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Hundreds of Career Prosecutors
Revolt Against Eric Holder

Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/31/2014 6:07:47 AM

Hundreds of career Justice Department lawyers have broken into open revolt against Attorney General Holder over his support of legislation that would drastically cut back on mandatory minimum sentences for drug pushers. The legislation Holder supports, known as the Durbin-Lee bill, would overturn the current mandatory minimum sentences not only for marijuana violations but for all drug offenses, including major and repeat trafficking in heroin, meth, PCP and other extremely dangerous, and often lethal, drugs. This was too much for hundreds of federal prosecutors. Today, Chuck Grassley, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, read aloud from a letter the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NancyD, 1/31/2014 6:31:17 AM     (No. 9712765)

Why is the Obama Administration so hellbent on destroying our Country?

They are getting away with it because the media is afraid to speak up and challenge them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bgarrett, 1/31/2014 7:08:16 AM     (No. 9712787)

wait a minute!
Making all drugs legal is about Freedom!
All drugs were legal until the United States Federal government began its absurd propaganda of 1937.
Legal or illegal has no bearing on the use of drugs

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Really?, 1/31/2014 7:27:34 AM     (No. 9712800)

I totally disagree. Making Drugs legal like the ones that just killed my nephew after wrecking his family´s lives for eleven years would be the stupidest thing I could imagine. Where do you people come from ?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 1/31/2014 7:34:47 AM     (No. 9712812)

Miley Cyrus twerking across the stage with her tongue out will probably be page 1 instead of this article.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/31/2014 7:49:23 AM     (No. 9712830)

Taking someone who has addictive substance abuse problems and dumping legal problems on them is not helpful.

Prohibition is prohibition.

Read a little history.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/31/2014 7:49:45 AM     (No. 9712831)

Thought he would play catch-up by going for the death penalty with The Joker. Not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Fromtheright2, 1/31/2014 7:54:48 AM     (No. 9712842)

This from a group that refuses to abide by any code of legal ethics. They just don´t want to lose the power to overcharge and intimidate, as they did with the computer hacker who suicided last year.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: The Architect, 1/31/2014 7:56:38 AM     (No. 9712843)

Eric Holder is a criminal. He aids and abets other criminals and inhibits and obfuscates the police. He refuses to enforce the laws he doesn´t like and over extends his reach in areas he has no business being in. He should be arrested and brought to trial.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/31/2014 7:56:49 AM     (No. 9712844)

If I´m going to argue guns in the hands of law abiding citizens is a right, it´s hard for me to argue that marijuana is not. Both have the very real capability of killing and wrecking lives. I´ve had enough of government meddling in my life (BTW: Never used the stuff) and the lives of others. In this, conservatives are hardly better than liberals, only the rules are different.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 1/31/2014 8:02:26 AM     (No. 9712853)

We know he has received HUNDREDS of MILLIONS from the EU and Soros.. Now we see where the other money comes from.. ANYTHING to destroy America.. He´ll have more flexibility....



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Reply 11 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/31/2014 8:07:16 AM     (No. 9712862)

Heck must have froze over - I think I agree with "My People" Holder about something. Ending drug prohibition tomorrow wouldn´t cause me to go out and shoot up heroin and I suspect I´m not alone. People ruin their lives all sorts of ways and the drug war hasn´t stopped that one little bit.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Buttercup82, 1/31/2014 8:12:51 AM     (No. 9712866)

Once we are all high on drugs, they can confiscate all of our guns (and the rest of our freedom). We won´t care as long as the buzz continues, man.

Meanwhile, tobacco is evil and Phillip Morris is Satan.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 1/31/2014 8:13:34 AM     (No. 9712867)

Cloward and Piven.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 1/31/2014 8:22:39 AM     (No. 9712877)

#4- with all respect and sympathy, the fact that the drugs that resulted in the hell your family, and mine, has experienced are illegal didn´t change anything. Regardless of legal status, the result was the same - tragedy and destroyed lives.

What we have today is sick codependent relationship between law enforcement and the narco drug networks. Each generates billions of dollars for their respective networks. Entire government systems depend on the continued trafficking and consumption of prohibited drugs for their budgets and jobs.

