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  • Do Disproportionate Crime Rates Mean Racist Laws?

    Do Disproportionate Crime Rates Mean Racist Laws?

    African-Americans make up 40 percent of the nation's prison inmates, but only 13 percent of the overall population. Does this mean the laws that sentenced these prisoners are all racist, and need to be repealed? Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul seems to think so. In his announcement of candidacy, when…

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  • Does Sex Deserve More Protection than Faith?

    Does Sex Deserve More Protection than Faith?

    The irresponsible media hype surrounding the so-called “Battle of Indiana” emphasized the issue of gay rights—even though not one word in the Hoosier State's religious liberty law impacted the lives or liberties of gays and lesbians. The press promoted the pernicious idea that legislation protecting the right of people of…

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  • How to Handle a Problematic Father

    How to Handle a Problematic Father

    In his recent announcement of candidacy, Rand Paul faced a dilemma in how to acknowledge the presence of his father, former Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul. The family patriarch has compiled a long history of isolationism, support for crackpot conspiracy theories, expressions of sympathy for Iran and hostility…

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  • Help the National Black Church Initiative Here

    Yesterday, Bill had a tremendous interview with Rev. Anthony Evans of the National Black Church Initiative about his organization's choice to stand up for traditional marriage and break ties with the Presbyterian Church USA after it permitted gay marriage. Here's the website to donate and help the National Black Church…

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  • America’s Decay Is Speeding Up

    As one who loves America — not only because I am American, but even more so because I know (not believe, know) that the American experiment in forming a decent society has been the most successful in history — I write the following words in sadness: With few exceptions, every…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson courtesy of our resident Latin expert David Wilezol: Vergil, Georgics 2.490 Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas “Happy is he who has been able to learn the causes of things” Brought to you by www.billbennett.com

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  • Stay Out of Our Beds and Pews

    In order to find the proper perspective for controversies in Indiana and other states over “religious liberty” legislation, it's worth looking back at the long history of sodomy laws in the United States. That's not because the rules to protect religious believers compare in outrageousness with the criminalizing of gay…

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  • Expand your business: Sierra Vista, Nogales and Douglas

    Recently, our Tucson Hispanic Chamber launched affiliate chambers in Sierra Vista and Nogales. In the near future, we will be launching our Douglas Hispanic Chamber also. Our regional expansion is a great benefit to the more than 1100 members of our chamber as it allows them to build connections throughout…

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  • For Her Campaign, Hillary Selects Contradictory Goals

    For Her Campaign, Hillary Selects Contradictory Goals

    The Democratic frontrunner has reportedly selected the two themes she plans to emphasize in her presidential campaign but seems unconcerned that the twin goals contradict one another. The March 23 headline in the New York Times proclaimed “Hillary Clinton Tests Two Themes for 2016: Working Together and Inequality.” Laura Meckler…

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