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Military in prayer

Religious bigotry is a big problem in the military

OCALA, Fla., July 24, 2014 — For generations, our Armed Forces have been saddled by problems with proselytization. More or less, the matter boils down to superiors forcing their religious beliefs on subordinates. This comes in a multitude of ways; sometimes soldiers are subject to “witnessing” by fundamentalists, and in other cases, the display of

Both sides of the abortion fight

Abortion has saved America (Especially conservatives)

OCALA, Fla., July 22, 2014 — If you think that abortion should be legal, but lean right on other issues, do you deserve a voice in the conservative movement? The answer should be an enthusiastic “Yes!”. This isn’t because the pro-choice perspective is morally superior and therefore impervious to criticism. Not by a country mile.

Official Portrait of new Fed Chair Janet Yellen.

Yellen: Fed will keep rates low, some stocks over-priced

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appeared today before the Senate Banking Committee to deliver her semiannual report on monetary policy. Among other things, she said or suggested that: The Fed hasn’t exhausted its ability to boost the economy with monetary policy; Short term interest rates will remain low; Even when

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Dr. Tim Elmore teaches Gen Y about leadership

OCALA, Fla., July 15, 2014 — Just what sort of future does America have? That all depends on the people living in it. At the forefront of social change, and experiencing the first traces of what will one day become our economic mainstream, is Generation Y. According to, this is “(t)he generation of people

Who's in charge here? / White House photo, United States Government Works license

Obama’s fiddling over illegal immigration hurts African-Americans

LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2014 — “Illegal alien women and children given a free pass into America; African-Americans hardest hit.” You will not see this headline in any mainstream media newspaper or online feed, but it is a reflection of the truth. Despite the hope of some African-Americans that the first black president would usher

Jobless claims down in a stagnant job market

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 — The Labor Department announced Thursday that about 304,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week. This is close to a seven-year low and down 11,000 from the previous week. The four-week average was 311,500. The number of initial jobless claims hit a post-recession low of 298,000 in May. The