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Vets Return to Streets
to Reach the Homeless

Associated Press, by Kevin Freking

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/24/2013 4:18:13 AM

CONCORD, Mass.-- Not far from where the Boston Massacre helped sow the seeds for the Revolutionary War, David Dyer points toward the underpass where he´d score crack cocaine by day and the train depot where he´d sleep some nights. Now, he has a family, a home and a job - helping homeless veterans get off the streets, like he did. Dyer is part of a team of veterans, some formerly homeless themselves, that the state of Massachusetts has hired to get veterans off the streets in the Boston area. Typically, they spend one day a week roaming the city´s storefronts, alleys and

      


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Vets Return to Streets
to Reach the Homeless
Associated Press, by Kevin Freking    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/24/2013 4:18:13 AM     Post Reply
CONCORD, Mass.-- Not far from where the Boston Massacre helped sow the seeds for the Revolutionary War, David Dyer points toward the underpass where he´d score crack cocaine by day and the train depot where he´d sleep some nights. Now, he has a family, a home and a job - helping homeless veterans get off the streets, like he did. Dyer is part of a team of veterans, some formerly homeless themselves, that the state of Massachusetts has hired to get veterans off the streets in the Boston area. Typically, they spend one day a week roaming the city´s storefronts, alleys and

   

 

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Obama Enrolls for Health
Coverage, Won´t Use It
Associated Press, by Josh Lederman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/24/2013 4:15:46 AM     Post Reply
HONOLULU -- He won´t use it, and he didn´t actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges. Announcing his enrollment Monday, the White House called it a symbolic show of Obama´s support for the fledgling exchanges where millions of Americans must buy insurance or face a penalty. Ironically, it also served as a reminder of just how complex and sometimes daunting the process can be. Obama, like so many other Americans, couldn´t use the website. "The complicated nature of the president´s case required an in-person sign-up," the White House said.

Obama´s Misguided Obsession With Inequality
Wall Street Journal, by Robert E. Grady    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/23/2013 5:18:33 AM     Post Reply
In his widely noted speech, President Obama said that "a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility" is "the defining challenge of our time." This belief makes Mr. Obama unique: Unlike the other presidents since World War II, he places inequality above economic growth as the organizing principle of U.S. economic policy. The president´s Dec. 4 speech, at an event hosted by the Center for American Progress, also stressed that increasing inequality is a "decades-long trend"—which carries with it the strong implication that the country needs to reverse the direction it has taken for the last three decades.

Wyoming to fight U.S. over
Indian reservation land grant
Reuters, by Laura Zuckerman    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/23/2013 5:14:44 AM     Post Reply
Wyoming will challenge a U.S. government ruling that more than one million acres of the western state´s land still legally belongs to two Native American tribes, Governor Matt Mead said on Friday. In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week, Mead said he has directed the Wyoming attorney general to take aggressive action to overturn the agency´s decision, which he said would adversely affect the state. The land ruling was in response to an application from two sovereign native American tribes living on the Wind River Indian Reservation to the EPA seeking the same status afforded to U.S. states

The next Detroit? Atlantic City and
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/23/2013 4:53:04 AM     Post Reply
With the closure of the recent Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, rumors of the bankrupt Revel being sold to Hard Rock, more than half of the mortgages in Las Vegas under water, casinos opening up all around the country and online gambling legislation underway in various states, it seems as if the reasons for the very existence of Atlantic City and Las Vegas are in serious jeopardy. Beginning in the late 1940s, Las Vegas became known as the ´adult playground of the world.´ Celebrities knew they made the big time when their names graced the billboards of ‘Sin City.’ Gamblers hoping to

