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How taxes on vaping are pushing more young people to cigarettes

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When the government tries to micromanage the everyday habits of millions of people, it doesn’t always go well, to put it mildly. The latest example of nanny-state meddling backfiring comes courtesy of ...

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Judge rules in favor of Canadian pastor jailed for holding services during lockdown

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Artur Pawlowski, the Canadian pastor who was jailed for holding church services during Alberta’s pandemic lockdown, has won a major victory in court. An Alberta appeals court panel ruled that the health ...

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Half-day seminar on gender issues, CRT will be July 16

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Do you have questions about the current debate over gender issues or critical race theory? You can attend a free afternoon conference sponsored by Concerned Women for America of Missouri. The event ...

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Senate Democrats introduce bill to intimidate crisis pregnancy centers

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Several liberal politicians are lashing out at crisis pregnancy centers following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. U.S. Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bob Menendez are ...

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Israel dissolves Knesset, calls for new elections Nov. 1

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Israel’s legislature, the Knesset, on Thursday voted to immediately dissolve itself triggering new elections on November 1. It will be a record fifth election in three-and-a-half years. A strange coalition, including an ...

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Criticism grows over FBI’s response to fire bombing of pro-life clinics

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Over 50 attacks, including numerous fire bombings, have been waged against pro-life women’s clinics and churches since the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade. The FBI is investigating the attacks ...

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Israel could see new elections returning Netanyahu to power

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Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping for a historic comeback after the ruling coalition in Israel disintegrated on Monday. The announcement of the split between ruling parties, and possible new elections, ...

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Exxon responds to Biden letter that threatens “emergency powers”

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Exxon Mobil fired back at President Joe Biden who has moved from blaming Vladimir Putin to now blaming U.S. energy producers for soaring gas prices.  The White House is now threatening to use ...

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Summit Christian Academy history teacher honored by national organization

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A local Christian school teacher is being honored for making history come alive for his students. Greg Finch has been named the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding ...

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We can know what’s false but censorship isn’t the answser

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We should know by now that censorship is bad even if you’re confident that you’re censoring “the right things.”  I recently saw a tweet from commentator and political scientist Yascha Mounk that I think ...

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Missouri legislative session ends with several budget, education bills passed

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The Missouri Legislature concluded a sometimes-contentious session last week with victories and disappointments for parties. These are the most significant actions, according to Missourinet. State budget. With little time to spare, the ...

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Here’s who created the baby formula crisis

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As many know, the US is confronting a shortage in baby formula that has grown quite serious. What started as complaints on Twitter of “out of stock” messages on Amazon purchases has ...

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Voice of America accused of pro-Islamist bias in reporting

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The Voice of America has a pro-Islamic bias, according to a watchdog group that has filed Freedom of Information Act request. The American Accountability Foundation is investigating allegations that VOA was amplifying ...

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IRS backlog affects churches, ministries, leaving donors in the dark

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As the filing deadline nears, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service continues to experience delays in processing last year’s tax returns. Millions of tax returns and filings are still backlogged, including those in ...

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Why is Florida’s new railroad 5% the cost of California’s?

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Florida is an example of how a railroad should be built but will the private endeavor convince politicians who are used to spending money? When the Federal Government ordered the construction of ...

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How some food donation hurts people

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A major problem with how food donation currently works in the United States is that a lot of the calories in those boxes and bags come from items that aren’t particularly healthy, such ...

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Chinese government rewriting Bible to fit communist agenda

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The Chinese government is rewriting the Bible in accordance with communist values, The Voice of the Martyrs warned. “This is a project that the Chinese Communist Party announced in 2019,” Todd Nettleton ...

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What Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter teach us about power

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My dad gave me J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Fellowship of the Ring, and the book awakened my mind and imagination in ways I didn’t fully understand at the time. For many years as ...

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Award-winning journalist criticizes media’s use of fact-checkers to shape opinion

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The rise of media fact-checkers has raised the question of just who is checking the fact-checkers. “Nearly every mode of information has been co-opted, if it can be co-opted by some group, ...

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Ethical issues with technology to watch this year

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The ethical concerns over the effects of technology on humans have given way to larger issues about pervasive surveillance and the threat of digital authoritarianism For all of the good uses of ...

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2021: The year of mistrust and suspicion

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Although there are many things that characterize the year 2021, perhaps nothing is more conspicuous than the deep lack of trust that Americans have in their national leadership. From the president to ...

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Economic crisis of 2021 forces economists to lower expectations for 2022

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The pandemic, mandates, record inflation, runaway government spending and supply chain problems have created a shaky U.S. economy. As a result, financial institutions and leading economists have lowered their 2022 economic outlooks. ...

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National debt soars to nearly $300,000 for each American household

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If rising inflation were not enough, every U.S. household also owes nearly $300,000 as their share of the national debt. The current debt has reached about $28.9 trillion, a number that is ...

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Missouri remains one of freest states, while Kansas not so much

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Missouri is the 11th-freest state in the nation, while Kansas ranks 27th, according to the new Cato Institute Freedom in the 50 States report. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank ...

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How does government welfare measure up against church or charity help?

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It’s that time of year again, the time when Americans consume more than ever, but also the time when America highlights charity more than ever – including to the local church. Indeed, ...

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