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Nov
30

Move Over Clock Boy, Meet Dandelion Boy

30, Nov

By Katie Kieffer

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14-year-old “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed has nothing on 5-year-old “Dandelion Boy” Drew Johnson. Hands down, Johnson is the real victim of our politically correct culture.

Clock Boy has achieved global notoriety on par with Cecil the lion whereas few Americans have heard the story of Dandelion Boy: Indiana kindergartner Drew Johnson of Cumberland Elementary School. Today I’ll utilize Dandelion Boy’s story to explain a trend in American public schools and playgrounds that threatens your child’s long-term psychological development. Continue reading

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Nov
22

Dumb and Dumber Drones

22, Nov

By Katie Kieffer

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If U.S. drone policy weren’t so treacherous, it would be a comedy on par with the hit movie Dumb and Dumber. Instead, U.S. drone policy is just plain dumb.

Today, I’ll walk through the most inane aspects of our drone policy so you can take action before you’re awakened from sunbathing on your patio by the buzzing of a drone snapping your picture overhead. Continue reading

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Nov
16

Your Job, Deported To Mexico

16, Nov

By Katie Kieffer

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After washing down your depression with a shot of whiskey, pull yourself together. I’ll help you get your job back—from Mexico.

It’s natural to be depressed when you lose your job through no fault of your own. Millions of Americans like you are unemployed or underemployed. Specifically, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that around 94 million Americans are out of the workforce. Continue reading

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Nov
09

Check Your Privilege, Obama

09, Nov

By Katie Kieffer

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Check your privilege, President Obama. Specifically, your executive privilege.

If we time-traveled to the days of our first presidents—George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson—we would discover that they all used executive privilege. Here’s the catch: on average, these presidents invoked executive privilege less than once per year (0.79 times/year). Continue reading

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Nov
02

GOP Elites, Stop Biting Our Hands That Feed You

02, Nov

By Katie Kieffer

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If the GOP establishment wants to win in 2016, they should stop biting our hands as we spoon food into its mouth—or prepare to starve.

Last week’s budget deal, which raises our debt ceiling by $1 trillion and increases federal spending by nearly $80 billion over two years, was quietly passed by the Republican-controlled Congress. Also last week, the Republican National Committee (RNC) endorsed one of America’s biggest spending architects to replace John Boehner as House Speaker: Rep. Paul Ryan. Continue reading

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Oct
26

Girl Gone Wild: Hillary’s $350 Billion “Free” College Plan

26, Oct

By Katie Kieffer

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Hillary Clinton didn’t become Washington, D.C.’s #1 Girl Gone Wild by winning wet T-shirt contests but by offering the most seductive plan on college affordability. Here’s how we can beat her at her own wild game…

Hillary knows Obama won the youth vote in two consecutive presidential elections by promising to erase the burden of college loans. She also knows the average college student graduates with $33,000 in debt. Finally, she knows independents and Republicans are offering young voters little by way of a counter offer. Continue reading

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Oct
19

GOP Elite’s Secret Plan to Expel Donald Trump and Ben Carson

19, Oct

By Katie Kieffer

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GOP elites are drawing on fine cigars while drawing up a secret plan to crush top-polling candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

Today I’ll let you in on a quiet movement within the upper echelons of the GOP to take down politically incorrect presidential candidates, especially Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson. Unless Common Core Crusader Jeb Bush is your guy—and I hope he’s not—you and I must expose this movement before it ends our vision for a people’s advocate in the White House in 2016. Continue reading

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Oct
12

I Make Guns, So Sue Me

12, Oct

By Katie Kieffer

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Gun manufactures—I’m talking to you Remington, Smith & Wesson and Winchester—it’s time to stand your ground against lingual bullies. It’s time to say, “So sue me.”

“The gun industry and gun sellers are the only business in America that is totally free of liability,” Hillary Clinton said last Monday. She wants to eliminate the so-called loophole of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which helps shield gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits. Her end goal is to help shooting victims blame and sue gun makers for mass violence.

From Chris Harper-Mercer to Dylann Roof, bad parents share blame for their son’s mass shootings, so Hillary has a better case suing brat makers than gun makers. Continue reading

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Oct
05

Sports and State: Time to Separate

05, Oct

By Katie Kieffer

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All in favor of more separation between sports and state, raise your beer koozies and stop millions of dollars from being wasted on bad coaches and old stadiums.

I love sports and so do you. But it’s not right that you and I don’t have a strong say in how our politicians play ball with our money when it comes to renovating Stone Age stadiums or retiring awful athletic directors. I’m calling foul on plays like a Texas judge’s plot to renovate the Astrodome despite strong voter opposition. And I’m hitting the buzzer on schemes like asking taxpayers to subsidize the remaining $5.6 million on University of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson’s contract.

Join me as I explain why we should be throwing more politicians into the penalty box. Continue reading

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Sep
28

God is Wrong if EPA is Right

28, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

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God “saw all the things that he had made and they were very good” yet EPA policies imply God’s creation, especially CO2-exhaling humans, is very bad. Who’s right?

Today, I’ll use science to prove God right and the EPA wrong in its war on men—and the energy, safety and jobs men extract from refining natural resources like coal and oil. Continue reading

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