Nashville’s Public Art Program Reportedly Not Getting Enough Taxpayer Money, Despite Significant Past Spending

  Nashville’s public art program reportedly isn’t getting enough taxpayer money, despite the hundreds of thousands of dollars it’s already spent on public art projects, with some of that money going to artists out-of-state. Nashville Public Radio reported that Metro Nashville officials are underfunding their art program. “To make up…

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Commentary: Biden’s Climate Plan Requires a Savvy Response

by Edward Ring   Front running 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden has just released his climate “plan,”claiming that with a $1.7 trillion federal investment, U.S. carbon emissions will reach zero within 30 years. You can say this for Biden – the canny old campaigner isn’t highlighting his climate plan as a cure-all…

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Auditors Fault Unicoi for Mismanaging $30,000 of Taxpayer Money

  Officials in the town of Unicoi spent more than $25,000 of taxpayer money on non-essential items, according to an audit by Tennessee Comptrollers. Comptrollers, for instance, called out the former town recorder and one current employee for receiving discounted rates for their spouses’ medical and dental insurance totaling $13,318 and…

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U.S. Guarantees Hormuz Shipping Passage

  The United States says it will “guarantee freedom of navigation” for shipping through the Strait of Hormuz through diplomatic talks or military intervention, contending again that it was “unmistakable” that Iran launched last week’s attacks on two tankers sailing through the narrow passage. “These were attacks by the Islamic…

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Department of Education Going After Elite Colleges for Allegedly Taking and Hiding Foreign Cash

by Luke Rosiak   The Department of Education is going after U.S universities over supposed ties to foreign governments, after some allegedly took huge quantities of foreign cash and hid it from regulators. At the top of the list are Georgetown University and Texas A&M, which have taken hundreds of…

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Decision to Vacate DOJ’s Wire Act Reinterpretation a Big Win for Online Poker

by Johnny Kampis   A U.S. District Court ruling that said the Wire Act only applies to sports betting not only staves off a Department of Justice effort to end interstate online poker efforts,  it will also help facilitate the growth of poker gaming across the country. Earlier this month, U.S.…

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Commentary: The American Founding’s High-Minded Purposes

by Edward J. Erler   James Madison is justly celebrated for his frequently stated opinion that “all power in just and free Government is derived from compact.” But Madison’s view is not endorsed by all purported champions of the founders. A recent article, “Our Unwritten Constitution: Orestes Brownson and the Foundation…

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New Video Shows Students Stunned to Learn Biden – Not Trump – Made Racially Charged Remarks

by Cabot Phillips   With the 2020 presidential election just 16 months away, former Vice President Joe Biden holds a commanding lead over his Democrat counterparts. Leading in every national poll, Biden has billed himself as relatable, likable, and perhaps above all else, without scandal. And, despite Sen. Bernie Sanders’ popularity with…

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