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Fed Up With Tech Platforms’ Censorship? Here Are 3 Free Speech Upstarts.

December 5, 2020 by

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By Nathalie Voit ~ Traditional social media networks are experiencing a backlash from users as they continue to “cancel” or otherwise censor conservative views. As a result, alternative “free speech” social media providers such as MeWe and Parler are seeing a surge of new users to their platforms. Here are three of those social media […]

Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Produce Anti-Lockdown Song, Clapton Calls Lockdowns ‘Deeply Upsetting’

December 1, 2020 by

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By Gabriel Hays ~ Ok so maybe Clapton isn’t actually “god,” but neither is big government during the height of the Chinese plague. The English blues guitar virtuoso teamed up with legendary songwriter and vocalist Van Morrison to write an anti-lockdown song and provided some words on how the next wave of COVID lockdowns in […]

Americans View Religion As An ‘Identity,’ Not A ‘Hobby.’ Policymakers Should Take Note.

November 28, 2020 by

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By Nicole Russell ~ A new survey has provided unique insights into what faith-based Americans have been thinking about their beliefs in the wake of COVID-19—and how they feel about state officials imposing pandemic-induced lockdowns. The survey, facilitated by Becket, a legal organization dedicated to religious liberty, is its second annual Religious Freedom Index, which […]

How Mayflower Compact Influenced The American Concept Of Rule Of Law

November 19, 2020 by

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By Angela Sailor ~ A group of scholars meets this week to discuss the impact of the Mayflower Compact—signed 400 years ago last week, on Nov. 11, 1620—on the American concept of the rule of law. The Heritage Foundation and the Religious Freedom Institute are co-hosting the second event in a webinar series exploring the […]

Why Vets’ Service Is Worthy Of Reflection On Veterans Day – And The Rest Of The Year

November 11, 2020 by

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By Janae Diaz and James Di Pane ~ This Veterans Day, we have great reason to thank our many veterans and reflect on the immeasurable value of their service. Celebrated every year on Nov. 11, what we now know as Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, for the day the Treaty of Versailles was signed […]

Barrett’s Former Colleagues: ‘No One … Better Suited To Be On The Supreme Court’

October 7, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Alexa Baltes has a unique perspective on Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, as both a former student of hers at Notre Dame Law School and as a law clerk for her on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “I mentioned her enthusiasm for principles over preference as a […]

Harry Potter And The Illiberal Liberals: Rowling Returns Kennedy Award Over Trans Tweets

September 2, 2020 by

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By Matt Philbin ~ At the first sign of left-wing infighting, normal people instinctively reach for the popcorn. But in this case, it’s hard not to sympathize with J.K. Rowling. One day, you’re a liberal celebrity in good standing, and the next you’re returning a humanitarian award you got from the frickin’ Kennedys. That’s right. […]

The Left-Wing War On America’s Suburbs

August 23, 2020 by

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By Star Parker ~ The Trump administration recently rescinded a fair housing rule adopted in the early months of the Obama administration. The so-called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule was an add-on to the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which was about preventing discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of housing. However, like so much […]

America Should Know More About Ulysses S. Grant

August 22, 2020 by

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By Elliser Silla ~ Our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant, often is described as three things: a “butcher” general who mindlessly sent his soldiers into battle; an ineffective political leader who allowed corruption to fester in the highest levels of government; and an irresponsible human being who reveled in his drinking habits. Although there is […]

Trump Pardons Susan B. Anthony On 100th Anniversary Of Women’s Suffrage

August 19, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump issued a posthumous pardon Tuesday to celebrated women’s suffragist Susan B. Anthony to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution recognizing the right of women to vote. Anthony was arrested in 1872 for voting in an election at a time in America when only […]

‘Philadelphia Statement’ Defends Free Speech From Cancel Culture

August 12, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Asserting that cancel culture has put freedom of expression in crisis, a statement initially signed by 45 prominent individuals from universities, think tanks, and other organizations asserts that expressing “ideas we find offensive is not an act of ‘violence.’” Called the Philadelphia Statement, the 845-word document says in part: If we […]

