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Sexual Bias In The OKGOP Chair?

IS THERE SEXUAL BIAS IN REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP?

STATE PARTY OFFICIALS AND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE TULSA AREA A CALL FOR NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE STATE PARTY AND A RECALL ON AN ELECTION

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R3publicans:  The Great War Christmas Truce: ‘They Were Positively Human’

For a brief moment in 1914, the guns went silent and the men risked court martial to play soccer, smoke and sing—with the other side.

By Hunter DeRensisDecember 21, 2018

The Illustrated London News’s illustration of the Christmas Truce: “British and German Soldiers Arm-in-Arm Exchanging Headgear: A Christmas Truce between Opposing Trenches” by A.C. Michael, 1915.Wikimedia Commons/public domain

A 19th-century peace activist once asked, “Is it possible that any Christian, of whatever sect, who believes the New Testament to be anything better than a fable, can doubt for a moment that the time will come when all the kingdoms of the earth shall be at peace?”

read more at https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-great-war-christmas-truce-they-were-positively-human/

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The Prevalence of Myth over History

Today (Nov. 9) I heard a black historian on NPR say that the “civil war” was fought in order to establish a framework for human rights.

He also said that black civil rights achieved by the war were overturned by the rollback of Reconstruction, put back in place by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and was now being overturned again by Trump’s response to the caravan from Honduras.

read more at https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/11/09/the-prevalence-of-myth-over-history/

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Reason:  Thomas Sowell Returns

Thirty-eight years ago, Reason contributor Thomas Hazlett and Senior Editor Manny Klausner sat down with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) economist and social scientist Thomas Sowell for a sprawling interview about race, gender, poverty, economics, and what he viewed as the government’s many failed and misguided attempts to lift up poor minorities. Sowell talked about his history as a Marxist, his frustrations with working in government, and why he rejects the label “libertarian,” preferring instead to describe himself as “a person who dissents from the current liberal orthodoxy.

That interview occurred not long after the publication of one of Sowell’s most influential and widely read books, Knowledge and Decisions, which resulted in The New York Times labeling him “America’s most distinguished black social scientist.”

In the years since, his fame and influence have only expanded. He has written dozens of books, including the much-lauded Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy; served as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution; and been presented with the Francis Boyer Award by the American Enterprise Institute, the Sydney Hook Award by the National Association of Scholars, and, in 2002, the National Humanities Award for his work in economics and political science. He remains one of America’s most distinguished social scientists, period.

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R3publicans:  What the Republicans Could Have Done

Another Republican majority has come and gone. And with nothing to show for it.

Although Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress under a Democratic president during two years of Harry Truman’s presidency, the last six years of Bill Clinton’s presidency, and the last two years of Barack Obama’s presidency, there have been three times in recent history when the Republican Party had absolute control of the government.

read more at https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/11/laurence-m-vance/what-the-republicans-could-have-done/

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R3publicans/RonPaul:  Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh is being used to justify new infringements on liberty. Of course, opponents of gun rights are claiming this shooting proves America needs more gun control. Even some who normally oppose gun control say the government needs to do more to keep guns out of the hands of the “mentally ill.” Those making this argument ignore the lack of evidence that background checks, new restrictions on the rights of those alleged to have a mental illness, or any other form of gun control would have prevented the shooter from obtaining a firearm.

read more via source: The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe

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R3publicans/LA Times:  Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana

President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.

read more via source: Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana – Los Angeles Times

[Editor’s note: With Sessions gone, this article takes on renewed relevance!/sc]

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