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  • CNBCs own 'Dr. Doom' Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America'

    10/17/2017 1:50:53 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 152 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jeff Cox | @JeffCoxCNBCcom
    Market doomsayer Marc "Dr. Doom" Faber has launched a racially charged diatribe in his latest newsletter, alleging that the U.S. is great primarily because it is ruled by white people. The eccentric Gloom, Boom & Doom report author, who often speaks on CNBC and other financial media, generally forecasting some type of market downturn, focused his latest comments on the racial conflicts happening around the country. (A CNBC spokesperson said it will not book him in the future.) "And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look...
  • Secularist Dogmas That Live Loudly Within Lefties

    09/15/2017 4:44:37 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 15, 2015 | George Neumayr
    For years, the Washington establishment held up Sally Quinn, the wife of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, as the society doyenne par excellence and a “serious” reporter. The Great and Good would gather at her mansion to bat around the issues of the day. Much talk of a sinister religiosity afoot in the land would ensue. But it turns out that Quinn, when not passing around drinks and appetizers to these self-proclaimed rationalists, was in the back playing with her tarot cards and concocting hexes for her enemies. In her new “spiritual memoir,” Finding Magic, Quinn discloses her...
  • Choose Sides? You Bet. But Antifa and Fascism Are the Same Side.

    08/23/2017 10:02:01 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | 8/22/2017 | J.D. Tuccille
    Choose Sides? You Bet. But Antifa and Fascism Are the Same Side. Advocates of liberal society are a side in themselves, and the left- and right-wing thugs battling in the streets are rival siblings from an illiberal family....The problem many Americans had with Trump's weasel words was that Heather Heyer was dead, and many other people injured, in Charlottesville, allegedly at the hands of James Alex Fields, Jr., a neo-Nazi who drove his car into a crowd in an act of political terrorism. And Fields was in Charlottesville to attend a rally featuring a dollar-store version of a Leni Riefenstahl...
  • We just discovered the SICKENING reason the healthcare vote was PULLED

    03/27/2017 3:51:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 182 replies
    Allen West ^ | 3-26-17 | Matt Palumbo
    If you were opposed to the Obamacare replacement bill, the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), it was probably because it was hardly the Obamacare replacement we were promised. Congressional Republicans had no problem holding countless votes to repeal all of or parts of Obamacare when Barack Obama was president, yet all of a sudden there’s a hold up, despite the promise there would be an Obamacare repeal bill on Trump’s desk his first week in office. Unfortunately, the AHCA turned out to be nothing more than Obamacare-lite. Daniel Horowitz summed up the problem in Conservative Review, that “the sum of the...
  • POLL: Why did Trump win the election?

    11/12/2016 1:09:56 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 42 replies
    POLL: Why did Trump win the election? Voters supported Donald Trump Voters know the Clintons are corrupt Voters revolted against the dishonest News Media Voters revolted against the corrupt Washington Establishment All of the above
  • Anti-Trump Protester Celebrates Violence Outside San Jose Rally

    06/06/2016 10:55:07 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 4, 2016 | Jack Davis
    "... an exercise in blame-shifting." A Twitter user going by the name Houdini, who identifies himself as a Black Muslim, has been celebrating his takedown of a white Trump protester during Thursday’s anti-Trump protests in San Jose. Coverage of the man’s self-congratulating publicity on The Gateway Pundit revealed him to be Seyfudin Mohamud, a Somali native who had come to California from Minnesota. He posted selfie videos from the protest, including one in which his clothes match those seen in an ABC News video of violence at the rally.
  • Why [Penn Jillette] Won't Call Out Islam or Scientology ("... because we have families.")

