Tancredo: Independence Day, Time to Think Radical Thoughts…

Liberty Bell near Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

Shall we celebrate that we are not yet as corrupt as Greece? That we have not yet repudiated our national debts? Or should we put down the bottle and admit how fast we are approaching that day of reckoning? It is time for Conservative Civil Disobedience. Civil disobedience is in fact a conservative idea, a few steps short of overt rebellion. It honors the rule of law by insisting on good law and rejecting bad law.

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Darin LaHood Falsely Claims Illinois Tea Party Groups Endorse Him

Just as the Independence Day weekend neared, the 18th District’s establishment Republican candidate, Darin LaHood, appeared on a Chicago-based radio show claiming that all five local tea party groups in the state had endorsed his primary campaign to replace the disgraced establishment Republican Aaron Schock in the coming July 7 special election. But is this true?

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First Person Dies From Measles in 12 years

Officials confirmed that a woman killed by measles in Washington State this spring had been vaccinated as a child but a combination of health problems, a depressed immune system and being on medication that interfered with her response to an infection left her unprotected from the deadly disease.

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China’s Lehman Brothers Weekend Begins

China’s Shanghai stock market suffered another -6 percent crash on Friday to cap its worst three-week decline since 1992. With Chinese stock down by a third since its June peak, the “Red Dragon” may be facing a weekend similar to

Dairy farmers, Anthony Paudoie and his father Jean-Louis, harvest wheat in a field with their harvester on July 14, 2014 at a farm of Le Pin, near Nantes, western France. The Loire Atlantique department is the second milk producer in France with 840 million liters of milk per year.

The Big Ratchet: How to Feed a Hungry Planet

In her book The Big Ratchet, Ruth DeFries explains how humanity went from hunger to plenty by making more efficient use of Earth’s resources. Even with more people than ever before, “Our current problems are more about abundance than about lack of food. Our species has never had to grapple with such surplus,” she writes.

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Marco Rubio Crumbles in Polls

Republican presidential candidate and US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) saw his support drop dramatically in a new poll of Republican primary voters released Wednesday.

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