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AUTHOR   Walter E. Williams/FJM       When World War II ended, Washington, D.C.’s population was about 900,000; today it’s about 700,000. In 1950, Baltimore’s ...

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Democratic Senator Calls His Own Party Out for Spreading Fake News

TRE GOINS-PHILLIPS | IJR Aaron P. Bernstein/Lukas Schulze/Getty Images In this era of fake news and bogus stories, we don't need our politicians sending ...

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Why the Left Is Wrong About Jefferson’s ‘Wall of Separation Between Church and State’

Lathan Watts / The Daily Signal Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president and author of the Declaration of Independence, played a ...

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Does the Teacher Walkout Affect GOP Majorities in Republican States?

~ Liberty Planet Regardless of which side you are on, American teachers have undoubtedly made their voices heard across the nation. ...

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New National Test Scores Show Betsy DeVos Was Right About Public Schools

Mary Clare Amselem / @MCAmselem / The Daily Signal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' claim that federal intervention hasn't improved outcomes for students is ...

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Bush, Obama Education Chiefs Differ Sharply From Betsy DeVos on Limiting Federal Government’s Role

Rachel del Guidice / @LRacheldG / The Daily Signal  “We have invested billions and billions and billions of dollars to try to focus ...

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School Tells Student To Remove American Flags, Quickly Realizes Big Mistake

BY JOE SAUNDERS /Conservative Tribune This school district needed to be taught a lesson. At a time when most of the mainstream media is ...

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Education report card shows Common Core still fails US students

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How the gods of globalism slit the throat of assimilation

  By Susan D. Harris at Renew America The multiculturalist army, the interfaith fighters and the soldiers of diversity have been ...

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Judging, discrimination, and intolerance

  By Rev. Mark H. Creech at Renew America   Several years ago, Life magazine interviewed dozens of people to learn their feelings ...

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“Little Miss Muffet Leads to Russia”

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LVC Editor’s Note: This article ran in the Commentator’s Summer 2017 print edition on the front page.

by, Linda Shuker

In the years between 1553-1604, lived Dr Thomas Muffet, who had a liking for spiders, so much so, he considered them to be pets and gave them the run of his house. He, also, had a daughter, who did not share in his affection for them, but tended to be so spooked, as to run from them. In 1805, the first printed version of a rhyme, written by the good doctor, went like this ……

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey; Along came a spider, who sat down beside her, and frightened Miss Muffet away.

Yes,

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REPUBLICAN PARTY: The Republican Party has internal rules that Party members (R-Committee) must support the Party’s nominees or else risk being thrown out of the Party.

CONGRESSMAN CHARLIE DENT: Republican Congressman Dent went on national TV and announced that he will not support the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump. Trump won anyway.

CHARLIE DENT THE HYPOCRITE: One of Mr. Dent’s administrative assistants was elected Lehigh County Republican Party head. Her name is Jessica Bonatai. Once in office Ms Bonatai has been reportedly moving to remove Trump supporters from the Lehigh County Republican Committee. Looks like Charlie Dent saying– do as I say– not as I do! Also, we are receiving reports that the Northampton County Republican Party

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From the Archives–Local Shorts – November 2016

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From the November 2016 Archives LOCAL SHORTS

 

HARRISBURG: Governor Tom Wolf pushed the Transgender Bathroom Bills in Harrisburg. It had bi-partisan support and opposition. Many citizens rose up to oppose these measures, led by the group “Protect My Privacy.” The pressure became so great that the politicians pulled out an old trick—they split up the bills trying to get them passed piecemeal. Thus far it has not worked. Citizen demonstrations and visits to the legislators has had an effect. Not only will these bills harm our wives, daughters, and grandchildren’s privacy in the bathroom, but they also include showers and other accommodations (rooms on trips) and may kill women’s athletics. Stay tuned to this.

SCHOOL REAL ESTATE TAXES PART 1: Last

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Presidential Abuse of Pardoning and Clemency Power Must Be Curbed

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By Hans von Spakovsky / /at The Daily Signal

President Barack Obama is not the first president to overuse the pardoning and clemency power. (Photo: Sipa USA/Newscom)

Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative

 

Those of us concerned over President Barack Obama’s excessive use of his power under Art. II, §2, Cl. 1 of the Constitution to grant pardons and commutations to hundreds of drug dealers, many of whom

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Short Shorts–From the Archives–But still important

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THE NATION: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a temporary halt to all Muslims coming into the United States. Mr. Trump wants our government to seriously look into whether or not Jihadists are infiltrating the immigrant populations. Trump has been vilified by many across the political spectrum for this position. But is he right? Kelly Ripa, of the Kelly and Michael Show, questioned Trump about the Constitutionality of this move! Trump responded that there are no Constitutional questions for foreigners; the Constitution applies to American citizens.

 

Is Trump right? History does come into play with our answer. During World War Two—did we allow citizens from Nazi Germany, or Japan to immigrate into the United States? No

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North Korea Advances Missile Threat Capabilities

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By Bruce Klingner /at The Daily Signal

North Korean Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile during a military parade in the country’s capital, Pyongyang. (Photo: Kyodo/Newscom)

Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center, spent 20 years in the intelligence community working at the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency.

 

After a series of previous failures, Pyongyang achieved partial success with the most recent launches of its Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile.

On June 21, the two Musudan missiles traveled 150 and 400 kilometers—far short of a fully successful test but indicating incremental progress toward eventually achieving its estimated range of 3,500 kilometers. North Korea’s four previous Musudan test flights in April and May 2016 had

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Beyond Obamacare: Colorado Considers Single-Payer Model

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In November, Colorado voters will vote on a ballot measure that, if passed, would replace Obamacare with ColoradoCare, a single-payer model of health care. (Photo: CJ Gunther/EPA/Newscom)

 

As Republican policymakers nationwide continue debating ways to replace Obamacare with patient-centered solutions, a Colorado group has landed a plan implementing a single-payer model of health care on November’s ballot. Coloradans are already bracing for its impact.

In the general election, Colorado residents will not only head to the polls to cast their votes for president, but they’ll also weigh in on a controversial ballot measure: Amendment 69, which would create a government-run health care plan in the Centennial

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An Internet Oldie but Goodie–sent by a reader

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The Barber

Blessed are those that can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.’

The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.

The cop was happy

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