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When Barack Obama took office in January of 2009, the national debt was $10.6 trillion.  The debt held by the public sector was $6.3 trillion.  Obama promised to lower the national debt during his presidency. Three years, seven months and fifteen days later, as of today, the national debt tops $16 trillion.  The debt held …

The French statesman and historian Alexis de Tocqueville immersed himself in American society and was left stunned by the indissoluble synthesis of Christianity and American culture. In 1831, Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. In his later letters, Tocqueville indicates, however, that he and …

When gasoline prices go up, oil companies get blamed. Obscene profits! Greedy exploiters of the public trust! Now that gas prices may drop below $3.00 per gallon, the oil critics are silent. If oil and gas prices are rigged, then why are prices falling? Oil is down to $80 a barrel. Last month oil was …

Situated on an outcrop of the Arabian Peninsula lies the small Muslim nation of Al Imārāt al ‘Arabīyah al Muttaḥidah or more commonly referred to as the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  It borders Saudi Arabia and Oman, and lies a short distance across the Persian Gulf from Iran. The United Arab Emirates is actually composed …

Remember the union protests in Wisconsin, when Gov. Scott Walker was pushing to get rid of collective bargaining in the public sector? Remember the screaming hordes of union members bused in from across the nation to show their power and threaten Walker and anyone else who dared to stand up to their thuggish, economy-destroying ways? …

Horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy fiction author Stephen King wants to be taxed more. He even wrote an article with the title “Tax Me, for [email protected]%&’s Sake!” He’s not satisfied being taxed at 28 percent. He believes a 50 percent rate is about right. No one’s stopping him from paying more. He has a …

“The human brain’s power could rival any machine,” Tamara Cohen writes. She’s got it backwards since the brain existed before any machine. The machine – in this case a super computer – is being designed and constructed by humans who have brains and a mind to go with it. There is no possible way that …

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When the United Nations secretary general starts criticizing a country that’s not the United States, it must be pretty far off the beaten path of decent behavior. Syria was “strongly condemned,” as AP put it, by Ban Ki-Moon for the continued slaughter of its people despite promising to get soldiers and heavy weapons out of …

Prosecutors say a California Marine facing discipline and possible discharge for criticizing President Obama on Facebook is coming up against a Pentagon policy that limits the free speech rights of service members. According to prosecutors, Marine Sgt. Gary Stein posted Photoshopped images of Obama superimposed on the “Jackass” movie poster and a picture from “The …

President Obama’s on a roll this week. First, he tells the Supreme Court it doesn’t have authority to overturn his healthcare plan, then he tells a group of clergy at a White House Easter breakfast how great it was to celebrate “a son of God” (probably thinking he’s one, too), then he tops it off …

A "dead" student during the Every 15 Minutes program.

If you have a teenager in high school, he’s probably being subjected sometime this year to the Every 15 Minutes program. If you’re unfamiliar with this program, it’s a colossal nationwide project that involves a town’s police, emergency medical personnel, school officials, city authorities and students. The centerpiece of the two-day event is a staged …