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  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 15-19,2016

    08/15/2016 8:58:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 117 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 15, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • The Capitalist's Imagination

    08/10/2016 7:33:10 AM PDT · by rey · 3 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 10 Aug 2016 | Brooke Harington
    (2nd Paragraph) German sociologist Jens Beckert tackles this problem head-on, making imagination the focus of an extended meditation on the role of the unpredictable future in creating modern capitalism. His new book, Imagined Futures: Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics, makes a thorough, exhaustively documented argument in support of what many have suspected about capitalism: It's a castle in the air, built on fantasy shading into fraud. He makes a compelling case that no corner of the market is untouched by the process of generating imagined futures. The novelty of his work lies in offering a way to understand that process...
  • The Hard Left Turn

    08/03/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/16 | William Kevin Stoos
    We did not leave the Democrat Party--It Left Us “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” —John F. Kennedy “What can Uncle Sugar give you?”—Barack H. Obama The candidate was a man of great courage. A decorated war hero, he was nearly killed in combat. He risked life and limb to save his comrades and never left their side. He was a true patriot in every sense of the word. After his military service, he devoted his life to public service. He stood for strong national defense, a vigorous economy,...
  • The DNC misses it on economic policy

    08/01/2016 7:45:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    Socialists like Warren think greed and excess during time of economic growth and prosperity mean capitalism itself is evil Speaking at the Democratic National Convention last Monday, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren let loose on her usual object of attack, banks and corporations, amidst an undercurrent of vocal Bernie Sanders supporters who accused her of being a sellout to the Clinton machine and their political dirty tricks. Warren, who became a popular spokesman for the Democrats’ socialist policies after becoming their banking industry attack dog, opened with a brief autobiography and then, while describing the sad state of the American economy...
  • The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism and Western Success

    07/25/2016 10:51:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Many books have been written about the success of the West, analyzing why Europe was able to pull ahead of the rest of the world by the end of the Middle Ages. The most common explanations cite the West's superior geography, commerce, and technology. Completely overlooked is the fact that faith in reason, rooted in Christianity's commitment to rational theology, made all these developments possible. Simply put, the conventional wisdom that Western success depended upon overcoming religious barriers to progress is utter nonsense. In The Victory of Reason, Rodney Stark advances a revolutionary, controversial, and long overdue idea: that Christianity...
  • Fun-Hating Socialist Magazine Jacobin Says PokemonGo Must Be Destroyed

    07/16/2016 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | July 14, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Marxists of the 21st century (not an oxymoron; they exist) have identified a new threat to the glorious proletariat revolution: PokemonGo. Of course, this is par for the course. The Soviet Union banned The Lord of the Rings. Leftist hero (and murderous thug) Che Guevara worked to suppress Jazz music in communist Cuba. The People's Republic of China censored Back to the Future because the regime thought that time travel undermined law and order. And on and on. Now Marxist sympathizers at the socialist magazine Jacobin think the new Pokemon-themed iPhone app—which is currently being enjoyed by millions of people...
  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • Vigils for the murdered will never cease under capitalism

    06/24/2016 4:46:07 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    People's World ^ | June 13, 2016 | Gabe Falsetta
    For many, many years the corporate elite - the 1 percent - has been selling us on the idea of trickle down economics, i.e., if the 1 percent made money they would reinvest it back into the cities and communities and we would all benefit. Well, does anyone still believe that? I don't think so. But let's talk about what does trickle down - something never talked about by the corporate elite and something that has been missing from most if not all major media and the presidential debates - with a little exception on the part of Bernie Sanders....
  • Some Business Leaders Abandon GOP (barf alert)

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    Politics Election 2016 Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton Democratic presidential candidate to get backing from executives, some of whom cite unease with Trump’s candidacy By Laura Meckler June 23, 2016 12:09 a.m. ET More than 50 business executives, including several longtime Republicans, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday as her campaign seeks to capitalize on discomfort with Republican Donald Trump. They include Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president at AT&T Services Inc., and Dan Akerson, who held top positions at General Motors Co. and Nextel Communications Inc. A Clinton campaign aide provided the list. The endorsements reflect...
  • Black Lives Matter Lists “White Supremacy, Patriarchy, Capitalism” Among Reasons for Orlando Attack

