In Defense of Meaningful Retention Elections

    Carrie Severino at National Review: Iowa’s supreme-court judges are initially selected by an unaccountable lawyer-dominated commission, via the system known as the Missouri Plan. As in other states, that method of selection has tilted Iowa’s judicial branch to the left on a range of issues, including gay marriage. And just as the people of Iowa demand more accountability, Justice Wiggins and his allies at the Times make the case for less.


  • Posted: 08/13/2012
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Parents who believe in miracles ‘torturing’ dying children, doctors warn

A Mosque Is Not Like a Church or a Synagogue

Lutheran leader laments HHS mandate

Pakistan: another Christian arrested on unsubstantiated ‘blasphemy’ charges

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear international jurisdiction child custody case

Judge rules Hawaii laws against same-sex marriage not unconstitutional

“Is it hateful to suggest gays can change?”

David Cameron warned over relaxing Sunday trading laws

UK: Judge rules boy’s life support can be removed without parental consent

UK: Public called to action over easy access to online porn

NC: Davidson College suspends Chick-fil-A from campus

PA court halts city efforts to prevent churches from feeding homeless in parks

“Reservist Becomes First Openly Gay US General”

    Military.com: A Reserve Army general made history Friday when her wife pinned on her new rank making her the U.S. military’s first openly gay general officer. Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith receives the distinction after Congress repealed the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in September. She will serve as the deputy chief at the Army Reserve’s Office of the Chief.


  • Posted: 08/13/2012
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  • Category: Featured

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Most young adults expect marriage to last a lifetime: 86%

Executive branch porn problem: Bureaucrats risk national security breaches

    Lori Handrahan at Washington Times: In April, I said the Colombian scandal exposed a national security problem, the epidemic of U.S. government employees viewing porn — child porn — on government networks. I suggested readers type “Transportation Security Administration,” “U.S. State Department,” “Pentagon,” “Immigration and Customs Enforcement” and “child porn” into Google’s search field to understand the scope. I neglected to include “Missile Defense Agency.”


  • Posted: 08/13/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.washingtontimes.com

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NC: Atheists contest treatment from Camp Pendleton

NY: Shenendehowa school district rejects atheist threat over two songs

MD: “Chick-fil-A vandalized with gay marriage stickers, image of gay pride flag”

Iowa Gov. Branstad: Vague laws require state to fund killing of babies till legislature weighs in

    Sioux City Journal: “This is something the Legislature needs to address,” Branstad said, during his weekly news conference. “The present law is not clear and we cannot take action unless we have a law that gives us the authority to do so. I have always been one that believes that we have to abide by the constitution and the laws, and that we cannot by administrative rule do things that are not authorized by the law.” Pro-life advocates have urged Branstad to intervene in a controversy stemming from a decision by his administration to deny a request by 41 GOP House members asking the Iowa Department of Human Services to rescind state rules governing pregnancies terminated in cases of rape, incest and fetal deformation.


  • Posted: 08/13/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: siouxcityjournal.com

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Abortions down 20 percent in Florida since 2006

Delaware: Residents turn out to support Sussex council prayer

    Cape Gazette: Councilman Vance Phillips, R-Laurel, who has been among the staunchest supporters of opening meetings with The Lord’s Prayer, told Betts council members have been placed in a precarious position. He said if council fails to abide by the court injunction and recites The Lord’s Prayer anyway, council members could be arrested or the county could be fined. “People tell me we should be willing to go to jail for this,” he said. “But what if the fine is $10,000 a day? What would you have us do?” he asked. He didn’t get an answer. The county’s lead attorney, Everett Moore, cut in before Betts could respond, reminding Phillips that the issue was not an agenda item and could not be discussed.


  • Posted: 08/13/2012
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: capegazette.villagesoup.com

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WV: Six families sue West Virginia over new vaccine rule

Insight: Mimicking al Qaeda, militant threat grows in Sinai

New Evidence of Corruption Involving Sale of Michigan Public School Property to the Islamic Cultural Association

Can Syria’s Christians Survive?

“Campus group survives controversy over ‘gay’ officer”

NYC vs. Jefferson: unfair worship ban | Jordan Lorence

Federal Court: Utah can’t require expensive cosmotology license/training for hairbraiding services

Lifting Drilling Restrictions Could Increase U.S. Reserves by 30 Percent, Study Finds

Obama at Iftar Dinner: Most precious right is “freedom of religion, the right to worship as we choose”

    CNSNews: “Of all the freedoms we cherish as Americans, of all the rights that we hold sacred, foremost among them is freedom of religion, the right to worship as we choose,” said Obama . . . In his iftar speech, Obama’s phraseology seemed to define freedom of religion as merely “the right to worship as we choose.” The First Amendment, however, does not use the phrase “freedom of religion” or the word “worship.” Rather, it expressly prohibits the government from prohibiting the “free exercise” of religion–meaning government cannot coerce people anywhere in their lives (whether in or outside a house of worship) to act against their consciences or the teachings of their faith.

    White House Blog: President Obama Hosts Fourth Annual Iftar Dinner at the White House


  • Posted: 08/13/2012
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  • Category: Featured

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Obamacare Mandate: Sterilize 15-Year-Old Girls for Free–Without Parental Consent

Pro-life leaders ‘thrilled’ with Mitt Romney’s choice of pro-life Paul Ryan as vice president

Ex-Judges, Prosecutors Join Fight Over DOJ Prosecutorial Misconduct

Legal Periodical: Child Pornography and the Restitution Revolution

Iowa Supreme Court’s Wiggins must go, too, foes say

Legal Periodical: Glucksberg, Lawrence, and the Decline of Loving’s Marriage Precedent

Pro-Life Justice Fighting Off Liberal Attacks to Regain Seat on Washington Supreme Court

President Hosts White House Iftar Dinner

7th Circuit: City’s Litigation Position On Proselytizers’ Rights Is Not An Official Policy For Sec. 1983 Liability

Ohio Hospital Shooting: Mercy Killing Or Murder?

New Superpac Launched To Defend Paul Ryan Against Leftist Distortions | Ken Klukowski

    Ken Klukowski at Breitbart: “Not this time,” promises former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, chairman of a new SuperPAC, appropriately named Defend Paul Ryan. Blackwell and other champions of fiscal discipline and entitlement reform have launched a campaign to get out the truth about Paul Ryan and aggressively refute any smear-attacks from President Obama’s supporters.


  • Posted: 08/13/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.breitbart.com

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Illinois to Spend More on Pensions than on Education

The College-Cost Calamity: Tuition rises from 23% of median earnings in 2001 to 38% in 2010

Abortion, Marriage, and Victims

Peoria diocese challenges ‘intrusive’ HHS mandate exemption process

US Concerned About Rule Of Law In Romania

Islamist takeover complete: Morsi Fires Top Defense Brass

Egypt Military Shows No Sign Of Opposing President

Hawaii Judge: No right to same-sex marriage