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Progressives Everywhere (Except Texas Democrats) Think Rick Perry’s Indictment Is A Joke

Progressives Everywhere (Except Texas Democrats) Think Rick Perry’s Indictment Is A Joke

Texas Democrats are trying to weaponize last year’s DWI arrest of a high-profile party official, flying the public disgrace of Travis County district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, kamikaze-style, right into Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign.

Food Stamp Use Shows Continued ‘Underemployment’ Pain

Food Stamp Use Shows Continued ‘Underemployment’ Pain

A key indicator of economic hardship — enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps — is higher in every state than it was five years ago, even though unemployment has dropped in every state during the same period.

Racial Division On Display As Ferguson Unrest Continues

Racial Division On Display As Ferguson Unrest Continues

A new poll examining how Americans feel about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where police recently shot an unarmed black teen, finds that opinions about protests in the community and the police’s response are strongly divided along racial lines.

Democrats Try To Derail Rick Perry

Democrats Try To Derail Rick Perry

Even those of us who are used to seeing politics get pretty tough and dirty are startled by what just happened in Texas. Last Friday, Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury on two accounts of abusing his office. If convicted, he could face more than 100 years in jail.

Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 8-18-2014: Throw The Bums Out; Take The ‘F*cking Toys’ From Police; Immigration Crisis Afflicts Heartland Harvest; Three Decades Of Failed U.S. Policy In Iraq; Obama Out To Destroy The Press

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NY Times Reporter Says Obama Is Out To Kill Press Freedom

A New York Times reporter facing jail time for refusing to out a source pulled no punches in a column published over the weekend, calling President Barack Obama the greatest threat to press freedom in a generation. “It’s hypocritical,” reporter James Risen told the Time’s Maureen Dowd. “A lot of people still think this is […]

Political Satirist On Ferguson: Take The ‘F*cking Toys’ From Police

On the Sunday edition of his HBO show “Last Week Tonight”, comedian John Oliver issued a scathing rebuke of the police response to recent civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, suggesting that law enforcement agencies throughout the country are increasingly equipped with weapons and vehicles that they don’t need. “This whole story is depressingly familiar,” Oliver […]

America: Throw The Bums Out

Americans are fed up with elected officials, according to recent polling data which finds that just 19 percent of likely voters believe that most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected. On Monday, Gallup reported that the number of Americans who feel that most members of Congress should be replaced is the second highest since […]

Cost To Raise A Child Rises To More Than $245,000

Cost To Raise A Child Rises To More Than $245,000

(MCT) — The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 rose to $245,340, up 1.8 percent from the previous year, according to a government report released Monday. Housing comprised the largest expense at 30 percent, followed by child care and education (18 percent), food (16 percent), and […]

Middle-Class Shoppers More Sensitive To Back-To-School Supply Costs

Middle-Class Shoppers More Sensitive To Back-To-School Supply Costs

WEST MILWAUKEE, Wis. (MCT) — The giant pencil cutouts screaming “One Big Sale Here” throughout the Target store are a dead giveaway: This is the country’s second-biggest shopping season. And for the great majority of Americans, the annual back-to-school extravaganza is unfolding across an increasingly price-sensitive landscape. Cash-strapped, middle-class parents are being economically challenged by […]

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