    06/21/2016 9:07:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 30 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 20, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    While conservatives identify the Orlando massacre as an Islamic terrorist attack and the left blames a variety of factors including conservatives and guns, the Black Lives Matter movement has published its own unique perspective on the cause of this atrocity. "Despite the media's framing of this as a terrorist attack, we are very clear that this terror is completely homegrown, born from the anti-Black white supremacy, patriarchy and homophobia of [sic] the conservative right and of those who would use religious extremism as a weapon to gain power for the few and take power from the rest." Although the Orlando...
  • Is This the West’s Weimar Moment?

    05/31/2016 8:06:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/31/2016 | Jochen Bittner
    Hamburg, Germany — WE Germans can never escape the trauma of our recent history. That has rarely been clearer than today, as we look around our Continent and across the Atlantic. There are almost too many differences to mention between what happened in the 1930s over here and what is going on today. And it goes without saying that Donald J. Trump and Austria’s Norbert Hofer are not Adolf Hitler. Still, Germany’s slide into a popular embrace of authoritarianism in the 1930s offers a frame for understanding how liberal democracies can suddenly turn toward anti-liberalism. Setting aside debate about whether...
  • 5 Ways Capitalist Chile is Much Better Than Socialist Venezuela

    05/26/2016 5:27:20 PM PDT · by russbart · 19 replies
    The story of Chile’s success starts in the mid-1970s, when Chile’s military government abandoned socialism and started to implement economic reforms. In 2013, Chile was the world’s 10th freest economy. Venezuela, in the meantime, declined from being the world’s 10th freest economy in 1975 to being the world’s least free economy in 2013 (Human Progress does not have data for the notoriously unfree North Korea).
  • Gallup: 60% of Americans Have Positive Image of Capitalism

    05/19/2016 3:28:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 19, 2016 | 4:54 PM EDT | Michael Morris
    In 2016, a majority of Americans (60%) have a positive image of capitalism, while only 35 percent have a positive image of socialism, a recent Gallup poll shows. According to Gallup, “Americans’ image of socialism is no better now than it was six years ago.” Indeed, it is slightly worse. Back in 2010, a greater percentage (36%) of Americans had a positive view of socialism than do today (35%), and in 2012, 39 percent of Americans had a positive view of socialism, denoting a four percent drop between then and now. Meanwhile, capitalism saw only a marginal drop over the...
  • A Sneaky Corporate Welfare Balancing Act

    05/19/2016 12:05:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    Corporate welfare takes many forms: a tax break to a particular industry, a tariff against foreign sugar producers to shelter domestic producers from competition, a loan guarantee program for exporters, etc. It can also take the form of lawmakers forcing the Department of Defense to provide New Balance athletic shoes -- and only New Balance athletic shoes -- for new military recruits. This story is actually worse than it sounds. Let's start from the beginning: Did you know that the military is required to buy uniforms and boots that are made in the USA? Aside from the unintended effects of...
  • I Want a President Who Can Teach Us to Accept Capitalism

    05/04/2016 4:57:01 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 104 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2016 | Christopher Chantrill
    In last week’s foreign policy speech Donald Trump had this to say about jobs: NAFTA, as an example, has been a total disaster for the U.S. and has emptied our states of our manufacturing and our jobs. Never again. Only the reverse will happen. We will keep our jobs and bring in new ones. Their [sic] will be consequences for companies that leave the U.S. only to exploit it later. Okay, I get it: you are running for president, Mr. Trump, and I get that you can’t say that, of course, NAFTA has hurt some people, because after all capitalism...
  • The Future Of America? – More Than Half Of All U.S. Adults Under Age 30 Now Reject Capitalism