Obama’s accidental lesson for America
Creators Syndicate, by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/23/2013 4:27:28 AM     Post Reply
As the fifth year of the Obama presidency draws to a close, it may be time to examine the unspoken but powerful assumption behind the policies of the president and his party. That is the assumption that in times of economic distress Americans would be, more than usual, supportive of or amenable to Big Government programs. The assumption was widely shared, and not just by Democrats. And it has pretty well been disproven, insofar as any abstract proposition can be disproven, in the five years of the Obama presidency. The Obama assumption has its origins in the 1930s, in the apparent political and

   

 

  


 
Monday deadline for ObamaCare is a
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/23/2013 3:50:52 AM     Post Reply
The deadline for most Americans to have ObamaCare insurance starting January 1 is Monday, but a series of administration fixes and delays is turning the milestone into a day that for many Americans will underscore the uncertainty about the future of the law. The original plan was simple -- that Americans who by Dec. 23 enrolled in ObamaCare online or otherwise and pay in full will have insurance when coverage kicks in New Year’s Day. But the disastrous Oct. 1 start for the federal website and some state-run sites -- marked by crashes and the dissemination of incorrect information -- sent President

Democrats Work to Raise
Number of Female Governors
Associated Press, by Steve Peoples    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/23/2013 3:43:45 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK -- The Democratic Party claims to be the natural home for women. The numbers tell another story when it comes to the nation´s governors. Republicans, four women: Jan Brewer in Arizona, Susana Martinez in New Mexico, Mary Fallin in Oklahoma and Nikki Haley in South Carolina. Democrats: Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire. For the GOP, often accused of waging a "war on women," this advantage offers a powerful tool in the competition for female voters. "We have to show the fact there is no war on women," said Haley, who is in her first term. "The more Republican women out there, the

Cracker Barrel: We screwed up big time
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/22/2013 6:51:50 PM     Post Reply
“We were flat out wrong." That’s the message Cracker Barrel is sending to enraged customers after the restaurant chain removed Duck Dynasty items from its stores over fears it might offend people. “Our intent was to avoid offending but that’s just what we’ve done,” Cracker Barrel said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings.” One of those customers was Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. He said his family has eaten

We need solution-oriented conservatism
The Hill [DC], by April Ponnuru    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/21/2013 5:26:10 AM     Post Reply
Conservatives have a rare moment of opportunity right now. Liberalism has discredited itself through overreach and incompetence. Most Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction under liberal rule. Gallup shows 78 percent of the public dissatisfied with the state of the country. Trust in government is at a staggeringly low 19 percent according to the Pew Research Center. Health care was supposed to be the issue that made Americans return to the big-government fold. Instead, Obamacare has had exactly the opposite effect, confirming people’s suspicions about the ability of government activism to improve their lives. To seal the deal

Peyton Manning is Absolutely, Positively,
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Best Quarterback Ever to Play the Game*
GQ Magazine, by Andrew Corsello    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/20/2013 11:04:16 AM     Post Reply
It is resolved: Football begets more oafish and pretentious sermonizing than any other sport. 1 It is, after all, the Sunday game—America´s religion, Howard Cosell once suggested—with warriors who don “the full armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11) and complete Hail Marys and Immaculate Receptions as they battle over holy ground. It is also resolved: Football fans attain the acme of oafishness when they quibble—interminably, in the hyperbolic, testosterone-fueled tone that is the bread and butter of men´s magazines—about who deserves to be called the greatest quarterback ever to set foot on the gridiron. We know better. We know that gainful best-ever

   

 

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18 Layout Disasters From 2013
That Will Make You Wince
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Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/20/2013 10:07:49 AM     Post Reply
1. “But it looked fine on the screen!” 2. Ewan McGregor has a lot to answer for. 3. Drugs? Drums? Anyway it was a good night. 4. Nova Scotia’s Chronicle Herald was right to celebrate its own success. Or is it Chroinicle? 5. It was a good idea at the time. 6. We should stress that Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw has not been convicted of anything.7. Better out than in. 8. The UK’s criminal justice system has gone to the dogs. 9. So royal. Much voodoo. 10. We think they meant “hot shot”. 12. Denise Van Outen was dragged into



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