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Transgender Soldier Back on the Front Lines

Sgt. Shane Ortega is a three-time combat veteran and Wheeler Army Airfield soldier with bulging biceps who can dead-lift 480 pounds and crank out dozens of pullups. On Saturday, he competed in the...

Man Shoots Himself In The Groin With Pistol

Lancaster Online: A 25 year old man accidentally shot himself in the groin at his Lancaster Township home Sunday, police said. He picked up his.40-caliber pistol to put it away when the weapon accidentally discharged the bullet into his groin area, Sgt. Timothy Ponessa said Monday. The man was taken to Lancaster General Hospital […]

Criminal Justice Reform, and More from CRS

“The number of people incarcerated in the United States has increased dramatically over the past three decades,” a new report from the Congressional Research Service observes, from around 419,000 inmates in 1983 to about 1.5 million inmates in 2013. Show More Summary

Contrasting Views on Public Release of CRS Reports

Last year, the Congressional Research Service produced more than 1,000 new reports and more than 2,500 updates of previous reports for the use of Congress, according to the latest CRS annual report. Those figures do not include “approximately 62,000 requests for custom analysis and research” for individual members or Committees. Show More Summary

Panel Urges Former Green Beret Hero Out of Army with VA Benefits

An Army officer accused of killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer...

Words No Longer Have Meaning

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”  — Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass Scalia dissented from the recent SCOTUS Obamacare ruling. “The Court holds that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says ‘Exchange […]

Woe To The Nation Whose Religious Teachers Have Become Workers Of Wickedness

Molly Marshall, Baptist News Global: This is not the first time a black church has been the target of racial terrorism. Is it because African-American churches are seen as centers of power, where prophetic fire continues to burn for justice? Is it because the black church is outside the control of majority population? Is it […]

Notes From HPS

Three important articles, first from Mike Vanderboegh: So when the reset button gets pushed in the aftermath of the tyrants’ attacks and their defeat, they lose it all. Everything. Every tool of our oppression. This is something they should think about before they rouse their own people to righteous anger. They will lose everything they […]

Nuke Talks to Miss Target; Iran's Foreign Minister Heads Home

A senior U.S. official acknowledged Sunday that Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date, as Iran's foreign minister prepared to head home for consultations before returning to push for a breakthrough.

GAO Rejects Air Force Arguments to Retire A-10 Warthog Fleet

The long-range plans of the Air Force and the Pentagon to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt took another hit from a non-partisan government report questioning Air Force projections on the savings from mothballing the fleet.

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