    05/01/2016 8:05:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/30/2016 | Michael Snyder
    A shocking new survey has found that support for capitalism is dying in America. In fact, more than half of all adults in the United States under the age of 30 say that they do not support capitalism at this point. You might be tempted to dismiss them as “foolish young people”, but the truth is that they are the future of America. As older generations die off, they will eventually become the leaders of this country. And of course our nation has not resembled anything close to a capitalist society for quite some time now. In a recent article,...
  • Les Enfants Terribles Part II, The End of History

    04/21/2016 8:18:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-21-2016 | MOTUS
    NOTE: This is Part II in the Les Enfants Terribles series in which we explore how and from where the Special Snowflakes (SS) came to be. Today we look at how the End of Education set the stage for what I like to call “The End of History.”  I’m drawing from Res Idiotica, a post by Patrick J Deenan, Professor of Constitutional Studies and Political Thought at the University of Notre Dame, which was forwarded to me by Blonde Gator.                                          Watching those lifelong dancers of a day                                           As night closed in, I felt myself alone                                          In...
  • Hillary, the Panama Papers, and the death of American kleptocracy

    04/19/2016 9:29:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 18 Apr, 2016 | Will Bunch
    Did you see that Sen. Bernie Sanders released his income taxes?....well, his 2014 income taxes, anyway. He did it around 7 p.m. on a Friday night, on the same day that the Democratic presidential hopeful was making international headlines by speaking at the Vatican and meeting Pope Francis, for at least a handshake. In journalism, releasing information at that off hour is what we call "a Friday news dump" -- usually an attempt to bury bad news. That's weird, because if I were handling PR for the Bernie Sanders campaign, I'd be shouting the news from the Green Mountain-tops. They...
  • WH: Obama ‘Understands’ Capitalism ‘Brings Freedom’

    03/28/2016 4:14:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 3.28/16 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Barack Obama understands that “capitalism is a system that brings freedom better than any other one.” “The president is making a concerted effort to reach out to entrepreneurs and to innovators because he understands that capitalism is a system that brings freedom better than any other one,” Earnest said during Monday’s press conference.
  • Obama Tells Argentinian Youths There’s Little Difference Between Socialism, Marxism and Capitalism

    03/25/2016 7:00:19 AM PDT · by magellan · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 25th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    VIDEO AT LINK Barack Obama told an audience of Argentinian youth that the differences between socialism and capitalism make interesting conversation but just pick whatever works. The ideological-left US president suddenly doesn't have an affinity for ideology. He said in the past there was a sharp division between communists, socialists and capitalists but that is merely an intellectual argument and it's not so today. The Marxist in the White House is erasing the lines between two dangerous ideologies and the one that made the US great, just as he erased our borders. This is a man who would be at...
  • OBAMA: ‘THERE’S LITTLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMUNISM AND CAPITALISM’

    03/25/2016 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/24/2016
    the President BARACK OBAMA: "I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don't have to worry about whether it neatly fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory -- you should just decide what works." Buenos Aires, Argentina / March 23, 2016
  • Is Capitalism or Socialism More Conducive to Christian Virtue?

    03/19/2016 12:56:25 PM PDT · by patlin · 22 replies
    The Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX ^ | September 6, 2013 | Justice Antonin Scalia
    Many years back, Justice Scalia was asked to give a lecture at the Jesuit School of Theology in Rome and the topic he was asked to address was, "Is the political philosophy of the left or of the right more compatible with the public good." This topic should be of utmost importance to Christians, for by showing kindness and mercy to the less fortunate, not by coercion, but by our sense of morality & duty to God through the faith of Christ that is in us, these acts of kindness and mercy are steps in the process of sanctification that...
  • Three Cheers for Free Trade

    03/17/2016 1:15:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 180 replies
    The American Specator ^ | March 16, 2016 | Ross Kaminsky
    Donald Trump and his fellow liberals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are lambasting free trade as the scourge of the American working man. How odd it is that an economic activity so beneficial to almost every American, indeed to the vast majority of the human race, suffers such attacks with only half-hearted defenses raised by politicians who should know better and economists who do know better. I stipulate: in trade, as in any economic endeavor, there are losers in the short run. Capitalism is, after all, fundamentally a system of creative destruction. But if there is any area of agreement...
  • "Make Mine Freedom" (1948 animated film)

