Small Town America Dying From Recessions, Heroin, Depopulation; But Media Not Curious About Causes

The headline looks like it is ready to go all Marxist on the readers: “Reinventing the Dwindling Middle Class May Take A Revolution.” But the content of the radio news report didn’t match it. It was just sad story about a journalist returning to her hometown of Lincoln, Illinois and noticing the changes. It turns out that what’s happening in Lincoln is happening in so many towns and communities across the country: As we recover from the Great Recession, jobs are coming back. But they are not Read more […]

Pogo the Possum, Obama Speak, and Self-Government

In his recent address to Ohio State University, Obama had some interesting comments to make about his version of “self”-government. Many conservatives have focused on the part of his speech where he said: Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just Read more […]

People are not Dollars

In one of the chapters in his book Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government, Thomas DiLorenzo discusses “the extent to which various governments during the twentieth century committed acts of mass murder against their own citizens.” He makes the point that communistic and socialistic regimes are unopposed to killing their own people when citizens resist the centralized planning and political power required by such totalitarianism. Dissenters are murdered when “the rulers of such Read more […]