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You Gotta Love the <span style="font-style:italic;">far</span> Left

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Paul Craig Roberts, writing for counterpunch, touches all the bases in grand polemical style. There are the requisite ad hominem attacks against Bush, Cheney, Israel and America’s other “puppets” in the Middle East. Nothing new there, but I was struck by an interesting bit of hypocrisy. Compare this: Fox “News,” which in fact is the [...]

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Legislative Lunacy

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

how to win back your ex An old friend of mine (Jon, who really Cialis by mail ought to start blogging) sent this little gem of a story to me via e-mail. A pro-pot group alleges that an Aurora police officer pulled over one of its members this week because he had a marijuana legalization [...]

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Could this happen to <span style="font-style:italic;">you</span>?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

The War on Drugs is reminiscent of the tyranny that our forbearers revolted against. Hyperbole? I think not. There’s a horrible miscarriage of justice, which Radly Balko summarizes this way: Cops mistakenly break down the door of a sleeping man, late at night, as part of drug raid. Turns out, the man wasn't named in [...]

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Renewing The Patriot Act

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Despite their faults, the ACLU is quite rightly questioning the authority of the US Government where individual liberty is concerned. Specifically, they have been relentless in their opposition to the Patriot Act, legislation that all but ignores the Fourth Amendment and the Viagra online presumption of innocence. Under the Patriot Act, the FBI can demand [...]

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Leftists, in their own words

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

I am certainly no fan of progressive political theory, but it is instructive to know what, specifically, its proponents advocate. Fortunately, Washington Monthly’s blog, Political Animal (Kevin Drum), features a series of articles called The New Progressivism. The introduction of which reads in part: forex trading systems Conservatives say they want to use choice (school [...]

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Diminution of Personal Responsibility

Monday, November 28th, 2005

After reading an article by Doug Monroe, a senior editor at Creative Loafing (a lefty rag in Atlanta), I was reminded of the old Southern populism and classism that has recently been obscured by the “redness” that accompanied the election of G.W. Bush. For well over a century, the South was dominated by the Democrat [...]

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Why <span style="font-style:italic;">progressives</span> really aren’t

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

The so-called progressives of whom I speak are actually collectivists, in that they abhor individualism and individual rights, insofar as such are symbolic of self-reliance. Generally, they think in terms of all-for-one and one-for-all. What’s more, they’re not satisfied with a mutual and voluntary communal arraignment. No, self-styled progressives seek to use the police power [...]

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Robert: a thumbnail sketch

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

I, along with my co-contributors, recognize that liberty inheres to the generic viagra individual; liberty is not that which is granted by governments or benevolent rulers. It's as an individual that I think and act, with the full understanding that I, alone, am responsible for the consequences of my thoughts and actions. In light of [...]

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