    06/26/2010 1:37:54 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 45 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 06/26/10 | Matt Welch
    Are there any groups you won't go after?We haven't tackled Scientology because Showtime doesn't want us to. Maybe they have deals with individual Scientologists—I'm not sure. And we haven't tackled Islam because we have families. Meaning, you won’t attack Islam because you’re afraid it’ll attack back ...Right, and I think the worst thing you can say about a group in a free society is that you’re afraid to talk about it—I can’t think of anything more horrific. [...]
  • NYT Hitpiece: In Donald Trump's Worldview America Comes First and Everyone Else Pays

    03/26/2016 12:15:47 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 64 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 3/26/2016 | NYT
    Anyone else see this as THE MAIN REASON Trump is kicking butt?
  • The far-right media have a meltdown

    03/15/2016 4:07:20 AM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    Like the Republican Party, the conservative media has now bifurcated. On one side stand blogs, radio hosts and pundits (representing a range of ideological perspectives from the libertarian Reason to old-guard conservatives such as National Review) along with feisty reporters (e.g. Washington Free Beacon) who are candid about their ideological perspective and have been candid about who Donald Trump is and what he is attempting to do (i.e. use the GOP as a vehicle for his Peronist vision). On the other is the hodgepodge of Trump apologists, including Breitbart, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and anti-immigration-obsessed talk radio hosts. Fortunately, the...
  • How to Encourage Intellectual Christians in the Evangelical Church

    "The church is always more than a school. . . . But the church cannot be less than a school." - Jaroslav Pelikan, Yale historical theologian1 Being an idea-oriented, bookish, and cerebral-type of Christian can have its challenges. Often times, intellectually inclined believers find it hard to fit into their local evangelical church.2 This difficulty usually arises because the life of the mind is not often identified as a high church priority. So, unfortunately too many churches within the broad sweep of evangelicalism are, to use Pelikan’s words, "less than a school." Parts of the evangelical theological tradition have struggled...
  • Ted Cruz For Liberty... Ted Cruz For President

    02/05/2016 10:17:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 41 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | February 5, 2016 | Robert Kenyon
    The liberty movement must help elect Senator Ted Cruz the next President of the United States. Many of us in the liberty movement saw the handwriting on the wall some time ago, as far as the Rand Paul campaign was concerned. He came in a distant fifth in Iowa, a state many thought he would win a year ago. His polling looked bleak in the other early states, and he was short on resources. He likely could have gone on, but instead, suspended his campaign Wednesday morning. He'll focus on securing re-election to the Senate, which he should easily accomplish....
  • 31 of the Most Interesting Signs at the March for Life

    01/23/2016 8:01:48 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 23 January 2016 | Mariana Barillas
    An enthusiastic crowd showed its support for the pro-life movement by attending the 2016 March for Life despite frigid Friday weather and an impending blizzard in our nation's capital. A number of demonstrators brought their own handmade signs displaying why they choose to be pro-life. The March for Life in Washington, D.C., is held annually on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the country.
  • Irwin Schiff, R.I.P.

    10/19/2015 6:00:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 46 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | October 19, 2015 | Brian Doherty
    Irwin Schiff died on Friday while in federal custody over charges connected with his refusal to pay taxes and his advising others to do so. His public career began as a popularizer of small-government, Austrian-economics-influenced thought with a popular book mostly about the various ways he thought government actions of various sorts harmed citizens called The Biggest Con. He then shifted to become the most famous popularizer, over many books over decades, of the idea that no one legally owes income tax. According to an obituary notice from his son Peter Schiff, who runs the firm Euro Pacific Capital and...
  • Donald Trump is 'Very Good at Losing Other People's Money'

    09/23/2015 3:28:05 PM PDT · by Sam Gamgee · 43 replies
    Reason TV ^ | September 16, 2015 | Jerome Tuccille
    Reason interviewed the first biographer of Donald Trump who has a warning for taxpayers: "[Trump] doesn't do a deal unless other people are putting up the money. He's very good at losing other people's money and preserving his own," explains author Jerome Tuccille. (see video)
  • Bernie Sanders, First Libertarian Socialist?

