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Overflying San Antonio International, I hear on the radio Mexican aircraft, which I can tell from their call signs (Mexican ones start with X) and often the accent of the pilots. These are not airliners, whose call signs are simply the airline and the flight number. I wasn’t too curious until very recently, when my […]

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Adam Townsend, an investor, extreme salesman and futurist, joins Carol Roth to talk about his story from Wall Street mega-success to personal depression and his take on the future. Adam and Carol discus why he is excited about Space Force, why he’s bullish on America (and the stock market) and why he believes we are currently witnessing the greatest roll up of power in all of history, from the political class to the mega-tech corporations.  

You can connect with Adam on Twitter @AdamScrabble.

Join Jim and Greg as they cheer President Trump’s selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court. They also dig into the New York Times story on Trump’s taxes and discuss what might be damaging and what’s just noise. And they discuss the spectrum of attacks Democrats and their media allies are aiming at Judge Barrett – from Obamacare scares to bashing her for being a working mom to why adopting kids from Haiti is somehow troubling.

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President TrumpPresident Trump takes all the latitude given his predecessors, by Congress and the Supreme Court, and uses it to fulfill his campaign promises. This week, a minor beer distributorship heiress used the name of the man she married, and then funded in national politics, to make her endorsement of Joe Biden seem significant. It was fitting that she and the national media thought they would help Biden or hurt Trump’s reelection by invoking the name of a Republican, whose last public act was to publicly, proudly break his and his party’s promises to repeal Obamacare. President Trump struck back against the failure of both major parties’ politicians to fulfill promises about healthcare access and affordability. He has just published a very lengthy executive order on the subject that catalogs the failures of the past and points in a new direction. You should at least skim it before the first debate on September 29.

The executive order is a fairly detailed summary of President Trump’s case for past governments’ failure and present and future improvement for Americans. Here is a quick summary of the order, the highlights, or talking points you might expect in public debate and reporting:

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As I woke up Friday morning, I turned on Fox News only to see Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket being carried up the steps of the Capitol, there to lie in state for the next few days. The Fox anchor was droning on about the “iconic” justice who, I was told, was a person of great importance. So have things gone in the few days since Ginsburg shuffled off this mortal coil. One could be forgiven for thinking some great saint rested in that oblong box. But no, the “saint” is better described as a princess of darkest who was responsible for the murder of millions of babies resting innocently in their mother’s womb.

To put it in the starkest reality, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a stone-cold killer. There is exactly nothing in Ginsburg’s legal career that qualifies her for the moniker “iconic.” “Butcher” is more precise. Along with her allies, Ginsburg pushed the unlimited expansion of abortion, marking her as one of the most enthusiastic mass murderers of the truly defenseless. And I will be damned if I going to mourn her death or shower her with accolades.

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Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court is now official. The former Notre Dame Law School graduate and professor will now take the next step to a seat on the Supreme Court.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Barrett enjoys the widespread and often passionate support of colleagues stretching back to her days as a clerk for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia 20 years ago.

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And, if I don’t much flatter myself, it doesn’t stop me from being a clearer thinker than your average Senate Democrat.

One thing my dogma tells me is that there are a lot of sins we humans do that are none of the government’s business to stop–gossip, lust, laziness, gluttony, not praying enough, not following the Golden Rule, and the list goes on.

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There are a number of key questions transitioning military professionals ask when we plan our off-ramps to civilian life. The one that gets the most attention on career platforms like LinkedIn is, “What shall I do?” In the real world, however, my military colleagues just as often begin with, “Where do you want to live?” […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court

 

At a Saturday Rose Garden ceremony, President Donald Trump officially nominated Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the US Supreme Court. Barrett, 48, currently serves as a judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and as a law professor at Notre Dame University. From 1998 to 1999, she clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Obama in 2016 on a SCOTUS Nominee in an Election Year

 

2016 Obama:

When there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the President is to nominate someone, the Senate is to consider that nomination, and either they disapprove of that nominee, or that nominee is elevated to the Supreme Court. . . . There’s no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off-years. That’s not in the Constitutional text.

