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Entries from September 2007

Hugo Chavez Brings Autocracy to the Classroom

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments ·

First Hugo Chavez silenced the independent media by fining newspapers, arresting journalists and ultimately shutting down the main independent Television station. Now he’s silencing unapproved thought in the schools of Venezuela, rewriting the textbooks to reflect his version of history, writing marxism into the curriculum at every level and threatening private schools with closure if […]

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SCHIP – It’s for the Insurance Companies, Not the Children

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments ·

Whenever someone in government makes a proposal and says it's 'for the children' you know you're about to be screwed. The 'for the chidren' argument is one of pure emotion and when it's being used you can be sure that there's no rational way to argue for that piece of legislation, usually because it's such […]

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Tom Kratman’s A Desert Called Peace

September 24th, 2007 · 14 Comments ·

Tom Kratman‘s new book

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Campaign Finance: The Root of All Evil

September 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments ·

On The Daily Show on thursday former President Bill Clinton made some very good points about the pressures on legislators and how the need to finance increasingly expensive campaigns is reducing the quality of representation which they provide and contributing to the increasingly contentious atmosphere in Washington. This is especially true for members of the […]

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Something Worth Watching

September 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment ·

In my ramblings from page to page I recently stumbled into a blog called The Age of Hooper which is worth checking out. It’s from an anonymous guy who spends a lot of time undercover going to AntiWar rallies and videotaping and taking digital photos of the activities and the people in attendance. Before you […]

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The Mukasey Appointment: Will Partisan Politics Trump Responsible Oversight?

September 18th, 2007 · No Comments ·

In their ongoing quest to find just the right Attorney General, President Bush has offered up his latest sacrificial lamb, retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey. Mukasey is eminently qualified, with years on the bench and an outstanding career as a prosecutor, yet the appointment may face problems for reasons having nothing to do with […]

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9/11 Forgotten as the War of Cultures Continues

September 11th, 2007 · 7 Comments ·

“We have to understand that we’re fighting a war against people who think that they are engaged in a cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil. They believe that this is not an earthly battle. This is a war between the forces of Christianity and the forces of Islam.” – Reza Aslan After […]

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Lepanto for 9/11

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments ·

White founts falling in the Courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that face of all men feared, It stirs the forest darkness, the darkness of his beard; It curls the blood-red crescent, the crescent of his lips; For the inmost […]

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New Hampshire GOP Debate

September 9th, 2007 · 3 Comments ·

Not only did this presidential campaign start awfully early, but it seems to be chock full of debates and town halls and candidate forums way out of proportion to any previous election that I can recall. In past elections it often seemed like the candidates had to be dragged to debates and did everything they […]

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The Emerging Workforce Crisis

September 4th, 2007 · 3 Comments ·

There’s a crisis looming in our job market, one which is coming faster than anyone anticipated. It’s not the dread specter of unemployment which has haunted us in the past. It’s certainly not job outsourcing. It’s not even the flood of illegal workers from over the border stealing American jobs. It’s really more like the […]

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