Teachers Union Bluntly Displays Racism and the Media Ignores It

Michigan Capitol Confidential, a publication of the free-market Mackinac Center for Public Policy, found a clause in Ferndale Michigan’s union contract that displays outright racism and the mainstream media has yet to say a word about it. Thanks to Dan Calabrese of Cain TV and social media this has finally came to light.

The clause states,

“Should there be two (2) or more of these applicants with equal qualifications for the position and one (1) or more of these applicants with equal qualifications is a current employee, the current employee with the greatest seniority shall be assigned. Special consideration shall be given to women and/or minority defined as: Native American, Asian American, Latino, African American and those of the non-Christian faith. However, in all appointments to vacant positions, the Board's decision shall be final.”

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Hair Raising Thoughts About Prom

Let’s talk about hair.

For Prom, hair is almost as important as having a unique dress. Unfortunately, I have extensive experience in bad haircuts, bad hair color and bad up-dos. I warned my daughter that the last thing she wants to do is get a haircut and/or color on the day of the Prom. Because of that, I take complete responsibility for the constant “mom, when are we going to my cut and color?” over the last couple of weeks.

Now, I have a pretty level headed young lady for a daughter and her taste in clothing and such is definitely turning to the conservative/classic line of thinking. But hair is another matter, and I am not a fan of the rainbows I see on so many heads these days. So I admit I've been a little panicked over what ideas she might come to me with. She finally decided. “Mom, I’d like to do my hair color like Cassadee Pope.”

I had no idea who she was talking about and quickly started doing an internet search for this person and what her hair looks like. Whew! No rainbow colors. Now we have a starting point and I’m not fearing a Cyndi Lauper hairstyle from the “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” video.

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Family First: Why the Frontrunner for Allen West’s Former District Walked Away

Florida Congressional District 18 is one of the hottest contested districts in the country. After Allen West lost to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy in 2012, conservatives have been eager to win the district back.  The district, which runs from northern Palm Beach County to St. Lucie County, is a Republican leaning district so the loss of the seat to a Democrat was frustrating to conservatives.  

Early in the race, Ellen Andel stood out above the rest. Ellen, the Vice Mayor Pro Tem of Juno Beach, received a high profile endorsement from Allen West in November 2013 and while many candidates were still floundering to find their footing, Ellen had already hit the ground running.  She was seen by many as the best chance to win the seat back from Murphy.  As a mom, a Princeton University graduate, a conservative, and a Washington outsider, she was seemingly the perfect choice for conservatives in 2014. In a sudden and unexpected turn of events, however, Ellen withdrew from the race on February 25 after releasing this statement:

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Will Rising Political Star Erika Harold Make History This Month?

Before you can learn about history, someone has to make history, which is exactly what Erika Harold of central Illinois might accomplish. As a self-proclaimed constitutional conservative, Erika could be the first African American woman to serve in Congress on the Republican ticket.

With no official GOP backing, Harold is quickly becoming a Tea Party favorite, challenging incumbent Rodney Davis, who’s been considered a ‘rank and file’ Republican.

Deemed a rising star within the political movement, Harold has signaled that she will take a firmer stance to protect our civil and religious liberties than her challenger. The fight between Harold, a champion of limited government, and Davis, a seemingly more moderate Republican, represents the inner conflict the GOP has been battling on the national stage. 

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500 Economists Send Letter to Washington Opposing Minimum Wage Hike

On March 12, over 500 economists from around the country, including four Nobel laureates, signed an open letter to Washington urging lawmakers not to raise the minimum wage.  

The letter referred to the report by the Congressional Budget Office that had previously stated,

"Once fully implemented in the second half of 2016, the $10.10 option would reduce total employment by about 500,000 workers, or 0.3 percent, CBO projects. As with any such estimates, however, the actual losses could be smaller or larger; in CBO’s assessment, there is about a two-thirds chance that the effect would be in the range between a very slight reduction in employment and a reduction in employment of 1.0 million workers."

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