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  • Supreme Court Orders States to List Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates; Gorsuch Dissents

    06/26/2017 1:42:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court has reversed a lower court that upheld an Arkansas law that treated same-sex and opposite-sex married couples differently regarding the issuing of birth certificates. (Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts (R) walks with associate Justice Neil Gorsuch during his investiture ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017.Known as Pavan v. Smith, the case was centered on a state law that automatically listed an opposite sex spouse on a birth certificate even if they were not the biological parent. This was not done for same-sex couples.In an unsigned...
  • Swimming pool where Biden worked as lifeguard named for him

    06/26/2017 1:25:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2017
    WILMINGTON, Del. — Former vice president Joe Biden already has a train station in Wilmington named for him. Now, local officials are making a splash by naming a swimming pool for him. Gov. John Carney was scheduled to join Biden and community members on Monday, when the aquatic center at the Brown-Burton Winchester Park will be renamed in his honor. As a teenager, Biden worked as a lifeguard at what was known as the Prices Run swimming pool.
  • Latest Supreme Court’s Religious-Freedom Message: There Are No Second-Class Citizens

    06/26/2017 1:10:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | David French
    While there are many threats to religious liberty, few are more consequential over the long term than the state’s ever-expanding role in private life. If the government is able to vacuum up tax dollars, create programs large and small for public benefit, and then exclude religious individuals or institutions from those programs, it has functionally created two tiers of citizenship. Secular individuals and institutions enjoy full access to the government they fund, while religious individuals and institutions find themselves funding a government that overtly discriminates against them. That’s the issue the Supreme Court addressed today in Trinity Lutheran Church...
  • Global Warming: The Imminent Crisis That Never Arrives

    06/26/2017 1:10:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 26, 2017 | by KERRY JACKSON
    It's summer 2017 and the Arctic was supposed to be ice-free, hurricanes were going to be more frequent and more deadly, and sea levels should be rising alarmingly. Al Gore swore in his 2006 science fiction movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," that within a decade there would be a "true planetary emergency." "Unless we act boldly and quickly to deal with the underlying causes of global warming, our world will undergo a string of terrible catastrophes," said Gore in the movie's introduction. The grand storyteller also predicted in 2011 that "there will be no more snows" on Mt. Kilimanjaro "within the...
  • So, You Want a Swiss Style Health-Care System?

    06/26/2017 12:58:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | Kevin Williamson
    If you’re wondering what in Hell is actually going on with U.S. health-care policy, the short version is this: Policymakers in both parties are trying to replicate Swiss policies in a country that isn’t Swiss. The Affordable Care Act was, as thinkers as different as Paul Krugman and Avik Roy both observed, an attempt to Swiss up the U.S. health-insurance and health-care markets. (Obligatory reiteration: Those are not the same thing.) The Swiss system, Santésuisse, achieves one big progressive goal — universal health-insurance coverage — while offering much to please conservatives: a private market for health insurance and health...
  • Sotomayor Sees ‘Radical Mistake’ in Letting Churches Compete for Playground Grants

    06/26/2017 12:57:29 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/26/17 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the only justice to join Sotomayor in dissenting from the majority’s opinion in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer. Writing for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts, joined in full by liberal Justice Elena Kagan, concluded that a state government could not categorically deny churches that have playgrounds from competing with other institutions in the state grant program. “The Free Exercise Clause ‘protects religious observers against unequal treatment’ and subjects to the strictest scrutiny laws that target the religious for ‘special disabilities’ based on their religious status,” wrote Roberts. “Applying that basic principle, this...
  • Dem Senator Calls Conservative Justices ‘Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse’

    06/26/2017 12:46:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/26/17 | Paul Crookston
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) called Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas "the three horsemen of the apocalypse" on MSNBC on Monday as she decried President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from six nations in the Middle East and North Africa. Hirono criticized the justices for wanting to lift the injunction against Trump's executive order, which the other six justices agreed to review. Hirono called the order a "Muslim ban," despite the fact that it does not affect about 88 percent of the world's Muslims. "This is like the three horsemen of the apocalypse,...
  • Public Opinion Could Curtail the Mueller-Led Coup

    06/26/2017 12:36:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So I just checked the emails during the break. “Rush, why are you spending so much time on this?” Because the Drive-Bys have dropped this. You would think after a 36-page story on Friday in the Washington Post, that story was dropped to dominate the Sunday shows, which was then intended to create news to start into this week, to further the whole notion that Trump colluded with Russia. This Washington Post story, in some ways, may have even backfired, because I don’t know whether they intended this or not, but this does not help the Democrats. It makes...
  • Trump’s Doing A Lot of Winning Lately

    06/26/2017 12:19:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is actually funny. The media is focused on the fact that the Supreme Court’s gonna hear the travel ban case in October. They’re not focusing on the fact that the court upheld it. It’s amazing. I’m watching CNN during the break, and CNN grudgingly discussing that, yes, the court has upheld the travel ban, but they’re gonna hear the case in October. CNN holding out the possibility that the Supreme Court will side with the Ninth Circuit in affirming the ban’s unconstitutional. It’s the exact opposite of what is going to happen. As I so brilliantly theorized mere...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

    06/26/2017 12:06:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Supreme Court, ladies and gentlemen, has upheld Trump’s travel ban and has reinstated it. To me, this is an example of how silly and stupid we have been since Trump was — not us. There has been no question that Trump was totally constitutionally within his rights to issue this travel ban. An act of Congress that we read to you many times explicitly granted to Trump the official constitutional powers to do exactly what he did and more if he wanted to in his travel ban. It was stayed by all these lower courts and then upheld...
  • Islamic State flag on New Hampshire dam raises First Amendment questions in times of terrorism

