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Nagin’s Katrina: Sentenced to 10 years for Bribery, Money Laundering

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city [...]


NSA, FBI Spying on these Muslim-American Leaders

The National Security Agency and FBI have covertly monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-Americans—including a political candidate and several civil rights activists, academics, and lawyers—under secretive procedures intended to target terrorists and foreign spies. According to documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the list of Americans monitored by their own government includes: • Faisal Gill, a longtime Republican Party operative and one-time candidate for public office who held a [...]


The Top 10 Most Patriotic States in America and the Least

According to the Movoto Real Estate Blog,  South Carolina tops the list of the most patriotic states in America.  California comes in as the least patriotic. The data used to compile the list came from the  2012 Census, Veteran Affairs, Google, Facebook and Wikipedia. In this very patriotic time of year, it’s easy to fly our flags high, sing our country’s praises, and fall in love with America all over [...]

At least during the American revolution we knew who our enemies were.At least during the American revolution we knew who our enemies were.

Parallel Between Independence Day Then and July Fourth Now

It was 238 years ago that the 13 Colonies would declare independence from Great Britain with Thomas Jefferson writing the famous words that would characterize the meaning of American exceptionalism and what was at the heart of the rift with King George’s oppressive government. Yet, today many Americans cannot help but see many parallels between then and now. The numerous conflicts of interest within a big suffocating government and its [...]


Why Obama won’t pay for Abortifacients by Executive Order

In the course of a not-entirely-unfair piece by Time magazine that makes it clear that the Obama administration has decided to play partisan politics with the Hobby Lobby decision*, the magazine article noted something interesting.  At issue is the centerpiece of the ruling – that companies are not actually required to violate their owners’ religious principles by paying for abortifacients – and the funny thing here is that the government never [...]