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Restoring What It Means To Be An American

By Lloyd Marcus

Even though I am black, I was raised on Superman’s; truth, justice and the American way. I always believed Americans were the world’s good guys. As a kid, I watched my mom cry over “I Love Lucy” TV stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz getting a divorce.

Why It Matters That CA Assembly Leaders Mayes and Olsen Had an Affair

By Katy Grimes

While I am a political analyst more comfortable with legislation and policy, occasionally the personal lives of politicians become entangled with politics and even policy. The affair of Republican Assembly Leader Chad Mayes and former Assembly Leader Kristen Olsen is one such situation where personal lives intersected with politics. This is personal and difficult to write about however, it is necessary.

Battle stations! The voter purges are coming!

By Matthew Vadum

One of the Left’s favorite scare tactics is to claim that Republicans want to ruthlessly purge members of Democrat-friendly demographic groups from the nation’s voter rolls.

They claim Republicans want to do this because they hate minorities and the poor. This is simply propaganda but it persists election cycle after election cycle.

Left Claims Hitler-Style ‘Indoctrination’ in Trump’s Boy Scouts Speech

By Guest Column

To the left, the big takeaway from President Trump’s speech to the Boy Scouts is that the Boy Scouts look a lot like the Hitler Youth.

They have uniforms. They cheer the leader when he speaks. They are proud of their country and way of life. They think they are preserving something important for tomorrow – or even a thousand years of tomorrows.

SHOWDOWN AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT

By Moshe Dann

Strange as it may seem, the current rioting by Arabs in Jerusalem may be a blessing in disguise.

First, it will force the government to assert its sovereign authority over the Temple Mount.

Violent rhetoric, deeds from the Left

By BombThrowers -- Fred Lucas

Some rare good news came out of Washington this week when House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was released from MedStar Washington Hospital after multiple surgeries from a gunshot wound, and was in “good spirits” and “looking forward to his return to work,” according to a statement by the hospital.

Baby Charlie Shows The System For The Monster It Really Is

By Judi McLeod

“The System” raised its brutal fist in the face of the world from Britain today.  It conceded, not in words, but in action how the parents of Charlie Gard had run out of time to secure outside help in trying to keep their baby alive.

NO TRESPASSING ON ISLAM!

By Dave Merrick

As some are speculating, I will also guess that Officer Mohamed Noor, after hearing what might have sounded like a shot, may have believed Justine Damon had a gun in her hand as she leaned toward the squad car in her pajamas. If that was the case, his allegedly firing the shots that killed the unarmed Australian woman was simply the worst of judgments in the presence of panic. In saying all that, I’m straining - times 10 - to give him some benefit of the doubt though obviously none is deserved.

Jihadi Johns crossing over to Jihadi Janes to escape Mosul

By Judi McLeod

The progressive lib-left’s growing obsession with coddling the transgendered is giving big ideas to ISIS terrorists.

The latest ‘minority’, granted sweeping special favors by uber politically correct governments, trannies are no longer just cropping up in school bathrooms and locker rooms, their props are now copied by terrorists on the run.

No Matter Who or Where You Are, Someone Waits for You

By Judi McLeod

Don’t wait until someone falls gravely ill to pray for them.  Pray every day for other people in the most sincere way of them all: prayers fervently offered on your knees in the privacy of silence, with no one but the Creator even knowing that you are at prayer.

Lloyd Marcus: Troubadour of Troubled Times

By Judi McLeod

In these most trying of days when the Democrats’ ‘Take-Out-Trump-Movement-On Steroids’ keeps coming at us, along comes Lloyd Marcus, blowing the blues away in a song.

Today’s Marcus column is like a refreshing breeze on a muggy day.

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DOJ - Title VII Does Not Include LGBT

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) filed an amicus brief in Zarda v. Altitude Express yesterday at the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals, which contends that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans gender discrimination, but does not include sexual orientation or gender identity, in the workplace.

