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The State of the Union is Not Strong

Watching politicians give speeches, such as Obama’s State of the Union address, is an occupational hazard when you work at a think tank. Which is why, in the past, I’ve heartily recommended the State-of-the-Union Bingo game developed by Americans for Tax Reform. But I was in New York City for a television program about the […]

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Liberty Unfiltered replay

By Steve DUE TO ILLNESS THE RELGION AND LIBERTY EPISODE WILL NOT BE ON THE AIR TONIGHT! INSTEAD WE WILL REPLAY LAST WEEK’S SHOW WITH JEFFREY TUCKER. Listen in: http://vigilantlibertyradio.us/ Join the chat room: …read more Via:: Liberty Unfiltered replay       

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For the Ladies, and the Rest of Us as Well

While  these are (or should be) of interest to all of us, they are targeted a bit more than we usually do to our female readers. I’ve felt for a while that we have been neglecting them, partly my fault and partly I just haven’t seen all that much. But I’ll try to do better, not […]

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Militarized police use technology to usurp 4th Amendment

The war against the Constitution is becoming so intense, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up. Last week, it was the freedoms of speech and religion that were under assault from politicians, the media, and even the Pope. This week, it’s the right to privacy, or to be more specific, the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizure. It was just yesterday that I wrote about the recent Washingon Post/ABC News poll showing that nearly 7 out of 10 Americans favor surrendering the right to privacy to the government in order to be safe from terrorism. Now we receive word of a new radar technology that makes it possible for law enforcement to look inside your home without entering it. According to a report by USA Today’s Brad Heath, at least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of homes to see whether anyone is inside, a practice that raises serious concerns about the power of government to conduct surveillance operations. These agencies, including the FBI and the U.S. Marshalls Service, began deploying the radar systems more than two years ago with little […]

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The Ant and the Grasshopper! A short story of life in the USA! (Bonus Photo)

Bonus Photo: NYC cop ‘beating’ an unarmed black man the way it happens 99.999999999% of the time!Nothing Says ‘Super Bowl’ Party Like Barack Obama Toilet Paper!!Or, if that doesn’t HIT the spot, might I suggest The Obama Punching Bag instead?The ANT A…. . . . → Read More: The Ant and the Grasshopper! A short story of life in the USA! (Bonus Photo)

Neither Obama nor Republicans talked about restoring liberty during State of the Union

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The President’s Address of Lies | FrontPage Magazine

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First Time in [recorded] History: More Businesses Close Than Startup

As the world was rightly focused on Paris and Europe last week because of the Islamic terrorist attack in Paris and credible threats by Al Qaeda in Yemen and by ISIS around Europe, this alarming report from Gallup regarding the United States economy wa… . . . → Read More: First Time in [recorded] History: More Businesses Close Than Startup

Obama’s rose-colored glasses

If it hadn’t been captured on video, I’d never believe that Rachel Maddow’s guest had talked about President Obama’s “rose-colored glasses.” Here’s that video: The person Ms. Maddow was interviewing wasn’t Ted Cruz or Rand Paul. She interviewed Richard Engel, NBC’s “chief foreign affairs correspondent.” Here’s what Engel said: “It seems that the rose-colored glasses […]

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Watcher’s Council Nominations: When The Going Gets Weird, The Weird Turn Pro Edition

Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable.

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

The Council In Action!!

*Virginia Right’s Tom White continues to ascend! This week, an original song of his was featured on John Stossel’s FOX show. It starts about 5 minutes into this segment:

*This week, Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion, Seraphic Secret, The Pirate’s Cove and The Gates Of Vienna earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course your e-mail address won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

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Modern Comments Radio: January 21, 2015

By Modern Comments This week’s guest is Katie, a/k/a the Red Pickle (@redsoutrage) and we’ve got a varied list of discussion topics for you this week! First, we’re going to talk a little bit …read more Via:: Modern Comments Radio: January 21, 2015       

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The Liz Harrison Radio Show – More Taxes!

By Liz Harrison It’s State of the Union day, so there’s pre-game. If you just skipped over that video, that’s fine. There will be more talk about it later, not just poking fun. Today, it’s …read more Via:: The Liz Harrison Radio Show – More Taxes!       

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SOTU…LOL..WHY BOTHER?

It will be the same ole bold lies, smears and straw men… another trip to utopian socialist Fantasyland…. (theconservativecrawfish.wordpress)

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Simon de Montfort’s 1265 Parliament

750 years ago something unique happened, Simon de Montfort (acting in King Henry III’s name, the King was his captive at the time) called a parliament. For the first time (other than for taxation purposes), he summoned what has come to be called “The Commons” citizens (not knights) of the towns and cities of England. […]

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Generals conclude Obama backed al-Qaida

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America’s Enemies: Barry And The Wicked Witch

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The Real House Leaders in 2014

The website GovTrack.us is an excellent resource to see how they voted, and they just came out with a Report Card for 2014. It’s interesting how they graded Republican members of the House on leadership. It’s not about who is in a leadership post or who is a committee chairman.Read More

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Majority of Americans willing to surrender their constitutional rights

It was only yesterday that I wrote about the cowards in the Republican party, and how they were willing to use recent terrorist activity as an excuse to surrender in the war with Obama and his unconstitutional executive amnesty. Sadly, it appears that cowardice is a contagious condition reaching epidemic proportions. Following the recent terrorist attacks in France, an overwhelming majority of Americans have indicated in a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll a frightening willingness to surrender their privacy rights to the federal government in exchange for a little safety. By a margin of nearly two to one, 63% of Americans stated they would give up their personal privacy rights in order to help battle terrorism. 32% of respondents haven’t been struck by the epidemic as of yet. This is a six percentage point increase from the 57% last year, when Edward Snowden informed us that the National Security Agency was collecting massive amounts of data on everyday Americans without a warrant or probable cause. Which begs the question: if the government is already violating our constitutional rights, how far do you think the government will go if we give them permission to do so? Perhaps one of the most […]

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#RoEL January 20: Oh! Have WE got an SOTU Response!

By Allan Bourdius Tonight, January 20th, at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific, The Roundtable of Extreme Liberty will respond to President Obama’s State of the Union Address like you’d expect from Vigilant Liberty Radio: snarky, …read more Via:: #RoEL January 20: Oh! Have WE got an SOTU Response!       

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Obama’s Class-Warfare Tax Plan Targets the So-Called Rich, but Workers Will Bear the Burden

The most compelling graph I’ve ever seen was put together by Andrew Coulson, one of my colleagues at the Cato Institute. It shows that there’s been a huge increase in the size and cost of the government education bureaucracy in recent decades, but that student performance has been stagnant. But if I had to pick […]

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