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Hobby Lobby, The Establishment Clause, and Why It’s Time to Rethink the Constitution

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The failure of the nation to update the Constitution and the structure of government it originally bequeathed to us is at the root of our current political dysfunction. - Larry Sabato, “A More Perfect Constitution: 23 Proposals to Revitalize Our Constitution and Make America a Fairer Country.” It’s a shame the deep-pocketed theocrats that run…
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Why Am I the Heathen? Atheism’s Rise in America

Atheism, or as one of my old teachers called it (I swear to God) “hedonism”, rejects the belief that a higher power exists. On the other hand, theists believe there is an all-powerful god who sits on an IKEA couch in a cloud, judging everything everyone does while demanding to be worshipped. The United States…
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An Oxymoron by a Moron

It’s seems to be an oxymoron by a moron. Former U.S. Representative Todd Akin just published his new book, “Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom,” where he says he’s not sorry about his “legitimate rape” comments two years ago. “Taking my comments in order: When…
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Conservative Luminaries Speak At Annual CPAC Gathering In Washington

Marco Rubio and the Fine Art of Promising the Moon

Before penning “Jaws” – easily the most harrowing sea tale this side of Herman Melville – the late Peter Benchley worked as a speechwriter during Lyndon Johnson’s oft times tumultuous administration. Legend has it that when it came time to leave Washington, Benchley decided to exit with a little vindictive flair. Although different today, the…
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SCOTUS Upholds EPA Limits to Power Plant GHG Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has seen its fair share of critics since it first proposed new rules requiring large industrial facilities and power plants to limit their emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. In November 2013, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) — an organization with a history of opposing…
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