    09/20/2015 8:12:21 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | 09/15/2015 | Terry Michael
    Ground-breaking research by political science experts (actually me, Googling) reveals that a new breed of American politician has been discovered, the first ever "libertarian socialist." And it has a name: Bernie Sanders. Oxymoronic, you say? Call me crazy, but the senator from the Peoples' Republic of Vermont is at least two-thirds of the way there on the road to free minds and free markets. There are three issue frames in politics. Foreign. Social. Economic. Sanders is as non-interventionist as Ron Paul on foreign policy. He is as pro-choice and pro-gay rights as Yahweh on social issues (Yahweh has come a...
  • The Conservative Anti-Trump Club

    09/09/2015 2:19:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Reason ^ | September 9, 2015 | Matt Welch
    In my post yesterday about the #NROrevolt Twitter rebellion by restrictionist Donald Trump fans against the pro-restrictionism National Review, I mentioned that there was a rich stream of apoplectically anti-Donald Trump commentary emanating from within the conservative media. I thought it might be useful to catalogue some of the vituperative and often entertaining arguments thus far into one place. (For a previous post on Trump's conservative-media supporters, click here.) The following list, encompassing neoconservatives, social cons, and libertarian-leaners, includes Bret Stephens, George Will, Glenn Beck, Michael Gerson, Charles C.W. Cooke, Karl Rove, Jonah Goldberg, John Podhoretz, Kevin D. Williamson, Mona...
  • Donald Trump: Legalize ALL the Drugs [wayback machine]

    09/07/2015 1:58:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 8, 2015 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    ".....The reform-minded Trump of decades past is a far more attractive figure than his current incarnation, at least in the eyes of the pro-legalization advocates of today. “Well, I certainly think he had it right in 1990, and what he said then actually seemed to understand the situation,” David Boaz, executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute, told The Daily Beast. “My sense is that looking for consistent philosophy or even policies in Donald Trump’s statements is a pretty fruitless exercise.” Boaz also pointed out that Trump recently voiced his support for medical marijuana, and that when asked about...
  • DoJ's Gag Order On Reason Has Been Lifted — But The Real Story Is More Outrageous Than We Thought

    06/22/2015 2:15:06 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 11 replies
    PopeHat ^ | June 22, 2015 | Ken White
    Last Friday the folks at Reason confirmed what I suggested on Thursday — that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, after hitting Reason with a federal grand jury subpoena to unmask anonymous hyperbolic commenters, secured a gag order that prevented them from writing about it. Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch describe how it all went down. Read it. So, the truth is out — and it's more outrageous than you thought, even more outrageous than it appears at first glance. What, you might ask, could be more outrageous than the United States Department of Justice...
  • Department Of Justice Uses Grand Jury Subpoena To Identify Anonymous Commenters ...

    06/08/2015 4:32:55 PM PDT · by Skepolitic · 56 replies
    Popehat.com ^ | 6/8/2015 | Ken White
    The United States Department of Justice is using federal grand jury subpoenas to identify anonymous commenters engaged in typical internet bluster and hyperbole in connection with the Silk Road prosecution. DOJ is targeting Reason.com, a leading libertarian website whose clever writing is eclipsed only by the blowhard stupidity of its commenting peanut gallery. Why are the government using its vast power to identify these obnoxious asshats, and not the other tens of thousands who plague the internet? Because these twerps mouthed off about a judge. Last week, a source provided me with a federal grand jury subpoena. The subpoena1, issued...
  • Reasons to Reason: Analytical Thinking is Essential in Policy Debates

    05/13/2015 6:07:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 5/11/2015 | Thomas Doran
    With so many complex policy issues, how do we decide which are worthy of our support or deserve to be opposed? Environmentalism, my specialty, is rife with policy initiatives that are often based on emotional appeal, rather than well-reasoned articulations of facts. As a boy, I read Isaac Asimov’s science fiction classic “Foundation” series that featured psychohistory and symbolic logic. I was fascinated by how the Foundation applied symbolic logic to political documents and treaties to interpret what was really being said. In one situation, the Foundation reduced the fine print of a five-page treaty to two statements: “Obligations of...