An amusing struggle as the press tries to explain why RFRA is different from all those other laws

31 Mar 2015, 11:01 am

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(Paul Mirengoff)I doubt that anyone believed Hillary Clinton when she claimed she exclusively used a personal email address on a home server for “convenience,” so that she could carry a single device. In this day and age, the assertion is sufficiently implausible that only a Clinton woul

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Rebuke.

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Ashe Schow Harry Reid, D-Nev. has no regrets about his 2012 claims that then presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years. The outgoing Senate Minority Leader even bragged to CNN that the comments, which had been described as McCarthyism, helped keep Romney from winning the electio

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The American Spectator

The Reason Wilco Isn't Boycotting Other RFRA States

Emily takes Wilco to task for boycotting Indiana in protest of the passage of its RFRA statute, but not 9 other states which are on their tour that have RFRA on their books. But there's a reasonable explanation. The RFRAs that were passed in the 9 other states in question only applied to relig

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31 Mar 2015, 3:00 am

Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice. It doesn’t matt
I’m a not particularly religious Jewish libertarian, which means — if you wouldn’t have guessed — that I don’t have a moral objection to, nor a public policy framework for, homosexuality. But the reaction by many others who aren’t social issues conservatives to I
In the political game — humanity’s reward for forbidden fruit chomping in the Garden of Eden — all disagreements concern power: Who’s No. 1 around here; who gets the final say-so. The ludicrous, and disheartening, dust-up over Indiana’s new law on religious freedom sho

The Federalist

The End of Tolerance And Enforced Morality

Culture War 4.0 is what happens when tolerance is no longer a virtue and the power of government must be used to stamp out dissent.

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Technology and capitalism may have given us more comfort and power than we can handle.
My generation willfully ignores the real debate about gay rights and religious freedom because we want halos without sacrifice.


31 Mar 2015, 6:06 am

The sexual revolution has so skewed our perspectives that undesirable gray areas like drunken hookups have become a matter of everyday life for some women. This is the real rape culture.

The Washington Free Beacon

Experts: Iran Housing Nuke Materials in North Korea, Syria

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A top State Department official on Monday dismissed reports that Iran may be hiding key nuclear-related assets in North Korea and implied that she was unaware of the possibility, despite the publication this weekend of several articles by top analysts expressing alarm a

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Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

I Want a President Who Plays by the Rules

There's an honorable reason why the rulers should play by the rules. It is a noble and honorable thing for a great man to honor the little people that must play by the government's rules, or else.

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31 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

Hillary is not going to run for president. Oh, she may put her name up. But run, as in the sense of actually campaigning, that’s another story altogether.


31 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

Regardless of whether it’s deliberate lies or innocent mistakes, untruth is sent around the world at warp speed. It is then quoted, replicated, copied, and sent on its merry way again, and again, and in no time folks are in possession of “false information.”
Barack Obama wants to fundamentally transform something besides America.

Heritage Foundation

Why Higher Tax Rates Don’t Necessarily Mean More Revenue

TOP TAX RATES AND TOTAL RECEIPTS One of President Obama’s major agenda items when he came into office was raising tax rates on the wealthy.... Read More The post Why Higher Tax Rates Don’t Necessarily Mean More Revenue appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson defended the Indiana religious liberty law on MSNBC last night. The post The Indiana Law Treats All Americans Equally appeared first on Daily Signal.
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is seeking to “set a new national standard for transparency” with a website that allows users to study how funds are... Read More The post Ohio Makes State Government Spending Data Publicly Available Online appeared first on Daily Signal.
With more and more Americans feeling unheard and disenfranchised by a political system that works for the well-connected while doing little to address their anxieties,... Read More The post How Lawmakers Could Reward Main Street appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Robber Barons, 21st Century Style

Libertarianism no longer seriously can be considered marginal. It has emerged as an important part of our public discourse.

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Theres a secret underneath Boycott Indianas false rhetoric about that states new religious freedom law: some of those involved also want to force you to help purchase and perform abortions.
CoreLogic chief economist Dr. Frank Nothaft says Strong Economic Growth To Propel US Housing Market in 2015.
There are still nearly two years left in Barack Obama's presidency, but historians looking back on his record in foreign policy will surely identify one costly error: his refusal to follow through on the implied threat in stating that the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons would be a "red line.

The Corner

Energy Department Gives $259 Million "Green" Conditional Loan to Politically Connected Corporation

The Department of Energy’s disastrous loan program lost taxpayers at least $780 million as companies like Solyndra, Fisker Automotive, and Abound Solar crashed and burned.   But as I write today, after a four-year hiatus, the Energy Department has announced a new fuel-efficient-vehicle

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31 Mar 2015, 11:16 am

Terri Schiavo ​died ten years today–a cruel and slow process cheered on by the media and pushed by bioethicists and assorted others. Anyone who thinks she went gently into that good night after a judge ordered her dehydrated to death, should read her brother Bobby Schindler&r
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31 Mar 2015, 10:30 am

H.L. Mencken famously defined puritanism as the “haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” Progressivism, it seems, should be defined as the “haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be making a decision you disapprove of—and the fervent use of government power

Red State

All Rights Are Equal (But Some Are More Equal Than Others)

Animal Farm remains one of my all time favorite books. It’s a satire of Communist Russia AND it’s got farm animals, so I can read it to my three-year-old and she likes it. The indoctrination has to start early, after all. Now, I know it’s a reference that’s been made on this

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Allahpundit over at Hot Air noticed that our President is perhaps in a mood to play the comedic straight-man and improve our nation’s mood. Yesterday he presided over the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate.* He asked a magical question. “What if we all carri
Tim Cook has become a vocal activist in recent years, taking his role in charge of Apple and using to promote his personal point of view on issues. He’s using that role to attack the state of Indiana for a political decision he disagreed with. However Indiana (population 6.5 million) is small
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Melissa Quinn to discuss Harry Reid's retirement, the likely accent of Chuck Schumer to Minority Leader and what a change in leadership will mean for Democrats in the Senate. The post How Will a Change in Democrat Leadership Impact
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