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Prohibition Déjà vu

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Prohibition Déjà vu

On August 19 The Wall Street Journal reported that serious organized crime had spread to one of the most affluent, secure business communities in Mexico. Drug gangs blocked streets, murdered individuals, and kidnapped the mayor of Monterrey—who was later found dead. A similar event occurred in America in February of 1929 – Americans woke to […]

Agenda of Truth

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Agenda of Truth

The national community-based group, ACORN, recently underwent some investigative journalism Sacha Baron Cohen-style. What the amateur journalist/actors/videographers found were several employees well-versed in and comfortable with fraud. The employees openly advised the actors, who pretended to want to start a brothel in order to raise money for a political campaign, on how to keep their […]

What Free Market?

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What Free Market?

From the beginning, most commentators agreed that this recession was caused by a failure of the free market. But an important fact that seems to have been forgotten is that America is not a free market. The government is active in every industry-from health care to the aeronautics industry-and in every aspect of the economy-from […]

The Caretaker State?

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The Caretaker State?

“It will be hard,” President Barack Obama acknowledged in a speech earlier this year to Congress.  But he added, “Let there be no doubt: health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year.”  Some years before, then-President George W. Bush said, “…We reached an agreement to reduce pollution […]

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Condemned By Democracy

Recently in Afghanistan a young man–Parwez Kambakhsh–was arrested, imprisoned, tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death. After the death penalty was announced, demonstrations were held in the streets applauding the verdict and prominent clerics declared that he deserved execution. Kambakhsh was condemned for blasphemy—the crime of holding an idea—against Islam in the Islamic Republic of […]

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Could I Get a Hand?

I looked up at the bicycle box, a little perturbed. It sat high above my head on a shelf that I could reach only with my arm completely outstretched. I yanked on the corner; I could tell it weighed about 50 pounds. Had it been a little lower, I could have dragged it out for […]