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  • Watching Our Language: The Left-Right Language Barrier

    02/06/2012 10:11:48 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 31 January | Selwyn Duke
    Language barriers are obviously an impediment to communication. If one man speaks Chinese and another Swedish, it may be hard for them to settle even simple matters, let alone the deep issues of the day. Yet there can be language barriers even within a language, such as when people use ill-defined terminology. In fact, some debates rage on endlessly partially because people who have the same tongue are, sometimes unknowingly, speaking a different language. This occurs to me when I hear many arguments about Left versus Right. For example, it’s not uncommon for conservatives and liberals to debate whether groups...
  • Fascism Is Not Conservatism

    08/15/2011 9:05:27 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/11/11 | David Limbaugh
    Someone recently emailed and asked me to rebut the claim that fascism is a right-wing system. I have given this question considerable thought over the years; even when I was in college, liberals routinely smeared conservatism as a fascist political ideology. Indeed, how many times have we heard the mantra that communism and Nazism represented the two extremes of the political spectrum, left and right, respectively? This never made sense to me, as I knew that conservatism championed political and economic liberty and that communism and fascism were the direct antithesis of these.
  • David Epstein Incest Charges: Columbia Professor Charged With Sleeping With Daughter

    12/10/2010 8:51:15 AM PST · by mimi from mi · 64 replies · 8+ views
    A Columbia political science professor has been charged with having a sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter, the Columbia Daily Spectator reports. David Epstein, 46, was charged Thursday with one count of third-degree incest. Police told the Spectator that the relationship appeared consensual. Epstein is currently on administrative leave. According to the New York Daily News, Epstein and the woman had a three-year sexual relationship and often exchanged "twisted text messages." The Spectator reports that Epstein is married to another Columbia political science professor, Sharyn O'Halloran, though a recent update to his Facebook page says he is single. The couple...
  • Why Jon Stewart isn't funny

    03/05/2006 9:41:25 AM PST · by flixxx · 133 replies · 5,081+ views
    boston globe (via townhall.com) ^ | March 3, 2006 | Michael Kalin
    Why Jon Stewart isn't funny By Michael Kalin | March 3, 2006 THE SELECTION of Jon Stewart as the host for Sunday night's 2006 Oscars undoubtedly marks a career milestone for the aspiring king of late-night comedy. Unfortunately, however, the ascension of Stewart and ''The Daily Show" into the public eye is no laughing matter. Stewart's ever-increasing popularity among young viewers directly correlates with the declining influence of progressive thought in America. Coincidence? I think not. Let me explain.
  • Students seek primary education - budding political scientists in NH

    01/18/2004 1:44:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies · 217+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 18, 2004 | MONIQUE FIELDS,
    Budding political scientists from USF are going to New Hampshire to study campaigns as part of a unique class. ST. PETERSBURG - Alexandra Yorra is no fan of presidential candidate Howard Dean. "Dean is trying to hide everything," she said. "A lot of governors do," Julie Ann Petrick responded. "The part that frustrates me," Yorra said, "is he said, "If Bush will open his (records), I'll open mine.' Well, it seems to me those should be public records." Political analysts? Not exactly. Yorra, 21, and Petrick, 22, are students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where they are...
  • You have two cows (updated for California)

    10/13/2003 4:11:00 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 11 replies · 169+ views
    Exclusive to FR ^ | 13 October 2003 | RightOnTheLeftCoast
    The latest version of a classic. To make it even more-latest, I added my very own "Californian" version at the end. --RightOnTheLeftCoast DEMOCRAT You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. Barbara Streisand sings for you. REPUBLICAN You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So? SOCIALIST You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. COMMUNIST You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk. You wait in line for hours to...
  • HUMOR BREAK: Two Cows (very funny, with great anti-Hillary joke at end)

    10/08/2003 12:29:46 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 27 replies · 1,047+ views
    "Two Cow" Political Definitions ^ | 10/8/03 | Author unknown
    DEMOCRAT You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. Barbara Streisand sings for you. REPUBLICAN You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So? SOCIALIST You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. COMMUNIST You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk. You wait in line for hours to get it. It is expensive and sour. CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE You have two cows. You sell one, buy a bull, and build...