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The American Dream No Longer Exists

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America: Land of shrinking opportunity The American Dream has fallen on some hard times in recent years. But there are still some folks out there who believe in it. Blacks, Hispanics and Asians are more likely to feel the American Dream is alive and well, according to a new The Atlantic/Aspen Institute survey. Whites, on the other hand, are far more likely to think that the American Dream is suffering. This might seem surprising to some, especially with the recent escalation of racial tension in the U.S. “The election of President Obama and the policies he’s enacted have changed a ...

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Politicians Are Just A Bunch Of Followers

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says: Take down the Confederate flag. Not every American agrees. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP) Politicians were tripping over themselves to call for the Confederate flag to be taken down in the wake of the Charleston shootings. But a new poll found Americans weren’t quite so decisive. In fact, for once, politicians might actually have gotten out ahead of public opinion. The Suffolk University/USA Today poll conducted two weeks after the apparently racially motivated shooting and a week after calls for the flag to come down first built. It found that 42 percent of Americans think the ...

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Obama Makes Another Mistake In Cuban Deal

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The United States of America and Cuba have formally restored diplomatic relations after 54 years of hostilities inspired by the Cold War.Embassies will be established in Washington D.C. and Havana. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden made the announcement Wednesday at the White House.”Today I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally reestablish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba and reopen embassies in our respective countries,” Obama said. “This is a historic step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with the Cuban government and its people, and begin a new chapter with our ...

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Donald Trump Is Here To Stay

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ALERT ALERT *sound of an air raid siren slowly whirring to life* ALL HANDS ALL HANDS Donald Trump is in second place in polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, and nationally. The New Hampshire poll is from last week, but the Iowa and national polls are new, from Quinnipiac and CNN/ORC, respectively. To be fair, Trump is only tied for second in Iowa, with the ever-resilient Ben Carson. Where’s his support coming from? The charts below compare the new polls from each outfit to their last. Any dot above the diagonal line is doing better than the previous poll — the ...

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Immigrants should adopt American values, learn English

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Washington: Himself son of an immigrant parents from India, two-term Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal believes that immigrants in the US should learn English and adopt American values. In a video advertisement, launched by his super PAC, 44-year-old Jindal is first shown stating he is tired of hyphenated Americans, as he referred to labels such as Indian-Americans, African-Americans and Asian-Americans. “I think our immigration system is broken. If folks want to immigrate to America, they should do so legally. They should adopt our values. They should learn English. And they should roll up their sleeves and get to work,” Jindal said. ...

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Ten Commandments Should Be Left Alone

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(Sue Ogrocki/The Associated Press) OKLAHOMA CITY — A Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates the state’s constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The court said the Ten Commandments chiseled into the 6-foot-tall granite monument, which was privately funded by a Republican legislator, are “obviously religious in nature and are an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths.” The 7-2 ruling overturns a decision by a district court judge who determined the monument could stay. It prompted ...

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States Have The Right To Make Own Decisions

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Time will tell if another highly controversial Supreme Court decision sparking dramatic emotional responses will prove irreparably toxic to our national comity In the wake of last week’s “landmark” decision by the U.S. Supreme Court mandating nationwide acceptance of gay marriage, some states have begun pushing back, essentially telling Uncle Sam what he can do with his high court ruling. In Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued an opinion stating that county clerks, judges and justices of the peace could refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, noting that the SCOTUS ruling did not abolish religious liberty. “This ...

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