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Ideological Purity Runs Rampant At The Texas GOP Convention

SAN ANTONIO — “God doesn’t change, he’s the same yesterday today, and forever,” said a young man in a white cowboy hat and a long-sleeve Texas state …

Rights & Freedoms

Why you should erase Alexa’s memory (and how to do it)

Alexa holds onto your previous searches and commands so she can serve you better. While this seems totally logical, there are a couple of times when you would want Alexa to just forget everything you've told her. Luckily, you can delete your history online or in the app without a whole lot of fuss. …

Smart Homes

Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War

America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and reengage with mainstream culture.<p>It was immediately clear that change was afoot in Dallas. I’ve attended the annual gatherings of the Southern Baptist Convention dozens of times, but walking around the convention …

Faith

Plume is turning home Wi-Fi into a subscription service

You have to subscribe even to buy a router<p>A Wi-Fi router startup is trying to shake up how we think about home Wi-Fi in a major way: by turning it into a subscription service.<p>The plan comes from Plume, one of several companies that have popped up over the past few years to capitalize on the growing …

Wi-Fi

Thank You, De Niro: Your ‘F**k Trump’ Outburst Is Another In-Kind Contribution To POTUS

I’m a huge Robert De Niro fan. Goodfellas, Godfather Part II, Raging Bull, Analyze This, Cape Fear, Taxi Driver Heat, Casino, and Wag The Dog are …

Tony Awards

Storing wine on its side is nonsense, says scientist

Storing wine on its side won’t prevent corks drying out, and may even accelerate their degeneration, according to Amorim’s director of R&D, Dr. …

Chemistry

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

Talking “craft beer sellouts” with the guy who wrote the book on them

Nothing riles up the craft beer world like news of yet another brewery getting bought up by “Big Beer.” Chicago’s Goose Island was the first such …

Beer

No, NFL Players Do Not Have A Constitutional Right To Protest During The National Anthem

Below is my column in The Hill newspaper on the calls for a constitutional challenge to the new NFL policy against protests during the National …

Rights & Freedoms

Drink These 25 Bottles and Become a Wine Master

Want to take your wine smarts to the next level? Easy peasy. Just follow this simple, can't-miss tasting tutorial —Ray Isle<p>1 of 22<p>1. …

Napa Valley

Commentary: The problem with "common-sense" gun laws

"Okay, gun haters -- now what?" That's the question many Second Amendment supporters are asking in the wake of the horrific shooting at Santa Fe High …

Guns

On a Willful Lie from the Press

This claim is omnipresent on social media and beyond:<p>Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting, calling those trying …

Religion: Mormons and the Mark of Cain

For the faithful male member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, few matters are as important as the Mormon priesthood. He enters its …

FBI Releases Pro-2nd Amendment Statement, States the Importance of Armed Citizens in America

Active shooter incidents are defined as any incident involving one or more individuals who are actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill …

Sanders, Warren and others move to end right-to-work nationally

Well, this is certainly interesting. A group of Democrats, led by Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker have filed …

9 Big Bottles of Impressively Good Rosé

The latest trend in pink wine: king-sized bottles, perfect for a party.<p>Has rosé had its day? Well, in short, no. Sales continued to skyrocket last …

Illinois counties pull the trigger on Sanctuary status for gun owners

A few weeks ago we talked about a rural county in Illinois which was threatening to declare themselves a sanctuary for gun owners if the state moved …

2018 World Beer Cup Winners Announced

(Photo courtesy the Brewers Association)(Press Release)<b>NASHVILLE, Tenn.—</b>The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated …

Craft Beer

I’m an NRA Shooting Instructor, and Mom of Three. It’s Unfair When the Media Portrays Us as Uncaring.

"Every gun owner I know, we ache and mourn as a community if someone has perished or been injured by someone with a gun. It's a terrible thing."<p>I …

A Gun Nut’s Guide to Gun Control That Works

A federal license for possession of semi-automatic firearms could make Americans safer—and more free.<p>I am a gun industry insider, a lifelong gun owner and a vocal advocate for Second Amendment rights. I am a Texan and an American patriot who hauls my family to church every Sunday in a diesel pickup …

Parkland survivor questioned by officers after going to gun range with his father to learn to shoot

Parkland student and Second Amendment advocate Kyle Kashuv told The Daily Wire he was questioned by school security officers on Monday, after they became aware that he had visited a gun range with his father on Friday.<p>Kyle posted pictures from his trip to the range, complete with a tweet:<p>But when …

Newly revealed government statistics hidden from public dismantle liberal gun control narrative

Newly discovered statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which were allegedly “never publicly released,” dismantle the liberal gun control narrative that firearms are not regularly used in self-defense.<p>What do the statistics show?<p>As Reason noted, the CDC is legally unable to …

NARRATIVE FAIL: Newly Discovered CDC Surveys Demolish Anti-Gun Talking Points

Newly discovered statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that were never released to the public strengthen the argument for guns and …

Blame The Left For The Rise Of Moralizing In America

Dean Acheson, who orchestrated the Marshall Plan and helped create the North Atlantic Treaty Organizaation, had no use for moralizing in foreign …

30% Off Guns and Ammo at Academy Sports

OutdoorHub <br>30% Off Guns and Ammo at Academy SportsLeave it to r/gundeals to uncover what could be a mistake but, is definitely great deal! Academy …

New Yorker To Christians: We Don’t Want Your Kind Around Here

Chick-fil-A, that alluring purveyor of delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries, has long been a target in certain quarters. These criticisms …

It’s Time For The United States To Divorce Before Things Get Dangerous

<i>“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…” —</i> …

Tennessee college senior defends posing for graduation picture with gun in her waistband

A Tennessee college senior is sticking to her guns after posting a graduation photo in which she stares wistfully off-camera while lifting her "Women for Trump" T-shirt to expose a handgun in her waistband.<p>Despite receiving what she called a surprising "amount of hate" on social media, Brenna …

Walmart Wins Over Texas Spirit Sales | Wine News & Features

In a country that has long been beholden to numerous Prohibition-era liquor laws, Texas remains one of the most legislated states.<p>Given the state's …