• Rick Sanchez: The Sequester Protester – If President Obama doesn’t like the sequester that he himself suggested, if  the sequester is really doomsday, if the cuts are dangerous and will affect our  national security, then why not find another $85 billion in cuts that aren’t so  apocalyptic? The fact is there’s plenty to cut — starting with the president’s BS.
  • Ruben Navarrette: Listening to an Angel About Immigration – Every movement has its warriors on the front line. When it comes to immigrant rights, that is where you’ll find Enrique Morones. The 56-year-old San Diego native is the founder and leader of Border Angels. Since it began in 1986, the immigrant rights group has gained national acclaim for taking water into the desert for migrants who cross the border and – more recently – for taking on politicians who cross migrants by scapegoating them.
  • Stephen Nuno: If Men Were Angels, the Voting Rights Act Would Not be Necessary – James Madison wrote in Federalist 51 that, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” The VRA acknowledges these wise words in pursuit of greater liberty for minorities at a minimal expense to the majority…
  • Artur Davis: What Striking Down Section 5 Won’t Fix – Conservative legal activists would have been better advised to concentrate on doing away with or revamping the other elements of the Act that actually do much more damage to the proposition of a color-blind politics. Ending Section 5 would be explosive, and still won’t alter the Act’s evolution from an instrument of black voter participation in the South to a prescription for rigged districts that look exactly like spoils and quotas.
  • Anthony Bradley: Human Flourishing: Seeking More for the Oppressed – We need to do more than “end slavery” or “end poverty.” We need to think more deeply about what it means to be human and how we can put people in positions, in accordance with their design by their Creator, to live well. In other words, we need to focus our attention on human flourishing.
  • Ken Blackwell: Secretary Kerry’s “Stupid” Defense of Religious Liberty – Secretary of State John Kerry was barely off the plane in Germany before he embarrassed himself—and all of us—with what is perhaps the worst defense of religious freedom ever offered. Kerry, the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president in 2004, said the United States protects religious freedom because: “In America , you have a right to be stupid.”
  • Alton Drew: Federal Reserve’s Policy Has Not Helped Unemployment – Maxine Waters praised Federal Reserve chairman Ben S. Bernanke for implementing monetary policy that has stimulated economic growth, lending, and employment. Really? I don’t claim to be the sharpest tack in the room, but black American unemployment has been in the double digits since July 2008 while the Federal Reserve has been carrying additional mortgage backed and asset backed securities on its balance sheets since 2007.
  • Kathryn Jean Lopez: Ignore Reality, Double Down on Death, the Sisterhood Demands – Last night I caught the end of the PBS documentary on the feminist movement in America and, as I was made aware earlier in the day during a segment on MSNBC, its final victory will be trumping religious liberty! The documentary wasn’t complete without an insistence that there are people who are trying to take birth control out of the hands of women.
  • Larry Elder: The Borking of “Zero Dark Thirty” – In their defense, director Bigelow and screenwriter Boal say that the film  accurately depicts the role that waterboarding played, along with other sources  and means, in leading to the killing of bin Laden. The film takes no moral  position on the question of waterboarding. To the left, that’s not good enough.
  • Armstrong Williams: Blind Loyalty to Political Party – “We the People” need to awaken to the sad fact that our nation is being  exploited by both political power structures. They pass laws that apply to the  masses and not themselves. They become adolescents and point fingers when this  nation face devastating challenges and cries out for principle leadership. They manipulate the American people with lies, rhetoric and deceit, and continuously  exploit the ignorance and lack of understanding of the people who elected them.
  • Mychal Massie: Obama Using Three Sinister Dynamics – We have a person in office who has avoided the tsunami of justified condemnation because people are afraid of being branded racist.  And he has used the ignorance of others pursuant to the tactics he employs to govern by fiat.
  • Alveda King: Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood Praises Richard Nixon’s Progressive Idea of Family Planning to Abort “Little Black Bastards” – “For years Planned Parenthood has denied its founder’s Negro Project was aimed at controlling the black birth rate. On November 7, 2012 Cecile Richards finally took the shroud off their secret. In light of this revelation, we call on the Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, one of America’s last bastions of racism,” said Catherine Davis.
  • La Shawn Barber: Why Not Change the Name to Texas Whatever You Believe or Not Believe University? – Alexis Lohse, a “militant agnostic” student at the private Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, seeks official recognition for a group she formed called “Freethinking Frogs.” (The horned frog is the school’s mascot.) Atheists tend to refer to themselves as “freethinking,” which implies that we worshipers of the living God are intellectually constrained.
  • Edgar Calderon: Latinos May Be Key to Future of GOP in California – Listen to Ruben Barrales talk about GROW Elect.
  • Kenneth Durden: Cousin Shoots Cousin After Funeral – Pardon my speculation, but I would guess one family member wanted to respect those who were grieving, so he asked the idiot to turn down his music. Challenging someone for doing something disruptive or disrespectful to you and others, in this age of entitlement, self-importance and self-gratification, often leads to violence.
  • Fox News Latino: GOP Seeks Latino Vote to Reverse Decades-Long Slide in California
  • The Hill: J.C. Watts: GOP “in denial” About Its Image Problems With Minorities

 

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