Most Tennesseans Don’t Have Earthquake Coverage Despite Being Near New Madrid Fault Line

Most Volunteer State residents don’t have earthquake insurance, according to an official with the state’s Department of Commerce and Insurance. That matters because Tennessee lies along two fault lines — the New Madrid Fault Line in West Tennessee and the East Tennessee fault line. “Earthquakes can cause a great deal…

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President Trump Ousts Mattis Early, Names Patrick Shanahan Acting Secretary of Defense

by Chuck Ross   President Trump announced Sunday that Secretary of Defense James Mattis will leave office on Jan. 1, two months earlier than expected. Trump is appointing Mattis’ deputy, Patrick M. Shanahan, as acting defense secretary until a permanent replacement is found, he announced on Twitter. I am pleased…

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Commentary: Trump is Smarter Than the Generals

by Christopher Roach   A bipartisan consensus among the foreign policy elite holds that America needs to maintain its de facto overseas empire. This includes both preserving stability, as well as fomenting deliberate instability, including regime change in places like Syria. This consensus among elected officials, defense contractors, general officers,…

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Darrell Scott Commentary: DNC Chair Reminds America of Dems’ Conflict With Faith

by Darrell Scott   Democrats couldn’t have picked a worse time than the Christmas season to remind Americans how much conflict they have with people of faith. During a recent speech at a far-left conference, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez suggested that the reason people vote for Republicans…

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Congress Considered to Have Lowest Ethics of All Professions

by Evie Fordham   Members of Congress are considered the least honest and ethical of professions including telemarketers and car salespeople, according to a Gallup survey released Thursday. Fifty-eight percent of people said they had low or very low faith in the honesty and ethics of members of Congress, according…

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Trump Admin Works Around Congress to Raise Work Requirements on Food Stamps

Tennessee Star

by Tim Pearce   The Trump administration is proposing to limit states’ ability to exempt welfare recipients of abiding by the work requirements in the U.S. food stamp program, the Department of Agriculture announced Thursday. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is pushing the reform to cut down on abuse within the…

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Commentary: Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

by Jon Miltimore and Tyler Brandt   Despite claims that Antifa fights fascism, the group’s tactics actually mirror those of Benito Mussolini’s regime. On March 23, 1919, Benito Mussolini, an Italian veteran of the Great War and a publisher of socialist newspapers, created the Fasci di Combattimento (commonly known as…

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DOJ Says University of Iowa Violated First Amendment By De-Registering a Christian Group

by Neetu Chandak   The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday the University of Iowa violated First Amendment rights after deregistering a student Christian group. Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) stopped receiving recognition from the public university in November 2017 due to the organization’s statement of faith, which the university…

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Government Shut Down Won’t Stop NORAD’s Santa Tracker

by Molly Prince   The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will continue its more than 60-year-old tradition of tracking Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole to deliver presents across the world. The twitter account for NORAD and the U.S. Northern Command announced Friday that Santa will be…

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Democrats Spent Same Amount of Money Building Fake Russian Bots as Russia Did on Real Russian Bots

by Joe Simonson   While the debate rages on over how much Russia really influenced the results of the 2016 presidential elections, one detail put the entire controversy in perspective: Democratic operatives spent an identical amount of money on their project to create a Russian bot “false flag” campaign during…

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