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Land of the Free: New York Islanders’ fans show their love for America in moving sing-along to national anthem

    Sports used to be fertile ground for celebrating patriotism, but in recent years love of country has given way to social justice crusades and virtual signaling by players, owners, and coaches. Hockey fans and players, however, consistently demonstrate that loyalty to America is still alive and kicking in the athletic arena.   While...

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Chickenomics: What a fast-food cold war is teaching us about the benefits of free-market capitalism

    As I recently sat eating Zaxby’s new Signature Sandwich, I couldn’t help but think about the beauty of capitalism. The fried chicken sandwich war between restaurants across America that heated up in 2019 is the perfect case study in free-market capitalism’s superiority to command economic systems.   If the saying “Imitation is the...

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Memorial Day speeches are no place for politicking

    Memorial Day is supposed to honor the fallen, those valorous men and women who gave their lives to defend freedom in America and around the world. President Joe Biden, however, decided to use his very first Memorial Day speech to criticize America and push partisan policies.   Biden did note the sacrifices of...

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Biden administration takes advantage of gas crisis to push electric cars

    As Americans across the eastern United States felt the effects of the recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline in the form of gas lines and higher prices at the pump, the Biden administration essentially sat back and did nothing. Why?   Jennifer Granholm, secretary of the Department of Energy (DoE) may have...

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If glaciers are really melting and the oceans rising, why are polar bear numbers up and more climate doomsayers living in mansions on the beach?

    “Scientists tell us that this is the decisive decade — this is the decade we must make decisions that will avoid the worst consequences of a climate crisis.”   President Joe Biden made this statement last month at a virtual event commemorating Earth Day, when he also insisted that extreme policies like drastically...

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Tone-deaf NBA continues its social justice crusade while its ratings plummet and its fans race for the exit

    During the 2014-2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, the Atlanta Hawks won 60 games, the most in the franchise’s history, and made their deepest postseason run since they were the St. Louis Hawks in the 1950s and 1960s. The 2015-2016 season should have filled me with excitement at the prospects of a championship...

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Kentucky adoption center fiasco shows what happens when voters elect leaders whose values don’t match their own

    Kentucky foster children suffered another hit as a Baptist adoption and foster care agency was forced to refuse a contract with the state after the Democratic administration declined to make an exception for the group’s religious beliefs.   Quick Facts   Sunrise Children Services declined a contract with the state of Kentucky due...

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Is ‘Woke Coke’ going the way of ‘New Coke?’

    Coca-Cola will pause its “diversity plan” for outside legal firms after the plan’s author resigned amid public backlash, leading to the question: Is “Woke Coke” on its way out?   Quick Facts   Coca-Cola has halted its diversity plan after its author, general counsel Bradley Gayton, resigned last month. The plan required racial...

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Recent incidents show the human cost of portraying the police as villains

    Police officers often face unhappy, hostile, and even violent people in their normal day-to-day activities, but recent interactions between cops and the public show that officers have never faced a more challenging environment as many have been killed, ambushed, attacked, or verbally harassed since the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests kicked off last...

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D.C. officials crack down on joy and happiness even while many U.S. states start lifting COVID restrictions

    The Twitterati let loose this week with a myriad of “Footloose” and Baptist jokes after Washington D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser announced that dancing at weddings has been banned in the Capital of the Free World  — even as many states began easing or even completely lifting COVID restrictions.   Quick Facts   The...

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