On Purple Heart Day, How A Medal Rewards Acts Of Love

August 7, 2020 by

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By Daniel Gade ~ The first time I was wounded, I bled little and required no serious treatment, but the soldier next to me, who bore the full brunt of the rocket-propelled grenade that struck our tank, was killed instantly. He volunteered—begged, in fact—to be on the mission that became his last because he loved […]

When Good People Drink The BLM Kool-Aid

July 30, 2020 by

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A Detox formula for a friend who has been emotionally hijacked by the BLM rhetoric and propaganda. By Mark Alexander ~ Donald Trump’s election was the catalyst for an epidemic of the emotional incontinence called “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” that Democrat Party politicos and their Leftmedia outlets incessantly provoke. The Demos’ primary target for this unceasing […]

COVID-19 Has Led To An Increase In Human Trafficking, Experts Say

July 29, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ The sexual exploitation of women and children has likely increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say. Groups such as Polaris and International Justice Mission work to fight human trafficking and to free the estimated 40 million victims of modern-day slavery. Their work has not slowed down during the global pandemic. Sadly, […]

HHS Acts To Preserve Religious Freedom At Hospitals During Pandemic

July 23, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took two important steps Tuesday to protect religious freedom during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency’s Office for Civil Rights announced that patients at hospitals within the University of Maryland Medical System may receive visits by clergy amid the pandemic. And, the office said, […]

In America, The System Trends Toward Justice

July 20, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” This oft-repeated and commonly misused quote—which stems from a 19th-century sermon—was cited by Martin Luther King Jr. and, more recently, President Barack Obama. Many take it to mean simply that there is an inevitability to world events and […]

3 Reasons America Is Great

July 5, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Independence Day in 2020 will have great meaning to many Americans. As we’ve seen many symbols of America’s past get literally smashed by mobs, it’s important for those who still love their country to reflect on why it is exceptional and worth fighting for. America has always been great and can […]

The Mob Comes For America

July 4, 2020 by

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By Jessica Anderson ~ As Independence Day draws near, the nation is seemingly filled with more anti-American sentiment than celebration, or so the media would have you believe. Crowds of protesters have turned on the very nation that protects their right to assemble, speak, and petition the government. Now, they are even coming for President […]

Leftists Are Using Race To Push An Anti-American Agenda

July 3, 2020 by

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By Kay C. James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ Our country is under attack from radical leftists. Mobs rampage through our streets, monuments are being destroyed, and the very law and order that ensures our communities’ peace and security is being undermined. In far too many instances, those bent on destruction have hijacked protests, creating violence […]

More New York Times Insanity: Hawaiian Shirts As Symbols Of Extremism

July 2, 2020 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ The New York Times has identified a new villain in their insane cancel culture wars. Hawaiian shirts. I kid you not. On Monday, freelancer Nathan Taylor Pemberton targeted Hawaiian shirts because some undesirable people wear them. His warning about the dire associations connected with that ubiquitous article of clothing came in “What […]

America America

June 24, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The Jewish diaspora has lived through a string of mighty empires and world powers. Each, in turn, has fallen. Is the unthinkable happening again? Is America doomed? Are we even allowed to ask the question?! Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Why Democracy And Free Markets Are The Best Antidotes To Pandemics

June 20, 2020 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ In a recent article, The Economist provided compelling evidence that “democracies contain epidemics most effectively.” According to the article’s analysis, … most data suggest that political freedom can be a tonic against disease. The Economist has [analyzed] epidemics from 1960 to 2019. Though these outbreaks varied in contagiousness and lethality, […]

Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act Has Right Focus

June 17, 2020 by

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By Frederico Bartels ~ The Senate Armed Services Committee last week passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021. The bill passed by a wide bipartisan margin of 25-2. From the summary we have, it appears the bill focuses, appropriately, on great power competition. The most recent National Defense Strategy […]

Huh? NY Times Hails Seattle Protest Takeover As ‘Homeland For Racial Justice’

June 13, 2020 by

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By Randy Hall ~ The “Homeland for Racial Justice.” Sound like a neutral journalistic description? It’s not, but that’s how The New York Times described an area in Seattle taken over by protesters. Instead of battling for control of the entire city, law enforcement officials allowed demonstrators to establish a “police-free” autonomous zone, a move praised […]