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Entries from September 2008

Is a Bailout Actually Necessary?

September 28th, 2008 · 7 Comments ·

The problem at the heart of the demand from the financial sector for a bailout of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other failing financial businesses comes down to one very simple thing, the practice of many modern businesses of relying on the availability of large amounts of easy credit for their day to day operations. […]

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Is this the Final Meltdown for Chavez?

September 17th, 2008 · No Comments · , International, Politics

As the Venezuelan regional elections draw near, Hugo Chavez finds his party’s support waning in the polls and increasing grumbling among voters and in the military. Venezuelans are pleased with relative economic prosperity brought by the high price of oil, but are frustrated with massive government corruption, Chavez’ increasingly bizarre behavior and irrational hostility to […]

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Stop the Sham Energy Bill

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments ·

In an effort to convince the public that they are not the irresponsible buffoons we discovered them to be when they failed to even consider a sensible bipartisan energy bill last session, Democrats in the reconvened House of Representatives have suddenly bypassed the comprehensive bipartisan energy plan submitted in August to present a purely partisan […]

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Journalistic Bias Targets Palin

September 12th, 2008 · 7 Comments ·

I used to have respect for the Washington Post. It was my hometown paper for many years and I took some pride in believing that it was one of the few papers in the US which at least tried to be somewhat non-partisan. Much to my dismay, their latest article on Sarah Palin presents such […]

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Ron Paul Endorses Radical Statism

September 12th, 2008 · 13 Comments ·

Earlier this week Ron Paul held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC. His purpose was to announce that he was definitely not endorsing John McCain for the presidency and that he wanted to urge people to support third party candidates in the presidential election. On the stage with him were […]

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Obama’s Telling Slip of the Tongue

September 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Elections and Campaigns

You’ve heard this kind of a story. A man’s boss introduces him to a new client named Mr. Starr, who happens to have a huge scar running down his cheek. The man is desperate to make a good impression and quite nervous, and knows that the one thing he absolutely must not do is address […]

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Political Discourse at 2am

September 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Elections and Campaigns

Just wrapped the latest Politics After Midnight show and it went off very well. Had a couple of callers and we made a diverse group. One gay, one black and one from Texas. Interesting discussion about the disreputable state of politics in America today. If you’re going to catch one podcast show, this is the […]

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Fred Thompson Speaks to the People

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Economy, Elections and Campaigns, Politics

Tuesday night was a night of heavy hitters at the Republican convention. Independent – some would say traitor – Democrat Joe Lieberman was the obvious star attraction. Getting a member of the opposing party to stand up and condemn their policies and endorse your candidate is always a winner, even if it’s a mealy-mouthed endorsement […]

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Peace Protesters Riot at GOP Convention

September 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Elections and Campaigns, Politics, Rights and Liberty, War and Terrorism

With the leading lights of the GOP hanging back to see what aid they can render to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf coast, protesters from about 180 diverse groups gathered in St. Paul on Monday to express their dissatisfaction with the Republican party, global capitalism, meat eaters, big oil, washing regularly, neocons, corporate coffee, the military industrial […]

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An Interview With a Democratic Convention Delegate

September 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Elections and Campaigns, History, Politics

Jen Just is a schoolmate from long ago (don’t ask how long) who was a delegate to the Democratic Convention this past week. She has been kind enough to answer a few questions about the experience, which I thought would help some of those who have never been to an event like this get a […]

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