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Entries from December 2009

Top 10 Political Events of 2009

December 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment ·

Economic Crisis and Fiscal Incompetence While it is obvious that the decline in the economy and the rise of unemployment above 10% make one of the most important stories of the year, the government response to this crisis is really an even bigger story. The decision to address the crisis with uncontrolled and poorly directed […]

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Health Care: Follow the Money

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments ·

One of the first arguments which defenders of national health care make is that anyone who opposes health care legislation either in DC or in state government must be on the payroll of pharmaceutical companies or the health care industry or the insurance companies. Their argument is that these Democrat proposals are good for the […]

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Lying for the Cause in the New York Times

December 29th, 2009 · No Comments ·

I've written before on how leftist propagandists and even mainstream media sources lie and manipulate facts to distort the truth and I can't pass up a great opportunity to illustrate how this is done from a source which many view as unimpeachable and above this sort of chicanery. In yesterday's New York Times there is […]

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One-Party Politics Produces Legislative Failure

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments ·

With the opposition party and even the more radical factions within the Democratic Party excluded from the debate on health care reform, the bills which have been produced in the House and Senate are terrible examples of public policy, developed in an echo chamber where bureaucratic micromanagement has replaced creative lawmaking. Rather than boldly sitting […]

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How a Responsible Government Responds to Recession

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments ·

On reading a recent article about how Ireland is dealing with the recession and budget crisis, it struck me how radically different their response is from what we are seeing here in the US. Despite the fact that their economy was in a bigger bubble and suffered a more significant crash than ours, and even […]

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Demographic Changes Add to Democrat Woes

December 24th, 2009 · No Comments ·

While the Democrats are certainly their own worst enemies, as demonstrated by passing a healthcare bill which is overwhelmingly opposed by the public and will likely lead to the loss of the house and Senate in 2010, that may just be the beginning of the challenges to their current political ascendancy. The voters you alienate […]

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Saying Merry Christmas Isn’t Hate Speech

December 22nd, 2009 · No Comments ·

Let's face the facts. Christmas is a thinly disguised pagan holiday which was so strong and so popular that it has defied every effort to modify or suppress it for 2000 years. You can change the name and tack on all the baby Jesuses you like, but it's still the feast of the Winter Solstice, […]

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At 50 I Still Believe in Santa

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Culture

Forty-two years ago this Christmas Eve I saw Santa. I didn’t see him at the mall or in a department store or ringing a bell on the street. I saw him in our living room at 4am. He wasn’t my dad in a suit or an inflatable dummy or a photograph, he was the embodiment […]

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A Holiday Message for Liberty

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Rights and Liberty

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It’s Everyone’s Holiday and That’s a Good Thing

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments ·

It seems like everyone has something to say about the holidays – oh wait I can’t call them that because it implies holiness – let’s call them the ‘winter celebratory season’ instead. Christians want to get rid of Satan Claws, secularists want to get rid of Jesus, atheists want to get rid of all the […]

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