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  • GDP slowed to 2.6% last quarter as spending cuts take a toll
    GDP slowed to 2.6% last quarter as spending cuts take a toll
    The real GDP or gross domestic product—the value of the production of goods and services in the United States, adjusted for price change— increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the...
  • Not-so-smart handgun?
    Background check battle to erupt in Oregon; are polls misread?
    The Statesman-Journal in Salem yesterday reported that the battle over so-called “universal background checks” is about to erupt again, and backers are touting the results of a poll – paid for by Americans for Responsible...
  • “American Sniper” has the last laugh on its critics
    “American Sniper” has the last laugh on its critics
    “American Sniper”is already setting box office records:“Biggest January debut of all time...Biggest debut ever for an R-rated movie...Biggest Clint Eastwood opening... and Biggest debut for an Oscar Best Picturenominee”,...
  • Loretta Lynch
    Don't Lynch Me Bro
    Just so you know what that BS exchange between Obama's Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was about when she said;Certainly, if someone is here—regardless of status—I would prefer that they be...
  • The "12th Pack"
    The "12th Pack"
    Yes just in time for Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX you will be able to get your own "12th Pack" of marijuana. If you live in Washington state where it's legal to smoke recreational marijuana you can take the 12th man just one step...
  • Council approves $3.9M for construction education at Bush Airport
    Council approves $3.9M for construction education at Bush Airport
    On Wednesday January 28, Houston City Council approved allocatioin of $3.9 M to fund an agreement between the City,Lone Star College, Houston Community College, and San Jacinto College to create an education collaborative which will offer a...
  • A political rally on one side, the stands at a football game on the other. Notice the similarities.
    Another take on the question 'How did politics get to be so personal?'
    New York Times op-ed writerThomas Edsallhas an interesting column today titled "How did politics get so personal?" It's a question I've long wondered about myself, and Edsall does a good job of digging for an answer, turning to...
  • Small Arms Coverage Combined 8649
    Congressman Honda still wants private citizens defenseless against rifle fire
    The pro-rights gun blogGuns Save Lives reported Monday that Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) introduced a bill earlier this month that would impose a10-year prison sentence for the "crime" of a private citizen obtaining "enhanced"...
  • Symposium panel
    Olympia disarms open carriers in hearings; ‘smart gun’ event misfires
    Washington State House and Senate officials announced yesterday that the ban on open carry has been extended to include all public hearings in legislative office buildings, the Associated Press and Seattle Times reported.This most recent fallout...
  • A peaceful discussion on civilian review board prior to the brawl
    A peaceful discussion on civilian review board prior to the brawl
    Citizens and police gathered to discuses Board Bill 208, a proposal that establish a Civilian Oversight Board COB, at St. Louis city hall on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015. Civilians victim of police abuse and harassment came out a testify in favor...
  • Arson damage to Jay Dobyns' home
    Revoked judgment in Dobyns case reveals further government misconduct
    Starting out quoting Shakespeare and ending up citing Kafka, Judge Francis M. Allegra’s conclusions about ATF conduct that led him to rule in favor of retired agent Jay Dobyns in a breach of covenant suit are scathingly revealed in his...
  • Food needed desperately needed in Ukraine
    Urgent food needs in war-torn Ukraine
    As fighting escalates in the Ukraine, so too is hunger. The war between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels is spiraling the country into a food emergency.The United Nations reports food needs are great in Severodonetsk and other areas...
  • Walmart sign
    The fallacies of blaming Walmart for obesity
    A recent study by Charles Courtemonche and Art Carden purports to show that there is a correlation between the presence of Walmart Supercenters and an increase in obesity. Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System matched with...
  • Blizzard of 2015
    Weather Service forecaster apologizes for blizzard prediction
    A National Weather Service forecaster apologized Tuesday for a blizzard warning issued for the Northeast, including New York City over the weekend that called for heavy, blowing snow and potential whiteout conditions. The predictions were on...
  • Food stamp assistance for children
    Census Bureau releases stunning news on food stamps
    There was stunning news released by the U.S. Census Bureau today about child hunger. In 2014, there were 16 million children living off food stamp assistance. That is one in every five children in the United States.The food stamp (SNAP) program...