Red Emperors Exploit Red Ink
The tale of two civilizations: America slides into the decay of collectivism with oppressive regulations and confiscatory taxes discouraging the innovation and enterprise which made us great. China turns away from these tools of re-distribution and embraces capitalism without naming it.
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Rand Paul for Liberty (KY-Sen)
Rand Paul has been gaining ground in the Kentucky Senate race, where his $1.1 million haul in the third quarter was nearly twice that of fellow candidate Trey Grayson. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul raised more than $1 million in the year’s third quarter, becoming the second candidate in the race to break the million-dollar mark during a three-month fundraising period… [Grayson] raised nearly | Read More »
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, janet napolitano
, Mitch McConnell
, Rand Paul
, trey grayson
So . . . What’s Happening In Zimbabwe?
This: Even before a gang of heavily armed men burst into his house and forcibly evicted him from his land, farming had become a hazardous business for Malcolm Clark, a 66-year old Zimbabwean who has made his living as a farmer since 1962. During the last two years electricity shortages have made it virtually impossible to irrigate, reducing output at the 92-hectare holding north of | Read More »
et used to having Hugo Chavez plunder Venezuela for decades to come. If anyone thinks that he will waste time holding other popular ballot elections concerning his regime’s policy initiatives, they have another think coming. The Chavez regime will interpret this do-over election as a mandate for rule by decree. It never really mattered all that much what the people of Venezuela thought of Chavez’s | Read More »
Nothing Is Over Until He Says It Is!
Back in 2007, the voters of Venezuela said “thanks, but no thanks” to a ballot proposition that would have removed term limits for Hugo Chavez, thus effectively allowing him at least a decent shot at becoming President-for life. Now, Chavez has invited the people he ostensibly loves so dearly to see the error of their ways and reconsider: Venezuelans are due to vote on a | Read More »
A Glimpse Into Venezuela
It’s hardly appealing: WHEN a group of Venezuelan women staged an impromtu protest recently by dropping their trousers in front of armed national guards, President Hugo Chavez cheekily observed that the women were obviously in need of more attention than they received from their opposition husbands. It was a characteristically inflammatory insult from the self-styled revolutionary who once called the former president George W Bush | Read More »
Just What Kind Of Deal Is This?
An agreement has been reached between Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai that allows the latter to join a government of national unity in Zimbabwe. The terms of the deal are . . . well . . . take a look: ROBERT MUGABE, the Zimbabwean president, will have the power to dismiss his arch-opponent from a government of national unity even though the two | Read More »
I Haven’t Blogged About Zimbabwe Recently . . .
So let me make up for it by noting this story, which indicates that the prospects for power-sharing between Robert Mugabe’s murderous little clique and the opposition, headed by Morgan Tsvangirai are . . . well . . . not that good: Since a power sharing pact was signed on September 15 last year Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement for | Read More »
“The Electorate’s Lips Say ‘No,’ But Their Eyes Say ‘Yes!’”
Having lost a national referendum to remove term limits on the office of the Presidency, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez has decided to . . . well . . . hold a national referendum to remove term limits on the office of the Presidency. The man is nothing if not determined. Of course, the determination is to remove all vestiges of democracy from Venezuela, but that is | Read More »
And This Would Be Taunting
Memo to the international community: Robert Mugabe is double-dog daring you to do something about his incompetence and tyranny: Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, on Friday vowed “never” to bow to external pressure to step down and said no African country had the courage to send troops in to oust him. Addressing the annual congress of his Zanu-PF party in Bindura, the 84-year-old autocrat – in | Read More »
The Russian Government’s Stalin Fandom
t’s been happening for quite a while but it is worth noting anew. One can only imagine just how enraged Vladimir Putin would be if Angela Merkel tried to rehabilitate Hitler. This is no different. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. And of course, one cannot learn from history if one is not properly taught it in the first | Read More »
Sean Penn: Taken Down A Peg Or Sixteen
ee here. Note again the fascination people like Penn have for murderous dictators. It’s a mystery to me why the likes of Hugo Chavez prevent people like Sean Penn from seeing and understanding the brutal truth about life in places like Venezuela. About the kindest explanation I can offer is that there is some kind of secret conspiracy that aims to give us hagiographies we can | Read More »
Good News From Venezuela
Gradually, Hugo Chavez is getting his wings clipped: Venezuela’s growing opposition and President Hugo Chavez’s left-wing party shared the spoils from weekend elections as they jostled for political momentum in the OPEC nation on Monday. The multi-party opposition eroded Chavez’s dominance of regional politics, winning six top posts that govern over almost half of the population, although his Socialist Party took a clear majority of | Read More »
Behold The Bear
Power is being consolidated in Russia, with the presidential term being extended from four years to six. And perhaps, all of this is just in time for Vladimir Putin to make his return as president of Russia–with the presidency regaining the powers it had under Putin, of course (much of those powers now reside with the prime minister who–guess what!–is Putin). You know, now would | Read More »
Smart People Do Dumb Things
a href=”http://cafehayek.typepad.com/hayek/2008/11/libido-for-powe.html”>Film at eleven.