The Best Way to Honor Fallen Soldiers Is to Stop Sending Troops to War

The Best Way to Honor Fallen Soldiers Is to Stop Sending Troops to War By Carey Wedler Every Memorial Day, Americans pay their respects to soldiers who have died while fighting for the US military. Though the good intentions and courage of those who enlist in the armed forces are admirable, the best way to honor those individuals on this holiday—and every day—is to stop sending them to war. This pro-peace sentiment is often conflated with disrespect for the troops: If you don’t support the government’s wars, you must not…

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US-Russia Tensions Are Escalating Because of Collusion Fever

US-Russia Tensions Are Escalating Because of Collusion Fever By Carey Wedler Establishment media and politicians began to sound the alarm on fake news after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, blaming deception and ignorance for his victory. But as much as they might worry about the spread of false narratives and disinformation, their thirst for stories about Russia colluding with then-candidate Trump during the 2016 election proved to be a powerful brand of fake news—one that has most certainly put lives at risk. “Putin’s Puppet” In the aftermath of…

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8 Historic Cases That Show the FBI and CIA Were Out of Control Long Before Russiagate

8 Historic Cases That Show the FBI and CIA Were Out of Control Long Before Russiagate By Jon Miltimore and Carey Wedler Conservatives tend to have two bad habits. First, they’re prone to viewing the past through a nostalgic lens. Second, they tend to instinctively give law enforcement the benefit of the doubt. These tendencies help explain why conservatives for decades have been able to overlook the many abuses—constitutional, legal, and moral—of US intelligence agencies. Unlike some more seasoned media, conservatives have appeared genuinely shocked by revelations of the Trump-Russia…

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The Conceit Behind California’s Bad Idea to Tax Text Messages

The Conceit Behind California’s Bad Idea to Tax Text Messages By Carey Wedler California routinely makes national headlines for its big government policies. This week is no different, as bureaucrats move to impose a texting tax on state residents in the name of providing mobile services to the poor. In a November proposal by the California Public Utilities Commission, Commissioner Carla J. Peterman laid out the “proposed decision” exploring the potential effectiveness of the tax. According to that 52-page report, California’s budget continues to increase even as tax revenues fall:…

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Giving Food to the Homeless Shouldn’t Be a Crime

Giving Food to the Homeless Shouldn’t Be a Crime By Carey Wedler Government has long been characterized as inept. It’s easy to forget that sometimes it can be downright cruel. The latest example comes from Missouri, where the Kansas City Health Department is under fire after employees bleached food intended for the homeless because the people supplying it did not have the proper permit. On Sunday, officials from the health department, accompanied by armed police officers, stopped volunteers with Free Hot Soup Kansas City from feeding the homeless at four…

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DEA Grants Pharmaceutical Company Monopoly on Medical CBD

DEA Grants Pharmaceutical Company Monopoly on Medical CBD By Carey Wedler News circulated recently that the DEA had rescheduled cannabidiol (CBD), the nonpsychoactive ingredient in cannabis, but the technicalities of the agency’s decision actually show their ruling is highly restrictive. The decision concerned a recently FDA-approved pharmaceutical version of CBD, produced by GW Pharmaceuticals. Due to the federal government’s continued prohibition of cannabis, Epidiolex was prohibited from going to market unless the DEA rescheduled CBD. That’s what the agency did, leading some to believe that “since this FDA-approved medication is…

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The Purge Is Here: Hundreds of Political Social Media Pages Deleted Without Warning

The Purge Is Here: Hundreds of Political Social Media Pages Deleted Without Warning By Carey Wedler My page of over two million Facebook followers (Anti-Media) was unpublished today, and I was also suspended from Twitter for no specific reason (Anti-Media was also suspended from Twitter). The WaPo hit piece in question: https://www.washingtonpost.com/busine… Note: I’m now unable to find the list Prop or Not compiled, but suffice to say Anti-Media was on it, and so were multiple others purged today. To be safe, I’ll modify my statement in video from “a…

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The Presidential Alert Text Is Everything You Need to Know About the US Government

The Presidential Alert Text Is Everything You Need to Know About the US Government Op-Ed by Carey Wedler The Internet erupted in a flurry of posts about President Trump’s message to millions of people Tuesday afternoon. The text, which was announced prior to its transmission, served as a test to a new national alert system enacted by FEMA for the purposes of alerting citizens about natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other emergencies. People were quick to express their desire to opt out (you can’t) and their general disgust at receiving direct texts from the…

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5 Stories Nobody Is Talking About as the Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Unfolds

5 Stories Nobody Is Talking About as the Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Unfolds Op-Ed by Carey Wedler The media, Congress, and the American people continue to fix their attention on Brett Kavanaugh and hearings regarding allegations of sexual assault and harassment against him. While these are serious issues and should not be taken lightly, there are numerous other developments that are falling by the wayside as the national conversation remains preoccupied with the Supreme Court nominee. 1. House of Representatives Sneakily Moves to Expand the Patriot Act: In a bill presented as an…

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A Judge Is Trying to Censor Parkland School’s Treatment of Nikolas Cruz: Here Are the Documents

A Judge Is Trying to Censor Parkland School’s Treatment of Nikolas Cruz: Here Are the Documents By Carey Wedler A Florida judge recently proclaimed her right to decide what a newspaper publishes amid the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s decision to publish a redacted report on Nikolas Cruz, the perpetrator of the Parkland school shooting in February. The outlet obtained a redacted version of the report documents from the school district detailing what school officials knew about him in the years leading up to the attack.  The report, however, was mostly redacted pursuant to a court order,…

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