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Topic - John Nichols
The leftist duo of a college professor and a journalist has begun crisscrossing the country again, arguing the media should get sizable subsidies from the government.
The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday, citing the state constitution's ban on gay marriage, despite a Pentagon directive to do so.
Monday's Supreme Court ruling striking down a Montana campaign finance law that restricted corporate giving in elections represents a victory for free speech. But already the left is warning, in the words of the Nation's John Nichols, that "elections [are] for sale."
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has suggested relaxing child labor laws to allow students to earn money by cleaning their schools - one of his many novel proposals that critique calcified elements of the government-constrained U.S. economy.
A wind-whipped wildfire that destroyed more than three dozen cliff-top homes in North Texas was expected to burn through most of the tinder-dry trees and shrubs in its path by daybreak Thursday, helping firefighters contain the late-summer blaze during the state's severe and seemingly endless fire season.
When you find yourself in a hole, you're supposed to stop digging. Not today's political class, however, which seems intent as a bunch of gophers mainlining amphetamines to burrow ever deeper, longer and wider into a morass of debt, unneeded and costly regulations, and just plain boondoggles.
Maj. Gen. John Nichols, the commanding general of Texas Military Forces, wrote in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that because the Texas Constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman, his state agency couldn't process applications from gay and lesbian couples.
But he said the Texas National Guard, Texas Air Guard and Texas State Guard would not deny anyone benefits.