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Why Obamacare will be reformed


A little more than a week ago a strange thing happened regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, non-affectionately known as Obamacare: Two separate federal courts issued two separate rulings on a single provision of the law, one of which could essentially gut it completely for more than two-thirds of the country. In the first case, a three-judge panel for ...

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How to make a sturdy emergency shelter


Millions of Americans love the great outdoors, and one of the most favorite things they enjoy most is hiking. And while most states have awesome hiking trails and state parks, sometimes folks who feel a bit more adventurous like to get off the beaten path, so to speak. And sometimes the unexpected can happen; when it does, building a proper shelter ...

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The faceless tyranny of over-regulation


By Charles Greene Over-regulation by the federal government is taking a disastrous toll on America’s economy. The cost of compliance with regulations is exorbitantly high (estimated at $1.863 trillion in 2013 alone) and it affects businesses large and small. The cost, of course, is also passed on to the consumer through higher prices, which certainly has a deleterious effect on ...

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New York Times bashes the Texas National Guard


When National Guard units from the several states were being deployed in record numbers to augment active duty forces during the Global War on Terror for the past decade-plus, few seemed to have much trouble with their “level of training.” Now, suddenly, following Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to augment State Patrol officers trying ...

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Willful blindness: Administration ignored ISIS intel in Iraq


By Jim Kouri While President Barack Obama and his administration behaved as if the Islamist victories in Iraq were totally unexpected, many intelligence and counterterrorism experts in the military and law enforcement communities claimed on Thursday that Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and others were all aware of the strength and power of the Islamic State of Iraq ...

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