Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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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’

Johnson sues over ObamaCare subsidies

Liz Cheney Quitting Bid To Unseat Wyoming’s Enzi

Poll: 59 percent report negative experience with ObamaCare

The price of political ignorance: More government | George F. Will

House GOP takes fresh aim at ObamaCare

Poll: Americans Have Little Faith In Government

One-third of Americans reject evolution, poll shows

Athens, GA: City wonders: Did strip-club partners plan to sue all along?

Judge upholds NSA’s phone data sweeps | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

Five Senate races to watch

Obama’s federal government funded hardcore porn project

GOP poll: Cochran in trouble in Mississippi

Reid hospitalized for observation

Obama administration relaxes rules of health-care law four days before deadline

Associate pastor says ‘Hutch’ left legacy

Conservative Group Endorses Kansas Challenger

Manufacturers sue Labor Dept. over union posters

Gallup: Record high fear ‘big government’

Sen. Cochran files bill to repeal Obamacare if more lose coverage than gain

Health insurers extend Obamacare payment deadline

GOP’s concedes Va. AG race, Dems hold all statewide offices

The Case That Could Topple Obamacare

Senate Roll Vote: Vote On Bipartisan Budget Bill

America, We Have a Problem — It’s a Constitutional Crisis

    Fred J. Eckert at Townhall: America, we have a problem: We are in the midst of a serious constitutional crisis. Consider what has been happening in our nation’s capital: President Barack Obama has asserted and acted upon the notion that he can at whim and by decree make changes to law – and Speaker Boehner is complicit both by his continuing acceptance of the president’s unilaterally changing law and by his publicly urging the president to do so one more time.


  • Posted: 12/17/2013
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Budget bill clears key test vote in Senate

Several GOP Senators To Back A Vote On Budget Bill

    AP: Announcements Monday by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah and Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, as well as a strong hint by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., that they would back that step appeared to seal enough GOP support to advance the measure . . . Others, like Arizona Republicans John McCain and Jeff Flake, said last week they would help advance the bill.


  • Posted: 12/17/2013
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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Sessions: Ryan-Murray Budget ‘Undermines’ Ability Of Senators To ‘Block Tax Increases’

Federal judge deals blow to NSA phone data program

GOP senator calls for ObamaCare alternative

Sebelius ‘Urging’ Insurers to Cover People Who Haven’t Paid

HHS extends more Obamacare deadlines