Kyle Griffin

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There's a Woman in the United States Whose Religious Freedom Is Under Attack, But Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz are Silent

Calling all conservatives! There's a woman in the United States who says her religious freedom is under attack, and she needs your support.<p>No, I'm not talking about Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to serve marriage licenses to gay couples. I'm talking about Charee Stanley, a …

Religion

Carly Fiorina is popular—but not for much longer

Her rivals and their donors are rallying around the only Republican woman in the 2016 field, until her numbers catch up with her buzz.<p>Carly Fiorina is the only presidential candidate with the advantage of two campaigns. There's the one she is running herself and the one the rest of the Republican …

Government

America’s true P.C. villains: The maddening “censorship” doublespeak of right-wing culture warriors

Conservatives have been quick to label liberals as the “thought police” of late — an claim of staggering hypocrisy<p>Lately, there has been a great deal of debate amongst liberals on the sudden return of political correctness to academia. The Atlantic has published multiple pieces -- such as "The …

Critical Thinking

Missouri Man Sentenced To Life In Prison Over Marijuana Is Set Free

Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year-old man who was serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses, walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tuesday morning.<p>Mizanskey had already spent 21 years behind bars, but was notified by the Missouri Department of Corrections in August that his …

United States

One of Hillary Clinton's main rivals is trolling her with a letter from her past

This time around, it's Clinton who is getting challenged to participate in more debates. And one of her rivals is pointing to her past push to put pressure on her to engage.<p>Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has been attacking the Democratic National Committee for sanctioning only six …

Government

Cutting Losses, Kochs to Sell Scott Walker

WICHITA (The Borowitz Report)—Saying that “things just didn’t work out,” the billionaire Koch brothers have decided to put Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker up for sale.<p>The Kochs, who earlier had purchased Gov. Walker with great fanfare, announced their plan to sell the politician in a terse …

Koch Industries

Alabama police officer on trial for throwing Indian man to ground | Reuters

(Reuters) - The federal trial of an Alabama police officer who faces a civil rights charge after being captured on video throwing an Indian man to the ground got underway on Tuesday with the start of jury selection, prosecutors said.<p>Madison Police Department officer Eric Parker is shown in this …

Translation

Carly Fiorina’s Advice for Kentucky Clerk Who Refuses to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was asked by talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt Tuesday for her take on the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.<p>“What would your advice be to her?” Hewitt asked the former Hewlett-Packard CEO.<p>“First, I think that we must …

LGBTQI

The One Thing Keeping Trump From the Nomination (and Possibly Also the White House)

With one small thing, Donald Trump can improve his already remarkable ratings by 5 - 10 points and pave the way for being seriously considered as a serious presidential contender.<p>"The Donald" has virtually every communication quality that I coach candidates around the world to have . . . with the …

Donald Trump

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Wants to Be Removed From Office. So Be It.

It's clear now that Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to anyone because of her religious opposition to marriage equality, is going to be a martyr to the cause. She and her supporters want a photo-op of her perhaps being physically removed from …

LGBTQI

How Trump Can Ensure Democratic Dominance for Generations

It happened before, 90 years ago, when the GOP cracked down hard on immigrants. Republicans never recovered.<p>Donald Trump knows the United States will never deport eleven million undocumented immigrants or do away with birthright citizenship. But what if we did—what would be the political impact if …

Political History

Donald Trump's campaign is causing a bunch of people to start talking about Mitt Romney again

"Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run," a former senior Romney adviser told New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman.<p>Sherman's article, published Tuesday, was one of two new reports this week looking at the potential of a Romney 2016 bid. The other, by National Review's Eliana Johnson and …

Government

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‘We know everything about ISIS online’: Hackers claim foiling terror attacks in Tunisia & New York

Ghost Security, a network of hacktivists formed earlier this year, claims that it thwarted two major terrorist attacks in the past month, as well …

Islamic State reveals new gold coins in bid to break 'enslavement' of capitalism

Islamic State (Isis) revealed its new currency in a one-hour-long video entitled The Rise of the Khilafah and the Return of the Gold Dinar on …

Hillary: Please Do Not Try To Out-Trump Trump

<b>"Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States." Hillary Clinton</b><p>"I find it the height of irony …

Three US Citizens Sentenced For Conspiracy To Start A Revolution Using WMDs

While the US has had a surge in violence over the past several years, its defining feature was the generally chaotic and uncoordinated nature of each …

9 Times Bernie Sanders Told The Media He's Not Going To Talk About Bulls**t Issues

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has made it clear that he has no love for the "corporate media."<p>The independent senator from Vermont, whose poll numbers keep creeping up on those of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, frequently criticizes reporters for being interested in him …

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