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Posts tagged Fighting Back

5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW To Fight For Liberty

Sign up as a possible candidate for local office.  The next election is in May, when there will be several spots opening for school boards and other offices.  Many have gone uncontested in the past.  We need conservative candidates on all these boards! Become a Precinct Committee Person (PCP)and help us take over the GOP from the […]

Americans Can No Longer Afford Détente With The Socialist Left

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For decades after World War II, both parties followed an uneasy strategy of détente with the Soviet Union, trying to appease communist demands while appearing “reasonable.”   The Soviets played them for the suckers they were, increasingly demanding more accommodations as their strength and aggression grew. When Ronald Reagan burst onto the political scene, he threw détente out […]

Obamacare: Don’t Get Mad, Get To Work.

We took a beating.  Now it’s time to give as good as we’ve gotten, and more! Yates Walker warns at the Daily Caller: Some pundits are drawing comparisons between our current political climate and that of America just before the civil war. They’re wrong. This isn’t 1859. It’s 1775. A government is a reflection of […]

Attention Obama: We Will Not be Silent on Religious Liberty

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Christians and liberty-loving Americans across the theological and political spectrum are coming together in defense of one of our most foundational unalienable rights: the right of every person to exercise their religious beliefs according their conscience, without interference or coercion by the government. We will not stand by silently as our freedoms are taken away! Geoffrey Surtees […]

Year One Of The Tea Party In Washington: Gains and Losses

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Grassroots Tea Party activists, most of whom had never been involved in politics prior to 2008, have already begun taking back the Republican party from the local level.  Some have even managed to take over the party leadership at the county and state level, and run successful campaigns like we saw in 2010.   Still, […]

Kids Need to Learn How to Deal With The World’s Bullies

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In light of the thuggish tactics the Left has recently been using to intimidate their opponents, this bit of wisdom from Michael Prell is especially timely. You can’t make a difference if you don’t have the spine to stand up to evil.  It’s a tough world out there for those who dare to go against […]

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  • Senate committee discusses collective bargaining transparency August 17, 2017
    The Senate Commerce & Labor Committee held a work session yesterday on “public transparency in collective bargaining negotiations.” Despite the strong mandate for government transparency declared by the people in the Open Public Meetings Act, government employee contracts are usually negotiated in secret, meaning an important and costly taxpayer expense is hidden until the final bill comes due. There […]
  • WA Republicans on Trump, Women running for office, Georgetown Crossing August 17, 2017
    Every other week, we try to distill a few things down to their essence, and offer those nuggets to you for review. Short, smart content that will inform the work you’re doing in policy and the economy today.  Hopefully you find something on this list that resonates with the work you’re doing. If so, let […]
  • Rep. Orwall to co-chair national Military and Veterans Task Force August 17, 2017
    Earlier this month, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization that provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues, selected Speaker Pro-Tem Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) as co-chair of the Military & Veterans Affairs Task Force. “This is truly an honor and a great privilege,” said Orwall, who […]
  • ‘Logan Lucky’ Review August 18, 2017
    We all knew that Steven Soderbergh's retirement from feature filmmaking in 2013 following the release of Side Effects was unlikely to last. Indeed, one could argue that it never really began, given his work on Cinemax's The Knick and other projects. But it's nice to have him officially back in business with Logan Lucky, a […]
  • Obamacare Enrollment Program Signed Up a Fraction of Those Who Canceled Coverage in 2017 August 18, 2017
    The Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance Program helped 14,500 individuals enroll in the Obamacare exchanges, which represented only 0.007 percent of the 1.9 million individuals who decided to drop their Obamacare plan in 2017. The post Obamacare Enrollment Program Signed Up a Fraction of Those Who Canceled Coverage in 2017 appeared first on Washington Free […]
  • The Party of Trump August 18, 2017
    On July 18, 2015, about a month into his long-shot campaign for president, Donald Trump famously attacked John McCain. "He's not a war hero," he said. "He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured." Campaigning in Iowa that summer, Trump mocked Jeb Bush for being "low-energy." In February […]
  • Black Crater Fire August 17, 2017
    The internet and phone service were both down in Camp Sherman yesterday afternoon and evening, which is when I would normally write the next day’s Antiplanner. So instead I took some night photos of the Milli Fire, which was burning on about 256 3,500 acres a few miles from here. Click image for a larger […]
  • Streamlining Infrastructure Approvals August 16, 2017
    President Trump issued an executive order yesterday aimed at streamlining the federal approval process for infrastructure projects. Contrary to the impression given by press reports, the order doesn’t repeal any environmental laws or rules. All it really does, the White House explains, is require federal agencies to work together to speed existing approval processes with […]
  • “True” BRT Clogs Up the Roads August 15, 2017
    The strange notion that bus-rapid transit isn’t “true” bus-rapid unless it uses lanes dedicated only to buses has infected Denver. The city is now considering converting two lanes of Colfax, the most important (and most congested) east-west street in the region, into dedicated bus lanes. This would make the remaining lanes even more congested, yet […]