Commentary: The Courts Would be Wise to Stay Out of Political Battles

The nine philosopher-kings enthroned on the Supreme Court were finally gracious enough to let President Trump proceed with his plans to build a wall at the southern border, at least for now. In a 5-4 ruling, the court last month overturned an appellate court’s decision, allowing the Trump Administration to tap into military funds and continue construction while litigation is pending.

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Shane Says He Will Not Seek a Rematch with State Representative Susan Lynn in 2020

Conservative Mt. Juliet businessman Aaron Shane has decided to take a pass on a Republican primary rematch with Rep. Susan Lynn (R- Mt. Juliet) in the 57th District. Lynn won their primary battle by a 66-34% margin in 2018. Nevertheless, many expected Shane to wage another campaign against the incumbent in 2020.

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The Tennessee Star Report Talks to Jim Larew About How 2020 Democrat Presidential Contenders are Being Received in Iowa

In a specific discussion Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Steve Gill and Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – Gill and Leahy spoke to long time friend and resident of Iowa, Jim Larew. Larew is also the leading Democrat from Iowa who served as an aid and Chief of Staff to former Senator John ‘Chet’ Culver.

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ANALYSIS: Boeing’s Dropped Bid for Next-Generation ICBM Represents Shrinking Industrial Base

In late July, Boeing dropped out of the running for the new intercontinental ballistic missile competition. Boeing chose to remove itself with the expectation it will be unable to provide the system at a competitive price.

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Anti-Sex Trafficking Activist Says ‘No Question’ Trump Has Done More Than Previous Presidents

Anti-sex trafficking activist and filmmaker Jaco Booyens told Fox News host Mark Levin there is “no question” President Donald Trump has done more than previous presidents to address sex trafficking.

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Ohio Gunman’s Alleged Pot-Smoking Friend Who Bought Him Gun Parts Charged with Federal Crimes, Feds Say

Federal authorities announced Monday they made an arrest in the investigation into the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.

Authorities arrested Ethan Kollie, a friend of gunman Connor Betts, Friday and charged him with possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance and making a false statement regarding firearms, authorities announced Monday in a press conference.

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Flowchart Tells Non-Minority Students They Could Be ‘Taking Up Space’

A diversity orientation presentation for law students at the University of South Dakota encourages non “minitorized” voices to consider whether or not they are “taking up space” when they contribute to a discussion.  This comes just weeks after the South Dakota Board of Regents announced an investigation into the existence of liberal bias in the diversity offices of state schools.

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Interior Department Announces Reforms to Endangered Species Act Procedures

The Trump administration on Monday announced reforms to the Endangered Species Act that it says will “increase transparency and effectiveness” in the law’s implementation.

One of the reforms removes a blanket rule which treats protections for threatened species the same as endangered species. It will also require the same standards be used when officials consider delisting or reclassifying species.

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