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Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

 A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group’s funding of embryonic stem cell research is “in direct conflict with Catholic teaching.” Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, told the schools in a […] Continue reading →

Food Stamps’ $80 Billion Mystery

 Imagine a government program that has exploded in size, is the subject of bitter partisan haggling and spends almost $80 billion a year in secret. No, not the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency or the Department of Homeland Security, which all spend less (as far as anyone call tell). The program in question […] Continue reading →

Killing an Economy 101

Bill Gunderson  US retail sales fell flat on their faces last month. It was their worst reading in six months. I have been steering clear of retail stocks for some time now. Most retail names these days have horrible charts. Your teenaged daughter may disagree. “Dad, can I please have, like, fifty dollars and a […] Continue reading →

Thomas Sowell: Some Random Thoughts

Random thoughts on the passing scene:  I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN’s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in […] Continue reading →

The “Humanitarian Crisis” and the Coming Crime Wave in U.S. Cities

Tom DeWeese, The news is full of the “humanitarian crisis” taking place on the U.S. southern border. We hear of the “unaccompanied children” who have been tragically released into the nation without parental oversight. It paints a horrifying picture that has affected compassionate, caring Americans, bringing many to tears and wanting to help. That’s what […] Continue reading →

15 Things I Hate About Politics

John Hawkins 1) That American politicians have stopped asking the most basic questions about good governance. Does this program work at all or does it just sound good? Does this benefit the people that are paying for it? Would people choose to pay for this? For many Americans, government seems to mostly be about taking […] Continue reading →

Obama’s Foreign and Domestic Policy: When the Going Gets Tough, Go on Vacation

Donald Lambro  WASHINGTON – President Obama is on a two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, as wars rage across the Middle East and Ukraine, terrorists threaten to topple Iraq, and Republicans are on the brink of capturing the Senate. Around the country, a deepening mood of anger and anxiety permeates America’s electorate, with the midterm elections […] Continue reading →

Dr. Ben Carson: The Patriotism of Prosperity

 A few weeks ago, it was quite revealing — but not surprising — to hear Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew imply that corporate America should willingly pay the highest corporate-tax rates in the world as part of its “patriotic” duty. This kind of discourse demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of capitalism, which is an important component of […] Continue reading →

At Least Get the Big Lie Right

John Ranson,  Donjindrawrote: We’re running huge deficits. Of course our tax bill will go up. It should go up. Do “conservatives” think there’s a free-lunch? That money grows on trees? Apparently so. -Merry Christmas: This Tax Increase is for You, America Dear Comrade Jindra, OK, so now liberals are worried about the deficit? And you […] Continue reading →

Hamas backers spend fortunes on rockets and tunnels while Gazans live in misery

 HAIFA, Israel – The latest ceasefire between Israel and Hamas ended Friday morning when Hamas resumed its costly campaign of rocket attacks on Israel even as its 2 million constituents suffer from wrenching poverty. Although the millions of Palestinians packed into the small strip suffer from chronic unemployment, and lack of electricity and running water, […] Continue reading →