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  • Vowel Movement: How Americans near the Great Lakes are radically changing the sound of English

    08/24/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 137 replies
    Slate ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rob Mifsud
    On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of “mass communications, compulsory education, [and] the mobility of restless Americans.” These conformist pressures have only intensified in the half-century since the AP warned “that within four generations virtually all regional U.S. speech differences will be gone.” And so as we enter the predicted twilight of regional American English, it’s no surprise that publications as venerable as the Economist now confirm what our collective...
  • A Mayor Tries to Zone Out Free Speech; Pete Buttigieg of South Bend targets a pro-life center

    05/14/2018 12:02:00 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 13, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a constitutional challenge to a California law targeting pro-life pregnancy centers. The so-called FACT Act requires the centers to tell clients they may qualify for subsidized abortions—a clear example of compelled speech. But such laws aren’t the only threats to the centers’ freedom of speech. At the local level, activists have begun a quiet push to protect the abortion industry through zoning. Last month the Women’s Care Center, which operates 28 pregnancy and family-resource centers in 10 states, became the latest target. A Texas-based abortion-clinic chain, Whole Women’s Health, convinced the mayor of South...
  • Trump Generally Sticks to Hammering Donnelly at Indiana Rally

    05/11/2018 4:21:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Rollcall ^ | May 10 , 2018
    Could be template for what Senate GOP wants to see from the president Senate GOP leaders might be smiling after President Donald Trump’s rally Thursday evening. The raucous event in Elkhart, Indiana, saw Trump deliver one of his typical campaign trail stem-winders, with plenty of reminders about the midterm elections and the importance to the president of replacing Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in November.
  • West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina primaries offer November clues, warning

    05/11/2018 12:14:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    foxnews ^ | 05/11/2018 | Douglas E Schoen
    Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries in West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina provided some clues about what to expect in the upcoming November midterm elections – including warning signs for Democrats. In West Virginia, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey emerged as the Republican senatorial nominee in a contentious primary marked by the unusual candidacy of the controversial former coal executive Don Blankenship. Blankenship was convicted and sent to prison for a year for his role in a coal mine explosion that killed 29 workers in 2010. The surprising popularity of Blankenship in pre-election polling – despite his loss Tuesday –...
  • Trump lauds Indiana GOP Senate candidate, knocks Donnelly as 'Sleepin’ Joe'

    05/11/2018 3:10:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    The hill ^ | May 10, 2018
    President Trump on Thursday night heaped praise on newly minted Indiana GOP Senate nominee Mike Braun while escalating attacks on his opponent, incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). During a campaign rally in Elkhart, Ind., Trump lauded Braun as an effective businessman and someone who will be a loyal backer of the president’s agenda while characterizing Donnelly as simply awaiting marching orders from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). “This November Indiana will face an important choice: you can send a really incredible swamp person back to the Senate like Joe Donnelly, or you can send us a Republican like Mike...
  • LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds Rally in Elkhart, IN 5/10/18

    05/10/2018 4:55:47 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | RSBN
    Thursday, May 10th, 2018: RSBN's Tera Broaddrick, Tom O'Neill and Aaron Pangio will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a rally at North Side Gymnasium at North Side Middle School in Elkhart, IN. Watch our all day live stream coverage beginning at 3:00 PM Eastern time.
  • Trump Rally in Elkhart, Indian[a] Tonight! [LIVE STREAM]

    05/10/2018 3:25:14 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 226 replies
    Golden State Times ^ | 5/10/2018 | Live Stream
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMhSl6CxF-Y
  • Six Months Out: The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators in 2018

    05/10/2018 11:03:50 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Rollcall ^ | May 10, 2018
    Sen. Dean Heller is the only Republican running for re-election in a state Hillary Clinton won in 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo) Senate Democrats are still defending 10 states that President Donald Trump won in 2016, but six months out from Election Day, the most vulnerable senator remains a Republican. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller no longer faces a primary threat, but he’s the only Republican up for re-election in a state Hillary Clinton won, and in this national environment that’s a tricky place to be. The Democrats’ odds of flipping a few GOP-held open seats in Arizona and...
  • Blue wave? Not so fast after GOP-friendly primary results.

    05/09/2018 5:28:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/18 | Terry Schilling
    SNIP Tuesday night’s primary election results in Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia provided a major lift to the GOP’s likelihood of maintaining the Senate. In Indiana, Mike Braun, a pro-Trump businessman, capitalized on his grassroots support to defeat two sitting U.S congressmen in order to challenge Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in the fall. Congressman James Renacci (R) won his primary in Ohio in decisive fashion in order to take on Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). And perhaps most importantly, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey pulled off a major upset in a three-way race, defeating the ever-controversial Don Blankenship, guaranteeing a...
  • .Indiana’s Mike Braun, Ohio’s Jim Renacci win Senate GOP Primaries

