PBS lesson plan teaches kids to sympathize with radical Islamic terrorism

PBS lesson plan teaches kids to sympathize with radical Islamic terrorism

By Justin Haskins / Heartland Institute The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is home to Big Bird, Frontline, and other “programming made possible by viewers like you,” including lesson plans instructing teachers how to show kids to be more sympathetic to radical Islamic suicide bombers in Palestine. “Dying to be a Martyr.” That’s the name of […]

Judicial Watch warns 11 states to clean voter registration lists or face federal lawsuit

Judicial Watch warns 11 states to clean voter registration lists or face federal lawsuit

From Judicial Watch Judicial Watch announced it has sent notice-of-violation letters threatening to sue 11 states having counties in which the number of registered voters exceeds the number of voting-age citizens, as calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011-2015 American Community Survey. According to the letters, this is “strong circumstantial evidence that these … counties […]

Colorado passes bipartisan bill to strike down speech restrictions on campus

Colorado passes bipartisan bill to strike down speech restrictions on campus

From FIRE Last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill that will prevent Colorado’s public colleges and universities from quarantining students’ expressive activities into tiny, misleadingly labelled “free speech zones.” The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education was joined by the ACLU of Colorado in lobbying for the bill, which passed the Colorado General Assembly […]

Illinois revenue freefall: Fiscal year-to-date -8.1% and worsening

Illinois revenue freefall: Fiscal year-to-date -8.1% and worsening

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Illinois’ fiscal condition is in bad shape and worsening.  Jim Muschinske, Revenue Manager, notes a “February Freefall“. Compared to last year, February income taxes are down 12.1%; Sales taxes are down 7.5%, and public utility taxes are down 34.3%. For fiscal 2017, general revenues are down a whopping 8.1%, and the state is […]

Liberty in America during the Great War

Liberty in America during the Great War

From Freedom’s Phoenix There’s always plenty for libertarians to complain about in our troubled world, but in many respects, things could be much worse. I’m thinking particularly of how the U.S. government punished dissent before, during, and even after America’s participation in World War I. Although it will be a few years before we observe […]

Judicial Watch: Travis County, Texas denied 204 ICE illegal alien detainer requests

Judicial Watch: Travis County, Texas denied 204 ICE illegal alien detainer requests

From Judicial Watch Judicial Watch today announced that it obtained 204 illegal alien Detainer Requests denied to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by the Travis County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office. The illegal aliens protected by the Sheriff’s Office were charged or convicted of 31 acts of violence, 14 thefts or burglaries, and three acts or […]

Meals on Wheels outrage is based on a lie

Meals on Wheels outrage is based on a lie

By Walter Olson / FEE It made for great copy – irresistibly clickable and compulsively shareable. “Trump’s Budget Would Kill a Program That Feeds 2.4 Million Senior Citizens,” blared Time Magazine’s headline. “Trump Proposed Budget Eliminates Funds for Meals on Wheels,” claimed The Hill, in a piece that got 26,000 shares. But it was false. And it wouldn’t have […]

Former DNC chair Howard Dean wants Dems to filibuster Gorsuch or never raise money again

Former DNC chair Howard Dean wants Dems to filibuster Gorsuch or never raise money again

By SoAzNewsX Former Democratic National Committee chairman and former presidential candidate Howard Dean is pleading with Democrats to filibuster the Neil Gorsuch nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Why? To raise money, says Dean. He made his comments on an MSNBC program. More from Breitbart.com: Thursday on MSNBC, former Vermont Governor and DNC Chair Howard […]

Trump regime kills sexual orientation as a Census question

Trump regime kills sexual orientation as a Census question

From ProRev Washington Times – The Trump administration canceled plans to probe Americans for their sexual orientation in the 2020 Census, nixing efforts by congressional Democrats who’d wanted a better picture of the country’s increasingly complex family and sexual dynamics. Gay-rights advocates had been pressing for the questions, saying it was time the country got […]

Jefferson and slavery

Jefferson and slavery

From Personal Liberty News Every so often, contemporary opponents of the Jeffersonian tradition make the argument that the legacy of the “Sage of Monticello” has been tainted by patent hypocrisy. The barrage of attacks Jefferson levied against slavery, they suggest, should be discounted on the grounds that he was a slave owner himself. Beyond this, […]