Israel caught in a trap of its own making

Ever seen how a jackal kills its prey? Usually, it doesn’t kill it with one blow or bite? It surrounds it, it challenges it, it probes for points of weakness. It then gets its claws around the neck of its prey and won’t let go. Whenever the animal struggles it makes itself weaker.

New law could shore up U.S. helium supply

Helium is essential for MRIs, the fiber optics that deliver images to our TVs, scientific research and of course, party balloons. In the past decade, helium prices have sky-rocketed due to supply shortages. But if small updates are made to an old law, the U.S. could boost its domestic helium output and help keep critical medical tests and electronics running, reports Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.

Hacked Emails Expose Hacks

The sore loser cry babies who refuse to accept the results of American voters will do anything to make the vote of the people for Donald Trump appear illegitimate.  Their lame attempts at frivolous recounts only exposed their own corruption and added votes to the Donald’s bottom line.  So it is time for a new approach.  Blame it on the Russians.

Hollywood resistance leader ‘DISGUSTED’ over Bannon’s desire to raise taxes on millionaires

If there’s one thing the left loves more than the elimination of your 2nd Amendment rights, it’s increasing taxes.  They never miss an opportunity to demand higher and higher rates, more and more confiscation, and ever-increasing penalties for success.  All federal power flows from the government’s ability to take what you earn and, and the left adores federal power, so there’s rarely a tax they don’t like.

Trump Visits Boy Scout National Jamobree To Massive Applause

At the annual National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, President Trump spoke to a massive crowd of 40,000 scouts. The scouts chanted “We Love Trump!” to the President.

“By the way, just a question,” Trump said. “Did President Obama ever come to a Jamboree?” The crowd roared back, “No,” Fox News reported. In his eight years as President, Obama was always too busy to attend a Jamboree of Boy Scouts.

Trump: Boy or girl . . . you can join the military; all others need not apply

Alternate headline: Media upset as president makes substantive policy decision to distract from what they prefer to talk about.

This is a reversal of a 2016 Obama decision, the implementation of which had already been delayed six months at the request of Secretary of Defense James Mattis. It’s official now: Those of the “transgender” persuasion will not be permitted to join the military. And as has become standard with this presidency, it’s made official via Twitter:

WHY IS HEALTH CARE SO EXPENSIVE?

That’s a legitimate question and one that surely requires an answer.

When I was born, many moons ago, I believe the average life expectancy of an American citizen was in the upper 60’s.  Today the average life span is about 78 for men and approximately 80 for women. That’s quite a jump, don’t you think?

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“Slide Through Summer” escape.

With summer officially upon us, we wanted to reach out to share this amazing staycation as the world’s largest Marriott - Orlando World Center Marriott - invites friends and families to stop squandering vacation days and live it up with a “Slide Through Summer” escape.

NanoVelcro microchips could someday noninvasively diagnose prenatal conditions

Many pregnant women undergo some form of prenatal testing before their children are born. The information that expectant mothers gain from these tests vary, from the baby’s gender to genetic defects. But the tests are often invasive, which can potentially harm the fetus and the mother. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano that they have developed a device that provides sensitive results but in a less invasive way: a blood test.

The Revolution of Vatican II was Misinterpreted?

It is often voiced by conservatives disheartened by the changes in the Catholic Church that Vatican II was a good council, but that it was misinterpreted. If these good people were better informed as to what took place at the Council, they would never say any such thing. Though Vatican II started with the best resolves, it was hijacked in the opening session by rebel bishops because the pope had planned the Council without their advice and against their designs.

GM considers pulling the plug on the Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt was unveiled in 2010 to great fanfare. Politicians hailed it. The media gushed over it. The first electric car manufactured domestically, it was instantly a cause celebre, and it was hailed as part of the resurrection of General Motors.

The $1,000,000 Surgical Error

Many years ago I wrote, “The problem with laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery is it leaves the impression that tiny incisions mean a simple, uncomplicated way to perform an operation. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as catastrophic complications can happen.”  Recently, a Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) survey confirmed the potential dangers of keyhole surgery. So what went wrong to cause a $ 1,000,000 settlement?

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