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America leads the world in oil production but we still pay too much for gas

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The Obama administration has put up a number of roadblocks to energy production, making the price of gas at the pump higher Though production has ramped up dramatically, thanks to hydraulic fracturing and other new technologies, it is still being hampered by government rules and regulations The U.S. has not even come close to reaching its full production capacity, and even though America is now the No. 1 oil producer, Americans continue to pay more than $3 a gallon, on average Gasoline prices have, thankfully, finally begun to decline in the past few weeks, thanks in no small part to the ...

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Which political party am I?

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You ever just googled, “which political party am I?” You might be surprised, but hundreds of people do it every day. American politics is predominantly a two party system comprised by Democrats and Republicans. Yet as of 2014, a record 42% of Americans identify themselves as “Independents”. As people evolve so do politics. Political parties change, new parties emerge and attempt to challenge the traditional powers, people get more engaged or become disillusioned, but where do you stand? Here at Absolute Rights we’ve tried out a ton of  online political quizzes to see what these people are seeing. Try these tests ...

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Rand Paul’s populism: Will it work?

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How did a Rand Paul speech at Berkeley, one of the most liberal educational bastions on the planet, get a standing ovation? And yet Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky did, just last week. In a speech about the sins of the NSA, in which Paul railed against the spy agency’s blanket surveillance of Americans, he frankly, plainly, told his young audience that their “right to privacy is under assault.” “I am here to tell you that if you own a cell phone, you are under surveillance,” he added. Cue audience erupting in applause. Paul has had similar success in other ...

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Top 10 Conservative Hollywood Stars

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Tinsel Town is best known for its outspoken left-wingers promoting hybrid cars and pretending their views are “for the people” despite their financial and social separation. Even so, rational conservatives do exist in Los Angeles; you just have to know where to look for them. Here is a list of ten of Hollywood’s brightest conservative stars bucking the liberal standard. 10. Chuck Norris Norris has been adamantly against the Obama administration, vocalizing his disapproval in a 2012 video he released warning the United States of the “growing concern” of the President’s “socialistic decisions” and how they affect the America we ...

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Poll: Federal Leviathan Too Big, Powerful

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Rights suffer under the weight of a massive centralized government, as a majority of Americans have begun to realize, according to a just-released Gallup survey. In its “Mood of the Nation” poll, Gallup reported that fully 65 percent of Americans are “dissatisfied” with the way government works, the highest level since 2001. Moreover, dissatisfaction “with the nation’s system of government and how well it works” is up fully five points since last year alone. “The trend line on this measure shows remarkable change over time, rising from fewer than one in four Americans expressing dissatisfaction in 2002, after the 9/11 ...

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Downsizing Government Waste

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By Chris Edwards I’ve followed federal budget issues for two decades, and there has been a never-ending stream of scandals regarding wasteful spending. Programs do not work, officials get caught frittering away taxpayer money, and many unscrupulous people are ripping off federal benefits. The Obamacare website disaster and the recent (and huge) disability fraud bust in New York City are just the latest scandals. Federal waste is not a modern phenomenon. As far back as the 19th century, the Bureau of Indian Affairs was rife with corruption and the Army Corps of Engineers was already known for pork-barrel spending and chronic cost ...

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Heroes Bringing the Constitution Back?

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By Nat Henthoff On Dec. 16, a federal judge’s ruling may have marked a historic turning point in the civil war between President Barack Obama and those Americans intent on preventing the executive branch from being the sole rule of law while We The People are no longer a self-governing republic. The next day, the lead editorial in The New York Times concerning Klayman v. Obama cited Judge Richard Leon’s ruling in favor of plaintiffs that included conservative legal activist Larry Klayman. Judge Leon, who sits on the bench of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, argued that the National Security Agency’s ...

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