BREAKING: New Allegations Point to Cochran Campaign in Mississippi Senate Vote Buying Scandal
An audio interview has surfaced in which the interviewee claims that he was to be paid by the Cochran camp to grease voters in the Mississippi GOP Senate runoff election. The audio interview, which coincides with a separate audio recording and batch of evidence produced by the newly launched GotNews.com, a project by Charles C. Johnson, alleges that the Cochran campaign conspired with a Mississippi Reverend | Read More »
The White House Does Not Understand What Happened in the Hobby Lobby Case
It is not surprising that most leftist commentators are completely missing the boat on the Hobby Lobby decision. After all, one does not become a writer for The Nation or Mother Jones or DailyKos by being smart or knowledgeable. What’s troubling is that the White House seems equally clueless as to what actually happened today – although it’s still up in the air whether this | Read More »
The Hobby Lobby Decision and the Misleading Language of the Left
Many hours have passed since the Supreme Court made its ruling on the Hobby Lobby case. And as we all know, the Leftist media and Twitterverse has been apoplectic since then, spewing the same tired invective that it usually does when a ruling like this doesn’t go its way. Let’s take a look at a few of the key themes that are out there today, | Read More »
Russia sends aircraft and trainers to Iraq
Nature, it is said, abhors a vacuum. The aphorism applies as equally to politics as it does to science. Back in 2011, the New Yorker had this insightful article on Obama’s disinterested foreign policy: Nonetheless, Obama may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine. One of his advisers described the President’s actions in Libya as “leading from behind.” That’s not a slogan designed for signs | Read More »
Thank You David and Barbara Green and Anthony Hahn
Christianity is a religion of the public square. Followers of Christ are called to glorify Him in all aspects of their life, including their vocation. In fact, Christians are to view their jobs as a ministry. David and Barbara Green have done exactly that. They created a business called Hobby Lobby and they poured their hearts, their sweat, and their faith into it. They treat | Read More »
First Post-Hobby Lobby Decision Halts Abortion-Pill Mandate for Nonprofit
In the first post-Hobby Lobby decision issued by an appellate court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has granted an injunction, halting the HHS Mandate, to a nonprofit religious organization.
The key aspect of this new decision is that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision was confined to for-profit businesses; this decision is the first application of the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding religious liberty to cases involving nonprofits. It marks another step towards the abortion-pill mandate’s defeat.
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‘Freedom’ is just another word for nothing left to buy
I can well understand the urge to make fun of left-wingers hyperventilating over the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” decision against the ObamaCare contraception mandates. Responses such as those collected by Moe Lane here at RedState, and Sean Davis over at The Federalist, are worthy of giggle-snorts. But I can’t help thinking these folks are not merely ignorant or high-strung. They’re not so much ignoring facts | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. What a week it | Read More »
Governor Bobby Jindal wins Twitter
Could there have been a better Tweet posted than that? Of course the Left is depositing their piles of steaming excrement in response to a ruling that didn’t go their way. But Governor Jindal captured it perfectly. You can bet that that is precisely what Obama and his cohorts were thinking, post-ruling. They are bound to be warming up the phone and pen in an | Read More »
Two kinds of people commenting about the Hobby Lobby case…
…the people who are familiar with the case and what was being argued; and then there’s the Activist Left.
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Totalitarians Oppose Today’s SCOTUS Rulings
Make no mistake, both of today’s SCOTUS rulings were about freedom. And the parade of screeching liberals opposed to both results has made it clear that when it comes to freedom, they are against it. The first case, Harris v. Quinn, dealt with the freedom of employees to refuse to join a union or pay compulsory dues to a union they don’t wish to belong to. | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Scalawags and Scoundrels Abscond with the Vote
Well, it’s a done deal. The Republican establishment has proven themselves to be every bit as low-down, dirty-rotten as any leftist Dem. The McDaniel campaign has now found 1,500 invalid votes. Volunteers working for tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi say they have already found 20 percent of the invalid double-votes they need to cancel Sen. Thad Cochran’s business-funded runoff victory. “We’re finished with | Read More »
Hobby Lobby Wins
In a beat down of the Obama Administration, the Supreme Court has ruled that privately held corporations can practice the faith of the owners. Hobby Lobby will not have to comply with the birth control mandate in Obamacare. This is a huge win for religious liberty with Justice Alito writing the decision. The decision does not apply to apply to all businesses, just closely held | Read More »
Is it Time to Put the Brakes on Big Mergers?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss big mergers in the telecom, airline and pharma industries, what they mean for consumers and why it might be time to halt consolidation.
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Thad Cochran or Someone at his Behest Illegally Paid for Votes, Probably
Let’s start with what we know. FiveThirtyEight has done an analysis that shows that Thad Cochran’s campaign benefited from around 30,000 additional black votes in the runoff election as compared to the initial primary. If you were given only this piece of information and knew nothing of how politics works in the deep South, you might well sound like credulous naif and establishment stooge Rand | Read More »