    03/11/2016 4:35:43 PM PST · by Samwell Tarly · 3 replies
    Harding College ^ | 1948 | John Sutherland Productions
    Every elected official and would-be politician in America should be strapped into a chair and forced to watch this short film. As well as have it shown in every public school classroom.Click here to watch.
  • KASPAROV ON BERNIE SANDERS: SOCIALISM CORRODES THE HUMAN SPIRIT

    03/02/2016 7:57:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Front Page Mag.com ^ | 3/2/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov lived in the USSR and he is not feeling the bern. I'm enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of Socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech soundbites and on Facebook, but please keep it there. In practice, it corrodes not only the economy but the human spirit itself, and the ambition and achievement that made modern capitalism possible and brought billions of people out of poverty. Talking about Socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for by the successes...
  • The Moment A Russian Leader Realized Communism Sucks Monkeyballs

    02/24/2016 7:57:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Chicks On the Right ^ | 2/21/2016 | Mockarena
    I had never heard about this story before, but a clever and competent reader shared it on our Facebook page, and I thought some of y’all might enjoy it too. Back in 1989, card-carrying Communist and Politburo member in the Soviet Union Boris Yeltsin visited Johnson Space Center, and then took a tour of a grocery store in Clear Lake, Texas. According to a Houston Chronicle reporter, Yelstin was far more affected by the grocery store visit than he was the space center. He apparently was stunned by the aisles and aisles of supermarket products, and told the other Russians...
  • Pope Castigates American Capitalism [semi-satire]

    02/23/2016 9:30:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    In his visit to the U.S.-Mexican border, Pope Francis took the occasion to criticize American capitalism for the suffering of the poor. "In pursuit of profit the capitalists enslave working men and women, compelling them to exchange their precious time for money," the Pope complained. "Though not literally in chains, those forced to labor for their survival are rousted from repose to travel on often difficult and dangerous roads to arrive at an employer's place of exploitation. There they are given tiresome chores by cruel taskmasters. If they fail to perform satisfactorily they may be cast out into the streets."...
  • The Pope Gets Medieval On Capitalism

    02/22/2016 11:00:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/22/2016
    Pope Francis chose the U.S.-Mexican border for his angriest attack yet on the free market, comparing private employers to slave owners. Pope St. John Paul II, who lived under statism, knew better. Speaking to Mexican businessmen and union officials on his final day after nearly a week in Mexico, in the heavily industrialized Ciudad Juarez across the Texas border from El Paso, the Catholic Church's Supreme Pontiff declared, "God will hold the slave drivers of our days accountable." He added that "the flow of capital cannot decide the flow of people," and blasted a "prevailing mentality" in favor of "the...
  • Don’t tell Bernie Sanders, but capitalism has made human life fantastically better. Here’s how

    02/22/2016 12:51:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Enterprise Institute ^ | February 9, 2016 | James Pethokoukis
    Back in 1995, now-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said, "I personally happen not to be a great believer in the free enterprise system for many reasons." And having watched Sanders during this primary season, it doesn't appear to me that the self-described democratic socialist has much changed his opinion of capitalism. Which is both amazing and appalling. The single greatest story of human achievement of the past 2,000 years is the dramatic rise in living standards of the past 200 years. It's an astounding ascent -- see above chart -- driven by innovative, entrepreneurial capitalism. Free enterprise. Economic freedom....
  • We Desperately Need a Twenty-First Century View of the Economy.

