank account that parents use to buy educational products and services for their children. Notably, these accounts allow parents and students to choose multiple learning services at one … Read entire article »

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Here’s how to view the eclipse through SJW-tinted glasses (open thread)

Here’s how to view the eclipse through SJW-tinted glasses (open thread)

**Written by Doug Powers This Sunday “open thread & solar eclipse tailgate party” is now: OPEN. The usual starters to get things rolling… Tomorrow many will witness a solar eclipse. If you thought the amazing celestial event would provide a short opportunity for Americans to — for at least a few minutes — put our terrestrial squabbles & agendas aside to witness a rare occurrence, YOU WERE WRONG! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Do these guys know how to … Read entire article »

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Democrat Senator Proposes Removal of All Confederate Statues From US Capitol Building

Sen. Cory Booker plans to propose a bill to remove all Confederate statues from the United States Capitol building, he announced Wednesday. “I will be introducing a bill to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol building,” Booker, D-N.J., tweeted. “This is just one step. We have much work to do.” He did not offer any information as to when he would introduce his bill. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I will be introducing a bill to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol building. This is just one step. We have much work to do. — Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 17, 2017 Nine statues dedicated to honoring various Confederate figures stand in the Capitol, including Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and John C. Calhoun. Booker’s announcement comes as many cities call for the removal of their … Read entire article »

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Sessions Defends Withholding Funding: No Tolerance for Loss of ‘Innocent Lives’ in Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that a sanctuary city is a “trafficker, smuggler, or predator’s best friend,” specifically taking a whack at Chicago, the first sanctuary city to sue the Justice Department for withholding federal grants. “If voters in Chicago are concerned about losing federal grant money: Call your mayor,” @USAGSessions says. Sessions heralded Miami-Dade County, the first jurisdiction to reverse its sanctuary policy after President Donald Trump took office, as an example of how localities can work with federal officials who enforce immigration law. “I know that Miami-Dade will be an example of the good that comes from following the law. We have already seen that: The same Independence Day weekend when Chicago suffered more than 100 shootings and 15 homicides, Miami-Dade also had a historic number of shooting deaths—zero,” Sessions … Read entire article »

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How House Conservatives Plan to Revive Obamacare Repeal, and Why It Could Work

It’s time to “put the screws” to Republican lawmakers who promised to repeal Obamacare, one House member says, and that’s why he supports reviving a successful 2015 attempt to get rid of the health care law. “We certainly can’t give up,” Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said in a phone interview with The Daily Signal. Gaetz was explaining why he decided to back a small caucus of House conservatives in its strategy to force a floor vote on a bill mirroring the Obamacare repeal passed in December 2015. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The House Freedom Caucus announced Friday its plan to collect the 218 signatures required on a “discharge petition” to pull that legislation out of committee. The Daily Signal heard from eight House members on how they stand on the strategy. “I signed the … Read entire article »

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Eliminating Down Syndrome Children Is Not Something to Be Proud Of

This week, the CBS News program “On Assignment” included a long feature on what it described as the near eradication of Down syndrome in Iceland. As the story unfolded, viewers learned of the impact of genetic screening and abortion on a countrywide scale. On that tiny island, known to people mostly for its geothermal pools and Northern Lights, what one scientist called “heavy-handed genetic counseling” has led to the death in utero of nearly every boy and girl affected by Down syndrome. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The CBS News report focused on a single nation, but the trend toward elimination of children with Down syndrome is tragically widespread. New genetic screening tools available earlier in pregnancy have exacerbated this situation, leading to the lethal rejection of the majority, perhaps the vast majority, of these … Read entire article »

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If You Fire A Fascist, You Are A Fascist By Ted Rall

No one should get fired for his political beliefs.    Not even a Nazi.   … Read entire article »

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CNN digs up satire, brings it back to life, then kills it again

CNN digs up satire, brings it back to life, then kills it again

**Written by Doug Powers CNN continues to earn every ounce of criticism that’s launched in their direction, and this headline sounds like it belongs in a sequel to Idiocracy: And the story itself is as dumb as you’d expect — a eulogy of sorts for the satire CNN’s headline killed. (h/t @RedSteeze) **Written by Doug Powers Twitter @ThePowersThatBe … Read entire article »

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Obamacare Insurer Lost $57.6 Million in First Half of 2017

Oscar Insurance Corp. is hemorrhaging money on the Obamacare state exchanges, posting a $57.6 million loss in the first half of 2017. Oscar is a health insurance startup that primarily sells Obamacare insurance plans, but the company has consistently had trouble making its business profitable. The company lost $57.6 million thus far in 2017 in Texas, New York, and California, down from an $83 million loss in the first half of 2016. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); To mitigate some of its 2016 losses, Oscar, like many other health insurance providers, reduced its exposure to the Obamacare state exchanges in 2017. The company raised premiums and lowered the number of doctors and hospitals within its network. Oscar does plan to expand offerings in more states in 2018, citing plans to enter the Ohio, New Jersey, … Read entire article »

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Some Bad Ideas, Like Zombies, Never Seem to Die. A ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Policy Is One of Them.

