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House Republican budget crosses finish line, barely

 Overcoming internal divisions on defense spending, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly approved a non-binding federal budget plan calling for $5.5 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years. The vote meant that House Speaker John Boehner avoided what could have been another embarrassing rebuke from his party’s right flank. Instead, […] Continue reading →

What’s Gone Wrong With Democracy?

Walter E. Williams,   The Economist magazine recently published “What’s gone wrong with Democracy … and what can be done to revive it?” The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That’s a popular misconception. The ideal way to organize human conduct is to create a system that maximizes personal […] Continue reading →

House Republicans vow to close ranks, support budget plan

 With defense and deficit hawks still eyeing each other warily over the federal budget, House Republican leaders predicted on Tuesday that their fractious caucus would close ranks and support a 10-year balanced-budget plan. Some Republican lawmakers want more military spending, while others focus on keeping the budget deficit under control. To overcome these differences, leaders […] Continue reading →

Barney Frank: There Are Closeted Homosexuals in Congress

Truth Revolt | Trey Sanchez  “I have no demand that you become public.”  On Sunday’s State of the Union, former Democrat Congressman Barney Frank told CNN’s Gloria Borger that there are currently closeted homosexual members of Congress. Borger asked if he believes they have the right to remain in the closet. Frank answered in the affirmative, but under […] Continue reading →

It’s Election ‘Day’ for a Reason

Jeff Jacoby,   Except for diplomats posted abroad, early voting isn’t an option in Israeli elections. So when Israel’s election day dawned on Tuesday, with impressions of the campaign’s home stretch fresh in voters’ minds, no one in the country had yet cast a ballot. The giant pre-election rallies in Tel Aviv, the final flurry of […] Continue reading →

What Obama Just Said About Voting In the U.S. Reveals The Scary Truth Behind His Amnesty Scheme

 Any time Barack Obama uses a word like “transformative,” people who cherish the Constitution and the rule of law have learned to brace themselves against a likely storm of liberal attack that will further erode the foundations of traditional America. Speaking before a town hall on Wednesday in Cleveland, President Obama used the “t” word […] Continue reading →

The Circular Firing Squad

Derek Hunter,   Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle had himself a scoop – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hired someone to run his social media campaign who disagrees with him on some issues. Yeah, that’s really about it. But the headline tells a different story. Boyle’s headline reads, “HONEYMOON OVER: SCOTT WALKER UNDER FIRE FOR NEW OPEN BORDERS AMNESTY […] Continue reading →

Presbyterian Church Approves Gay Marriage

 The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted an amendment to its constitution approving same-sex marriage as Christian. The main line Protestant denomination approved the new definition of marriage as a “commitment between two people” by a majority vote of its 171 regional presbyteries. The new definition had been endorsed by the General Assembly of the church last […] Continue reading →

Here’s How Likud Won The Israeli Election

 On Monday, Western Journalism reported that polls in Israel can be wildly off the mark. For example, in the month leading up to Election Day in the last three national elections (in 2006, 2009, and 2013), the polling firm Teleseker gave the Labor Party, on average, 2.5 Knesset seats more than what the party would go […] Continue reading →

Oh My: Democratic Aide Knew Of Abortion Provision In Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

Matt Vespa,   Guy wrote at length about this debacle in the Senate over an anti-human trafficking bill. It’s a no-brainer piece of legislation. Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-OH) press release about the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which was introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), lays out the details. It’s insanely bipartisan, but Democrats ran for the […] Continue reading →