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The First Casualty of War is the Budget

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The saying you commonly hear is that “the first casualty of war is the truth.” The saying might have originated with Samuel Johnson in 1758: Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of

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The Rich Are Buying Gold; What Do They Know?

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I was a bit surprised to hear that the rich are buying gold because the metal has stayed away from the highs it briefly reached in 2011 and 2012. Nevertheless, it is true: the wealthy have been gun buying up

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Judge Sides With Mayor's Police Raid of Parody Twitter Account

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Back in April I posted, “Banana Republic in Peoria, Illinois: Police Sent after Parody Twitter Account.” Now we have an update and the news is not good. The Guardian reports: The police hadn’t even come for him. When four fully-armed

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If Amnesty is Popular, Why Did 5 Dems Vote against It? And the GOP Caucus?

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We are assured by many sources that amnesty is popular with the American people. The fact is that, at most, immigration is a really low priority for many voters. At least, that is what polls have said not too long

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New Fundraising Campaign to Help Out Barack Obama

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America is broke, so please participate in this fundraising campaign for World War III.

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Secession Movements Challenge the New World Order; Scotland Is One of Many

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Secession movements are in the news! Last night the Drudge Report’s top corner featured a beautiful collection of headlines in the top left corner relating the Scottish referendum to other movements in Europe. The point is not that all governmental jurisdictions

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Are Employers Permitted to Fire Stoned Employees?

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Can businesses fire stoned employees? As Ayn Rand once said, the question is not, “Who is going to let me?”; it’s “Who is going to stop me?” But strangely someone or something seems to be stopping employers as far as

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White Privilege in Action? Social Services Lets Woman Who Did Nothing Wrong Keep Her Child

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I really don’t like most discussions of white privilege because most of it seems aimed at making people feel guilty about factors beyond their control that they shouldn’t waste time feeling guilty about. This is done to serve agendas that

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ISIS Is Being Fought to Create a Forever War

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Perhaps I should say it is being fought in a way to continue a forever war. The CIA has allowed their skepticism to leak to the press. According to the Huffington Post, At a recent closed-door congressional briefing on the administration’s

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What Does Regular Pepsi Have to Do with the Declaration of Independence?

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Selling regular Pepsi can put you in strange company—like that of the Founding Fathers, the signers of the Declaration of Independence. To see what I mean, take a look at this quiz, “How Much Do You Know about Liberty?” from

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Obamacare Rejects Illegals Who Could Have Been Insured in a Private Market

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A grocery store will sell them food without question, but Obamacare rejects illegals—or rather suspected illegals. The New York Times reports, The Obama administration said on Monday that it planned to terminate health insurance for 115,000 people on Oct. 1

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Latest Compassion Upgrade: Euthanasia for Prisoners

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Euthanasia for prisoners is a horrible idea no matter how appealing it seems. Governments first take away justice by ending the death penalty, and then reintroduce a way to kill prisoners based on “compassion” or “mercy.” It is a terrible

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