Saturday, February 25, 2017

Opinion

The Tax Reform that makes taxation ‘Fair’

Constantly, the left has called our current tax structure unbalanced and unfair. They claim that the wealthy aren't being taxed their fair although some...

Spotify, Bias, and Media Agendas

Sitting in the airport waiting for a flight earlier, I decided to download a new Spotify playlist. I’m like some sort of OCD playlist...

What’s Wrong With Importing Drugs From Canada?

DECEMBER 1, 2003 By Joseph Bast Drug importation at first glance seems to be about free trade, healthy competition, and saving taxpayers money. True advocates of...

Illinois City Lawmaker Calls For Federal Enforcement Of Online Taxes

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 By Ben Johnson As a research firm warns of a pending economic recession in Decatur, Illinois, a local lawmaker is calling on the...

Health Care Policy Changes Signaled As Senate Confirms Price As HHS Secretary

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 By Michael Hamilton President Donald Trump's HHS Secretary will most likely lead the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. The U.S. Senate has confirmed Dr....

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A Response to Milo’s ‘Defense of Pedophilia’

Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos denied "defending pedophilia" after CNN’s Jake Tapper and others called him out Sunday for recorded remarks, recorded a year ago, regarding "pedophilia". https://twitter.com/ReaganBattalion/status/833485040944156673?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Let me...

Anti-Global Warming Efforts Feed Big Government

Anybody even vaguely aware of what’s going on in American politics right now would realize that global warming is a hot button topic. Quite...

Say No To Congressional Term Limits

In the 2016 election cycle a large, more vocalized issue arose; Congressional term limits. While a candidate, Donald Trump became for his outsider approach...

Missouri Congressman Proposes Blocking U.S. Funding For U.N. Climate Programs

FEBRUARY 20, 2017 By Michael McGrady U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would bar all U.S. contributions to...

How much anger does Black Lives Matter incite?

As most people hopefully know, February is Black History Month (BHM), a month that should be filled with pride, and the ability to respect...

The Importance of Apologetics and Keeping Youth in the Church

According to a PEW Research study, the number one reason why Millennials are leaving the church is not because of hypocrites in the church,...

Soda Taxes: Regressive And Unnecessary

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 By Thomas A. Hemphill Cities across the nation have passed tax increase on sugar content in sweetened beverages. Despite the good intentions, research...

Sanctuary Cities receive over $27 Billion a year in the United States

"REPORT: Sanctuary Cities receive over $27 billion each year from Federal Gov't." -GREG ABBOTT, Governor of Texas read Abbott's message on Twitter Highlighted by REAL CLEAR POLITICS -- FORBES:...

Steve Mnuchin Is Wrong About The Unemployment Rate Just Like Most People

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 By Clifford Thies Freedom shouldn't mean, as Janis Joplin put it, "having nothing left to lose." Freedom should mean that the goodness of...

Is CNN fake news?

In the past few months, the phrase ‘fake news’ has become popular. When discussing fake news outlets, CNN comes up frequently. President Donald J....

North Carolina Teachers Rewarded With Test Score-Based Bonuses

FEBRUARY 15, 2017 By Jenni White Two categories of North Carolina public school teachers received merit-based raises in January 2017 because their students performed well on...

PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Experts React To Surgeon General’s Report On E-Cigarettes And Young...

DECEMBER 12, 2016 By Jeff Stier, Brian Fojtik, Lindsey Stroud U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released a report last week stating the growing use of...

Education Reform Expert Recommends Shutting Down Department Of Education

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 By Nancy J. Thorner Vicki Alger, research fellow at the Independent Institute, delivered a speech at The Heartland Institute on February 1 about her new...

Try being nice

A few days ago, I walked into work to discover that I was working with a co-worker I hadn’t shared a shift with before....

Travel Ban Is Revealing — But Does Not Threaten American Medicine

FEBRUARY 9, 2017 By Jane M. Orient, M.D. A 90-day ban on travel from seven countries has sparked tremendous outpourings of “worry” or outright opposition by...

Charlie Kirk: Time For A Turning Point

FEBRUARY 8, 2017 Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk shares a vision for America’s future embracing first principles, free markets, and small government. Join us...