The erosion of fourth, fifth, and eighth amendment rights have grown since the Nixon declared "drug war" began. Since then we have seen absurd applications of law that are equally destructive of lives. We see that a simple traffic stop turns into a full felony investigation where a refusal to allow a vehicle search results in detention until a K-9 unit shows up to sniff.

The net result is the high profits that attract high risk and highly violent people to the trade. It corrupts our government. It corrupts our citizens. Basically, once again prohibition does not work.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fobo, 1/31/2014 8:28:19 AM     (No. 9712890)

it´s always refreshing to see thoughtful, reasoned comments here. #3 is a great example. Thanks!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: smak90, 1/31/2014 8:28:59 AM     (No. 9712891)

It is all about creating chaos and nothing else. He is just trying to overwhelm the system and cause breakdown in our systems. The president and his sidekicks want to create a collapse so they can take over for life.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Newtsche, 1/31/2014 8:30:15 AM     (No. 9712895)

Who knew the opiate of the masses would be opium?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/31/2014 8:48:14 AM     (No. 9712922)

Holder should be so ´fortunate´ as to lose a son or daughter to ´recreational´ drugs.
What a slime ball he is. And those GOP Senate cretins who gave him the "thumbs up" are in the same league as he.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: yourblueroom, 1/31/2014 8:50:47 AM     (No. 9712928)

you guys need to think this thru. Street drugs become legal, and what happens then? USFDA happens (Like with alcohol!) and maybe heroine or crack is cleaned up and purified for public use. and who can afford the "good clean stuff"? the productive members of society that wont touch it. the folks that want it but can´t afford the good stuff are gonna do what? BUY THE ILLEGAL BLACK MARKET DRUGS. no taxes, no uplift for purification, etc. i get the "personal freedom bit", but the problem is not solved. know what the problem is? Adam and Eve´s sin in Eden ("the Fall")

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Reply 20 - Posted by: yourblueroom, 1/31/2014 8:51:18 AM     (No. 9712930)

sorry: heroin

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Reply 21 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/31/2014 9:09:26 AM     (No. 9712966)

Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/31/2014 9:11:01 AM     (No. 9712969)

One thing you can say is that Obama and Holder are an effective tag team.

If we watch "2016: Obama´s America" again we´ll see why. Holder also detests America and Britain as "Colonial Powers". He has an axe to grind over Barbados. Together they are dismantling our country piece by piece.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 1/31/2014 9:14:31 AM     (No. 9712978)

"War on Standards" has a nice ring to it...and does a good job of describing one war the Dems, especially the Obama administration, wage.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 1/31/2014 9:21:18 AM     (No. 9712990)

Alas, this comes too late for Walter White.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lagniappe, 1/31/2014 9:29:32 AM     (No. 9713000)

Drug convictions are being used in similar ways that tax-evasion convictions were used to put crime bosses in jail in the past. Most long term drug users end up depending on crime to support their lifestyle and drug convictions are used to get their attention.
Many drug users spend a month or two in jail, then get paroled/probation and mandated into drug treatment programs. Jail can be motivating.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/31/2014 9:30:57 AM     (No. 9713002)

@#3: You stated - "law enforcement officials and innocent bystanders died when criminals decided to shoot their way out of situations to try to avoid a third arrest". Where is your proof? That was the excuse used as 3rd strike laws were being debated. Crime actually went down in Calif after the 3rd strike law was passed.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Doctor P, 1/31/2014 9:44:31 AM     (No. 9713019)

can you imagine the media uproar if this was about a GOP AG?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 1/31/2014 9:46:58 AM     (No. 9713023)

Well - - I´m with With-Hoilder on this one.

So go ahead - - shoot me.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 1/31/2014 9:51:57 AM     (No. 9713030)

#4 - - Drugs didn´t ruin your nephew´s life - - your nephew ruined his own life.

