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Archive of posts published in the tag: American Thinker

The Stark Silence of the Politically Correct

The failure to address this problem will only cause it to proliferate. Witness the Democrats boycotting AIPAC- a first.  I saw Obama and Pelosi speak there. The left wishes to put their heads in the sand and contend this is a minority in their midst.  They have not yet learned that passionate minorities rule politics.  

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The Lobbying Principle

From my article in today’s American Thinker, Save the Swamp: If the per capita cost of government is x, then every deduction, credit, and tax benefit awarded to one party comes at the expense of another.  The main function of…

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Gilded Age Health Care

from my article in American Thinker a few weeks ago, The fatal attraction of single-payer Reform is seductive.  It is like the curvy woman with the soft voice you met at the bar.  The next thing you know, you have a boiled…

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We Are All Influenced by Philosophy

from my article in yesterday’s American Thinker, Donald Trump ushering in the third wave of Progressivism We are witnessing the third and final phase of American Progressivism, where the administrative state has stifled the economy, destroyed opportunities, and lost control of…

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An Empty Pantsuit

from Bruce Walker at American Thinker, Hillary May Just Be Dumb Since being first lady, what has Hillary done?  She was elected almost by default as a Democrat to the Senate from New York, a state that last elected a…

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Grubering Climate Change

from American Thinker, Paul Shlichta writes Two Approaches to Climate Change. Excerpts: Our climate depends on two convective systems: one in the shell of gas we call the atmosphere and the other in the layer of water we call the…

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A Lack Of Imagination

From Today’s American Thinker, my article Uber Libertarians Excerpt: There are similar commercial communities among iPhone users, Amazon customers, and other enterprises.  Such modern businesses scale up remarkably fast, creating huge commercial communities, quickly threatening the regulatory agencies, and empowering…

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Leftists Hate Speech II

From American Thinker, Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist by Danusha V. Goska: Excerpt: Leftists freely label poor whites as “redneck,” “white trash,” “trailer trash,” and “hillbilly.” At the same time that leftists toss around these racist and classist…

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Supremely Comfortable With His Own Ignorance

Hillary’s Foreign Policy Failures a comprehensive look, also scan the 80+ commments at AT. A similar look, though more focused on Obama,  from Bret Stephens in Commentary: The Meltdown excerpts: Even the ordinarily sympathetic Washington press corps has cottoned to…

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Straw Men

From American Thinker, Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist by Danusha V. Goska: Excerpt: It astounds me now to reflect on it, but never, in all my years of leftist activism, did I ever hear anyone articulate accurately the…

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Microaggression

From American Thinker, Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist by Danusha V. Goska: Excerpt: I appreciate Professor X’s desire to champion the downtrodden, but identifying a photograph of commuters on stairs as an act of microaggression and…

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The Hands that Prosper

From my article in American Thinker, Everything that Counts” excerpt: When Piketty suggests that we tax the wealth of the richest, exactly what does he think will happen to it?  The government will spend it – but on what?  Does he…

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Libertarian Fallacies

From American Thinker, Russell Kirk vs. the Libertarians, by Kung Fu Zu and Brad Nelson Excerpts: This faith in the power of logic and lack of imagination as regards human motivation is something not uncommon among intellectuals of all stripes.…

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Inequality vs Mobility

From my article in American Thinker, Everything that Counts: Vast inequalities may harbor the potential for social unrest, but that is muted by social mobility.  Oprah and Andre Young (Dr. Dre) may have been born in poverty, but that has…

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The Data Doesn’t Matter

From American Thinker, The Dead Parrot of Climate Change Said shopkeeper is exemplified in real life by Prof. Chris Folland, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research: “The data doesn’t matter. We’re not basing our recommendations on the data. We’re…

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Israeli Health Care System

From ObamaCare Should Take Lessons from Israel in American Thinker: Health care services in Israel account for 7.7% of GDP (the overall average in OECD countries is 9.5%); the difference partly reflects the relatively youthful population (27.9% under 15) compared with the…

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The IPCC and The Answers You Get

In American Thinker,  IPCC ‘s Bogus Evidence for Global Warming by S. Fred Singer: Excerpt: In spite of much effort, the IPCC has never succeeded in demonstrating that climate change is significantly affected by human activities — and in particular,…

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Detroit’s Suicide

There are many who blame the woes of Detroit on the decline in the auto industry, but the auto industry did not decline- it just moved.  Paul Krugman passes the decline off to the normal creative destruction of capitalist progress.…

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Unable to Squelch our Capitalist Spirit

My article in today’s American Thinker, An Exhaustion of Pessimism Excerpt: Like learning to live with the nuclear bomb and the threat of imminent destruction we have learned to live in the land of the all-powerful Oz, pulling the levers…

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Gun Violence, Race, and Culture

Do we really want to have an honest debate about race? Henry Percy exposes this question with Fareed Zakaria in ‘Gun Violence in America Is Off the Chart’ in American Thinker, 1/14/13. excerpt Shortly after being sworn in as Attorney General, Eric Holder told an…

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