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Dr. Ben Carson, the Republican dark horse candidate for president, has been a popular draw for conservatives. Unfortunately, he has just sunk his chances by asserting that homosexuality is a conscious choice...because prisoners "choose" to be gay.

Op-Ed: Why the ATF's proposed 5.56 ammunition ban is ridiculous

The ATF and White House are proposing a new ban on certain types of armor piercing 5.56 caliber ammunition; but the logic they're using to support their proposal is severely flawed.

Op-Ed: Opposing Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed doesn’t make you 'homophobic'

Last month, the Ontario Liberal government released the latest sex-ed curriculum, which drew a positive reaction. But there were 500 people that protested outside of Queen’s Park, prompting the premier to refer to them as “homophobic.”

Obama administration to ban green tip 5.56 ammunition?

The ATF is proposing a ban on certain armor piercing 5.56 ammunition, citing the increased availability of 5.56 caliber pistols.

Paul Grignon responds to John Oliver on infrastructure Special

On Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, popular comedian John Oliver looked at the crumbling infrastructure in the U.S. and asked how the government might raise funds for repairs when the people adamantly reject the idea of raising taxes.

Op-Ed: Oklahoma and Nebraska demand legal pot law in Colorado overturned

Nebraska and Oklahoma are being accused as fair-weather federalists because they feel the Supreme Court should overturn Amendment 64, the legalization measure that Colorado voters approved in 2012 for legalizing medical marijuana.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked General Haftar appointed commander of Libyan army

Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni of the internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tobruk has appointed General Khalifa Haftar as commander of the army today.

India passes overseas citizen bill 100 years after Gandhi return

The Indian parliament passed a bill to grant overseas citizenship to individuals of Indian origin residing abroad, a hundred years after Mahatma Gandhi, a key spearhead in India's freedom struggle against the British, returned to India.

Op-Ed: Prime minister Tsipras says Greece will not seek a third bailout

Alexis Tsipras, the Greek Prime Minister, announced that Greece will not seek a third bailout when the extension of the present bailout runs out in four months time.

Republican strategist labels Scott Walker 'a dumb A** '

On February 26, 2015, Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker told the 2015 CPAC, "that he has the guts and experience to take on the Islamic State (ISIS) because he faced down public employee unions in his home state (2012)."

Op-Ed: Walker compares unions to ISIS, gets well-deserved slap by Warren

One thing is becoming very clear about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Either he is a bumbling fool or he needs to fire his speech writer. When Walker compared unions to ISIS, Sen. Warren handed his cluelessness back to him on a rhetorical platter.

Canada denies asylum, deports alleged Anonymous hacker to U.S.

A former U.S. soldier who fled to Canada in the face of criminal charges filed after he was accused of computer hacking for the group Anonymous has been deported from Canada.

Gary Johnson fakes a heart attack at CPAC

During a panel discussion at CPAC, 2012 presidential candidate Gary Johnson faked a heart attack to counter an argument about marijuana creating a higher risk for heart attacks.

Op-Ed: Pressure rising for more foreign intervention in Libya

Recent beheadings and a deadly suicide attack in Libya by fighters claiming allegiance to the Islamic State are creating more pressure for new foreign intervention in Libya.

Op-Ed: Despite CPAC win, Rand Paul still trails Jeb Bush in pre-primary

For a third year in a row, likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, senator from Kentucky and son of three-time GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, has won the CPAC vote. But this vote does not mean electability, so Jeb Bush still leads.

Netanyahu speech to U.S. Congress will be divisive

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit the U.S. next week and address the US Congress. The visit was organized by the Republican controlled Congress in spite of objections from the White House.

Tracking U.S. deportation numbers — Which graph do we believe?

Proponents of amnesty for illegal aliens point to the vast number of improvements made by the Obama administration in our border security and immigration enforcement. They cite the "record" number of deportations, surpassing previous administrations.

Wisconsin 'right to work' bill copied from ALEC model legislation

A progressive watchdog group has revealed that a Wisconsin anti-union bill backed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker was largely copied word-for-word from model legislation drafted by the conservative corporate lobby group ALEC.

Op-Ed: Greece's reform list accepted by Eurogroup but with reservations

The Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis sent a letter to Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem just before the deadline of midnight Monday that outlines proposed reforms that Greece was willing to undertake to receive bailout funds.

Op-Ed: Competency-based college credit offers big benefits if done right

Competency-based college credit is poised to be the next big thing in higher ed. If regulation is maintained, competency-based college education is a great way to get the social, cultural, and financial benefits of nontraditional students on campus.