And - - all of that happened under Prohibition. So how exactly is Prohibition helping things?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: gramma b, 1/31/2014 10:15:17 AM     (No. 9713057)

The one and only reason that Holder is behind this is because so many of "his people" are drug pushers. With him, everything is about race and racial payback.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 1/31/2014 10:21:33 AM     (No. 9713064)

consider WHY they might not mind having the sheeple anesthetized.
anyone else remember a famous dystopian work that mentioned the used of "soma". Remember that one? Keep the peasants stoned, avoids insurrection.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 1/31/2014 10:42:21 AM     (No. 9713092)

Don´t know about the other 49 states but in Washington state the ´three strikes´ law is only for violent offenses, not shoplifting. I had jury duty several years ago and that´s what the prosecuting attorney told us when some asked about it. The man on trial was accused of stealing a 25yr old truck and if found guilty would NOT have been sentenced to life.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/31/2014 11:07:39 AM     (No. 9713132)

I don´t think everyone read the article. It isn´t just Maryjane here

FTA: .. for all drug offenses, including major and repeat trafficking in heroin, meth, PCP and other extremely dangerous, and often lethal, drugs.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/31/2014 11:22:29 AM     (No. 9713161)

Mandatory sentences started back when Tip Oneil was speaker in the wake of the Len Bias overdose.He was the Celtics #1 pick and overdosed on coke.Len Bias would mo t likely be alive today if not for the easy availability of drugs and they´re easier to get today,especially heroin.

As experienced adults we can speculate on individuality of personal responsibility. A 14 year old doesn´t realize the consequences of drugs and the least thing the government can do is at least say it´s risky.

It´s crazy to stand over a kid and tell him what they can or can´t eat but have a non staetment on drug use. Obama got slapped by at least 2 liberals over saying pot isn´t all that bad.

I wonder how much Scandinavians pay in taxes to support all their gutter bums,since drugs have been legal there for so long.Wait until the substance abuse bills start rolling in on medicare expansion people. I´l bet within 5 years people will be getting on disability for severe pot addictions.

Udall´s son will probably get some rehab but at his age he´ll go right back to it.People don´t quit addictions until they hit an absolute brick wall.I´ve seen what effect addictions have all my life. I lost my mom at 12 years old from alcohol.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: strike3, 1/31/2014 11:40:16 AM     (No. 9713185)

Out of all of these strong, emotional opinions, #31 has the right answer. These are HIS people and Holder wants to give them a pass. We The People do not.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bmw50, 1/31/2014 11:42:34 AM     (No. 9713189)

Democrats don´t care if you are enslaved to a vice, they love it and they capitalize on it. You get yourself enslaved to your favorite sin or bad habit and a Democrat will help you support it... for your vote.

That´s all the matters to Democrats.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/31/2014 12:09:30 PM     (No. 9713227)

Give this a thought. Even though alcoholic beverages are legal, there is still a large market for moonshine. And, though you never hear about it in the news, a lot of moonshine can kill. And some of it can make a person blind and assorted other ills. And the federal government is very active in trying to find moonshiners and get in jail for long periods of time. All of this is something you don´t hear about because booze of all stripes is legal. If a substance is proven to be hugely dangerous to a persons very like, it SHOULD be banned from sale over the counter.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: gnosticsrus, 1/31/2014 1:29:10 PM     (No. 9713304)

The reason Obama "is hell bent upon destroying this country" is because in the socialist program, aggravating the social tensions is a tool that can be used to increase the level of government control. If you recognize that Obama is a socialist and then look at the socialist program for revolution, all of his actions become clear. Obama wants drugs to be once again the problem they were before Nancy Reagan´s very effective "Just Say No" program (does anyone remember when drugs were cool? In the 80s, Nancy nixed that whole mindset). Why? Because it will increase social tensions, which serves the socialist program. Just like his intention to use executive orders to have prisoners released. He WANTS bad guys out of prison so they will bring the crime level back up to what it was before the 80s and Reagan interrupted their "progress."

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bluefindad, 1/31/2014 1:44:24 PM     (No. 9713317)

The ´legalize´ crowd fails to consider the larger cultural effects. First, legaliization amounts to tacit approval by authority. More importantly, legalization will result in massively increased availability, albeit through ´clean, regulated sources´. Through these sources, many people will be induced to indulge.

There are a large number of people in this nation who do not partake in illegal drugs because their fear of wading into the drug culture to obtain the product outweighs their curiosity. Once the source is legal, and can be easily obtained through an ´authorized´ source, many of these people will partake. Most will not be ´hooked´. However, some percentage will become addicted. Addicts will lose their jobs and destroy their families. They will do whatever it takes to obtain money for their supply, including fraud and robbery. They will resort to the black market for cheaper product. These are people who, if not for legalization, would never have indulged. The result is a massive increase in social cost.