Some argue that the United States should declare a “no first use” nuclear weapons policy. This would mean that the United States would only use a nuclear weapon in response to another country’s nuclear attack. Proponents of this idea generally argue that an adoption of this policy would get us closer to a world without nuclear weapons. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Such optimism couldn’t be further away from the truth. A no-first-use nuclear weapons policy would make the United States and allies less safe from devastating attacks. To assume that the only utility of nuclear weapons is to retaliate after a nuclear attack is to ignore historical experience. The United States used nuclear weapons in 1945 to bring an end to the most devastating conflict in the modern history of mankind. That conflict, World War II, … Read entire article »

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Where Is the Corporate Disavowal of Black Lives Matter?

Liberal business executives are leaping like lemmings from President Donald Trump’s manufacturing advisory council. Good riddance. These silly string-spined CEOs have sided with social justice agitators, Beltway media enablers, and Democratic resistance knuckleheads who believe Trump was wrong to condemn violence and hatred on all sides of the political spectrum. Never mind that of the four people arrested after the violent outbreak in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, two were identified with the white nationalist movement and the other two were left-wing “Antifa” counterprotesters. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); One of those radical leftists is the man identified as having reportedly punched a female reporter for the D.C.-based newspaper The Hill. But since that doesn’t fit the national media narrative of journalists allegedly being victimized by right-wing incitements to violence, mum’s the word from corporate media … Read entire article »

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America Is Heading Straight Into Its Most Avoidable Crisis Ever

America Is Heading Straight Into Its Most Avoidable Crisis Ever

In the looming shadow of another debt limit debate, Congress should stand firm and demand spending controls before increasing the debt limit again. Most people are familiar with the tragic story of the Titanic. Like the iceberg that sank the grand ship, the United States is facing what is perhaps the largest and most avoidable crisis in its history—the U.S. federal debt. The crew of the Titanic chose to ignore warnings of the danger ahead. Congress must … Read entire article »

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Republicans Tuning into the News Less Than Democrats, Unaffiliateds

Nearly half of Americans are following the news more closely these days, but supporters of President Trump and those in his party are starting to tune out more. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily email update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 15-16, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. … Read entire article »

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Secret Service might not buy spin for Missouri Dem’s Trump assassination ‘hope’

Secret Service might not buy spin for Missouri Dem’s Trump assassination ‘hope’

**Written by Doug Powers Democrat Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal caught the attention of the Secret Service this week: The US Secret Service is investigating comments made online by a Missouri state lawmaker who reportedly said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. Democratic State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s comment has since been deleted — but it did not go unnoticed. “The St. Louis Field Office of the Secret Service is looking into the comments,” Secret Service spokesperson Cathy … Read entire article »

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Obama Holdovers Still in Key National Security Council Jobs

Several Obama holdovers who led initiatives at odds with President Donald Trump’s foreign policy remain on the staff of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. About 40 of the National Security Council’s 250 officials—nearly 1 in 6—are Obama administration holdovers, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s analysis. The holdovers include council directors for Korea, China, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Eastern Europe, Israel-Palestine, South America, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. Holdovers also advise on weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism, nonproliferation, arms control, defense policy, immigration, and homeland preparedness. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It’s been common practice in previous administrations to retain holdovers from an outgoing administration, and nearly all are on loan from other federal agencies. But current and former administration officials say they are concerned … Read entire article »

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How Trump Can Avoid Getting Bogged Down While Draining the Swamp

Military veterans, trying to get medical care or other services, face a maze of subagencies in the Department of Veterans Affairs. And that’s just one of many reasons for making the federal government more efficient, policy experts say. “The VA has 42 different offices, including 14 specifically related to health,” said Rachel Greszler, research fellow in economics, budget, and entitlements with The Heritage Foundation. “These things just create a bureaucratic nightmare for veterans who are seeking integrated services, one stop to go to for all of their needs as opposed to 42 different offices, [and the veteran] responsible for taking documentation from one to another,” Greszler added Tuesday during a panel discussion at the think tank’s Capitol Hill headquarters. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Also on the panel were an official from the first … Read entire article »

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