Barton: American Was Never Colonialist

Sometimes you really have to wonder whether David Barton is breathing the same air the rest of us are. He’s so utterly deluded that one could be forgiven for assuming that he was doing serious drugs. And he is, in a sense — he’s high on Jesus. On his radio show recently he declared that America had never been a colonialist country, unlike those anti-religious countries in Europe:
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Obama’s New Tax Reform Proposal

President Obama has put out a “framework” for a tax reform proposal, that is very short on details but would essentially trade lower marginal tax rates for corporations for the elimination of “loopholes” — good luck getting a coherent definition of what that is — that will supposedly raise more revenue. And the experts are pointing out some of the problems with it. Scott Hodge writes:
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Fed. Judge Strikes Down Pharmacy Restrictions

In what is sure to be a very controversial decision, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Leighton has ruled that a law requiring pharmacies to stock the morning-after pill violates the religious freedom and equal protection rights of pharmacists who have religious objections to doing so. You can read the full ruling here. I haven’t read the entire thing yet, but it appears that he based the ruling largely on the grounds that since pharmacists are allowed leeway on what they stock for non-religious reasons, they should also be allowed to refuse to stock certain medications for religious purposes.
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