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01/23/2015 - 3:42am

    Just after Christmas, Veronica Rutledge of Blackfoot, Idaho, took her 2-year-old son to a Wal-Mart store to spend holiday gift cards. As they strolled by the electronics section, according to news reports, the toddler reached into his mom's purse and pulled out a handgun that she legally carried. He...

01/23/2015 - 3:28am

    You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people. You might also assume that the rich pay a lot to support government while the poor pay a pittance.

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01/23/2015 - 3:27am

    A Hollywood-handsome Princeton grad recently shot his hedge-fund-founder father to death. The alleged reason: Thomas Gilbert Sr.'s plan to cut his allowance by $200 a month. You can imagine what the tabloids are doing with the story.

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01/23/2015 - 2:59am

    Chickens had plenty to celebrate on New Year’s Day. Supposedly.

    After a long wait, California’s 2008 ballot measure to improve conditions for laying hens finally went into effect....

01/23/2015 - 2:29am

    Until recent years, marijuana prohibitionists have been able to intimidate most reform-minded politicians by simply threatening to brand them as “soft on drugs.”

    But finally, thanks...

01/23/2015 - 2:26am

    Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke is right.

    Women are scary. Women are terrifying. They come into churches and bring cooties with them, and there is no ritual for casting out cooties. Demons, yes....

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