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Obama Administration Ordered to Disclose Mug Shots  
A "mug shot" is a picture, also called a "booking photo," which is taken by law enforcement of a suspect charged with a crime. Often mug shots show the face and upper shoulders of the suspect standing next to a height measurement on the wall, so that it records how tall he is.11-22-15
Missouri Supreme Court Restricts Photo Tickets  
Multiple decisions by the Missouri Supreme Court in August erect formidable roadblocks against photo-based traffic ticketing. In the past decade, many camera-based, automated ticketing systems have been installed around our country, typically at traffic lights. 10-28-15
Second Amendment Extended to Illegal Aliens  
This case presented a dilemma for a liberal federal appellate judge in Chicago, forcing a choice between two unattractive results. Should the Second Amendment be expanded in scope to include illegal aliens -- or should illegal aliens be denied a constitutional right available to citizens? Liberals are no friend of the Second Amendment, but they do want illegal aliens to have the same rights as citizens. 10-11-15
Court Statistics Expose the Left's Influence  
In the recently concluded Term of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama Administration won only 8 cases in which the U.S. Government was a party, while losing 13. Liberal Justices were willing to vote against Obama. But most of these cases were insignificant, and liberals were not willing to vote with conservatives on any of the landmark cases before the Court. As a result, the Left won nearly all of them.  09-13-15
Regulatory State Loses on Last Day  
In a decision held until the last day of its Term, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a stunning setback to environmentalists by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider the costs of new regulations before imposing them on the public. This decision sets a good precedent extending far beyond the facts of the case.  08-28-15
Obamacare is now 'SCOTUScare'  
For millions of Americans, their participation in Obamacare is propped up by subsidies from the federal government in the form of tax credits. This law, whose official name is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, provided for subsidies to flow to those who enroll on "an Exchange established by the State."  08-21-15
A Roe v. Wade on Marriage, by 5-4  
By a margin of only 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court held that millennia of tradition on marriage is wrong, the vast majority of the States are wrong, and the Bible is wrong. The Court invented a new constitutional right to same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, and thereby engaged in judicial supremacy reminiscent of Roe v. Wade. The Court demands that all 50 States, and all territories of the United States, begin performing same-sex marriages despite local laws prohibiting them.  08-05-15
Big Brother Is Watching Your Cell Phone Calls  
The full Eleventh Circuit, sitting en banc, upheld the power of government to obtain, without a search warrant, the locations of anyone's cell phone conversations. The Court declared that no American has any expectation of privacy in his whereabouts when he makes or receives a cell phone call. 07-23-15
Rare Loss for Free Speech  
Free speech claims before the U.S. Supreme Court have almost always won in recent years. An unlimited right to sell violent video games to children, for example, was established by calling it free speech. The Court also recently struck down an overall monetary limit on campaign donations, by viewing it as free speech. And the Court invalidated, on free speech grounds, a federal law that punished people who lie about having received military honors, known as "stolen valor." 07-12-15
Border Patrol Agent Wins One  
A teenager was shot and killed while entirely on Mexican soil, by a federal border patrol agent who was on the American side. The teenager's family then sued, alleging that the boy was playing a harmless game with friends near the border when he was gunned down by the federal officer. American investigators rejected that account, instead concluding that the agent was trying to arrest illegal aliens who had crossed into the United States when the agent was attacked by rocks thrown at him. 06-21-15
Setback for the Second Amendment  
The Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to keep and bear arms, has enjoyed decades of success at the state and national levels. Every state allows "concealed carry" to enable law-abiding citizens to own and carry guns, although permits are still difficult to obtain in some areas. 06-07-15
Alabama Supreme Court Rules for Dry Counties  
Two pastors from a small town in Alabama won a stunning, unanimous victory before the Alabama Supreme Court against the sale of alcohol in their tiny community. 05-25-15
California Supreme Court Orders Judges to Leave Boy Scouts  
The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of association as a fundamental First Amendment right, but that did not stop the liberal California Supreme Court from telling judges in its court system that they cannot belong to groups disfavored by the Court. On January 23, 2015, the California Supreme Court ordered all California judges to stop belonging to the Boy Scouts. 05-11-15
"Hackney Carriage" Owners Versus Boston (and Uber)  
"Hackney carriage" is the predecessor in the horse-and-buggy era to the taxicab, and this term continues to be used in many municipal codes in Massachusetts. Hackney carriages, or taxicabs today, are fully regulated in big cities such as Boston.  04-26-15
Tour Guides Lose Free Speech Appeal  
Tour guides lead visitors in many cities to the local landmarks, teaching some history along the way. But in recent years several cities enacted laws requiring tour guides to be certified in history before they can charge the public for their tours.  04-19-15
Keystone Pipeline Wins One, For Now, in Nebraska  
The much-publicized Keystone XL pipeline project would send heavy crude oil through an enormous pipeline stretching from western Canada through the heartland of the United States, down to refineries along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The southern portion of this pipeline has already been in operation from Oklahoma to Texas, but opponents have held up construction of its longest segment: from Alberta, Canada, to Steele City, Nebraska.  03-25-15
Court Turns the Lights Out on Intrusive Solar Cell Project  
Solar power is a favorite of liberals. When a solar power company was founded by a prominent member of the Kennedy family, that combination would seemingly be unbeatable in a judicial proceeding in Massachusetts. So ordinary townsfolk faced grim odds when they challenged a permit to build a massive solar array, by suing a solar power company founded by former Democratic Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II.  02-28-15
Court Blocks Sheriff from Arresting Illegals  
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was courageously enforcing Arizona laws against illegal aliens who used stolen identities to gain employment. Two Arizona laws make that a felony, and the sheriff was doing his job in finding and arresting the felons.  02-23-15
Kansas Judges Demand More School Funding  
Judicial supremacy has reared its ugly ahead again, this time in Kansas. A three-judge panel of state court judges there has ruled that the Kansas legislature must pour more money down the drain of public school education.  02-07-15
Cert. Granted against Obamacare!  