    06/26/2017 12:05:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 25 June 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    When a New Hampshire police chief pulled a homemade Islamic State flag from a wall at a dam this month, it spurred a host of questions about First Amendment rights in the era of terrorism. Pittsfield Police Chief Jeffrey Cain said the black-and-white flag was causing alarm in the community. Chief Cain said he worked with the FBI on the matter but decided there was no crime in posting the flag and there was no evidence of a terrorist plot. “No criminal charges are forthcoming,” he told The Washington Times. Whether the chief was within his rights to pull down...
  • Pope Francis Calls For ‘One World Government’ To ‘Save Humanity’

    06/26/2017 11:57:40 AM PDT · by johnk · 113 replies
    yournewswire.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | Baxter Dmitry
    Pope Francis called for “a one world government” and “political authority” this week, arguing that the creation of the one world government is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.” Speaking with Ecuador’s “El Universo” newspaper, the Pope said that the United Nations doesnt have enough power and must be granted full governmental control “for the good of humanity.” But what is raising eyebrows is the Pope’s call for a new global political authority. Here is more from the Guardian: Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction...
  • Walker Battles Climate Change Believers to Reshape Department of Natural Resources

    06/26/2017 11:54:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-25-17 | Rod Kackley
    Wisconsin Democrats have demanded Gov. Scott Walker (R) join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a newly formed coalition of states that intends to move forward with the terms of the Paris climate accord after President Trump’s decision to pull out of the agreement. "President Trump’s rejection of fact, science and of the Paris Climate Agreement is an act that endangers every American. Gov. Walker’s silence on this issue echoes this shared anti-environment, anti-middle class agenda,” read the letter to Walker signed by 35 state representatives and 11 senators. "Given the recent reports on Wisconsin’s dismal slump in job creation, we cannot...
  • Up to 5.7 Million Noncitizens Voted in Past Presidential Elections, Study Finds

    06/26/2017 11:50:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 23, 2017 | FRED LUCAS
    As many as 5.7 million noncitizens voted in the 2008 election and potentially more voted in 2016, according to a new study by Just Facts, a New Jersey-based research group, drawing on information from other studies.The study — based on data compiled from Harvard University’s Cooperative Congressional Election Study, an analysis published in the journal Electoral Studies co-authored by Old Dominion University faculty, and Census data — also provides some support for what then-President-elect Donald Trump tweeted in late November, when he asserted he won the popular vote if the fraudulent votes were deducted. The Just Facts study did not...
  • Bad day for Maxine Waters! Black pro-Trump woman explodes on her, crowd boos as she leaves townhall

    06/26/2017 10:22:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | Samantha Chang
    A black female Trump supporter eviscerated Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters, saying her pro-illegal immigration policies have destroyed the black community. The brouhaha erupted outside a town hall meeting in California on Saturday. She trashed Waters, 78, as a “black racist” whose rhetoric and actions have caused African-American citizens to lose jobs to illegal aliens. Nearby, another protester held up a sign that read: “Unemployment is 60% for blacks in sanctuary cities.” The woman shouted into a megaphone: _________________________________________ Maxine Waters destroyed the black community! She has to go! She’s paid taxpayer money to discriminate against American citizens. And we’re not...
  • ‘Who will clean toilets?’ Salon writer accidentally admits the Left’s RACIST views

    06/26/2017 9:56:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    But we thought the Left believed illegal immigrants were dreamers?
  • Beyond Pro-Choice: The Solution to White Supremacy is White Abortion

    06/26/2017 9:38:33 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 65 replies
    Medusa Magazine ^ | 21 June 2017 | Nicole Valentine
    In a progressive society, it is often white families that stand in the way of equality and justice. Systemic white supremacy depends, first and foremost, on the white family unit. When white conquerors forcefully penetrated the indigenous, egalitarian homeland of the Native peoples of America, they were quick to replicate their white societies, initiating their parasitism by establishing white plantations, headed by white fathers, submissive white mothers, and, most critically, white children, with full dominion over the enslaved and oppressed people of color that were forced to uphold these micro-fiefdoms. It is no surprise, then, that America’s fascination with the...
  • TV news vehicle stolen as crew covers local crime wave

    06/26/2017 9:31:31 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 15 replies
    The Extract ^ | 6.25.17 | Editor
    A local television news crew in New Mexico became the story when someone stole the station’s SUV as staffers gathered footage for a segment on crime in the area.
  • A Winning Design for a New York Monument to Gay and Transgender People

    06/26/2017 9:17:24 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 25, 2017 | JOSHUA BARONE
    Just as NYC Pride festivities got underway, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had some timely news on Sunday: The artist Anthony Goicolea had been chosen to design the first official monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people commissioned by the State of New York. On June 26, 2016, after the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 people dead, Governor Cuomo formed the LGBT Memorial Commission to honor the fight for equal rights and remember victims of hate, intolerance and violence. A request for designs for the new memorial went out in October. It is to...
  • Gay Couples Entitled to Equal Treatment on Birth Certificates, Justices Rule

    06/26/2017 9:10:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2017 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2015 decision recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, ruling that states may not treat married same-sex couples differently from others in issuing birth certificates. The decision was unsigned. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented. The case concerns an Arkansas law about birth certificates that treats married opposite-sex couples differently from same-sex ones. A husband of a married woman is automatically listed as the father even if he is not the genetic parent. Same-sex spouses are not. The case, Pavan v. Smith,...