Feds still studying why lesbians are obese

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Around the Web  /  No Comments


By Elizabeth Harrington | Washington Free Beacon
The federal government is still seeking answers as to why the majority of lesbians are obese and U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, which now totals $2.87 million.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) study is now in its fourth year, receiving an additional $670,567 for fiscal year 2014. The project seeks to [...]

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California law urges textbooks to teach about Obama’s ‘historic’ legacy

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Around the Web  /  No Comments

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By Washington Free Beacon Staff
California law now requires framers of the state’s curriculum to “consider including, and recommending for adoption by the state board” instruction on the “significance” of President Obama’s election.
The state assemblyman who wrote the bill called the measure necessary to ensure that future generations understand Obama’s presidency as a “historic step.”
In a statement, the [...]

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Feds creating database to track ‘hate speech’ on Twitter

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Around the Web  /  No Comments


By Elizabeth Harrington | Washington Free Beacon
The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.
The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on [...]

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Cop hits man in head 20 times as onlookers plead ‘don’t punch him no more’

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Around the Web  /  No Comments


By Robby Soave | Reason
Once the cops have pinned a non-violent suspect to the ground, how many times are they allowed to punch him in the head? Is it fewer than 20? I would say so, but I’m not a Greenville County, South Carolina, deputy.
Greenville officers approached a man at a Walmart parking lot on Saturday. [...]

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Government to farmers: Host same-sex wedding or pay a $13,000 fine

By   /  August 23, 2014  /  Around the Web, News  /  No Comments


By Leslie Ford and Ryan Anderson | The Daily Signal
Should the government be able to coerce a family farm into hosting a same-sex wedding?
In a free society, the answer is no. Family farms should be free to operate in accordance with the beliefs and values of their owners. Government shouldn’t be able to fine citizens for acting [...]

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What should be done about the border crisis?

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Watchdog.org
About 52,000 undocumented children have been caught at the border since last October, double the number from the previous year. Many of them have turned themselves into border authorities.
Here are the facts about the border situation as reported by Watchdog.org thus far:
Many critics point to a 2008 human-trafficking law that allows minors entering the country [...]

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