• Her College Told Her Not to Give Out Bible-Themed Valentines. Here’s Her Reply.

    Her College Told Her Not to Give Out Bible-Themed Valentines. Here’s Her Reply.

    Polly Olsen didn’t feel the love when she gave out handmade, Christian-themed valentines to fellow college students last Valentine’s Day, as she has for years to follow her mother’s example.

    A campus security guard intercepted Olsen, a student in the college’s paralegal program, and escorted her to the security office, where she was told to stop because heart-shaped messages such as “Jesus Loves You” and “God Is Love” might offend others.

    But that’s what happened after campus security at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College received complaints of “suspicious activity,” prompting Olsen, 29, to file a lawsuit earlier this month against the school. READ MORE...

  • Evidence of Crimes Irrelevant to Impeaching Trump, Texas Democrat Insists

    Evidence of Crimes Irrelevant to Impeaching Trump, Texas Democrat Insists

    High crimes and misdemeanors are irrelevant to whether President Donald Trump should be impeached by the House, despite the Constitution, a Texas lawmaker said.

    “The people who say, ‘What law did he break? What rule did he break?,’ they are perpetrating upon you a belief that is totally inaccurate,” Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Thursday at a yearly meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington.

    “You decide that you are not going to be nice to suspects when you arrest them, you tell police, ‘You don’t have to be nice,’ … and ban children on the border of color, you produce a policy that separates them from their parents,” Green said. READ MORE...

  • This 1 Move by the Trump Administration Is Boosting My Small Business

    This 1 Move by the Trump Administration Is Boosting My Small Business

    It’s been a banner year for small businesses, and this week was no exception. Small business confidence has now reached its highest level on record.

    Economic growth in the most recent quarter exceeded 4 percent. Wages are rising at their fastest pace in a decade, giving Americans more disposable income to spend on Main Street. Retail sales have smashed expectations, and consumer sentiment is also touching all-time highs.

    Where is this growth coming from?

    One could list multiple factors, but a big one is the tax reform passed late last year. In that reform, small businesses like mine received a new 20 percent tax deduction, allowing us to protect one-fifth of our earnings from taxes—money that can be used to expand, invest, hire, and raise wages. This small business tax relief was long overdue. READ MORE...

  • Why Small Businesses Are More Optimistic Than Ever Before

    Why Small Businesses Are More Optimistic Than Ever Before

    Small business optimism, as measured by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, hit an all-time high in August, shattering a 35-year-old record.

    The good news comes amid the Trump administration’s rollback of business-stifling regulations and the recent tax cuts for businesses. Both have greatly increased small business owners’ chances at success.

    It costs much more, in relative terms, for smaller businesses to comply with regulations, so when regulations are cut, small business benefits most. Tax cuts allow small business owners to keep more of their own money to reinvest in their enterprises, which gives them more opportunities to thrive and makes them more confident about their future. READ MORE...

  • The Alarming Findings of a New Study on Transgender Teens and Suicide

    The Alarming Findings of a New Study on Transgender Teens and Suicide

    One in every two transgender adolescents who are born female but identify as male has attempted suicide in the past year, according to a new study.

    The study, “Transgender Adolescent Suicide Behavior,” was published in Pediatrics, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    It raises serious questions about how families, schools, doctors, government, and the media should grapple with the increasing number of children and teens who self-identify as transgender.

    In addition to the alarmingly high rate of suicide attempts among transgender boys, the study reported an attempted-suicide rate of over 40 percent for adolescents who identify as gender nonconforming (neither exclusively male or female) and nearly 30 percent for transgender girls (children and teens who were born male but identify as female). READ MORE...

  • A Faith-Based Alternative to Obamacare

    A Faith-Based Alternative to Obamacare

    Obamacare’s heavy requirements have hit businesses hard. They’ve also burdened the consciences of religious Americans who cannot in good faith pay for certain drugs and products. It’s no surprise, then, that thousands of Americans are turning to an alternative to mainstream insurance called Liberty HealthShare. We sit down with the founder and chairman of the company, Dale Bellis, to discuss a  concept that has gained traction.

    We also cover these stories:

    • Hurricane Florence is set to cause $30-60 billion in damages.
    • Mounting evidence from U.S. intelligence agencies point to Russia as the culprit behind attacks on diplomats in Cuba.
    • Leaked video shows Google executives grieving with employees after Donald Trump’s election victory.

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  • Facebook folds in free-speech battle

    Facebook folds in free-speech battle

    Facebook has lifted its suspension of Jamie Glazov of Frontpage Magazine and his warning about jihadists, and the author and commentator is crediting media reporting, including by WND, for the victory.

    WND reported Wednesday the social-media company told Glazov was imposing a 30-day suspension because his article about preventing Islamic jihad attacks in America violated Facebook’s “community standards.’

    The article was about Glazov’s new book, “Jihadist Psychopath: How He Is Charming, Seducing, and Devouring Us.” READ MORE...