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Entries from November 2007

Ron Paul’s Fair Weather Friends

November 30th, 2007 · 12 Comments ·

Much has already been made of the interest shown in the Ron Paul campaign by groups on the reactionary right, from 9/11 ‘truthers’ to white supremacists. Less widely reported but of growing concern to those watching the Paul campaign and wondering if it is going wildly astray is the involvement of far-left groups who are […]

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Nugget: Great Reporting from Venezuela

November 28th, 2007 · 4 Comments ·

In doing some followup on my last article on Venezuela, I stumbled on some fantastic first-hand reporting of the situation there from Krista Kapraios. She’s a journalism student from Johns Hopkins who’s visiting the country for six weeks on a fellowship, and she just happens to be there at exactly the right time to see […]

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Venezuela Goes to Hell in a Handbasket

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments ·

I’ve written enough stories about Venezuela and Hugo Chavez’ slow march towards totalitarianism. I’d been hoping to just let the issue rest for a while and focus on more pleasant parts of the world. Most people seem to have made up their minds about Chavez, either against him or for him despite all the evidence, […]

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Media Bias? Who Cares!

November 18th, 2007 · No Comments ·

In a highly publicized $100 million lawsuit against her former employers at NewsCorp, Judith Regan has made various seemingly paranoid claims about a conspiracy against her at the publishing giant. The accusations seem to center on her claim that NewsCorp has a political alliance with Rudy Giuliani and has attempted to discredit her so that […]

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Liberty Dollar Raided by Feds – Assets and Documents Seized

November 18th, 2007 · 6 Comments ·

Early Thursday morning federal agents from the Secret Service and FBI raided the Evansville, Indiana offices of NORFED, makers of the Liberty Dollar and other alternative ‘barter’ currencies of which they claim to have $20 million dollars in circulation. The business, owned by Bernard von Nothaus, mints copper, gold, silver and platinum coinage and produces […]

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Democratic Greed Creates Opportunities for Bush

November 13th, 2007 · 3 Comments ·

Today President Bush demonstrated that the domination of both houses of Congress by the Democrats creates a real opportunity for him to look more effective than he has in years, advance his image in the eyes of the public, and perhaps even assure some sort of positive legacy, simply by vetoing the right bills. Today […]

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Liveblogging BlogWorld

November 7th, 2007 · No Comments ·

Saturday 9:20pm, Austin A final word or two on the Las Vegas trip. On the whole a great experience. Next year it will probably be bigger and more work with less fun, but that’s the inevitable result of success. But I did manage to top off the whole trip with a giant screwup. Remember a […]

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The Farm Bill: Do We Need More Government Cheese?

November 4th, 2007 · No Comments ·

You don’t have to be lactose intolerant to be sickened by the Farm Bill currently being considered in Congress, but if you read the bill you’ll probably start to feel a little queasy when faced with dairy products in the future. The new Farm Bill which just passed the House and is headed to the […]

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Anti-Gay Church Hit with $10.9 Million in Damages

November 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment ·

There are so many controversial issues surrounding the recent court ruling against millennial cultist leader Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church that it's hard to know where to begin discussing it. Perhaps the worst part is that it puts me in the position of having to defend a pack of poisonous, inbred lunatics […]

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