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The debt ceiling issue is returning to the forefront in American politics, again threatening a government shutdown. Last time, the shutdown resulting in sequester for many agencies that suspended work for many government employees; a great deal of political theater dominated the news cycle; but ultimately, things returned to a

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”- Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776 In light of the violence across America where a criminal uses a weapon to commit a crime, it is of interest to take note of the blatant hypocrisy of those who are

True to their colors, the Supreme Court refuses to hear a case challenging New York State’s public school vaccination requirement — all children who attend public school are required to be vaccinated before attending. A lower court ruled the mandatory vaccination policy of the State of New York does not

On the morning of Sept. 16, 2013, 34 year-old former Navy Reservist and computer technician Aaron Alexis fatally shot 12 people and injured three others at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard before being killed by a police officer. Seventeen days later, 34 year-old Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford,

You’ve probably heard about the CEO of a medical company who raised the cost of his lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent overnight. After he was called greedy, selfish, and a monster, the price will supposedly come down. Still, is the anger against him justified, or should it actually be pointed somewhere

Hillary is parading around the campaign trail with her new gun control initiatives; she’s already happily floating the idea that she’ll bypass Congress and pass gun control legislation with executive orders as president… and she’s not even the actual nominee yet (we know she will be, but still). One bit

The Obama Justice Department is suing an Illinois town for denying a rezoning application to convert an office building into an Islamic temple. Anywhere American law and Islamic law conflict, it’s American law that has to give way. Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood organizations like CAIR have once again called

Warren Buffett once referred to derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction,” and it was inevitable that they would begin to wreak havoc on our financial system at some point.  While things may seem somewhat calm on Wall Street at the moment, the truth is that a great deal of

It may seem an innocent enough act to warm up your sausage roll or BLT in the microwave during lunch hour. But think again because doing so could seriously upset colleagues of different faiths (No, ONLY the Islamic faith), new guidelines on the etiquette of using communal kitchens at work suggest. UK

Have you ever felt as though there was no use in fighting a rule, even though you thought that the rule was wrong?  The rule might even be one that is unlawful, but it is not worth your time because you felt that the establishment was against you.  Well, this