Category Archives: Miscellaneous

In-depth report details economics of sex trade

ObamaCare’s secret mandate exemption

W. James Antle: The GOP’s libertarian moment has arrived

God and sexuality at Bowdoin

W. Bradford Wilcox: Millennials are underemployed, unhitched, and unchurched at record rates

    W. Bradford Wilcox at National Review: “The portrait painted of Millennial Americans by the Pew Research Center in its new report Millennials in Adulthood is not rosy. Sure, compared with earlier generations, Millennials (now aged 18 to 33) are exceptionally tolerant, optimistic about their economic future, and connected to friends, family, and colleagues on the ‘new platforms of the digital era’ — from Facebook to Twitter. But this report makes clear that Millennial ties to the core human institutions that have sustained the American experiment — work, marriage, and civil society — are worryingly weak.”


  • Posted: 03/11/2014
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Pharmaceutical company won’t appeal 9th Circuit “sexual orientation in jury selection” ruling

Hawaii Rep. opposes SPLC “tolerance” training program for teachers

The totalitarian myth of the free press

    Michael Hanby at The Federalist: “There is a pious myth . . . that the free press . . . is a bulwark against absolutism and thus the indispensable guardian of a free society. . . . And yet the global media echo chamber routinely exhibits just the sort of systematic thoughtlessness that Arendt thought characteristic of absolutism. The examples are legion, from the routine exaltation of the trivial, to the hysterical and lopsided coverage of the Komen/Planned Parenthood fiasco, to the lionization of Sandra Fluke and Wendy Davis, to the ceaseless celebration of all things gay, to the dismissive treatment of the threat to religious freedom, to the media blackout of the Gosnell trial.”


  • Posted: 03/10/2014
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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Ross Douthat on the four factions of the Republican Party

    Ross Douthat at The New York Times: “One faction is centrist (think John McCain’s 2000 supporters, or Jon Huntsman’s rather smaller 2012 support), one is moderately conservative (think the typical Mitt Romney or Bob Dole voter), one is socially conservative (think Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum backers), and one is very conservative but more secular (think Gingrich voters last time, or Steve Forbes voters much further back). . . . But let me conclude with one that seems a little more likely: a rerun of Bush’s 2000 path, in which Marco Rubio wins by uniting religious and moderate conservatives.”


  • Posted: 03/10/2014
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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In Prop. 8 ruling’s wake, initiative sponsors take protective steps

Lesbian couple accuses Vermont town of discrimination

Social Cons in retreat at CPAC

Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll

Transgender athlete sues CrossFit for banning her from competing as female

Patrick Deneen: What’s wrong with academic freedom

Portland cabby violated lesbian couple’s rights, state finds

De Blasio’s attack on charter schools tells us the left’s priorities

Boston parochial school pulls out of St. Pat’s parade to avoid “condoning homosexual lifestyle”

Russell Moore and Andrew Walker: What should Christians think of gov’t that criminalize homosexuality

In New York City, making strip clubs go dry, then go away

    New York Times: “The strip club industry is under broad attack in New York, as opponents have embraced a startlingly effective strategy: Spare the strip clubs, but punish their liquor. In the last several years, community leaders have found increasing success petitioning the State Liquor Authority to revoke the liquor licenses of numerous strip clubs in New York and deny the applications of new clubs. The opponents cite crime, noise or other quality-of-life issues, or highlight a club owner’s lack of qualifications or possible criminal ties.”


  • Posted: 03/03/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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“Gay, lesbian troops perform in drag at Kadena Air Base fundraiser”

“Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy”

NYC mayor marches in “gay-friendly” St. Pat’s parade, will skip March 17th

Big-money donors demand larger say in campaign strategy

SB 1062 stirred alarm in GOP

Peggy Noonan: America and the aggressive Left

Judge: Not safe to display American flag in American high school

Complaint: IRS improperly withheld documents on new nonprofit rules

CPAC un-invites American Atheists

Study: Co-location does not harm traditional public schools

FCC backs off newsroom study

Supreme Court calls for new briefs on child pornography

The FCC wades into the newsroom

    Ajit Pai at The Wall Street Journal: “The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories. Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree. Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country . . . The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about ‘the process by which stories are selected’ and how often stations cover ‘critical information needs,’ along with ‘perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.’”


  • Posted: 02/21/2014
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Are two actual people still required for a relationship?