    02/21/2016 1:33:12 AM PST · by M. Dodge Thomas · 22 replies
    Evonomics ^ | 02-21-2016 | Nick Hanauer and Eric Beinhocker
    For everyone but the top 1 percent of earners, the American economy is broken. Since the 1980s, there has been a widening disconnect between the lives lived by ordinary Americans and the statistics that say our prosperity is growing. Despite the setback of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy more than doubled in size during the last three decades while middle-class incomes and buying power have stagnated.... (yet) for too many families, the American Dream is becoming more a historical memory than an achievable reality. These facts do not just highlight the issues of inequality and the growing power of...
  • Pope Francis Rips Capitalism, American Immigration Policy at Mexican Border

    02/18/2016 10:36:41 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18, 2016 | By Ben Shapiro
    Pope Francis, apparently desperate to reach out to the Catholic Church’s growing base in Latin America, spent the day slapping Americans in the face from across the US-Mexico border. In Ciudad Juarez, one of the most violent cities in the Western Hemisphere thanks to the drug cartels, the pope walked up a ramp covered in flowers toward a cross “erected… in memory of migrants who have perished trying to reach the United States just a stone’s throw away,” according to Reuters. Funny, he never did that while visiting Cuba to pay tribute to those who died attempting to escape that...
  • 8 Reasons Millennials Prefer Socialism Over Capitalism [Proverbs 30]

    02/16/2016 12:03:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    The Federalist Papers Project ^ | 2/16/2016 | Analytical Economist
    The youth have always leaned left, hence the famous quote often mis-attributed to Winston Churchhil that if you're a conservative at 20 you have no heart, but if you're a liberal at 40 you have no brain. With a self-described Socialist capturing an enormous chunk of the youth demographic this election cycle, its a sad reminder of just how far-left this generation has become. 43% of today's millennials have a favorable view of socialism making it more favored than capitalism. So what's gone wrong with this generation? Over at The Federalist, Emily Ekins and Joy Pullmann have put together a...
  • Capitalism Is Freedom; Socialism Is Slavery

    02/16/2016 4:43:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both." -- Milton Friedman 'If there is ever a fascist takeover in America, it will come not in the form of storm troopers kicking down doors but with lawyers and social workers saying, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" - Jonah GoldbergIn a time where consumers have almost unlimited choices of music, movies, websites and every product you can imagine in the supermarket, socialism is an outdated economic system that...
  • Bad News: Millennials, America's Largest Generation, Prefer Socialism Over Capitalism

    02/11/2016 1:41:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    When socialist Bernie Sanders beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in a landslide Tuesday in New Hampshire, he crushed her among young voters by a whopping 83 percent. Tuesday night in New Hampshire, 83% of voters aged 18-29 chose Sanders, according to exit polls. And those voters were a full one-fifth of the electorate. Sander's message of "income inequality" (Hillary has one too, but her Wall Street ties and personal wealth make it transparent) is popular with young people drowning in student loan debt (thanks to liberals proclaiming college is for everyone and by promoting the purchase of worthless degrees without the prospect...
  • Goldman Sachs Shocks All By Questioning ‘Efficacy’ Of Capitalism

    02/05/2016 7:43:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-3-2016 | STEVE BIRR
    Goldman Sachs is questioning everything it knows about capitalism in the wake of a growing debate over the sustainability of corporate profits. Profit margins are extremely high, mirroring levels seen before the financial crisis of 2008 and the dot-com bubble at the beginning of the century. Today stock buybacks are also happening at record levels, increasing corporate debt. The S&P 500 has continued to rise and maintain relatively high valuations despite these trends, prompting a Goldman Sachs analyst letter that questions how capitalism in the world is currently operating. Markets have been essentially rewarding corporations that assume more and more...
  • OBAMA RETURNS FROM HAWAII SAYING HE'S 'FIRED UP' FOR 2016

    01/03/2016 4:37:51 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 1/3/16 | Kevin Freking
    ... Obama is returning to the rancor of the nation's capital after two weeks of fun and sun in his native Hawaii, saying he's "fired up" for his final year in office and ready to tackle unfinished business. At the top of Obama's priority list is executive action that is expected to expand when background checks are required for gun purchases. ...State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 12. The address to Congress is a high-profile opportunity for the president to try to reassure the public about his national security stewardship...
  • Candidate Ted Cruz Backed by Prominent Black Pastor E.W. Jackson: 'His Faith is Authentic'