Have doubts? Consider the rise of legalized gambling. Michael Burke, a former attourney turned gambiling addict, says

"The key to addiction is proximity: The more access, the greater the problem. In states that have the lottery, casinos, keno in every bar, and charity poker rooms, the problem is greater,"

Many people who would never have spent the money to go to Las Vegas can now go down the street to the local indian casino. Result? Many lives ruined, and increased cost for all of us.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/31/2014 1:44:41 PM     (No. 9713319)

BGsrret#2 is right, of course. Nobody talks about the inefectiveness of prohibition, how it only increases the costs of product, money laundering, corrupting judges, the entire, always expanding criminal drug underworld, the many death, the total chaos we have triggered in Mexico. Taking the criminality out of drug selling, dealing,
will stop endless deaths just for starters.

Each state, prncipaltiy and city can make its own local rules on public usage of drugs
Vegas, wandering drug craed all over town.
Small town USA very strict rules of behavior
But the good news, low prices, better
dispenaries, no dealers in alleys pitching little kids, corruption of judges, looting of the police almost stops, no more fancy drug lawyers, addicts have access to clinics
a whole new world of patients instead of criminals, and for small farmers, a whole new amazing line of cnabis prduced paper, clothing, rope, all kinds of superior products. Cannabis shirts, natural, never wear out ! A whole new quality paper making
usiness, SAVE THE TREES. Endless new health and wealth ending the most violent prohibition in our history.

The stonger the prohibition laws, the higher the unreal prices, the more violence and upside down murdeing violence in our own neighbor, Mexico. America can end the violence in Mexico, too. Stop prohibition.

On the other hand, anything to revolt against the crook Holder is entertaining.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 1/31/2014 1:48:57 PM     (No. 9713325)

Hundreds of Loyal Americans Revolt Against Zippy Obama.



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Reply 42 - Posted by: shamus, 1/31/2014 2:04:48 PM     (No. 9713335)

These are lazy bureaucrats whining because their job will be harder. They have no regard for the public good or the administration of justice.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Javelin, 1/31/2014 3:06:13 PM     (No. 9713414)

Murder is illegal and people still kill one another. Theft is illegal and, yet, people still steal.
Since these laws don´t work either, shall we just make murder and theft legal?
The fact that there are people who will use dope or delude themselves, and others, into a belief that their use is harmless; does not make the logical case for removing legal sanctions.


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Reply 44 - Posted by: shamus, 1/31/2014 4:02:54 PM     (No. 9713503)

The question of which policy alternatives work to solve social problems is an open one. The program that seemed best to me was supervised parole for nonviolent offenders. Jailing a person for a long period isn´t a particularly effective alternative if there´s any chance that the person can become a productive member of society.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: log cabin preacher, 1/31/2014 5:00:57 PM     (No. 9713590)

Ecstasy was once legal and used in marital counseling. The couple would get a touchy-feely high, be intimate with each other, and as they came down, a truth-serum effect took over and they were able to talk about their issues in a safe place. But since others abused it, the government banned them. I wonder how many marriages could have been saved if ecstasy was still legal.

I think it´s interesting that those who criticize the Dems on gun control "guns don´t kill people - people kill people" and "outlawing guns won´t stop murder" will turn around and blame drugs for death and want the government to ban them. I´ve lost loved ones to both drugs and guns and I mean no disrespect, but drugs did not ruin things but people who abused them and couldn´t find a way out.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: dodge boy, 1/31/2014 6:04:06 PM     (No. 9713696)

In re #1, the Rules for Radicals answers the question. In the 1970s and 80s, the radicals resorted to bombing buildings here and kidnapping and killing high-profile people. Today they operate by stealth - Obie´s intelligencia.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/31/2014 6:43:17 PM     (No. 9713784)

#26, you are wrong. It does NOT get their attention. It only makes it harder for the person to get their lives back on track because now they have legal issues-- including 1000 hoops to jump through for the system, fines to pay, and now a record that makes it almost impossible to find a good job again. Add all that stress to an addict trying to stay clean and you create a relapse and a revolving door through the criminal injustice system. The only ones benefiting are the cops, lawyers, judges, certified rehab centers, prison systems, and politicians while the addict and his family ends up with a destroyed life, living on the fringe, and likely resorting to worse crime to survive. The whole war on drugs is a nightmare and does NOT lower the number of addicts. If anything, it perpetuates the problem.

