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Republicans Actually Gaining Ground In House Race

Republicans Actually Gaining Ground In House Race

As Michelle Obama goads party donors with hopes that Democrats can retake a majority in the House of Representatives this fall, people who get paid to forecast election outcomes just aren’t seeing it.

Everybody Wins! Participation Trophies Linked With Political Persuasion

Everybody Wins! Participation Trophies Linked With Political Persuasion

More than half of Americans believe kids should get trophies only for competitive activities in which they’ve placed or won. But nearly half also think trophies should go to any kid who simply shows up, regardless of whether they excel or fail.

Documenting The Arrests Of Journalists In Ferguson

On Aug. 13, police in Ferguson, Missouri, assaulted and arrested two journalists for allegedly failing to exit a McDonald’s quickly enough while on a break from covering the protests. Since then, police actions against journalists in Ferguson have escalated in severity and frequency. Many have been tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets, and at least nine more have been arrested.

It should go without saying that these arrests are a gross violation of the reporters’ 1st Amendment rights, and attempts to prevent journalists from lawfully doing their job on the streets of Ferguson are downright illegal. Freedom of the Press Foundation documented each journalist arrest and is filing public records requests for the arrest records of the journalists who have been assaulted, detained and arrested in Ferguson. All requests are publicly available on MuckRock.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-19-2014: Liberals Lose Their Gun Virginity; The Islamic State’s Ferguson PR Outreach; A Texas-Style Protest To Rick Perry’s Indictment; Mainstream Media Wakes Up To The Problem Of Militarized Police; Consumer Spending Is Up…If You Survived The Recession

Brush Up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition.

Watch Liberal Gun Control Advocates Shoot Guns For The First Time In Their Lives

Watch Liberal Gun Control Advocates Shoot Guns For The First Time In Their Lives

This is pretty cool: self-confessed anti-gun liberals, who agreed to at least see what it’s like to fire a gun, go to the L.A. Gun Club and get beginners’ training. All of them confess it’s the first time they’ve ever fired a gun in their lives.  And some of them walk away from the experience […]

Consumer Spending Gets Back On Track — For Those Who Still Have Any Money

Consumer Spending Gets Back On Track — For Those Who Still Have Any Money

BOSTON (MCT) — Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back. It’s noticeable to Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized in Boston, where handmade women’s hats — a discretionary purchase — sell for anywhere from $35 to $85. “This year, since the […]

The Best Reporting On Federal Push To Militarize Local Police

This article by Hanqing Chen originally appeared August 19, 2014 at the website of ProPublica. by Hanqing Chen ProPublica, Aug. 19, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles […]

Perry Indictment Is BS, Says Texas Gun Store

The Katy, Texas-based Tactical Firearms has again used the business’s marquee sign to call out President Barack Obama with a message defending Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Perry’s indictment is BS, according to the company. Who can name every impeachable act Obama has done? I’m about to personally go yank him out of the White House! […]

Islamic Terror Sympathizers Reach Out To Ferguson Protestors

According to reports, factions of the Islamic State terror group which is brutalizing parts of the Middle East have turned their attention to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The Islamic State was mentioned on a protest sign that appeared in a live CNN broadcast of the events in Ferguson.  Twitter messages from Islamic jihadists in […]

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.

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