Majority of Democrats Consider Christianity as Violent as Islam

A new CBS poll released this week has revealed that a majority of Democrats believe that Christianity is as violent as Islam. "More than six...

Is the West always an innocent victim of terrorist attacks?

The terror attacks on September 11, 2001 killed a total of 2,997 people in New York City, Washington DC and an area just outside...

Accountability, transparency and the ethical dilemma of WikiLeaks

Much has been said on the topic of WikiLeaks, the hacker group founded in 2006 by controversial figure, Julian Assange. But to really understand...

An Open Letter from an Australian Migrant

Dear Stan Grant (The Guardian's Indigenous Affairs editor), I am an Australian of migrant background and mixed ethnicity. I grew up in largely ethnic communities...

We Have A New Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos, a long-time supporter of charter schools and voucher programs who most recently served as chairwoman of the American Federation for Children, a...

Homeschool Legal Defense Association Sues New York City For Allegedly Mistreating Families

The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has filed a civil rights lawsuit against New York City public schools “over their systematic mistreatment of homeschooling...

Berkeley Students Set Campus On Fire, Accomplish Nothing

Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos' last stop on his nationwide tour was cancelled after offended students threw smoke bombs, started a fire, and broke windows...

Tom Brady: The greatest QB of all time

After Super Bowl LI there is very little doubt that Tom Brady is the best quarterback to ever play in the NFL. He has...

Sanctuary cities cost the United States over $26 billion

The debate over whether sanctuary cities should exist and whether they should continue to receive federal funds is hotter than ever since President Trump signed...

From LSD to Higher Education

Higher education has perpetuated today’s intolerant “Social Justice Warrior” movement, resulting in violent demands for subjective “safe spaces” by a delusional youth. We have seen...

Secure the US-Mexico border to fight slavery

Many are protesting the plans of President Donald J. Trump to take drastic action in securing our southern border. I’ve heard this referred to...

Are millennials the most conservative generation yet?

We’ve all seen it around campus: college students are very outspoken. Whether they are throwing out the newest leftist lingo in an argument such...

Trump’s Refugee Ban Will Not Help America

President Donald Trump recently instated a new Executive Order that bars Syrian Refugees and immigrants, from seven countries, from entering the United States. The...

Christianity, government, and refugees

In the light of Trump’s Executive Order halting refugees from entering the country for 120 days, there is renewed discussion about the role of...

The Hypocrisy Behind Modern Feminism

As someone who witnessed the Planned Parenthood sponsored Women's March on Washington, I saw in person the hypocrisy and divisiveness behind the 3rd wave...

Why I’ll never date a liberal

People commonly say ‘never say never’. However, there is one ‘never’ in my life that I am completely confident of remaining a ‘never’: I’ll...

Schools Should Serve Students, not Teachers’ Unions

Who is the school system designed to serve? The answer should be students and parents of students, but in some states, the school system...

What Bible Translation is the Best?

One of the many questions throughout modern Christianity has been over which of the Biblical translations are the best. Some older translations of the...

How the Eugenics Movement Laid the Foundation for Modern-Day Abortions

The 2017 March for Life drew hundreds of thousands from across the country to participate in one of the most widely attended annual events...

Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees – Truths, Lies and Hypocrisy

This past Friday President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily suspending all refugee admissions for 120 days in order to improve the vetting...

You’re not practicing, you’re living

When we’re young, we look at certain milestones being achieved as ‘real life’. Not that we think we’re living in a ‘fake life’; we...

The Womens March Doesn’t Represent Me

In my city, Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as in many cities across the US today women filled the streets to protest the injustices...

Trump Pushed to Resume Dakota Access Pipeline

Trump has stated that he will resume construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). While this is causing much controversy, let's look at some...

Modern Feminists Misinterpret Empowerment

"You are not equal. Even if you feel like you are." I read these words the day after I watched women storm our nation's capital...

Defeating the Popular Vote Argument in Layman’s Terms

One of the biggest arguments that I have seen since President Trump won the election is that “since he lost the popular vote, he...

Third-wave feminists are holding themselves back

Feminism, at its very core, is the belief that men and women are created equally, and both have the right to life, liberty, and...

