McConnell Strains For Conservative Cred; Is The Big Tent Big Enough For Atheists?; Scenes From CPAC; Uninsured Shun Obamacare; House Rejects CBC Plea For Race-Tinged Reprimand — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 3-6-2014

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McConnell’s CPAC Gun Stunt A Cheap Shot At Conservatives

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), already an odd fellow amid the heady mix of conservatives and libertarians at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, made a silent overture to the Constitutional crowd by tottering onstage holding a rifle. Things got awkward fast. Groan…

CPAC Dispatch: Atheist… And Conservative?

Ayn Rand, an avid atheist, once told William F. Buckley, a reasonably devout Catholic, that he was far too intelligent to believe in God. Both have earned a place of prominence in the modern conservative movement. But if Rand were still with us, would today’s conservatives dare mention her name absent the selective-acceptance afforded by the lens of history? American Atheists President David Silverman is probably a good person to ask. Read More…  

Scenes From CPAC – Day One

From Chris Christie to Adam Kokesh to car modders with questionable taste, CPAC draws out self-styled conservatives of all types. Here, without embellishment, is a photo pastiche of some of the moments we captured – big and small – from Day One. Photos…

Obamacare Sign-Up Rate For The Uninsured: One In Ten

Two new surveys reveal something President Barack Obama and his Congressional yes-men (and women) should have known – indeed, according to some single-payer prognosticators, have known – all along: uninsured Americans, the people intended to benefit the most from Obamacare, are all but refusing to sign up for it. Too Expensive…

House Tables Black Caucus Resolution Condemning Issa For Committee Actions

The U.S. House Thursday rejected a resolution from Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) seeking to condemn Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) for shutting down a committee hearing without letting any Democrat speak, following former IRS employee Lois Lerner’s latest invocation of the 5th Amendment. Read More…

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