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Tag: The Left

Obama economist: Higher taxes on the rich won’t help

Posted: September 12, 2012 at 10:30 am   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

Raising taxes on upper-income earners is not just an article of faith on the political left, it’s a signature feature of Barack Obama’s economic policies. But what if one of his own economic advisors, Christina Romer, came out with a study showing that taxing the rich at higher rates won’t bring in more revenue . […]

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Labor Force Participation Rate — An Indictment of Obamanomics

Posted: September 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Finally the media are beginning to report, regularly, the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR).  The LFPR is simply the percentage of the working population (age 16 and over) that is actually employed. The traditional “unemployment rate” is now widely acknowledged to have a weakness — namely, it does not reflect the number of people who […]

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Has the American character changed?

Posted: September 10, 2012 at 8:13 am   /   Elections, Politics

A note of concern has swept across the ranks of the political right over the last few days. Not panic—more of a someone-just-walked-across-my-grave kind of shudder. The DNC was not any better than the RNC. It wasn’t more magnificent or thrilling, and it didn’t trump the RNC by presenting a grand plan filled with tantalizing specifics. Take […]

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Democrats hate freedom

Posted: September 9, 2012 at 11:00 am   /   Politics, Videos

Democrats play the Nazi card at the drop of a hat. (Wait, was that a mixed metaphor?) It’s such a common part of their rhetoric that the words Nazi and fascist are rapidly being denuded of meaning (just like “rape” and “racist” are). If you are a conservative, Republican, or libertarian (increasingly targets of the […]

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The Mask Falls in Charlotte

Posted: September 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

During an alternate-reality battle between the Enterprise and the Klingons . . . Picard: They’re not even troubling to cloak themselves. Riker: They shouldn’t be so confident after the pasting we gave them on Archer IV. Please excuse the geeky Star Trek reference. That quote has long stuck with me as an excellent (albeit fictional) […]

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The Democrats’ Anti-Woman, Anti-Gay Elephant in the Room

Posted: September 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   Elections, Politics

By Janet Levy In this highly polarized, contentious election season, the media frequently portrays the GOP as anti-woman and anti-gay.  The desire of most Republicans to protect the unborn has been speciously transmogrified into hatred of women and a plot to control their reproductive systems and, ultimately, their lives. It’s what prompted Code Pink to protest […]

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Chasing the News

Posted: September 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm   /   Elections, Politics

At the rate at which events take place, there is simply no way to cover everything, even if you wrote a column every day instead of three a week.  Still, I do my level best to stay on top of things. For instance, in spite of all the alleged gaffes the left-wing press accused Mitt […]

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Climate Change as a Tool for Social Control

Posted: September 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   Politics

Typically my posts here look mostly at the nutty things the left says in promoting their environmental causes. From Bill McKibben’s views on hyper-local, communal-yet-militarized economies to Naomi Klein’s brand of eco-socialism and from Andrew Kimbrell’s ‘wild law’ to Pentti Linkola’s views on population reduction, the left is full of radical ideas to transform society. […]

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Bill Whittle: Why the Paul Ryan Nomination Is a Very Big Thing

Posted: August 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

Bill Whittle is one of Conservatism’s finest thinkers and speakers.  He mixes stories, history, and common-sense wisdom with an infectious enthusiasm that I always find uplifting. This post contains a 10-minute segment from his Stratosphere Lounge series (Episode 12) in which he holds forth on the far-reaching significance of Paul Ryan’s presence on the Republican […]

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