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Scrambled Brains or Something

I worked myself into a tizzy Friday night and early Saturday morning fretting over the MRI that I need for my injured left hand, because I’m claustrophobic, and then it turns out that I suffered premature freakout due to the fact that I’m an idiot and I got the dates wrong. … Continue reading

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Private First Class Clarence B. Craft, USA (May 31, 1945)

By Allan Bourdius Clarence Byrle Craft was born on September 23, 1921 in San Bernardino, California. He was working as a “bus, taxi, truck, [or] tractor” driver when he was drafted into the …read more Via:: Private First Class Clarence B. Craft, USA (May 31, 1945)       

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Sen. Paul’s delusional supporters

After reading this article, sane people are left wondering what Sen. Paul’s supporters are thinking: The newest Iowa poll conducted by The Des Moines Register reflects a trend which has been ongoing since polling for this cycle began. Rand Paul, in second place at 10%, is well within the margin of error of the lead, […]

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Europe’s Suicidal Welfare State

When I write about the “suicidal” welfare state in Europe, I’m generally making an economic argument that involves demographic change, labor participation rates, and fiscal burdens. And that’s a non-trivial argument, based on very sobering data from the Bank for International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Today, […]

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FIFA’s Corporate Sponsors: Reliable Ethical Change-Agents?

In the wake of the U.S. Justice Department’s initial arrests of FIFA officials in May 2015 on corruption charges, could the public reasonably expect FIFA’s corporate sponsors to pressure the international governing body of footfall (soccer in the U.S., where “football” is reserved for “subconcussions being inherent to a sport”)? If so, would the pressure be sufficient to rid the powerful international organization of its squalid officials and practices? I contend that these questions come down to how the power was divided at the time between the sponsors and the organization, rather than to the sponsors’ respective ethical positions or even how strongly the executives feel about ethics in business, including FIFA. 


The full essay is at “FIFA’s Corporate Sponsors.”

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Blue collar America’s crisis

Salena Zito’s column highlights blue collar America’s crisis perfectly: A tugboat pushing nine loaded coal barges chugged up the Ohio River, toward the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. It eventually passed the McConway & Torley steel foundry along the Allegheny, likely headed for one of the few coal-fired power plants left in America. […]

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Judge sets trial for RICO claims against Clintons

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Tom Anzelc: independent thinker?

Thanks to this article, I’ve learned something new today. I didn’t know this: Though the makeup of the group is largely affiliated with the DFL, the Rangers don’t consider their party alignment the most important aspect of their political goals. It all comes down to the Range, whether you’re Democrat or Republican. “I like to […]

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Walker’s lead in Iowa grows

While others stumble, Gov. Scott Walker, (R-WI), keeps getting stronger in Iowa: DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) —Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker holds a 7-point advantage among Iowan voters over the rest of the crowded Republican field in the scramble for the party’s 2016 nomination for president, a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll finds. The poll, […]

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Rand Paul’s implosion

It was just a matter of time before Rand Paul’s presidential ambitions came to a crashing halt. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign will all-but-officially end Sunday night. That’s when Sen. Paul will, in his words, “force the expiration of the Patriot Act“: Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday by refusing […]

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Saturday Night Cigar Lounge: The Ladies Take Over!

By Modern Comments Join Krystle Schoonveld, co-host of VLR’s Roundtable of Extreme Liberty (Tuesdays 10 pm Eastern) and Amy Curtis, host of VLR’s Modern Comments Radio (Wednesdays 10 pm Eastern) as we …read more Via:: Saturday Night Cigar Lounge: The Ladies Take Over!       

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An Interview with Thomas Fleming

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A New Contestant in the Biggest-Obamacare-Lie Contest?

When one thinks about all the Obamacare lies, it’s difficult to identify the worst one. Was it when we were told we could keep our doctors? Or when we were told we could keep our insurance (here’s the humorous version)? How about when we were told costs would come down? And don’t forget the whopper […]

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Gail Collins needs an eraser

When it comes to literary unprofessionalism, it’s difficult to top Gail Collins. Back in February, Ms. Collins’ sloppiness led her to accuse Scott Walker’s education budget cuts led to teacher layoffs in 2010. It was proof that Ms. Collins’ research skills aren’t highly developed. Thankfully, I can rely on Ed Morrissey’s research skills, which were […]

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Baltimore is Getting What They Asked For | thenationalpatriot.com

Baltimore is Getting What They Asked For | thenationalpatriot.com

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Anzelc criticizes Gov. Dayton

If there’s anything I didn’t expect to hear this session, I wouldn’t have expected Tom Anzelc to criticize Gov. Dayton. That’s exactly what Rep. Anzelc did, though: Several were skeptical an agreement could be reached in time to avoid a partial government shutdown. “Historically, governors don’t call a special session unless there is rock-solid agreement […]

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Sen. Franken’s energy ‘solution’

Sen. Franken’s solution to high home heating prices isn’t a serious proposal: The Democratic senator’s measure would put in place a coordinated response to growing coal supply emergencies that affect power plants across the country, including in Minnesota. “In Minnesota, we know that our utilities need dependable fuel supplies so they can provide heat to […]

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Random Social Media Shot of the Day

By LizHarrison Offered with very little comment. Ok, yes… if these came from the same person, I would be screaming hypocrisy. However, I will say that many times when I post something provocative on …read more Via:: Random Social Media Shot of the Day       

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The Conservative Feminist Show – Dueling Authors Night!

By LizHarrison Ok, so there probably won’t be too much dueling, except maybe between your regular co-hosts, as usual. But, there will be a guest – author Michael Makai. (He is …read more Via:: The Conservative Feminist Show – Dueling Authors Night!       

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The Conservative Feminist Show – Dueling Authors Night!

By Liz Harrison Ok, so there probably won’t be too much dueling, except maybe between your regular co-hosts, as usual. But, there will be a guest – author Michael Makai. (He is …read more Via:: The Conservative Feminist Show – Dueling Authors Night!       

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