But I don´t expect folks here to understand that because 90% of you have never lived through the nightmare that I have nor seen half of what I have. You just rely on what has been told to you. The only way to stop or slow drug use is to expand education and provide more services--including mental and emotional health services, affordable rehabilitation centers and counselors, and clean up our dysfunctional society to build stronger and healthier nuclear family units. Making criminals out of people who have problems is NOT the answer.

Now, if Holder is getting rid of the stupid "mandatory minimums", I am all in favor of it. They are as wrong as "zero tolerance" (zero brains) policies. Judges should have discretion and be able to look at each case individually. Anything different defeats the purpose and idea of "justice".


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Reply 48 - Posted by: walcb, 1/31/2014 7:57:16 PM     (No. 9713869)

It´s the law isn´t? What right does Obama and Holder have to say don´t enforce it? If they think it is not right then they need to petition Congress to correct what they see as a problem. In the mean time Holder is in the position to enforce the law, not rewrite it.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 2/1/2014 9:37:54 AM     (No. 9714338)

Not defending Zero´s lawlessness, but it is the same discretion a police officer has on whether to ticket you or give you a warning for violating a traffic law.

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Over 2 billion people are celebrating Easter today, April 20, as the calendars of Western and Eastern churches coincide this year, and these billions of faithful people are celebrating HOPE. The Easter message begins with the hopeful news that death has been overcome by life, that hatred has been overcome by love, and that sorrow has been overcome by joy. The elements of the story involve women arriving at a garden tomb and finding it empty, but even better, meeting the risen Lord, the embodiment of life and love. Their lives are changed forever and so are the lives of many, many

Gorgeous Easter Eggs From the
Master Patissiers of France
Slate, by Kristin Hohenadel    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 6:18:20 AM     Post Reply
Chocolatiers love a holiday, be it Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or Easter. The French version of the Easter Bunny is Easter Bells (les cloches de Pâques)—which allegedly fly to Rome for a few days before the holiday to be blessed by the Pope before returning with chocolate eggs for the kids. But you don’t have to hunt very far to find French chocolate and pastry shop windows full of Easter eggs all trying to out-cute, out-class, or simply out-design one another. Good-looking pastries and other sweets are a modestly priced pleasure in France. But like fashion designers, French patissiers and chocolatiers

Say Goodbye to Taiwan
National Interest Magazine, by John J. Mearsheimer    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 6:11:05 AM     Post Reply
WHAT ARE the implications for Taiwan of China’s continued rise? Not today. Not next year. No, the real dilemma Taiwan will confront looms in the decades ahead, when China, whose continued economic growth seems likely although not a sure thing, is far more powerful than it is today. Contemporary China does not possess significant military power; its military forces are inferior, and not by a small margin, to those of the United States. Beijing would be making a huge mistake to pick a fight with the American military nowadays. China, in other words, is constrained by the present global balance

The Bundy Ranch Standoff
and Attitudes Toward the State
Reason Magazine, by Brian Doherty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 6:05:36 AM     Post Reply
The immediate "crisis" portion of the standoff involving the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy over his cattle grazing on federal land ended last week. Whether this will be end of Bundy´s troubles with the BLM, who have been in court with him over his refusal to pay fees to them for decades, remains to be seen, with the Bundys reporting that they´ve received registered mail from the BLM this week that they haven´t opened yet. I blogged about a lot of the factual background of the conflict here, with links to some relevant court documents. This story

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

Spotlighting a law that stripped
U.S.-born women of citizenship
Los Angeles Times, by Richard Simon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:43:03 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Daniel Swalm was researching his family when he came across a disturbing episode in immigration history. That discovery would lead to a move in the U.S. Senate to apologize for action the nation took more than a century ago. Swalm discovered that under an obscure 1907 law, his grandmother Elsie, born and raised in Minnesota, was stripped of her U.S. citizenship after marrying an immigrant from Sweden. Swalm had never heard of the Expatriation Act that required a U.S.-born woman who married a foreigner to "take the nationality of her husband." Swalm, who lives in Minneapolis, found out about the law



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´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
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For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
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I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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