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11:58 am CST - April 18, 2014

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Political Posturing Not Helping American Worker


U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

Cornyn0114Last week in Austin, America celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. It was a reminder of a time when lawmakers could come together to debate and make tough decisions for the public good, not simply to advance a partisan political agenda. Sadly, last week was also a painful reminder that the spirit of those days has vanished from the U.S. Senate. Continue Reading.

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11:48 am CST - April 18, 2014

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Repeal and Replace Obamacare


By Star Parker

star-parker3The announced departure of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius marks the end of a chapter of American history. Sibelius, aside from President Obama, has been the most prominent public face on the signature initiative of the Obama administration – the Affordable Health Care Act.

The question before Americans today is whether we are concluding the first chapter of a dream come true or whether this may be the beginning of the end of a nightmare. Continue Reading.

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11:46 am CST - April 18, 2014

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Obamacare: Latinos Aren’t Buying It


By Harry R. Jackson, Jr.

bishop-harry-jacksonEvery Thursday, my daily live radio show (The Harry Jackson Show) focuses on health. During the past year, discussions with health and fitness experts have revealed that there is no easy fix to being healthy. The government can’t legislate it and so it is amazing how much weight has been put into Obamacare as the one-stop-shop for health and wholeness. And the cookie cutter formula is to be inclusive of all people, no matter their health history or ethnic origin. It is no wonder that the initial sign up for Obamacare has been underwhelming. Continue Reading.

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11:49 am CST - April 11, 2014

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Sebelius: The Greatest Hits Collection


By James Freeman  CONNECT - The Wall Street Journal

It’s been quite a year for the outgoing HHS secretary. And now she won’t get to keep her health plan.

Kathleen-Sebelius33Kathleen Sebelius, who has presided over the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, is expected to resign as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The news comes less than two weeks after she told the Huffington Post that she would “absolutely” stay in office through November. A Journal editorial notes that her departure “before the election reckoning” is “best understood as one more attempt to dodge political responsibility.” Continue Reading.

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11:19 am CST - April 11, 2014

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The Legacy of Obama’s Illegal Alien Aunt


By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkinZeituni Onyango, President Obama’s illegal alien aunt, died this week of cancer and other complications. I hope she rests in peace. America, however, should be up in arms.

Auntie Zeituni is an enduring symbol of all that is wrong with this country’s immigration “policy” — or rather, its complete lack of a coherent, enforceable system of laws and rules that puts the national interest first. She was a beneficiary of the welfare state run amok, enabled by bipartisan fecklessness. To the bitter end, she bit the hand that fed her with predictable ingratitude and metastatic entitlement. Continue Reading.

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11:16 am CST - April 11, 2014

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Chuck Stone (1924-2014)


By Thomas Sowell

thomas-sowellBlack journalist Chuck Stone was one of those people whose passing makes us think, “We shall not see his like again.”

He was passionately interested in racial issues but he was never a race hustler. He followed nobody’s party line but called the issues as he saw them. Continue Reading.

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12:42 pm CST - April 08, 2014

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Ukrainians, and Americans, are the Children of History


By Michael Barone

Michael BaroneIf you’ve been following events in Ukraine closely, you may have seen maps, available at electoralgeography.com, showing how the ethnic Russian areas voted heavily for one candidate and the ethnic Ukrainian areas for another.

However, as the eminent historians of Eastern Europe Timothy Snyder and Anne Applebaum have written, the division is not simply based on ethnicity or language. Almost all Ukrainians can speak Russian and most can speak or at least understand the closely related Ukrainian. Continue Reading.

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12:40 pm CST - April 08, 2014

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Focus on What Works


By Cal Thomas

cal-thomasThe Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts. Steve Linick, State’s inspector general, issued a “management alert” warning that “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted for dollars over the last six years.”

“For instance,” writes the FT, “a recent investigation of the closeout process for contracts supporting the mission in Iraq, showed that auditors couldn’t find 33 of the 115 contract files totaling about $2.1 billion. Of the remaining 82 files, auditors said 48 contained insufficient documents required by federal law.” Continue Reading.

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12:38 pm CST - April 08, 2014

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WH Demands ‘Equal Pay for Women,’ Pays Own Female Employees Less Than Men


By Guy Benson

guy-bensonAs we discussed yesterday, Democrats are hoping to replicate their successful 2012 playbook by shifting voters’ focus onto ancillary issues, and away from the political fundamentals. This week they’re trotting out equal pay for women in an effort to underscore their “Republican war on women” meme. President Obama is signing two executive orders related to the issue today, while the Senate will debate the Paycheck Fairness Act: Continue Reading.

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11:18 am CST - April 07, 2014

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Fewer Limits on Campaign Contributions Strengthens America


By Star Parker

star-parkerThe Supreme Court’s decision last week in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, eliminating the total limit that an individual can contribute in an election cycle to candidates and party committees, amounts to a shot of adrenalin to American democracy.

The court ruled that such limits violate First Amendment free speech protection.

Limits remain on the total funds that an individual can contribute to a given candidate in an election cycle. But the limit on the total contributions that an individual can make are now gone. Continue Reading.

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