BORDER INSECURITY

BORDER INSECURITY

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past several weeks, you’re well aware of what’s happening at the United States’ southern border. A tidal wave of people are entering the country illegally. This surge is above and beyond the normal flow of illegal aliens coming into the country. The spike includes many unaccompanied minors, apparently sent by their parents to the United States in hopes that the children will be granted asylum or be reunited with other relatives already in the country. The numbers …

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AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

For a long time, I didn’t like the term “American Exceptionalism.” I would wince when I heard someone use the phrase. To me, it sounded jingoistic and arrogant. I felt, in many ways, that it was an empty boast. I don’t think that one group of humans is genetically superior to another, so I didn’t buy into the idea that Americans had some sort of pre-programmed inside track to greatness.

I have come to realize that I was wrong. No, Americans aren’t genetically superior, but …

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WHERE DOES THE TEA PARTY GO FROM HERE?

WHERE DOES THE TEA PARTY GO FROM HERE?

It’s probably not fair to call the 2014 primary season a roller coaster for the Tea Party. A roller coaster would suggests some ups and some downs. The reality is that it’s been one really, big up in the middle of a bunch of downs. Dave Brat’s victory was a huge up, but that’s been about the only one. In other races, the GOP Establishment has dispatched Tea Party favorites with regularity, including last night’s soul crushing victory for Thad Cochran over Chris McDaniel.

The Tea …

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STICKS OR CARROTS? COMMON CORE SHOWING TRUE INTENTIONS IN INDIANA

STICKS OR CARROTS? COMMON CORE SHOWING TRUE INTENTIONS IN INDIANA

There is little mistaking that the recent move by the Department of Education to threaten education funds in Indiana is nothing short of Federal control of education policy. All the mantras about States having the ultimate power and it being driven by the States is becoming more and more unbelievable. From the article in “The Enterprise.”

Indiana, which recently became the first state to withdraw from the new Common Core standards and just last week adopted its own testing standards, is apparently facing possible suspension …

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HOW TO TALK TO A LIBERAL; AND WE ABSOLUTELY MUST

HOW TO TALK TO A LIBERAL; AND WE ABSOLUTELY MUST

It’s getting harder and harder to deny that Senator Rand Paul has an uncanny ability to talk to a mainstream media elite who are almost genetically geared to call him out as a racist/bigot/homophobe in any way that they can.

If you followed the political news at all in late April you probably noticed that Senator Paul visited Chicago and Milwaukee and headlined two separate events on School Choice and education reform.

At the Milwaukee event he answered some questions directly after that had little to do …

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GLOBALIZATION OF CALIFORNIA

GLOBALIZATION OF CALIFORNIA

Freedom Advocates are putting on a conference on May 3rd at Treasure Island in San Francisco. It’s a one day even showcasing the risks and challenges of, and alternatives to “Plan Bay Area” a central planning fiasco that has been foisted upon the citizens of the Bay Area in the name of participatory democracy.

For more details on the event click on our event page, and register at: globalizationofcalifornia.com

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ACA AS AN ABUSE TO CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS

ACA AS AN ABUSE TO CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS

The extremely controversial case last year at the Supreme Court where the Court determined that the individual mandate of Obamacare was a constitutional exercise of Congress’ tax power. That case was a good example of a case involving the scope of Federal power. However, there are other issues involving Obamacare that have to do with the process of government; that is, there are not only Constitutional issues with what was done (did it exceed Congress’ authority or not), but how it was done. These issues …

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CAN KASHKARI WIN IN CA ON TAX BREAKS, FRACKING?

CAN KASHKARI WIN IN CA ON TAX BREAKS, FRACKING?

A Republican candidate for governor of California is making some sense with his advocacy of fracking, corporate tax breaks and changes in labor and environmental law. He would also redirect money now ear-marked for the high-speed rail system into a better system of collecting and storing water for the state, an issue now getting lots of press because of the multi-year drought California is suffering. An excerpt from the Mercury News article:

Kashkari wants to give any business that moves into California and brings at least …

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SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE ON CRIMEA REFERENDUM

SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE ON CRIMEA REFERENDUM

On March 16th Crimea will have a referendum as to whether or not they would like to become a part of Russia. More likely than not, if Russia had the gall to invade it is safe to assume (though at this point still conjecture) that they will tilt the election to go whichever way that they favor. This most-likely being annexation by Russia. In the eyes of the G7 partners, this is abhorrence, and in much of the world community this is seen with a …

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ADDRESSING INCOME INEQUALITY

ADDRESSING INCOME INEQUALITY

President Obama has pivoted to income inequality. In recent days, it has become the administration’s new mantra, and the president is expected to make the gap between rich and poor the centerpiece of his 2014 State of the Union Speech. For a president who promised to “fundamentally transform” America, this new focus should come as no surprise. The real question is whether conservatives will respond on this issue and, if so, what approach should we take?

There is evidence of a widening gap between the wealthiest …

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