The most solemn and serious act that the United States government can undertake is the decision to send Americans to war. From time to time, war is an unfortunate but necessary function of a Republic in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of its citizens from foreign threats. Yet we should enter into wars, and alliances that could lead to war, only after utmost deliberation and strategic consideration focusing on the wellbeing of American citizens.
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Executive-branch bureaucrats work in… the HHS headquarters, and the Labor Department – nondescript, Soviet-style concrete slabs that look more like nuclear vaults than government buildings.
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"I am truly saddened that I must rise today to address what I am afraid is a growing threat to our democracy: the silencing of political debate by totalitarian mob violence on college campuses."
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"Conservatives may not support everything this coalition does. And when we don’t, we should say so. But we are a part of it now. And within it, I believe conservatives can thrive – if we do what we do best."
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Madam President I rise today to give voice to some of my fellow Utahns who are suffering because of the health care law passed seven years ago this March.
These are not stories from wealthy Utahns who have had to pay higher taxes. Nor are these stories from low-income Utahns who already had insurance through Medicaid.
These are letters from the too often invisible victims of Obamacare: those middle class families who used to be able to afford health care when they needed it, but are now forced to pay for what often amounts to a second mortgage, for a so-called “insurance” plan that never seems to pay out because of high deductibles.
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On January 20, change is coming to the White House. But until that day, it appears that President Obama will desperately cling to the status quo and continue to do what he has unfortunately done on so many occasions: abuse his executive powers to put in place unpopular policies without the cooperation of Congress and then pretend as if everyone supports him.
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We are living in a golden age of television. One TV writer recently wrote that for “the first time I’ve beg[un] to feel like there may, in fact, be too much good TV.”[1] From Game of Thrones to House of Cards to many other programs across networks and platforms, the quantity and quality of programming content is greater than we have ever known.
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Over the weekend, syndicated columnist George F. Will wrote about a disturbing ruling in a French court.
The court ruled that a video called “Dear Future Mom” produced by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation must be banned from French television.
What triggered the censorship? Inciting violence? Hate-speech? Discrimination? The opposite, as it turns out.
I’ll let Mr. Will tell the story:
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