For liberals, it was a double dose of bad news in the same week. First they lost big in the midterm elections, and then a few days later the U.S. Supreme Court issued a surprise grant of certiorari to consider the legality of how Obamacare is being implemented.  01-31-15
Stunning 5-0 Victory for the Right to Work  
After a trial court struck down Indiana's Right to Work law as being in violation of the Indiana Constitution, unions had every reason to think they would win again at the Indiana Supreme Court. Instead, in a stunning 5-0 decision, the Indiana Supreme Court upheld the Right to Work law, and reversed the trial court decision.  01-17-15

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The Silencing   
Kirsten Powers, a Fox News contributor and USA Today columnist, is concerned that free speech is being limited, hushed, or destroyed by those on the left. Her assertions are especially powerful since she is a Democrat. Powers exposes the instigators, as well as showing who is targeted for "silencing."  11-11-15
American Made   
Dan DiMicco is a former CEO of Nucor, the largest and most profitable U.S. steel company. In 2010, the Harvard Business Review named him to its list of the 100 best-performing CEOs. He's also a former Dept. of Commerce advisor.  10-18-15
Takedown was released before five Supreme Court judges made same-sex marriage legal in the entire nation. Paul Kengor points out the absurd situation in which we find ourselves: that those who suggest using caution, of sticking with natural law and biblical law, with biology and tradition, are treated as the extremists!  09-22-15
¡Adios, America!   
Ann Coulter says, "America's suicidal immigration policies are the single biggest threat facing the nation." In ¡Adios, America!, the bestselling author sheds light on the plight of an America that is allowing people to flood over the borders. She says the demise of the nation and the safety of its citizens are at stake.  08-27-15
The Pity Party   
Modern American policies are often decided based on emotions, particularly that of pity. "A nation increasingly dependent on heartrending anecdotes to focus and activate its sense of justice is one that's losing the capacity for moral and abstract reasoning," according to William Voegeli.  08-09-15
The Black Book of the American Left   
The third volume of David Horowitz's collected writings begins with the 2001 terrorist attacks and covers the War on Terror.  07-19-15
Crimes of the Educators   
This important deconstruction and explanation of everything that is wrong with American education today should be required reading for parents, educators, legislators, and any American who wants to see our nation survive.  07-09-15
Declaration of Independence   
"Socialism takes over a country by ignorance and ever increasing entitlements," according to Sal Martingano. He says socialism means "citizens become totally dependent on the government" and that they eventually find themselves in "bondage." This will happen when Americans vote to have the government support them or are so poorly educated that the Constitution no longer means anything to them.  06-14-15
No Greater Valor   
Jerome Corsi's No Greater Valor reminds us that the study of World War II history evokes understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices made to save the world from fascist domination.  05-31-15
The End of Socialism   
Author James Otteson is a professor at Wake Forest University, a Senior Scholar at the Fund for American Studies in Washington, D.C., and a Research Professor in the Freedom Center and Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. His newest book is geared toward scholars and lay readers alike.  05-21-15
A Choice Not an Echo   
Faced with the inevitable nomination of Ronald Reagan, liberal Republicans at the 1980 Nominating Convention promoted a deal that would have made Gerald Ford a co-president with Reagan. It was understood that Ford would take orders from Henry Kissinger.  
What Works   
The popular syndicated columnist Cal Thomas notes that it is "Groundhog Day" in America. Like the movie that depicts a man going through the same day over and over again, Thomas says America is trying failed strategies repeatedly and getting the same results. He sifts through economic and tax theory, health care measures, family structures, federalism, and more to define what has worked and what will never work.  04-14-15
Barack Obama's Rules for Revolution   
In order to understand the political tactics used by Democrats, Conservatives should be familiar with Saul Alinsky and the strategies his followers use. Alinsky was born in Chicago in 1909. He devoted his life to destroying the capitalist system and trying to bring down Western Civilization. Why? He and others like him want to destroy what is, in order to replace it with a perfect utopian society.  04-03-15
The Great American College Tuition Rip-Off   
Why does a college education cost so much? Tuition increases have far outpaced inflation. Graduating with massive loan debt not only has a negative impact on students and on their families, but it also harms society. Paul Streitz explains why college is a rip-off and suggests ways to solve this problem.   02-22-15
Jesus On Trial   
After his personal examination of Christianity, David Limbaugh concluded that "mainstream culture's disdain and disrespect for the intellectual integrity of Christianity is unwarranted, and its conceited assumption that Christian beliefs are a product of blind faith, bereft of reason and intellect, is completely false."  01-29-15
Conservative strategist and marketing expert Richard Viguerie offers a comprehensive plan to take the Republican party away from the "establishment" and to attract voters to the party. He's been involved in campaigns from Goldwater to Romney.  01-04-15

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September / October 2015  
Should America Accept the Refugees in Europe?
The United States is the most generous nation in the world, and we've taken millions of refugees from foreign countries. The rich European countries did not offer to take any of the refugees from Central America who poured into our country last year, so we can brush off the politicians who want us to take in Africans and Middle Easterners who are now trying to get into Euro¬≠pean countries. Tell the Europeans, it's your turn to be generous.  Click here for the full story.
Update on China's Cyber Warfare Capability
The Chinese Communists have been waging cyber warfare against America for years. Our Office of Personnel Management reports that a suspected Chinese hack attack obtained personal informa¬≠tion on over 20 million Americans including fingerprints, financial history, and other personal data.  Click here for the full story.
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