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The Islamist Extremists Kerry Calls ‘Moderates’; Obama’s House Problem On Syria; The EPA’s Clean-Water Cops; Unemployment Up; Viking Bicyclists From Hell – Thursday Morning News Roundup 9-5-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Newspaper: Voter ID Laws Have Positive Effect, If Any, On Minority Turnout

Newspaper: Voter ID Laws Have Positive Effect, If Any, On Minority Turnout

According to an Atlanta newspaper’s investigation, requiring Georgia voters to present a valid form of State-issued photo identification failed to catch a single documented case of voter fraud in five years. Nor did Georgia’s voter ID law stymie the will of non-white voters to play an active part in the process of self-government.

Colorado Lawmaker: No Need For Guns, Legislature Will Protect You

Colorado Lawmaker: No Need For Guns, Legislature Will Protect You

Guns don’t protect people; the government does. At least that seems to be the sentiment of Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, who said in a recent interview that citizens in the State don’t need guns for protection because the Legislature keeps citizens safe.

GOP Will Die Unless It Embraces Liberty

GOP Will Die Unless It Embraces Liberty

Young Americans overwhelmingly support small government, privacy rights and the Constitution. Unfortunately for young people in America seeking a political party that is in line with their values, there’s nowhere to turn.

Northern California County Votes To Secede From State; Nothing Happens

The Republican-leaning rural county of Siskiyou, California has taken the first step toward seceding from the State. County supervisors in Siskiyou, which lies in extreme Northern California along the Oregon border, voted 4-1Tuesday to secede, citing a strong dissatisfaction with the near absence of home rule. Ed Valenzuela, Chairman of the Siskiyou County Board of […]

So Mr. President, Is There A ‘Red Line’ Or Not?

President Barack Obama said recently that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria makes it necessary for Congress, the United States and the world to decide if Bashar al-Assad has crossed the “red line” that merits an attack. “I didn’t set a red line,” Obama said during a news conference in Stockholm. “The world […]

Senate Committee Sets Wheels In Motion For Syrian War

On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution granting President Barack Obama limited authority to initiate a military strike against Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Following objections from Senator John McCain (R-Ariz) that the initial resolution did not go far enough, the Senate panel approved a revised […]

EFF’s Open Letter to John Kerry: Tell Ethiopia to Release Eskinder Nega and Stop Imprisoning Bloggers

The following open letter, written by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, addresses a very frightening global trend: Nations increasingly using terror prevention as justification to lock up dissidents. Based on some provisions in the most recent National Defense Authorization Act, it is possible that similarly extreme cases could occur in the U.S. Dear Secretary of State […]

Obama Stamps His Foot On Syria; Drone Over D.C.; Tinseltown Targets McConnell; DHS’ Panopticon; Quoth The Ravens: ‘Obamacare!’ – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 9-4-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

Faces Of Congressional Support For Syria War: The Out Of Touch, The Super Liberal, The RINO, The Elderly, The Chicken-Hawk And A Cry Baby

Faces Of Congressional Support For Syria War: The Out Of Touch, The Super Liberal, The RINO, The Elderly, The Chicken-Hawk And A Cry Baby

U.S. involvement in the ongoing Syrian civil war is likely, judging by the near-constant war-drum rhetoric from U.S. political elite.

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