    12/31/2015 5:46:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Gospel Herald Society ^ | December 31, 2015 | Leah Marieann Klett
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has received the endorsement of another prominent evangelical leader: Bishop E.W. Jackson, one of Virginia's most well-known African-American pastors, has backed the Texas Senator, citing his "authentic faith in Jesus Christ." According to a report from Conservative HQ Jackson, who is the senior pastor of Fall Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, explained his decision in a statement: "It is absolutely essential and urgent that we elect a Godly President who reveres our Constitution, honors our Judeo-Christian values and respects the freedom of the American people. After eight years of 'fundamental transformation,' we need a leader who...
  • SOUTH AMERICAN LEFT IN RETREAT AS ECONOMIC CRISIS DEEPENS

    12/24/2015 8:40:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/23/2015 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- After a decade on the advance, the left in South America is in retreat. Just in the past month, voters in Argentina elected a conservative businessman president over the chosen successor of Cristina Fernandez and Brazil's congress launched an impeachment probe against President Dilma Rousseff, whose approval ratings have been languishing in single digits. In perhaps the biggest turnabout, voters in Venezuela, where the region's leftward shift began, handed the opposition a landslide victory in congressional elections - its first nationwide legislative win since the U.S.-bashing Hugo Chavez won the presidency in 1998. The backlash comes...
  • Greedy Innkeeper or Generous Capitalist?

    12/23/2015 3:49:48 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 15 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 12/23/2015 | Brian Wesbury
    The Bible story of the virgin birth is at the center of much of the holiday cheer this time of year. The book of Luke tells us that Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem because Caesar Augustus decreed a census should be taken. Mary gave birth after arriving in Bethlehem and placed baby Jesus in a manger because there was “no room for them in the inn.” Some people believe Mary and Joseph were mistreated by a greedy innkeeper, who only cared about profits and decided the couple was not “worth” his normal accommodations. This version of the story (narrative)...
  • Dem Memo To the Rich: We Need Your Money But We Hate You

    12/21/2015 11:32:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    I wasn't going to watch the debate and still haven't seen any of it. But I couldn't resist trolling through the #DemDebate Twitter feed and I got enough of a flavor to know I made the right choice. The writer Walter Olson may have made the best comment, as the debate began, with this tweet: "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods." -- H.L. Mencken ?#DemDebate?#Cato2016 The Democrats are putting themselves in the strangest of places with regards to the wealthy and the big earners in the country. To enact all of the various things...
  • The "Most Liberal" US College Demands "Deconstructing The White Supremacist, Capitalist System"

    12/20/2015 7:28:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Z ^ | 12/20/2015 | Tyler Durden
    The manifesto for the micro-aggressives has been unleashed on an unknowing "safe-space"-seeking, politically-corrected, American public. Students at no lesser liberalist college than Oberlin, Ohio, have released 14 pages of full social-justice-warrior-tard warning that they are "not polite requests, but concrete and unmalleable demands."As DailyCaller.com reports, the list, which bubbled up online over the past three days, is no less than 14 pages in length, and includes a staggering 50 demands, many of which divide into several sub-demands. Not only are the demands numerous, but they are quite severe and are paired with stern rhetoric. The document opens as follows: Oberlin College and...
  • Government Coercion or Free Markets

    12/17/2015 5:08:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    To achieve their political goals, the Left makes no apologies or attempts to hide its preference for government intervention. Just last week at the United Nations climate summit, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) declared that the "coercive power of the central state" is needed to promote "good" public policy. The Governor professed that government regulations must force companies to do what progressives think is best. He believes there will be dire consequences if markets are allowed to run amok. Therefore, it is a moral imperative to use the power of the state. Progressives make their policy arguments in moral terms. Their...
  • Here’s an Interesting Fact About Ted Cruz’s Past Most People Don’t Know About

