Does Your Favorite Charity Meet These Standards?

Written by Gary North on December 23, 2013

Here is an interview with Ken Berger, who runs the Charity Navigator rating service. I recommended using Charity Navigator in my Tip of the Week last Saturday. You can read it here. KEN BERGER: We think there are three critical things to consider. One is the finances of the organization. Is it managed well financially? […]

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Are You an ObamaCare Loser? Check here.

Posted on December 23, 2013

Experts consider health insurance unaffordable once it exceeds 10 percent of annual income. By that measure, a 50-year-old making $50,000 a year, or just above the qualifying limit for assistance, would find the cheapest available plan to be unaffordable in more than 170 counties around the country, ranging from Anchorage to Jackson, Miss. A 60-year-old […]

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“Faith. Family. Ducks.” — West Monroe, Louisiana

Posted on December 23, 2013

WEST MONROE, La. — “Faith. Family. Ducks.” It’s the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small north Louisiana town. It’s perhaps most on display at the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, where the Robertson family […]

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Duck Dynasty: A&E Commits an Act of Symbolic Bestiality

Written by Gary North on December 21, 2013

What A&E has done was best described by astronaut Gus Grissom half a century ago, as recorded for posterity in The Right Stuff. It has committed a deviant act: symbolic bestiality. A&E has screwed the pooch. A&E has just lost a franchise that generates almost half a billion dollars a year in product sales. Can […]

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How Police Use Gun Registration Data in “No-Knock” Raids

Written by John Odermatt on December 20, 2013

Do you think exercising your Second Amendment right of legal gun ownership could be used by the State as a means to infringe upon privacy rights afforded by the Fourth Amendment? Absolutely, Yes! The State could and already has used their knowledge and databases of legal gun owners in order to justify “No-Knock” police raids […]

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Duck Dynasty vs. A&E: Money vs. Principle

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2013

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Phil Robertson has been fired by A&E. This, despite his public statement: I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I […]

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FED Taper: $900 Billion a Year . . . Guaranteed

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2013

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The Federal Reserve will continue to expand the monetary base by $900 billion a year. This is down from $1 trillion a year, or a reduction of 12%. The announcement triggered an increase in the Dow Jones Industrial Average of 293 points. The FOMC released a statement, as it always does. This statement removed all […]

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