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Archive for July, 2009
Obamacare vs. Freedom

CNN of all places has a decent piece laying out some of the fundamental freedoms that would be compromised or destroyed by the Democrats’ health care plan. Already, more Americans disapprove of Obama on health care than approve. There’s a real chance we’ll see one of the worst threats of the Obama presidency, as…
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The Obama War on Transparency Continues

Read about and listen to Neil Barofsky, a lifelong Democrat and Obama donor put in charge as watchdog over the TARP. TARP is a fitting word for DC-style “transparency,” as a tarp has apparently been thrown over the entire Wall Street-Washington revolving door. For daring to point out that TARP potentially puts taxpayers on the…
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Liberals Play the Race Card to Perpetuate the State

I agree that the Henry Louis Gates arrest incident has been misinterpreted by conservatives: one indeed has the right to security in one’s home, and should not be subject to arrest or harassment therein.

Why Do Conservatives Always Side With the Cops?

The unpleasant incident in Cambridge, where a police officer arrested a professor after mistakenly thinking he was an intruder in his own home, has unfortunately become a national issue dominated by the question of race. But race need not have anything to do with it. I see this as another example of police abuse…
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When Will the Wars End?

A majority of Americans, including an overwhelming majority of Democrats, oppose the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the warmongering persists. The Afghanistan war has been expanded and Obama has greatly expanded upon Bush’s drone attacks in Pakistan. I predicted this would happen with an Obama presidency. Because the Democratic voters tend to…
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U.S. Health Care, Now and in the Future

A friend of mine had heart bypass surgery three weeks ago.  He’s a healthy, fit, and active 86-year old, but started feeling bad one day and ended up in the hospital.  The next day he had an MRI, which showed significant arterial blockage, and the day after the MRI he had his bypass surgery. …
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Most Investors, Economists, and Policy Makers Are Blind to the Mountain of Malinvestments

Reading about the first Quarterly Bloomberg Global Poll of investors, which found that almost 75 percent of those surveyed give Ben Bernanke favorable marks for his actions as chairman of the Fed during the current financial and economic crisis, my first reaction was to wonder, What are these people thinking? The news article also…
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Time for Government Budgets to Turn A New Leaf?

In 1971 Elaine May wrote, directed and starred in the now-classic “A New Leaf.” May played the awkward and painfully shy heiress Henrietta Lowell who has taken refuge in an academic career in botany and left the handling of her household and fortune to her hired help. The hired help, given full check-writing access…
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Man-Bites-Dog Story: A Politician Speaks the Truth

Testifying today before the House Financial Services Committee, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke took some well-deserved flak for the Fed’s power-grasping attempt to gain even greater control over the nation’s financial institutions. People who have progressed beyond Political Science 101 understand, of course, that congressional hearings are rarely anything more than propaganda theater. From time to time, however, the unfathomable human element bursts…
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Inflation Ahead

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress he has an exit strategy to rein in excess growth in the monetary base when the time comes.  The problem is, any action that would reduce the bloated monetary base would do so by increasing interest rates, and Bernanke has also said he will keep interest rates…
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