In a show we could just as easily have named “David Limbaugh Cuts Through The Static,” the acclaimed NYT Best Selling author, pundit, and brother of Rush Limbaugh sits down with our own Dave Carter for a running stream of analysis that both figuratively and literally cuts through the static. That’s because the interview ran into a technical snag that resulted in actual static in the audio recording! Remarkably enough, Mr. Limbaugh’s clear analysis and commentary rises above the static (owing perhaps to his passion and conviction), so that the audio distortion will not prevent you from hearing what he has to say. And what he has to say needs to heard as a ringing indictment not only of the cancel culture and the left’s mob mentality, but of those on the right whose vacillations have helped bring us to this point.

Then Ricochet’s own Henry Racette stops by to discuss his recent article, “About That Vacancy,” and how he sees the 2020 Presidential election shaping up. This episode is rich in analysis, technical glitches notwithstanding, and we think you’ll enjoy the conversations.

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Here are some stories tonight at MyNorthwest.com. Like another member nearby, I am in a foul mood. If you Must Travel for the Holiday, Be Informed of the Risks Involved.  Read More View Post

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Two videos this week, both concerning police officers in two different situations have motivated me to reflect on officer discretion. The first video concerns an officer that has no clue about officer discretion. Unfortunately school resource officers are used to enforce administrative rules, they should know better, and their supervisors should grow a pair and […]

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“Judge of the Decade”, the Honorable Michael Warren (6th Circuit Court, Oakland County, MI) Author & Co-Creator of the Patriot Week Foundation https://www.patriotweek.org/ discusses the contentious and history-making Trump nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. From a Constitutional perspective, can Democrats go through with their threats to “pack the court”? How and when did SCOTUS become so politicized? If Trump wins reelection, will a second term see a 7-2 Conservative court and how would that impact the country?

Join Jim and Greg as they enjoy the fun ad for GOP congressional hopefuls in Texas, an ad starring Rep. Dan Crenshaw and includes skydiving and multiple movie references. They also fume over the latest revelations proving the FBI knew the Steele dossier was based on a likely Russian spy and still sought FISA warrants without ever revealing the source to the FISA court. And they get a kick out Democrats suddenly wanting Supreme Court term limits since we may soon have an actual conservative majority.

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Were they trying to get coverage for what they had already done? I bet a lot of doctors would be happy to be able to buy malpractice insurance after something goes wrong but before they get sued. Or at some level did they know they were up to no good to begin with? Read More View […]

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In the last two days of a three-day gun workshop, I haven’t killed anyone yet. Of course, the instructor made sure we took special precautions. But as some of you know, I posted about my dilemma of trying to decide if I should conceal carry. I have discovered through this entire experience that my own thinking was unclear about what concealed carry would mean to and for me, and this workshop has expanded my understanding of concealed carry, its benefits and limitations, and what it would mean for me as a citizen of the United States to carry a gun on my person.

I realized early on that this was a very personal and individual decision. I am a small, senior woman. For a person looking for a victim in a situation where he or she may have a few choices, I could be a primary target. Since there is nothing I can do to change any of those factors (unless someone invents the Fountain of Youth), it was sensible for me to consider those conditions.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Beware the COVID Lawsuits

 

The COVID pandemic is a dream come true for trial lawyers. Although many Americans have already suffered severe economic harm, the plaintiffs’ lawyers see near-guaranteed rewards arriving soon from high numbers of deaths, changing protocols developed in a climate of medical uncertainty and bought politicians committed to preserving their right to file baseless suits.

Healthcare workers have done their best to stem this pandemic under stressful conditions. But in a profession usually guided by meticulously researched, double-blind studies, doctors have been forced into unknown territory.