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The Ferguson Charade--Part II
 By Obie Usategui Full Story

The Ferguson Charade

At approximately 8:15 p.m., on Monday, November 25th, 2014, St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch began his news conference at a courthouse in Clayton, Mo., by expressing his sympathies for Michael Brown’s family, noting that they lost a loved one to violence. On August 9th, Brown had been shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson, presumably, while using justifiable deadly-force in the line of duty as he defended himself from a life-threatening attack by Brown, pursuant to the latter committing a strong-arm robbery just minutes prior to his killing.

Islamic State--Pope Calls For International Consensus
 By David Singer Full Story
Islamic State--Pope Calls For International Consensus

Pope Francis has made public his thoughts on the action necessary to counter Islamic State.

Gauntlet is thrown; Obama spurns the People, Congress
 By A. Dru Kristenev Full Story

Gauntlet is thrown; Obama spurns the People, Congress

Immigration reform, Keystone XL, net neutrality, ObamaCare manipulation (Gruber disclosures), bankrupting coal, bankrupting business... Don’t forget the president’s encouraging the choreographed protests that followed the grand jury’s lack of an indictment of Officer Darren Wilson and Obama’s champion Eric Holder’s unwillingness to accept the ruling.

United, But Divided
 By Alan Caruba Full Story
United, But Divided:  America the Welfare State

The nation united to celebrate Thanksgiving, but as anyone who follows the polls can confirm, it is sharply divided. In many ways, half of those polled see America opposite to the other half.

Marijuana Figures Big in Ferguson Meltdown
 By Cliff Kincaid Full Story
Marijuana Figures Big in Ferguson Meltdown

CNN’s Don Lemon is under fire for making the elementary observation that some of the Ferguson protesters planning violence and mayhem were smoking pot. Linking dope to violence is taboo for most of the media.

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Blowin' In The Wind
 By Ian Nunn Full Story

Yes, how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn’t see?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind. —Bob Dylan, Blowin’ in the Wind

Yesterday Ontario’s Energy Minister, Bob Chiarelli was blowing in the wind again when he said:
“Businesses will come and go in Ontario… The reality is that there are more coming in than are leaving—very significant.”

Illegal Alien Benefit Free-for-All
 By Arnold Ahlert Full Story
Illegal Alien Benefit Free-for-All

Apparently President Obama’s unilateral decision to grant de facto amnesty to five million illegal aliens was insufficiently outrageous. On Tuesday, a White House official told the Washington Post that many illegals now protected from deportation will be eligible to receive a “wide array” of government benefits, including Social Security and Medicare.

What's Next?
 By Dr. Robert R. Owens Full Story

Now that BHO has decreed that deportations will cease and work permits and other privileges of legal immigration will be granted to those who chose to enter our country illegally, what’s next?

Rush Revere and ‘Liberty’ return American History to its Rightful Place
 By Judi McLeod Full Story

Rush Revere and ‘Liberty’ return American History to its Rightful Place

Not since Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has a figure from childlore done so much to lead the little people out of the fog.  We look for Rudolph every Christmas, before packing him away with the ornaments til’ the next holiday season. But ‘Liberty’, the lovable, time-traveling horse of the ‘Rush Revere Adventures’ series is there every day.

Kobane: "a martyred town, a symbolic Town"
 By Paul McGoverne Full Story

“A martyred town, a symbolic town” is the poignant description of Kobane, by French President Francois Hollande. He stated that “all countries concerned” should be providing weapons to the Kobane defenders and pointedly stated as bluntly as any diplomatic language can , that “Turkey must absolutely open its border.”

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The Simple Faith of Humble Men
 By William Kevin Stoos Full Story

(Originally appearing in the Manchester Union Leader)

“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand. And as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone to many. Let the glorious name of Jehovah have all the praise.”  (William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth County, 1621)

So much to be thankful for even while fighting for our lives and country
 By Dr. Laurie Roth Full Story

Many of us have been fighting, screaming and yelling about the antics of Obama for the last 6 years.  We have seen our freedoms, reputation and legal system tilt like the leaning tower of Pisa at the hands of this nightmare – poser president.

Santa in Dress Blues
 By Lance Thompson Full Story

Santa in Dress Blues

A short heartwarming Facebook video making the rounds depicts a small boy who mistakes a Marine sentry for Santa Claus.  I won’t spoil the end.

Pig-headed BDS Movement
 By Barry Shaw Full Story

Pig-headed BDS Movement, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement backfires in South Africa

The incident that got BDS banned from demonstrating at Woolworths stores in South Africa was when members of a political party in support of BDS trespassed into one of the stores and placed pigs heads in what they thought was the kosher foods section.

Declare we Care: Deconstructing the Left's Fundamental Attraction
 By Dr. Brad Lyles Full Story

Declare we Care: Deconstructing the Left's Fundamental Attraction

We Conservatives fail to capture the hearts and minds of too many voters because we do not declare ourselves to be caring. And why shouldn’t we declare we care? We are caring. And, we are Conservatives because we are caring.

Thanks, But...
 By Alan Caruba Full Story

Thanks, But…

I know that Thanksgiving is the day we are all supposed to review a list of all the things for which we should be thankful and surely each of us has a list, usually family and friends, and, patriotically, for being Americans.

Executive Action for Immigration
 By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Full Story

Executive Action for Immigration

The President’s “immigration accountability executive action” has confused many Americans since a president’s action is more or less a “wish list” and does not have the legally binding power of an executive order. Unlike an executive order, an executive action is not published in the Federal Register.

Obama and the Roots of the Ferguson Rage
 By Arnold Ahlert Full Story

Obama and the Roots of the Ferguson Rage

And so the whirlwind, cultivated by Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, the mainstream media and the army of thugs they enabled, is now being reaped. As the result of a St. Louis County grand jury refusing to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, has become Ground Zero, in what irresponsible Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadali referred to on MSNBC as “St. Louis’s race war.”

Politicians and Media Incite Violence in Ferguson
 By Cliff Kincaid Full Story

Politicians and Media Incite Violence in Ferguson

With Ferguson in flames and mobs running rampant, it became apparent to everyone—except the liberals and libertarians—that the media-hyped “militarization” of the police was not the problem. Instead, the problem in Ferguson was, and is, a criminal element doing drugs and determined to engage in anti-police violence. The additional problem is outside agitation.

Sick Banners at Seattle's Ferguson Sympathy Protest
 By Edward Zawadzki Full Story

I cannot believe the banner displayed at the demonstration in Seattle in support of the Brown family and the tragedy that befell Michael. It seems that some political morons flew the distasteful sign that asked people to condemn Israel and support the Palestinian cause. Now everyone has the right of protest and opinion (even me) no matter how delusional and mindless it may be but to do so just sullies and ruins the very reason that those peaceful protesters gathered.

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