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Your Feel-Good Cop Story Of The Year

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Here at TLP, we commonly bring you stories of police abuses, bad behavior, and general asshattery that often accompanies giving someone power over another… …but it’s not always like that. “Thin blue line” concerns notwithstanding, the vast majority of people who go into law enforcement do so because they honestly want to serve and protect […]

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I, Pencil: The Movie

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is working on a film series based on Leonard E. Read’s 1958 essay entitled: I, Pencil in which the author makes the claim “[N]ot a single person on the face of this earth knows how to make me [a pencil].” The video below is their animated adaptation of the essay (I, […]

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The Modern Republican Party is a Special Kind of Suck (Part 3 of 3)

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Part 2 Did Voters Reject Capitalism? Some on the Right have said that the 2012 election was a rejection of Capitalism. I’m not entirely sure I agree. Yes, there seems to be a large percentage of the electorate who want money to be taken away from the top 1 or 2% and redistributed to the […]

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Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

When the 112th Congress comes to an end, it will also mark an end to the political career of Ron Paul, who represented the 22nd Congressional District in Texas from 1979 to 1985 (after serving a one term stint from 1976 to 1977) and the 14th Congressional District from 1997 through 2012. I’ve had made […]

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The Modern Republican Party is a Special Kind of Suck (Part 2 of 3)

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Part 1 Confusing Economic Policy of Suck I’m sure there are many other areas where Romney went wrong but I think most of the rest of this special kind of suck is courtesy of other Republicans. During the Republican primary, the “anyone but Romney” crowd was so desperate to eliminate Romney that they resorted to […]

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The Modern Republican Party is a Special Kind of Suck (Part 1 of 3)

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Barack Obama’s Record of Suck Four years ago, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States. He promised hope n’ change from the failed policies of George W. Bush. His policies were going to lower the debt, reduce unemployment to around 5%, become the “most transparent administration in U.S. history,” close Guantanamo […]

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Four more years…

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

This quote from Santayana seems to sum up the first four years of Obama’s reign: Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those […]

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

“Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advance auction in stolen goods.” – H.L. Mencken I don’t know about you but I’m very eager for this Auction Day to be over with.

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