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Patients Now Have Right To Try, Thanks to Conservatives & Trump

With the signing of Right To Try legislation on May 30, conservative Republicans and the Trump administration have once again shown limiting the reach of the regulatory state and putting the interests of everyday Americans first remain top priorities. The Right To Try legislation — …

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Trump Plays Poker Like a Riverboat Pro

Well, so much for protocol, and diplomatic rules, and the “consensus” of the American foreign policy establishment. All of the wisdom of what is called “the Blob” was exposed as nonsense the other day in Singapore, and all of that nonsense just got scattered to the …

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Smokey Bear the (Unwitting) Arsonist: The Culture War and Western Wildfires

“We held then, and we hold now, that economics alone is not a sufficient basis for determining whether wilderness shall survive or die,” said Secretary Orville L. Freeman in reference to the construction of Interstate 70 in Colorado in 1968. This sentiment, imbued with an …

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Loosening Marijuana Laws Could Reduce Officer Cash Grabs

As the rhetoric ratchets up after President Trump said he’ll likely support efforts in Congress to end the federal ban on marijuana, the passage of such a law could have unintended side benefits — helping to curb civil asset forfeiture. You know civil asset forfeiture, …

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Palestinian Swastikas: Where’s the Outrage?

Sunday, June 10 marked the 51st anniversary of the end of the Six-Day War, in which Israel decisively defeated Egypt and Jordan. As it happens, Hamas’s rolling assault on Israel’s Gaza fence is drawing to an end after nearly three months. What significant lesson can we …

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Learning to Stay Alive and Healthy to Vote in Many More Cycles

I am just back from surgery, having been sidelined for several weeks. As a rabbi, an attorney, and as a person who endeavors to grow more knowledgeable over time, I have learned a great deal from congregants, from clients, and from life about issues involved …

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Religious Liberty in the Phoenix Desert

Mere days after the Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, religious liberty is back in the courts, though not in the mainstream media. Conservatives should take notice. In the wake of Masterpiece, conservative pundits have debated the implications the case …

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Seattle Backs Off Its Employee Head Tax

A couple weeks ago we looked into the legislation coming out of Seattle to tax employers a flat rate for every employee they had on staff, a tax known as an employee head tax (EHT). As a National Taxpayers Union Foundation analysis noted, other cities …

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Despite Talk of a Blue Wave, Rand Paul and Nick Freitas Find Hope

Saturday, June 6th  in rural Northern Virginia, former Green Beret and hopeful Virginia U.S. Senate primary candidate Nick Freitas, garnered final support for his campaign before the primaries on Tuesday amidst national concerns for the fading GOP influence. Freitas was introduced by a number of …

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F — Trump, He Explained  

I have nothing but respect for the craft of acting when it’s done well. But it’s a source of wonder to me that the opinions of actors, on subjects other than acting, should carry any more weight with us than those of your sheltered Aunt …

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