Daily Archives: July 12, 2010

Scott Brown is STILL a Tea Party win, he’s just become “disposable” now

Disposable like a Bic lighter There’s a lot of gnashing of teeth today over Senator Scott Brown joining the ranks of joining the Democrat Underground of Snowe and Collins in supporting the Left’s “financial overhaul” bill. Snowe even spewed her usual “We Have To Do Something(c)” bs; “While not perfect, the legislation takes necessary steps […] Continue reading

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Funding Corruption and Waste in Afghanistan

Last week, GOP chairman Michael Steele came under fire for daring to say what a lot of Americans already know – that our involvement in Afghanistan is an ill-advised quagmire with no end in sight. After nearly 10 years and approaching $1 trillion spent… Continue reading

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Iran War Even Closer?

Articles such as this one set the scene for the unthinkable – a three-front Middle East war. The US is embroiled in Iraq, no matter what proponents of the "surge" say. The Afghanistan war, as we have covered it, is getting larger withou… Continue reading

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Trade Wars Final Nail in Coffin

In retrospect, blaming the Great Depression on tariffs was a soft-libertarian solution. What do we mean by soft libertarian? We mean that proponents could make government the culprit without delving deeply into the real causes of the Great Depression. … Continue reading

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What Irritates the Statists

Speculating about motives isn't my cup of tea. I really don't know why so many folks find it attractive to run other people's lives, to dictate to them, to regiment or regulate them endlessly. Ultimately I suspect this deepest of the deeper… Continue reading

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URGENT: Senate vote on "Financial Reform" this week

From our friends at DownsizeDC.org:
The Senate will vote on the Frank-Dodd financial (non)reform bill (H.R. 4173) this week and possibly as soon as today. Although it has the votes to pass, it doesn’t yet have the 60 votes needed to break a filuster.
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Help get “For Liberty” on Netflix

Tons of people have emailed us asking why For Liberty isn’t on Netflix. Well, a couple weeks ago we sent in some DVDs to them following their content acquisition process. Now they need to hear from you! Contact Netflix and ask them to offer For Liberty as both a DVD rental and instant streaming. Here’s […] Continue reading

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Slave to Revisionism

Editor’s note: This article is the final installment (for now) in a series “inspired” by a July 4 piece in the Lincoln Journal Star (title noted below). Click here for a full list of titles in the series.

Whatever the Founders’ reasons, slavery’s omission from the political agenda remains a shameful spot on our nation’s founding, […] Continue reading

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Side by Side or A Walk on the Far Side – You Decide

First we found the humorous look at authoritarians featured on Ludwig von Mises Institute’s marvelous site. Then we discovered what prompted the post on Ampersand’s left leaning site. And now we just cannot stop laughing at both of them. Do we find both of these so humourous because most of us recognize ourselves in both of them? Does that mean that we are somewhere in the mushy middle of America working to survive daily as we also strive to restore the republic? The art of relationships and healthy debate can be aided by humor if we let it. We hope you enjoy this little side by side or a walk on the far side. You decide.

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