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Black Widow Caught In Planned Parenthood’s Web

by Eric M. Blake September 1st, 2014 Conservative Considerations
Before I turn to my main topic, a comment: I’ve heard this mantra a lot, that if we "militarize" the police force — make them too big, engage in too much surveillance, etc. — it somehow means that "the terrorists win". Now… I’m no fan of Obama’s NSA + IRS "Big Brother" garbage (and yes — I know this narrative was promoted by the LeftConservative-Considerations regarding Bush), but I’m hardly a fan of using the wrong arguments for things, either. Because … let’s be perfectly honest: I’m sure terrorists blew up our buildings and massacred our citizens so that we’d
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Poli Talk

  • It’s important in that as a child I was pushed by police, mistreated by police, cursed by police, and I was a good kid.
    -- Will Acklin, mourner at Michael Brown's funeral

  • Elections is the best way of cleaning things up.
    --Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

  • There’s a new wave, a new kind of politician, that I am part of.
    -- Zephyr Teachout, Working Families Party candidate

  • The only "'war on women" that's occurring is the one being perpetuated by liberal policies that increase regulations for women starting small businesses, take more money out of their hard-earned paychecks and restrict health care access.
    -- Carly Fiorina, former CEO/Senate candidate

Independent Ideas: The Terrorists Win

by Jason Lightner August 29th, 2014 Independent Ideas
Independent-Ideas And here we are, yet again, with even more on the continued militarization of the police in the United States. It just does not stop, does it? Or at least, it won't stop without us actually doing something about it, anyway.

These first two events that we're going to look at hit rather close to home for me.

Philly Cop Files Brutality Suit Against Police Department

From Philly.com:

After a supervisor failed to appear, another officer demanded to see Ruff’s identification. He told her that he didn’t have a state ID on him but had his work ID instead. Ruff

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Win or Lose, Just Think for Yourself

by Ronald A. Rowe August 28th, 2014 Winners & Losers
Winners-Losers Before we jump into this week’s Winners and Losers, I have a question (two, actually) for Camp Campaign readers to consider.  Why is it that the very same people who were obsessed with the amount of vacation time taken by George W. Bush think that anyone who brings up President Barack Obama’s excessive golfing vacations is a racist?  Why is it that the people who are currently harping on President Obama’s vacations were utterly mute when it was Mr. Bush taking time away from the White House?  It is
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Ferguson, Race and the Militarization of Police

by Jessica B. August 26th, 2014 Democratic Deliberations
Democratic-Deliberations The images that have been coming out of Ferguson, Missouri have been terrifying. No matter what side of the political spectrum that you sit on, chances are you have seen the huge military-like police forces and the large groups of protestors clashing on a large scale. Police in heavy protection gear, driving tank like vehicles. Protestors locking arms as locals and even some politicians take to the streets, in some cases throwing Molotov cocktails and looting, but mostly peaceful. Then things turned ugly and even the media was spotted running from tear gas and reported being intimidated by the
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Race-Hustling and “Police Brutality”

by Eric M. Blake August 25th, 2014 Conservative Considerations
Conservative-Considerations From what we hear from a certain all-too-common narrative, you’d think American police were en masse a bunch of evil racist "fascist pigs" who have nothing better to do than harass innocent people. It’s almost as pathetic as the equally false narrative that the pro-life movement is nothing but Old White Men seeking to suppress Women’s Right To Choose.

My esteemed colleague Ronald Rowe has already touched on that other issue, last week — so on that, I’ll just add: This constant invoking of Old White Men as the go-to bogeyman frankly carries a strong undertone of prejudice
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