The President Needs to Learn a Little Respect

In what is being dubbed as the President's "latte salute", Barack Obama gave what looked like a less than enthusiastic "salute" to Marines this morning with his coffee cup as he stepped off Marine One in New York City. On his way to the United Nations, the President no doubt had plenty on his mind. 

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What Really Matters to Arkansas Women?

Women_Equality.jpgSenator Mark Pryor (D-Ark) really needs the women's vote in the upcoming election. In the past, Sen. Pryor has always had the upper hand when it came to getting women's votes; however, this election is shaping up to be a bit harder for the embattled democrat. 

Although Sen. Pryor holds an 8% lead with women overall, when you look at the issues that really matter to women, you see that Sen. Pryor is not understanding the needs of Arkansas women and that could hurt him come November. According to a nationwide PewResearch poll, women cited the economy, along with healthcare, as the most important issue in the upcoming election with 84% of women citing it as being "very important". 

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Yet Another Argument For School Choice?

I have nothing against the public schools. I am a product of the public school system.  My children have gone to public schools since they became of age.  I have always been a proponent of the public school system. 

Until recently. 

Not only have our personal experiences with public schools disenchanted me, but seeing story after story about students being punished for what, in my opinion, goes against everything our country stands for.  The most recent occurred on September 11, 2014 at a school in South Carolina.  Students, in honor of the day, put flags on their cars.  According to local news station WSPA-TV “Principal Aaron Fulmer removed the flags from vehicles parked at Woodruff High School in Spartanburg, claiming rules forbid anything that creates a disturbance or draws an “unusual amount of attention.”  The flag of the United States of America apparently was a disturbance. 

Shannon Grady, wife of a serviceman, who is overseas, interviewed South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District about this incident. 

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Sen. Pryor’s Arkansas: Women Can Read, But Don’t Know Much About Politics

Just in case you haven’t heard... women are a HOT commodity when it comes to politics. Everyone is vying for our votes, and politicians will say, and do, just about anything to get it.

Presidential elections brought the term "War On Women” into the daily lexicon, and today’s Congressional races want in on the action.

Take for instance Arkansas Democrat Senator Mark Pryor, who’s enduring a grueling campaign where the stakes couldn't be higher. Should he lose his coveted seat to his challenger, Republican Tom Cotton, it would likely tip the scale toward a GOP Senate sweep.

Times like these call for dialing-up the "War On Women" rhetoric, as did two Mark Pryor ads that go after his opponent. 

The hardest hitting ad features “Courtney,” who began her proclamation with a somewhat patronizing script of, “I read a lot.” (Gee, I wonder if she can chew gum and tie her shoes at the same time too? Anyway...) It’s the sweeping and misleading accusations which follow that are finally starting to taint the “War On Women” mantra...

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Scotland Decides Its Future Via the Ballot Box: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Over the centuries various countries and civilizations have fought for their independence by way of war or protest.  In what is anticipated to be a historic event tomorrow, Scotland will pursue a bid for independence.  In democratic fashion, the Scottish people will head to the ballot box and vote “yes” or “no” on a referendum as to whether to stay united with the United Kingdom or break free.

If the referendum passes, Scotland will officially declare independence on March 24, 2016.  This will mark the first time since 1986 (Hong Kong not withstanding) that the British Empire has lost a territory.  An independent Scotland would also be the first new country to enter the world stage since 2011.

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