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16
Apr
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Don’t politicize sports, entertainments

By  Brent Bozell

 

Editor’s note: This column was co-authored by Tim Graham. One thing that defines liberals is their incessant desire to push political messages into every time and space. Their “compassion” and “inclusion” is perpetually shoved in our faces. That problem has metastasized under President Trump.

The urgency of their “resistance” is knocking down all the barriers. Don’t they know that most Americans don’t want politics invading every sphere? Can’t they see that audiences of sporting events and awards shows are suffering? They would plead that TV ratings for everything are down because fewer people are buying cable or satellite TV. But now we have evidence that this endless politicization is causing a backlash.

 

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Mon
16
Apr
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Trump isn’t betraying our farmers

By  Dennis Avery

 

Democrats in farm states are busily warning their rural neighbors that President Trump betrayed them with his tariff pressures, which may especially impact U.S. farm exports to China. China has imposed a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans, wheat, beef, pork and some other food products. Will this ruin .

American farm prices? Be of good cheer. The world prices for soybeans and beef are set by global supply and demand. Soybeans and beef are essentially commodities, not unlike oil. It doesn’t really matter whether China buys American soybeans or Brazilian beans because both those countries are willing sellers. If one sells to China, the other will sell to the other countries that also import to meet their sizeable food import needs

 

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Mon
09
Apr
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Yes, they are coming for your guns

By Bruce Bialosky:

 

The anti-gun movement has held out the falsehood that they are not coming after people’s guns as a central core of their effort to hide their existential goal. The lid was blown off that charade when a 97-year-old man who previously occupied a position at the top level of our country (retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens) advocated for the abolition of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the paper of record – The New York Times. Before anyone jumps off a cliff about this proposition,

let me state who I am on this issue. I am not a gun owner. I am not a member of the National Rifle Association nor any other group that supports gun rights. I was fairly ignorant about essential elements of guns and gun owners until I did a series of columns on the subject and became knowledgeable about the subject of guns through extensive research and interviews.

 

Mon
09
Apr
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The terrible power of corruption

By Dennis Prager:

 

The following is an excerpt from Dennis Prager’s latest book, The Rational Bible: Exodus: Exodus 23.8 Do not take bribes, for bribes blind the clear-sighted and upset the pleas of those who are in the right. I have discussed the terrible consequences of societal corruption in discussing the central importance of the Eighth Commandment—“Do not steal.” But as the Torah now specifically addresses the subject—by prohibiting bribery—we shall return to it.

 

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Mon
02
Apr
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Dismantling the Nannystate, bit by bit

By Peter Roff:

The premise of the Nannystate, the place to which all progressive roads lead, is that the people are not informed enough, smart enough, and do not care enough to take care of themselves. Therefore, we all need the state to act as our safe-guard and intermediary. It’s a weird construct at odds with the vision of America upon which most of us were raised. We are, it used to be taught, descended from pioneers, rugged individualists who built a nation out of the wilderness. This admittedly is a romanticized version of what really happened but closer to the truth than not. The Nannystate, which employs regulators and bureaucrats to care for our needs from cradle to grave, is the bane of everyone who purports to love liberty.

Mon
02
Apr
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The big gun control march fail

By Rachel Alexander:

 

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the scene of a recent mass shooting, organized a march in Washington, D.C. and other cities on Saturday to protest the NRA. But instead of honestly calling it a gun control march, they called it “March For Our Lives.” By using a misleading title, they were likely able to coerce a lot more people to show up. Even so, the D.C. march appeared to be less than half the size of last year’s Women’s March.

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Mon
26
Mar
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Not the America I grew up in

By TD. W. Wilber:

 

As a young boy I was infused with a love of country by my parents and older brothers, all of whom had at one point or another served this nation in the military, as I eventually did myself. I was taught that the United States offered the best hope for the world, that the struggle would be hard, but our enemies would all eventually be vanquished because the United States stood for something good.

 

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Mon
26
Mar
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Time for smaller governmentan

By Terry Paulson:

 

The March unemployment report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that, in February, the unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent for the fifth consecutive month and the number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million. Without question, the economy is humming right along, and America is close to, if not at, full employment. It’s taken longer than many economists expected. President Obama certainly wanted full employment, but he wanted his regulatory agenda more.

Mon
19
Mar
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NRA supports hundreds of schools

By Beth Baumann

The Associated Press completed an independent analysis of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) public tax filings. What the AP discovered was that the NRA donated roughly $7.3 million to schools across the country between 2010 and 2016. According to the report, about 500 schools received the money, mostly through grants designed to promote the shooting sports.

The grants were awarded to school programs, such as the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, rifle teams, hunting safety courses and agriculture clubs. Interestingly enough, three-quarters of the schools that received NRA grants were in rural counties that voted for President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. The Associated Press put together a graphic showing just how much the NRA Foundation has provided schools in each state: California came in first with more than $1 million and Florida was a close second with just shy of $1 million in grants.

 

Mon
19
Mar
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Former resident named Military Spouse of Year

By Gil Gutknecht:

 

I have long believed that success leaves clues. It makes sense to pay attention to those clues in order to duplicate that success. When most of us think about Switzerland, we think of great cheese, fine chocolate, and excellent time pieces. They are also famous for their neutrality. Maybe we Americans should take a closer look. They do a number of things right and we might learn something from them.

 

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