Time and again, the left is shocked when the freedom and prosperity-hating personalities that they idolize and the statist systems that they dream up descend into chaos, madness, and violence. As shown in the Stephen K. Bannon film Occupy Unmasked, the peace and love movement of the 1960s supported the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge, while Occupy Wall Street invariably became the Black Bloc rioters running though city streets and breaking windows.
Given the documented trajectory of "well-meaning" leftist movements and their leaders, it should come as no surprise that the ugly truth about Cesar Chavez is just starting to seep into the public consciousness twenty years after his death. Read The Full Story
Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are threatening to block Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s school voucher bill over fears that Muslim schools could receive funding.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported on Monday that Haslam hinted that he would withdraw his bill after objections from Republican lawmakers that it was not broad enough and that the vouchers could be used by Islamic schools.
Over the weekend, state Sen. Jim Tracy (R) had told The Murfreesboro Post that he had “considerable concern” that tax dollars could go to schools that teach principles from the Quran.
Tracy, who is on the Senate Education Committee and identifies himself as a member of the Church of Christ, insisted that Islamic school funding was an “an issue we must address” before the voucher bill can go forward. Read The Full Story
Senator Jim Kyle (D Memphis) has introduced SR 0037 that creates a study committee on the issue of minor political parties. According to the resolution the committee is to consist of Five (5) senators to be appointed by the speaker of the senate; One (1) member of the Libertarian Party to be appointed by the speaker of the senate; One (1) member of the Green Party to be appointed by the speaker of the senate; One (1) member of the Constitution Party to be appointed by the speaker of the senate; and The secretary of state or the secretary's designee who shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member.
From Barbara Starr of CNN:
The is moving at least one warship closer to the North Korean coastline and more may be on the way, CNN has learned. The SBX-1 radar, a sea-based platform with a radar on top, is also on the move.
A Defense Department official told Starr that the U.S. deployed the radar to monitor North Korean moves, specifically missile launches the U.S. believes may happen in the coming weeks.
The USS Fitzgerald, which is capable of intercepting and destroying a missile, was also moved in December to defend against a North Korean rocket launch.