Turkish men in miniskirts take to streets for women's rights

Turkish men are protesting against a recent attempted rape and murder of a young women by donning miniskirts and taking to the Web and marching through the streets.

Gun rights advocates rally for open carry in the state of Texas

In Texas, activists are rallying for open carry, an issue still causing quite a bit of controversy in both the political world and daily life in America.

Op-Ed: Do-It-Yourself Political Change: Tired of signing petitions?

While the world waits for corrupt politicians to pass legislation against political corruption, we can start voting with our dollars to help decentralize and diminish the political-economic powers that control us.

Op-Ed: When Syria becomes a spring break destination

Last week, a group of three teenage British girls, Amira Abase, 15, Shamima Begum, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, left their homes in east London, and flew from Gatwick airport to Turkey.

Op-Ed: Libyan government in Tobruk withdraws from peace talks

The internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tobruk in the country's east has voted to suspend participation in UN-sponsored talks between the competing militia and governments, according to a member of the House of Representatives(HoR)

Op-Ed: Paul Krugman op-ed about income inequality is a must-read

Widely-known economist Paul Krugman has penned an op-ed in the New York Times asserting that increasing education attainment is not the key to reducing income inequality. Krugman is right on the money...and could save us billions in wasted funds.

Op-Ed: DHS may shut down but TSA will continue groping testicles

The Department of Homeland Security might be shutting down soon but that won't stop the department from reigning its tyranny on the American people.

Op-Ed: Obama dodges lame-duck weakness through healthcare spending

Since the midterm victories that put both the House and Senate under GOP majorities, U.S. President Barack Obama’s lame-duck status has been popularly viewed as a foregone conclusion coloring every speech and initiative he has presented in 2015.

New bill would allow some teachers in Arkansas to carry guns

Republican-sponsored legislation that would allow some teachers in the state of Arkansas to carry firearms to work is now one step closer to being passed.

Op-Ed: Why aren’t Islamic State terrorists Islamic terrorists?

The White House Summit on Combating Violent Extremism ended last week with much politically correct discussion, but no definite plan on how to combat violent extremism, and certainly no willingness to define it.

Op-Ed: Syriza spins debt deal defeat as a success

After presenting proposals for a debt deal that reneged upon most of Syriza's campaign promises that were rejected by Germany, the Syriza Greek government claims it won the battle for the debt deal.

Op-Ed: UK and US want unity government before lifting Libya arms embargo

As the Islamic State draws attention to itself in Libya, Egypt is pushing for a UN resolution to lift the embargo on arms shipments to Libya. The US and UK have urged that the embargo remain until a unity government is formed.

Op-Ed: Syriza sellout sends stock markets soaring

Even the proposals presented earlier that Germany rejected were a sell out of most of the campaign promises made by Syriza including the demand for writing off some debt and for a new agreement rather than an extension of the existing bailout.

Houthis try to extend their areas of control in Yemen

Houthi rebels who have taken control of the government in Yemen have extended their control into areas where they now face resistance from well-armed Sunni tribesmen as well as the Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP).

Op-Ed: How Giuliani's statements about Obama make us less safe

Rudolph Giulani, of 9/11 fame, offered us a profile in courage on that fateful day when the World Trade Towers was bombed, even as today his behaviors make us less safe in an insecure world.

White House still undecided over what to do on immigration ruling

The White House was dealt a hard blow on Monday night when federal court Judge Andrew Hanen blocked President Obama's executive action on immigration. Still reeling from the blow, administration lawyers are debating how to proceed.

Greek proposals for extending loan rejected by Germany

Moments after the European Commission had called the Greek proposals "positive" Germany rejected them. Greece was requesting a six-month extension of its loan program.

Op-Ed: Syriza can either sell out or exit the euro zone

The Greek government has until Friday to give its response to a Eurogroup document that is based on the original bailout deal that Greece had vehemently rejected in the first place. Greece must indicate what it is willing to do to extend the deal.

Op-Ed: Egypt increases intervention in Libya with revenge bombings

Egyptian airstrikes against the Islamic State in Libya were not part of the Operation Inherent Resolve operation being carried out against the IS by a coalition of which Egypt is a member.

Op-Ed: Hippies, Tea Party, Progressives create divided politics

Several years ago a New York Times article compared the Tea Party with the New Left and the hippies, but are there really parallels for the politics today?

White House summit to discuss extremist threats

This week’s White House summit hopes to develop strategies for dealing with extremists, according to officials involved in the planning of the event.