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Ex-DOJ official: Abolish the special counsel role

While the news cycle continues at a breakneck pace, a prominent Washington attorney says President Trump’s recent pardon of former George W. Bush administration official Lewis “Scooter” Libby ends a shameful chapter in American jurisprudence and is a clear example of why the special counsel belongs on the ash heap of U.S. history. On April […] …

Atheists demand IRS bill churches $1 billion

A demand from atheists that the IRS bill churches and other religious organizations a total of some $1 billion would violate freedom of worship and destroy many congregations, a new court brief contends. In a case now at the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, churches are seeking to overturn a stunning district court decision by Judge Barbara […] …

NFL 1st-round QB pick quit football to make Jesus No. 1

No one quite understood why Titans quarterback Jake Locker walked away from a multimillion-dollar contract in the NFL in 2015. There was speculation about injuries, fear of concussions, not having the stomach for football, money. But leave he did after playing 30 games, passing for 4,967 yards and completing 27 touchdown passes. He vanished from […] …

James Woods v. Hillary: ‘You couldn’t beat …’

WASHINGTON – Maybe Hillary asked for this one. From now on, before she makes a statement, she might try considering how actor James Woods might respond on Twitter. Friday’s editions of the New York Times, contained an article headlined: “They were never going to let me be president.” Yes, Hillary really said that. Perhaps worse, […] …

Gaining steam! Nebraska joining move to drop occupational licensing

The state of Nebraska requires some 200 different licenses for various occupations. If you’re an audiologist you have one, or a cosmetologist, barber, massage therapist, car salesman, nail technician or title examiner. But soon they may start going away. Or at least be easier to get. It’s because the Legislature voted 45-1 this week to […] …