Showing posts with label gay rights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gay rights. Show all posts

Jan 4, 2018


The establishment will never say no to a war

fromNYMag: The question before us is a relatively simple one: What would be the criteria for removing our remaining troops from the Iraqi, Syrian, and more general Middle Eastern conflicts?
Defense Versus The War Machine

Defending a court’s discretion to allow arguments for conscientious acquittal

fromCATOInstitute: Throughout the entire Anglo-American legal tradition, the independence of citizen juries has been understood to be an indispensable structural check on executive and legislative power. Jury nullification!
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

78-Year-Old man in wheelchair evicted to freezing streets for treating pain with legal medical pot

fromFreeThoughtProject: He had to steer his electric wheelchair half a mile in subfreezing temperatures to get to a homeless shelter.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Top 12 debunked climate scares of 2018

fromWaatsUpWithThat: From hurricanes to polar bears, a review of debunked climate change deceptions.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us

fromTheGuardian: We knew that being connected had a price – our data. But we didn’t care. Then it turned out that Google’s main clients included the military and intelligence agencies.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Feds spend $1,788,748 on virtual reality game for young gay men

fromFreeBeacon: Your tax dollars at work. The study, which began during the Obama administration in 2014, recruited young men over Craigslist and Grindr to practice different ways of disclosing they have HIV. 

August 6, 2018


Survey shows shocking percentage of Americans are unable to name a single First Amendment right

fromIJR: Of the more than 1,000 people surveyed in May and June of this year, only one person was able to name all five First Amendment rights. A whopping 40 percent, however, couldn't name any.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Trump pumps the brakes on Obama-era fuel standards

fromReason: The administrations proposal will make cars more affordable and save lives.
Regulation Nation

Former federal state prosecutor worries about jury nullification In Manafort trial

fromNPR: Many statists worry the jury could see through their tyrannical strong-arm tactics and blatant political persecution and the judge isn't helping.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Feds spend $1.1 million creating apps for transwomen and gay teens with ‘hooking up simulations’

fromWashingtonFreeBeacon: Your tax dollars at work. You are now subsidizing T3, a "sex-positive" app targeting black men ages 14 to 17 who have sex with men.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery       The Government is Not Us

WATCH: Cop walks up to unarmed man, shoots him in the face then plants a weapon on him

fromFreeThoughtProject: A cop tried to claim an unarmed man tried to rob him but video shows the cop shoot the victim in the face and then plant a weapon on him.
Police State America

Criminal investigation launched against Detroit cop who was filmed beating a naked woman in a hospital

fromDailyMail: The officer is on paid suspension. It was announced that a criminal investigation has been launched.
Police State America

Walter E Williams: Transgenderism Can Be Helpful

North Carolina's legislative body passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which mandates a statewide policy banning individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex, as opposed to their opinion of their sex. That means people must use bathrooms and other public facilities where occupants can be in various  ... MORE


Ali Waked: Saudi Arabia Proposes Executions Of Gays

The birthplace of Islam.    The Saudi judiciary has demanded stricter punishments, including death sentences, against homosexuals who display their sexuality in public and on social media, Okaz newspaper reported. According to the paper, over the last six months the Saudi judiciary reviewed 35 cases of homosexuality and what it calls sexual     ... MORE

John Stossel: 2015

Terrorism! Crime! Deadly storms! Hillary Clinton! We reporters focus on bad news, but at year's end, let's remember what went right. 2015 was a better time to be alive than most any prior point in history. The rich got richer. Some people think that's a problem, but why? Do rich people sit on their piles of money and cackle about how rich   ... MORE

Obama Chooses Openly Gay Man To Lead The Army

by Greg Jaffe.      Political correctness has covered a lot of ground in 4 years. President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services. Fanning, 47, has been a specialist on national security issues for more    ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Religious Belief And The Rule Of Law

The lesson for Kim Davis.  Shortly before the Labor Day weekend, a federal judge in Kentucky ordered the Rowan County clerk incarcerated for violating his orders. Five days later, he released her. The judge found that the clerk, Kim Davis, interfered with the ability of same-sex couples in her county to marry by refusing to issue them applications for      ... MORE

Supreme Court Gets Lowest Favorability Rating In 30 Years

by Jennifer Harper.   Even politicians in robes are having a bad year. “Following major, end-of-term rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, unfavorable opinions of the Supreme Court have reached a 30-year high. And opinions about the court and its ideology have never been more politically divided,” reports the Pew Research   ... MORE

Jeffrey Tucker: Everyone Needs Freedom To Discriminate

What is liberty if not free to choose? Following the Supreme Court decision mandating legal same-sex marriage nationwide, the New York Times tells us that, “gay rights leaders have turned their sights to what they see as the next big battle: obtaining federal, state and local legal protections in employment, housing, commerce and other      ... MORE

Steve Bartin: Can Pencil Skirt Wearing Lesbians Eat Ham Sandwiches With Bacon In The Muslim School Cafeteria?

Inquiring minds want to know.   Now that the Supreme Court says lesbians rights can't be denied in marriage and everything else: can lesbians be denied employment at Muslim schools in America? What if you are a lesbian and you don't want to wear a hijab while teaching your Muslim students? Why can't you wear a tight pencil skirt?       ... MORE

Nullification Is The Answer To Obama/SCOTUS Lawlessness

by Steve Williams.   The dictates of politicians in robes. At least three jaw-droppingly unconstitutional decisions have been rendered in the past two days by The Supreme Court of the United States. Obamacare, which forces Americans to buy a (very crappy) product or be financially penalized, was "re-written"(that is, childishly rationalized) for   ... MORE

Damon Root: 5 Supreme Court Cases To Watch In June

High Court to rule on Obamacare, gay marriage and more. The Supreme Court's 2014-2015 term will soon reach its finale. By the end of June, when the justices depart for their summer break, the Court is expected to issue a series of blockbuster decisions, including rulings on gay marriage, death penalty drugs, and Obamacare. Here are five   ... MORE

In A Politically Correct World, The Bible Is Hate Speech

by Mike Masterson.  I'm not interested today in unleashing yet another onslaught of name-calling and who-can-outslander-whom. We see plenty of that destructive behavior swirling around us. But the way I see it in this grossly politicized, increasingly divided country we've allowed to manifest, the following issue raises a question that must be asked and     ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Some Thoughts And Questions

What's the true test of one's commitment to free speech?  It does not come when he permits people to be free to say or publish ideas with which he agrees. Not by a long shot. The true test of one's commitment to free speech comes when he permits others to say and publish ideas he deems offensive. In March, a video surfaced of   ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Shooting Themselves In The Foot

Next time, consult the Constitution.    The turmoil over the efforts by the State of Indiana to make lawful the decisions by operators of public accommodations to decline their services based on their stated religious views has died down because the legislature amended the offending parts of its legislation so that the new law prohibits denying services  ... MORE