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    Corporations Aren’t Parasites

    People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as “parasites” fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can

    Not Selling Islam

    Last week Hamza Kashgari, a Saudi writer was arrested for Tweeting his opinion that he and the Islamic prophet Mohammad were essentially equals; he faces execution. For Christians that have

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    Why Politicians Are Like Copper Thieves

    Washington is a criminal enterprise, which is not news. Politicians regularly dole favors to their donors in the form of grants and loan guarantees (Solyndra), theft of private assets for

    The Old Time Media Is Not Always Biased

    Today Reuters reported on the EU’s attempt to create a “permanent bailout fund.” The US’s Dodd Frank law includes a $50 bln permanent bailout fund, but the Old Time Media’

    The RNC Should Give Paul What He Wants

    Rep. Ron Paul is running stronger than any other libertarian GOP candidate ever, including his own several bids. Still, everyone, even he, knows that Paul will not become President. Paul’s

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    Obama’s Commerce Combine

    Last week Pres. Obama asked Congress to combine six federal agencies into a single cabinet level agency to oversee Commerce. His nominal reason is to bolster the economy by making

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    Hard Line Obama

    The Obama of 2008 is long gone. Pres. Obama is taking a page from FDR’s 1936 business bashing, class warfare reelection campaign, and getting rough. Obama has abandoned every appeal

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    A Slower March To Hell

    Tomorrow, the Iowa GOP caucuses will yield their punditry fodder. Despite Iowa’s hostility toward Gov. Romney’s East Coast big government, pro-abortion, and socialized medicine record, he may win narrowly. Combined

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    Anyone Can Become Kim Jong Il

    The world has been spared another day’s company with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Even among his evil peers, Mr. Kim’s atrocities stand out. His despotism starved millions of

    Buy Local First, or Money Is Made To Wander

    It is shopping season, and some do-gooders want to tell you how and where to spend your money. Go to a local coffee shop or book store and you might