By William Watkins | Sunday January 29, 2017 at 10:30 AM PDT | Comments Off on Calexit 2018? The Movement Is Beginning
The Sacramento Bee reports that “[b]ackers of a proposed constitutional amendment seeking California’s secession from the U.S. can begin collecting voter signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot, the [California] secretary of state’s office said Thursday.” Support for this initiative is strong, with one in three Californians saying they are ready to leave the...
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By David J. Theroux | Monday July 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM PDT | 40 Comments
The horrendous and calculated, July 20th shootings in Aurora, Colorado, are a great tragedy not just for the victims and their families but for everyone who can clearly see the utter evil of such acts and the helplessness we all feel as a result. However this massacre might have been far less likely for...
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By David J. Theroux | Wednesday January 5, 2011 at 12:37 PM PDT | 3 Comments
Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central hilariously skewers the hypocrisy, authoritarianism, and foolishness of “progressive” San Francisco’s Nanny-State ban of Happy Meals at McDonald’s restaurants in the city. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The Daily Show on Facebook HT: Carl Haberberger
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By David J. Theroux | Monday November 15, 2010 at 10:22 AM PDT | 19 Comments
In a roundtable discussion on the U.S. National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (“Deficit Reduction Commission”), Nobel Prize laureate and hyper-Keynesian economist Paul Krugman came clean on his view on ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour,” regarding how to reduce the gigantic federal deficit that he has been so supportive in seeing created:...
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By David Beito | Monday January 4, 2010 at 9:31 PM PDT | 6 Comments
In 2003, Historians Against the War (HAW) seemed a promising opportunity to bring together antiwar historians of all political persuasions. And, in fact, many libertarian historians joined with liberals, socialists and others on the left to oppose the war. Such an ecumenical political organization had rarely appeared in American history since the demise of...
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Tags: Afghanistan, American History, anti-war historian, Barack Obama, capitalism, Civil Liberties, Corruption, Franklin Roosevelt, Imperialism, Integrity, Iran, Iraq, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Presidential Power, progressives, Propaganda, Socialism, Theodore Roosevelt, Truman, War, Woodrow Wilson
By David J. Theroux | Saturday October 3, 2009 at 9:57 AM PDT | 1 Comment
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed on Fox News’ “Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano” on how Barack Obama is Herbert Hoover’s true “Progressive” heir as an economic interventionist, corporatist and protectionist. Hoover’s policies caused the Great Depression and Franklin Roosevelt then continued and greatly expanded such policies as his New Deal,...
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By David Beito | Monday August 17, 2009 at 8:14 AM PDT | 2 Comments
Now that Obama is in charge, the netroots (who led the fight against the Iraq war), no longer seem to care about foreign policy. If the antiwar movement ever makes a comeback, it won’t be because of them. At a recent gathering of the Netroots Nation, the participants were asked: “[D]o you, personally, spend...
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Tags: Afghanistan, antiwar, Barack Obama, Corruption, Integrity, Iran, Iraq, liberal interventionists, Netroots Nation, progressives, War, Wilsonianism