The Obama Years – A Legacy of Scandals

There has been much talk, mostly from the Left, of how Donald Trump will be a divisive and dangerous president but what many don’t...

Why It’s Great to be a Republican in a Liberal Classroom

Don’t you just love when your professors bring politics into the classroom? I mean most likely you secretly love it because you opened an article...

The Left’s Narrow Feminist Narrative

On Saturday, women all across the United States took part in the women's march in response to Donald Trump's inauguration. However, it should be...

We Have Made the American Protest Worthless

If you want positive change, try and find respectable men and women to fight for you.

The Use of Children as Political Props

BuzzFeed recently published an article about the “Best Signs from Women’s Marches Across America,” and a lot of them were held by children. Yes,...

Women’s March Compares Trump to Hitler While Praising Abortion

The day after Donald Trump's inauguration, millions of women came together for the Women's March. So, basically some of the most privileged people in...

5 Reasons why the 60+ Democrat Congressional members should have shown up yesterday

I know that for myself and most Americans, the Inauguration of the 45th President, Donald J. Trump, consumed the majority of our time and...

The Importance of June 12 and Psalm 133:1 at the Inauguration of Donald J....

On Friday, January 20th, Donald John Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States of America. During...

What to do now that Trump is president

At noon on Friday, January 20, Donald J. Trump was sworn into office in Washington, D.C., making him the 45th President of the United...

The wrong way to look at ‘Make America Great Again’

Trump was not my first choice, my second choice, or even my 15th choice. Yet, he’s President of the United States now, and I...

From 2016 to Inauguration Day

Tomorrow is the day many have been waiting for: the end of an era with Obama, and a new beginning with Trump. The 2016 election...

Dear President Obama

Dear President Obama,  I was 12 when you were sworn in. I had joined my parents in support for McCain, and I was told you...

A Hopeful New Era

Looking back on 2016, I realize how crazy the year was for America and the world at large. The political sphere was tense, race relations...

A New Conservative Era for the World?

It has been 88 years since the Republican Party (GOP) has held a complete majority in the United States federal government. The last time...

A message to conservatives on Inauguration Day

Fellow conservatives, we finally did it. These last 8 years were undoubtedly some of the worst. We have seen increases in domestic terrorism, the Affordable...

How will President Obama’s legacy be viewed in years to come?

President Obama is leaving office with a fairly high approval rating by the American people. According to Pew Research, 58% of people approved of the...

2016 to Inauguration Day: A Hopeful Future For the Trump Era

Tomorrow is the day many have been waiting for: the end of an era with Obama, and a new beginning with Trump. The 2016 election...

Ready or Not, Here Comes President Trump

Tomorrow at noon eastern time, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. He won't be President of only...

Polished Men: Aaron Rodgers

On the field Aaron Rodgers is everything a NFL franchise can ever hope to have under center.  He’s poised, accurate and has complete control...

The Non-Political Reason I Stopped Watching Award Shows

In the wave of celebrities using awards shows to rub their political views in people’s faces, many everyday Americans are finding themselves changing the...

Inauguration Night: Would I Be Safe?

I live in a city just a little bit outside of Portland, Oregon.  Following the election of Donald Trump, Portland had more than 1...

Rubio vs. Tillerson on Vladimir Putin: Who was Right?

Marco Rubio was very critical of Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson when Tillerson was going through his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...

Little Marco isn’t so little anymore

Who could forget President-elect Donald Trump's constant name calling throughout the presidential campaign? "Low-energy Jeb" "Lyin' Ted" "Crooked Hillary" These were just a few. A more notable one was Trump's...

Dear “Tolerant” Leftists: You are the Fascists, Not Us

Dear “Tolerant” Leftists, Congratulations on shutting down the Milo Yiannopoulos event at UC Davis. I hope you are all real proud of yourselves. Unfortunately, you social...

Syrian Refugees: Law vs. Lies

Syrian refugees are a repeated headline in American media today, but what is the truth behind all of the political rhetoric? The question we are...

Would Martin Luther King Jr. Support Barack Obama?

Martin Luther King Jr. was a very prominent civil rights leader and one of the greatest people to come out of the twentieth century. He...