    05/08/2018 6:42:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | May 8, 2018
    .DEVELOPING… The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci, who has been endorsed by President Trump, will defeat businessman Mike Gibbons in the Buckeye State’s Republican Senate Primary. Renacci will advance to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown in November.
  • .Businessman Mike Braun wins Indiana's GOP Senate primary, CNN projects

    05/08/2018 5:57:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Cnn ^ | May 8 , 2018
    (CNN)Mike Braun, a businessman and former state representative, has won Indiana's Republican primary, CNN projects, and is set to face Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in one of the marquee Senate contests of this year's midterm elections. Braun began the race as a little-known figure outside his hometown of Jasper in rural southwestern Indiana. But he spent more than $5 million of his own money on the race, allowing him to dwarf his opponents, GOP Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, in television advertising. Rokita and Messer relentlessly attacked Braun for his history of voting in Democratic primaries in a county...
  • Looks like Indiana is rejecting the two lackluster congressmen

    05/08/2018 4:34:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    Mike Braun is currently ahead with 41%
  • Indiana Gun Buyback Turns Down Magazines, Private Buyers Pay More for Guns

    05/08/2018 4:05:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A week ago, I wrote about the Crawfordsville, Indiana “buyback”.  The gun turn in event (you cannot “buyback” what you never owned) happened on 28 April, 2018. From the previous article: The event will be held at the Crawfordsville Police Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crawfordsville is about 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis.  From journalreview.com: Residents can turn in semi-automatic rifles, bump stocks or large-capacity clips in an upcoming program sponsored by a local church. Wabash Avenue Presbyterian invites owners to take the weapons and accessories to the Crawfordsville Police Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....
  • 'He's everything': Trump looms large in Indiana and West Virginia primaries....

    05/06/2018 6:41:17 AM PDT · by caww · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/2018 | Al Weaver
    "Trump's playing a huge role in both of those states," said David McIntosh, head of the Club for Growth. "Like everywhere in the country, Republican primary voters really want candidates who are going to support the president and support his agenda." "So you see every candidate pounds his chest and says, 'I'm the most pro-Trump and my opponents — they bet against the president.' It's a repeated line," McIntosh continued. "Voters are smarter than that and sort it out, but it is a huge variable."
  • President Trump to hold campaign-style rally in South Bend

    05/04/2018 7:38:32 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 6 replies
    95.3 MNC ^ | 5/3/18 | Tom Franklin
    President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at Atlantic Aviation in South Bend. During the rally, President Trump is expected to tout the benefits of his tax cuts package and how the economy is affecting Hoosier families. New York, NY – Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. announced today that President Trump will appear at a campaign rally in South Bend, Indiana on Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 pm ET. This is the ninth rally that President Trump has held in Indiana and the second rally in the South Bend area since he...
  • Court docs: Man facing deportation threatens woman with knife because of son’s haircut

    05/01/2018 12:13:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | May 1, 2018 | by Staff
    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – Police in Zionsville arrested a man facing deportation after investigators say he threatened to stab a woman last month. Gregory E. Mitchell, 29, Zionsville, had been drinking heavily and became upset with the woman because she’d taken her son to get a haircut, according to court documents. The incident happened on April 19. Witnesses called police to report a man was threatening a woman with a knife. Dispatchers received two 911 calls about the incident, according to court documents. When officers arrived around 10 p.m., they discovered Mitchell had been arguing with the woman for much of...
  • David Hogg demands Mike Pence cancel NRA speech

    04/30/2018 6:37:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 177 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Gun-control activist David Hogg now wants to stop elected politicians from speaking to the National Rifle Association. In a tweet Sunday, Mr. Hogg noted that he had signed a MoveOn.org petition to “Demand Mike Pence cancel his speech to the NRA convention on May 4.” The tweet to Mr. Hogg’s 777,000 Twitter followers links to a petition that makes a similar demand of Nick Ayers, the vice president’s chief of staff. It was unclear whether the threat from Mr. Hogg’s followers would discourage the vice president from going to the Dallas meeting.
  • Woman who uses her gun to save officer’s life is being sued by criminal’s family for wrongful death

    04/29/2018 5:40:49 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 57 replies
    Holland’s family has now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the officer who was being attacked as well as Kystie.
  • What is the truth in Indiana?

    04/28/2018 1:54:00 PM PDT · by M.K. Borders · 7 replies
    Various campaign liturture | 28 April, 2018 | Myself
    As near as I can tell, the message of all three men is exactly the same: "The other two guys are lying about me because they are establishment RINOs".
  • Planned Parenthood wants government money without accountability........

    04/26/2018 6:38:43 PM PDT · by caww · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/26/2018 | Angela Morabito
    Planned Parenthood’s latest lawsuit betrays the lie that it cares first and foremost about providing healthcare for women... The nation’s largest abortion provider is 'suing to keep information from the government and to block safety inspections at its clinics'... The ACLU, on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana to block a new law that requires two basic things:... Each clinic would need to undergo an annual safety inspection by the Department of Health, and each clinic would need to report any “abortion complications” experienced by its patients to the...