This week’s theme was authenticity and integrity – and the ways that they matter to the conservative movement, and the culture in general.
The Red Cross came under fire for their lack of integrity in handling the massive amount of funds they got for Haiti. Some college students lack the integrity to pay back the loans that they knowingly took.
There’s a lack of authenticity and integrity in the left’s argument against over the counter birth control, against the words that we use in our everyday lives, and in their criticism of Marco Rubio – for being an everyday kind of guy.
It’s just all kinds of crazy, so we talked about it.
It’s all in the podcast
- From The Conservative Union – Leslie and Ryan
- From Free Radical Network – Felicia and JD
- From The Party of Choice – Cori and Andy
THIS WEEK’S LINKS:
Red Cross – Half a Billion Dollars and 6 Homes – https://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-red-cross-raised-half-a-billion-dollars-for-haiti-and-built-6-homes
Why NPR and Pro Publica Look into Red Cross – http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/06/05/412071811/behind-the-story-what-made-npr-look-into-red-cross-efforts-in-haiti
Corruption Index – http://www.transparency.org/cpi2014/results
Nine Reasons why Corruption is a Destroyer of Human Prosperity – http://blogs.worldbank.org/futuredevelopment/nine-reasons-why-corruption-destroyer-human-prosperity
Slate Protests Student Loan Default Op Ed – http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/06/08/lee_siegel_new_york_times_op_ed_is_this_the_worst_op_ed_ever_written_about.html
Original Default Article – http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/opinion/sunday/why-i-defaulted-on-my-student-loans.html?_r=1
Kevin Williamson – Student-Loan Deadbeats: Fashionable Theft –
Free Beacon Calls Siegel a Sociopath – http://freebeacon.com/blog/sociopath-explains-why-hes-above-paying-off-his-debts/
How One Family Avoided Debt – http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/01/how-my-family-escaped-the-college-rat-race/
War on Women Update at Think Progress – http://thinkprogress.org/election/2015/06/06/3664772/well-talk-war-women-2016/
OTC Birth Control Blocked by Democrats – http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/244448-senate-dems-rebuke-gops-over-the-counter-birth-control-bill
Bloody Awful – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/bloody-awful/
The Real Reason Planned Parenthood Trashes OTC Birth Control – http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/10/the-real-reason-planned-parenthood-trashes-otc-birth-control/
Sommers on the Wage Gap – http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/01/no-women-don-t-make-less-money-than-men.html
Study finds, surprisingly, that women are favored for jobs in STEM – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/14/study-finds-surprisingly-that-women-are-favored-for-jobs-in-stem/
Banned Words for Social Justice Warriors – http://mashable.com/2015/06/04/ally-vocabulary-banned-words/#:eyJzIjoiZiIsImkiOiJfazBxeXM0dzZ3Y2huMHF5eiJ9
Jon Gabriel – The Progressive Comedy Pause – https://ricochet.com/jerry-seinfeld-and-the-progressive-comedy-pause/
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