    12/09/2015 5:21:52 PM PST · by Isara · 27 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    One of the reasons Sen. Ted Cruz continues to climb the polls in the GOP presidential race is because of his proven track record of standing up for conservative principles, particularly social issues.What a lot of folks may not know is that his first major leadership role was economic in nature, and he proved himself to absolutely be a defender of the free market.As if you didn't have enough reasons to love the guy already...From PJ Media: Now that Cruz regularly polls toward the top of an ever-shrinking field, his early tenure bears closer scrutiny. Cruz has gained fame as...
  • “Capitalism” Is the Wrong Word

    12/09/2015 10:47:53 AM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Steven Horwitz
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could simply invent new terms to replace the words that seem to cause more heat than light? For example, I have written before of my qualms about using the word capitalism to describe the free-market economy. The word was coined by capitalism's enemies to describe the system that they rejected.
  • What About Drudge?

    12/01/2015 12:42:43 PM PST · by toomanylaws · 82 replies
    none | 12/1/2015 | me
    Is it just me or do others wonder what the Drudge Report is up to? It seems like so many headlines and stories are more Hollywood BS and other unimportant things, than any relevant information that concerned people would care about. Did Drudge turn into Nero just fiddling while Rome (the rest of the world) burns? One of the first sites (also Free Republic) I go to is Drudge, but unfortunately it is not usually not very important.
  • It's Time to Give Up My Walkman for an iPod

    11/26/2015 9:32:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    The Left delights in their moral superiority about shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Progressives and Big Labor are petulant about the dirty dozen stores that will remain open on Thanksgiving Day, and mainstream media carps about the "Black Friday Creep" of businesses opening its doors earlier. I don't shop on Black Friday, and I am home all day with my family on Thanksgiving; however, I understand too that a modern economy never really sleeps. Why should it? How can it? Frank Sinatra sang about how capitalism’s most important city New York, New York is a city that never sleeps....
  • The Roots of American Prosperity

    11/20/2015 7:11:31 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 14 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/20/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Ask most Americans what was the most important document produced in 1776 and almost no one would answer with Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (more commonly known as The Wealth of Nations). However, some would argue that Smith’s work had more of a global impact than even the Declaration of Independence. The first edition of The Wealth of Nations sold out in six months. It would have an almost immediate impact on government financial policy, and is considered by many to be the most important treatise on economics ever written. Adam...
  • Does Fairness Depend on Kindness or Justice? (Capitalism is for ADULTS)

    11/11/2015 12:08:41 PM PST · by bigjoesaddle · 8 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 11-11-2015 | Garth Sundem
    Does Fairness Depend on Kindness or Justice? An MIT study with the Tsimane People of Bolivia shows the origins of fairness. Posted Nov 11, 2015Imagine you have to split a plate of cookies. Does the person who baked the cookies get the most or do you split them evenly? Most very young children would split them evenly — that's fair, right? But as kids get older, they start to take into account who did the work. MIT researchers (link is external) working with the Tsimane' People, who live near San Borja, Bolivia, wondered what makes kids switch from "egalitarian" to...
  • Smell The Bern: Sanders' odious deodorant remark

    11/10/2015 7:38:44 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 15 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 10, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Smell the Bern: Sanders' odious deodorant remark by Daniel Clark In a May interview with the New York Times, Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said, "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country." To a rational person, this is a non sequitur. Taking a product off the market would do nothing to feed the hungry. If Sanders is so concerned about hungry children, he should just tell Michelle Obama to give them their food back. This critique of his only rings true if...
  • Has the World Lost Faith in Capitalism?

    11/09/2015 5:29:45 AM PST · by expat_panama · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 6, 2015 | Tim Montgomerie
    If you want to find people who still believe in “the American dream”—the magnetic idea that anyone can build a better life for themselves and their families, regardless of circumstance—you might be best advised to travel to Mumbai. Half of the Indians in a recent poll agreed that “the next generation will probably be richer, safer and healthier than the last.”The Indians are the most sanguine of the more than 1,000 adults in each of seven nations surveyed in early September by the market-research firm YouGov for the London-based Legatum Institute (with which I am affiliated). The percentage of...