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Jesus Offered Freedom, But Government Deprives Us of It

That God, which ever lives and loves, One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event, To which the whole creation moves. — Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892). When America was in its infancy and struggling to find a culture and frustrated at governance from Great Britain, ...

Only Venezuelans Can Fix Their Country

Two centuries ago, President James Monroe insisted the European powers stay out of the Western Hemisphere. Only the U.S., he said, had the right to attack its neighbors. Over the years, America has repeatedly asserted its authority in Latin America. Washington’s motivations have ranged ...

Socialism Creates Poverty, Sometimes Vicious Repression

If one needed evidence of the gross ignorance of millennials, and their teachers and college professors, it’s their solid support for socialism and socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Socialism has produced tragedy wherever it has been implemented. Last year marked the 40th ...

Sanders Making Pitch for Votes From 2016 Trump Supporters

That Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., went on Fox News for a town hall Monday night was controversial among Democrats. As Sanders told hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, “Not everybody thought I should come on this show. Your network does not necessarily have great respect in my world, but I ...

Making Social Security Sustainable

I have been an advocate for years of changing our Social Security system to a program of ownership rather than government taxing and spending. To those walking around with the idea that Social Security is some kind of pension in which you have been investing for years — forget it. ...

‘Remain in Mexico’ Helps Border Towns, U.S. Taxpayers

President Donald Trump scored a win when a federal appeals court gave a temporary green light to the president’s “remain in Mexico” program. The idea is to keep asylum seekers south of the border until they get their day in court. It’s urgently needed to help border towns such as ...

Why Rachel Chavkin Is A Rarity On Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — As another season on Broadway draws to a big finish, the opening of “Hadestown” marks a milestone of sorts — it’s the only new musical directed by a woman, Tony Award-nominee Rachel Chavkin. While the lack of women at the helm of projects remains a systemic problem ...

‘Game of Thrones’ Sets Viewership Record for HBO

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” lived up to the hype. This past weekend’s season premiere stands as the most-watched one-day event in the history of the cable network that began in 1978. The Nielsen company said 17.4 million people watched the Sunday opener to the show’s ...

Michael Jackson Estate Hits Back At ‘Leaving Neverland’

BOSTON (AP) — The co-executor of Michael Jackson’s estate said Tuesday that he’s confident the late superstar’s supporters will be able to protect his legacy in the wake of an HBO documentary featuring the disturbing stories of two men who say Jackson sexually abused them as ...

Fox Draws Nearly 2.6 M Viewers for Sanders Event

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders took heat from some Democrats for holding a town hall on Fox News Channel but there’s one result hard to argue with: it was the most-watched candidate event in the election campaign so far. An estimated 2.55 million people saw Sanders’ town hall ...

The Progressive Hypocrites

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, one of the many Democrats running for president, keeps trying to play a Christian on television, and it’s been going badly for him. Buttigieg recently said of Donald Trump, “It is hard to look at his actions and believe they are the actions of somebody who believes in ...

Is the U.S. Full? Wrong Question

“Our country is full,” President Trump said in regard to the immigration debate. Is this true? That depends. Some parts seem full, and some parts are definitely not. What the United States does need is a smart conversation on population. Nearly every point made in this “America, full ...

Labor Department’s Liability Proposal Too Little, Too Late

The Labor Department’s recent proposal to revamp the Obama administration’s so-called “joint employer rule” is being lauded by Republicans and the business community. The long overdue proposed rule would limit businesses’ joint legal liability with franchisees or contractors for ...

Columbine Survivors Face New Pain Sending Their Children to School

DENVER (AP) — Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson’s day. She would cry most mornings as they left the car, and relied on texted photos from their teachers to make it through the day. Now, the mother of four — and Columbine shooting ...

FBI Searching For Woman In Columbine Threat

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities said Tuesday they are looking for an 18-year-old woman suspected of making threats against Columbine High School, just days before the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting that killed 13 people. The information prompted a lockdown at the high school and ...

Trump To Allow Suits Over U.S. Properties Seized in Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island’s 1959 revolution, a senior administration official said Tuesday. The move marks a change in more than ...

What You Won’t See In The Mueller Russia Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel’s Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it. The Democrats’ demands for a full, unredacted version of Robert Mueller’s report are likely to prompt a political and legal battle that could last for months, if not ...

Macron: France to Rebuild Notre Dame ‘Even More Beautifully’

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday to rebuild Paris’ beloved Notre Dame Cathedral “even more beautifully” after a raging fire destroyed its spire and its roof but spared most of the structure, including the church’s twin medieval bell towers. Macron said ...

Trump Vetoes Measure to End U.S. Involvement in Yemen War

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump’s presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the ...

Turkey Eyes Sanctions Waivers on Oil, Arms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey “expects” the Trump administration to grant it waivers from U.S. sanctions related to its purchases of Iranian oil and Russian air defenses, a top aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday. Presidential spokesman and senior adviser Ibrahim ...