    Robert Weiss at Psychology Today: “[A] large number of people across the world are already growing more interested in virtual and/or robotic partners than real-life versions of the same. In Japan, virtual (avatar) girlfriends and to a lesser extent boyfriends are actually quite popular. . . . The next logical step, of course, is robot romance. Scientists have already created robots that can wash your hair, serve you tea, vacuum your house, mow your lawn, and even interact with you socially. With each successive generation these robots become more and more human in appearance and behavior. And they’re already pretty darn real. In fact, studies have shown that troubled children often respond more readily to therapeutic contact with a robot than a human caregiver.”


  • Posted: 02/21/2014
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  • Source: www.psychologytoday.com

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Conservative Political Action Conference welcomes GOProud

FCC won’t appeal ruling on internet neutrality

“The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality”

Winning the war on charter schools

George Mason U. to offer gender-neutral housing next fall

HHS won’t say if Sebelius is fundraising for Obamacare

Chelsea Clinton: “LGBTQ rights the unfinished business of the 21st century”

Steve Forbes on President Obama’s brazen approach to the law

“Obama applauds Missouri gay player for coming out”

Facebook offers new gender options for users

Mike Lee: When Obama rewrites Obamacare, why doesn’t anyone sue him?

    Weekly Standard: “Republicans have denounced such actions as ‘lawless.’ But if what the president has done is illegal, then why haven’t Republicans, or anyone else, taken him to court to stop him? According to Senator Mike Lee of Utah, a conservative Republican with impeccable legal credentials, the main problem is finding someone who would have the standing to sue the president over his unilateral changes to the law.”


  • Posted: 02/11/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.weeklystandard.com

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House GOP fights effort to limit political groups

Methodists in crisis over same-sex “marriage,” church law

House Republicans eye sex-trafficking legislation

The IRS drive to silence the Right

FBI: Kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

Utah bill would prevent “transgender” students from choosing bathroom

Amazon plunges into Christian publishing with Waterfall imprint

Study: “Steroid use much higher among gay and bi teen boys”

Mass. to appeal decision that murder convict Michelle Kosilek is entitled to sex change surgery

Charter High Schools’ Effects on Educational Attainment and Earnings | Mathematica Policy Research

“President Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi delegation”

Sexually oriented businesses win legal fight with Indianapolis

Congress secretly approves U.S. weapons flow to “moderate” Syrian rebels

The one conservative group in Hollywood is under IRS investigation

Supreme Court ruling due on child pornography victim restitution

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn to retire

New Hampshire House passes marijuana legalization

Utah law professor to make case for child-porn victims

Supreme Court declines to hear Montana gun case

“Affordable housing for gay seniors opens in PA”

Criminal charges not expected in probe of IRS’ targeting of conservative groups

GOP House Targets Health Care Law; 67 Dems Join In

Democrats ‘hiding’ Real Obamacare Numbers

Soros media group reaches deep into taxpayers’ pockets

    One News Now: The Media Research Center reports that Internews, a global non-profit media organization founded in 1982 by self-described Marxist and anti-war protester Soros, has received more than $364 million from the State Department and USAID since 2002 (see breakdown below). That accounts for 80 percent of the organization’s funding, primarily in the form of federal grants.


  • Posted: 01/09/2014
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  • Source: onenewsnow.com

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Are There Any Parts of Obamacare the President Can’t Suspend?

Small Businesses Weigh Sending Sick Workers to ObamaCare Exchanges

Why is Socialism on the Rise? | Ben Shapiro at Townhall

    Ben Shapiro at Townhall: Conservatives talk results when discussing the shortcomings of socialism. They’re right: Socialism is ineffective, destructive and stunting to the human spirit. But they’re wrong to abandon the field of morality when discussing the contrast between freedom and control. And it’s this abandonment — this perverse laziness — that has led to socialism’s comeback, even though within living memory, we have seen continental economies collapse and millions slaughtered in the name of this false god.


  • Posted: 01/08/2014
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Chamber of Commerce CEO: Obama policies strangling economic recovery

    The Hill: The head of the nation’s largest business lobby took aim Wednesday at President Obama’s economic policies, saying that painful taxes, unsustainable entitlements and a robust regulatory program are strangling the economic recovery.


  • Posted: 01/08/2014
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: thehill.com

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Harry Reid’s claim that under Obamacare 9 million people ‘have health care that didn’t have it before’