Why Ted Cruz should be President-elect Trump’s Supreme Court pick

 Donald Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States. The election is over and President-elect Trump has been busy assembling...

Katie Pavlich makes Newsmax’s 30 Most Influential Republicans Under 30 List

Congratulations to 2016 Turning Point USA's second annual Young Women's Leadership Summit Speaker Katie Pavlich on being named to Newsmax's 30 Most Influential Republicans...

Top 10 most Influential US Politicians of 2016

2016 was a rough time when it came to politics, especially for the Democrats. The country was more divided than any other election in...

Why Are Entertainers More Liberal?

In December 2016, the cast of “Hamilton”, a hit Broadway musical, received mixed reactions from the nation with their unscripted statement to Vice President...

It is Impossible to win the “War on Terror”

After the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001, the world was and still is devastated by this horrendous act. While for...

President Obama’s Farewell Address: More Self-Promotion and Lecturing

Having watched the crowded venues during Barack Obama's 2008 presidential run respond to his particular style of oration, I thought that the effectiveness of...

Is Black Lives Matter Domestic Terrorism?

The other day a friend presented me with a question, "Do you think Black Lives Matter should be considered a domestic terrorist group?" In...

How effective was Obama’s tenure as POTUS?

We've reached the end of an era. Our first black President. The man that was supposed to bring new hope to America who declared, "Yes We...

Race relations in politics

Race relations have always been a touchy subject. From modern media to the more recent political climate of America and the founding of the Black...
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The politics of Tomi Lahren

Tomi Lahren is known as the conservative voice for young millennials. She is a beautiful political barbie. Many of her fans refer to her...

Seriously, thank you, President Obama

At 8:00 Central Time, in front of a packed crowd of 25,o00 at McCormick Place in Chicago, President Barack Obama gave his farewell address,...

What’s wrong with public banks?

“Can’t we just get the government to give loans to businesses?” say liberals. “Wouldn’t it be great if we could have government-run banks in every...

7 Words Liberals Use Incorrectly

In my interactions with liberals, I’m frequently tempted to pull out a dictionary. On my list of awful things leftist culture has done, the...

A response to Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes acceptance speech

First it was #OscarsSoWhite and now this!? Last night at the Golden Globes, actress Meryl Streep delivered a political speech while accepting the Cecil B....

Eight best hunting dog breeds

Dogs are fantastic pets.  Not only are they smart and loyal, many breeds make great hunting dogs capable of spotting, pointing to, and retrieving...

The insanity of city bureacracy

Around 2012, a friend of mine left his piece of junk 1997 Ford Explorer on the street near our rental house.  Three months later...

Here’s why mandating healthcare coverage for preexisting conditions is wrong

Despite overall discontent with President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, some of the provisions in it remain popular. One of the...

How to improve the police force in the United States

A frequent argument often cited during the recent unrest surrounding police behavior in the U.S. is that officers are simply "following orders" or "doing...

What’s next for Hillary Clinton?

I was watching MSNBC the other night when Chris Matthews said something that caught my attention.  Matthews mentioned something about Hillary Clinton running for...

The Value of the Negative Income Tax

With the arrival of the end of the year, everyone is starting to think about how much they made and how they are going...

“Trump Supporters Swipe Left”

Like many 20-somethings out there, I occasionally dabble with dating apps such a Tinder. I live just outside of Portland Oregon, so needless to...

SCOTUS To Decide On Whether To Hear Polygamy Case

The Supreme Court is deciding whether or not to hear a case that may greatly effect a reality TV star with multiple wives. On...

Why California traffic is caused by advanced socialism

Last summer, I rented a motorcycle in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I had a fun road trip with smooth cruising and open country with stops...

Wall To Be Built Around Obama’s New Multi-Million Dollar Property

"Build bridges not walls," the left always says. And so the double standard continues with the latest development in Obama's plan to relocate to a multi-million...

The Awful Ninth Circuit Court and Concealed Carry

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals includes the States of Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, and Arizona.  It is one of...

The Tweeting Trump

One of the most nonconventional and controversial habits of President-Elect Trump is not his brazen language, business scandals, or failed marriages; rather, it is...

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