What We’re Reading December 31, 2013

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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Tuesday December 31, 2013.

Happy Last Day of 2013! We at Eagle Rising, hope and pray that your 2014 brings you many blessings and joy. Keep working hard to make this world a better place, together we can accomplish anything!

President Obama is losing control of the Democrat Party.

The constant cries of racism are doing much more harm than good for our civil discourse.

As my colleague Kevin D. Williamson points out in the latest issue of National Review, the Reverend Martin Luther King was always careful with accusations of racism. “He often pointed out that Barry Goldwater was not himself a racist,” even though he voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Williamson notes. King had been told that Goldwater had worked hard to desegregate the Air National Guard in Arizona and had donated his own money for a lawsuit to desegregate a Phoenix high school. “Another reason that MLK did not call Senator Goldwater a racist is that he did not wish to look like a fool,” Williamson writes. Would that those who claim the mantle of King today were so careful in their research and so restrained in their language. Fighting racism is important business. It shouldn’t be sullied or cheapened by those who too often treat the term as the easiest political club to grab. 

Here’s a great statistic. 2013 saw the fewest police deaths by firearm since… 1887. That’s right, 1887.

Here is a diagram that shows you how the NSA can hack your iPhone. Here is some evidence that tells us that the NSA can hack your wi-fi signal from as far as eight miles away!

Senator Rand Paul continues to work wonders by uniting disparate groups of Republicans, and conservative evangelicals are liking him more and more!

Here are three of the most irrational arguments to come out of Washington, D.C. in 2013.

One GOP Congressman is worried that the 2014 Sochi Olympics may turn in to another Boston Marathon or Benghazi attack.

Studies are showing that spirituality may help to shield you from depression.

Leonardo DiCaprio is upset that people keep saying bad stuff about his most recent movie.

ESPN has hired Tim Tebow to work as a college football analyst on the SEC network.

Happy New Year’s Eve!!

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