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Recently a number of journalists and commentators have wandered whether Fidel Castro has lost his marbles [or as…
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PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Washington has been at war since October, 2001. This war took a back seat when Bush concocted another…
”The Greek economy is truly broken. The circuits of credit are so badly damaged that even efficient, profitable…
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Since what is now going is being described as “the greatest financial scandal in the history of Britain” …
Barack Obama has the worst record on immigration of any president in US history. No one else comes close….
Regard the Greek political landscape and how dramatically it has changed from last November. On November 2, 2011,…
Government Shows Itself Impotent on Economy by Sheldon Richman
Why the War on Drugs Should Be Ended by Laurence M. Vance
The Jacob Hornberger Show: July 8, 2012 (video) by Jacob G. Hornberger
Big Pharma and Crony Capitalism by Wendy McElroy
The United States in Talks to Return the 17 Afghan Prisoners in Guantanamo by Andy Worthington
The Greatest Threat to Our Freedom, Part 3 by Jacob G. Hornberger
Socialized Medicine Is Here to Stay by Laurence M. Vance
Supreme Court’s Word Game Saves Obamacare by Sheldon Richman
What Part of “Illegal” Really Matters? by Scott McPherson
The Jacob Hornberger Show: July 1, 2012 (video) by Jacob G. Hornberger
A Health Care Contract with America, by John C. Goodman and Peter J. Ferrara (7/7/12)
Health Contract with America, by John C. Goodman (Townhall, 7/7/12)
Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, by John C. Goodman
Event Alert: John Goodman, Anthony Gregory and Robert Murphy to Speak at FreedomFest! (Las Vegas, July 11-14, 2012)
2) Holding Attorneys General in Contempt
Fallout from “Fast and Furious”—the federal effort to track the flow of firearms from the United States to the Mexican drug cartels—has exposed hypocrisy in Congress. Accused of lying about his knowledge of the bungled program, Eric Holder is the first sitting U.S. attorney general to be held in criminal contempt by the House of Representatives, even though many of his predecessors—Alberto Gonzales, Janet Reno, Edwin Meese, John Mitchell, Robert F. Kennedy, and others—behaved badly while acting as the nation’s top law-enforcement official, according to Anthony Gregory, research editor at the Independent Institute, in his latest piece at the Huffington Post. READ MORE
Holding Attorneys General in Contempt, by Anthony Gregory (The Huffington Post, 7/5/12)
3) Will Mexico Abandon the Drug War?
Although the jury is still out, the election of Enrique Peña Nieto to the Mexican presidency may signal a new beginning. More than 50,000 civilians have been killed in recent years by drug violence, and the mayhem helps explain why voters were willing to bring back rule by PRI—the Institutional Revolutionary Party—after a twelve-year hiatus. Some in Washington fear that Peña Nieto will undermine the U.S.-supported drug war by making a secret and unofficial truce with the drug cartels—just as PRI had done during its earlier reign, but such a move would be preferable to the deadly status quo of the drug war, according to Independent Institute Senior Fellow Ivan Eland. READ MORE
The Drug War in Mexico: Corruption Is Better than Slaughter, by Ivan Eland (7/2/12)
No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East, by Ivan Eland
4) Bullying in Academia
Although the quality of K-12 schooling in the United States suffers poorly compared to education in other developed nations, many of the world’s best universities call the U.S. home. One reason is that the faculty in America are more autonomous than counterparts in Europe, who increasingly labor under the yoke of educational central planners and an authoritarian mindset. Philosopher Aviezer Tucker puts forth this provocative thesis in his article, “Bully U: Central Planning and Higher Education,” published in the summer issue of The Independent Review. Reports of pending legal action against Tucker by the university where he used to work help support his claim.READ MORE
Bully U: Central Planning and Higher Education, by Aviezer Tucker (The Independent Review, Summer 2012)
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5) New Blog Posts
From The Beacon:
Mary Theroux (7/7/12)Andy Griffith and the Fourth Amendment, RIP
Anthony Gregory (7/5/12)
From MyGovCost News & Blog:
House lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the federal health care overhaul — the latest in a long line of anti-ObamaCare votes, but the first since the Supreme Court upheld the law and defined one of its key provisions as a “tax.” The House has voted more than 30 times to scrap, defund or undercut the law since Obama signed it in March 2010. As with those bills…
I’ve been to many restaurants in my years that gave discounts to senior citizens and some to active military, but I was never able to qualify for them at the time because I was too young or no longer in the service. I didn’t file a lawsuit claiming the restaurant owner was discriminating against me. But that is exactly what a Pennsylvania man is doing…
While the Obama administration engages in a month long UN conference to try and undermine the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and “pursuing a negotiated peace with the Taliban,” they are also looking at patriotic Americans as terrorists, especially those who believe that this administration is a real and present danger to the American way of life…
OBAMA KEEPS CAMPAIGN PROMISE – PATRIOT COAL BANKRUPT
A one man wrecking crew– Barack Obama promised to bankrupt the coal industry during the 2008 campaign. “So if someone wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” On Monday Patriot Coal Corp filed for bankruptcy. Barack Obama kept this promise. Reuters reported: Patriot Coal Corp filed for bankruptcy on Monday…
The “all time champ in wrongful convictions”?Kirstin Lobato was 19 when she was sent to prison for murder — despite the fact that no physical evidence tied her to the crime scene, multiple witnesses testified that she was almost 200 miles away at the time, and other evidence pointed to a completely different person.
Crucial DNA evidence ignored: For ten years, law enforcement officials have refused to test DNA evidence from the crime scene, even though it could exonerate Kirstin and find the real killer. Kirstin’s friend Michelle Ravell says the reason is clear: they know it could prove they’ve kept an innocent woman in prison for ten years. But now, there is new hope.
You can help exonerate an innocent woman: A new District Attorney has just been appointed, and he has the power to agree to new DNA tests. Michelle says it’s a chance for him to right an historic wrong — and she knows that if he hears from thousands of people across the country, he’ll be convinced to take this opportunity to uncover the truth.
60 DAYS IN JAIL FOR HOSTING A HOME BIBLE STUDY
A Phoenix Arizona man was sentence to 60 days in county slammer for hosting Bible studies in his home. To ad insult to injury Michael Salman has been fined to dish out more than $12,000 in fines and he has been placed on three years of probation, all for using his private residence to host weekly Bible studies with friends and Church members…
Code Enforcer Breaks Into Home To Cite Owner For Tall Grass
Erica Masters woke up in her home to find a code enforcement officer standing in her bedroom doorway telling her to “get up” and that he was citing her for her grass being too tall. No, this is not a joke. Columbia County Code Compliance Officer Jimmy Vowell is caught on home surveillance video entering Ms. Masters’ home without invitation. Masters pressed charges against Vowell and now she is suing…
OBAMA’S ‘MISSING YEAR’ AT COLUMBIA FOUND?
Two separate database reports from the National Student Clearinghouse have contradicted President Obama’s claim he attended Columbia University for two years. The reports have added to the intrigue generated by Obama’s unwillingness to discuss his time at the Ivy League institution, his refusal to release educational records, and the fact that many political science students and faculty there in the early 1980s say they don’t remember him…
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