Category Archives: Politics

Ben Bernanke Now Blogs

Ben Bernanke presided over the Federal Reserve for two terms, from 2006 through 2014. A year and half into his first term, he began driving the Federal Funds Rate down. By the end of his frantic interest episode, this key … read more »

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The Penny in the Fuse Box Economy

A lower rate means a lower interest payment and therefore losses can turn to profits. However, this is not a real profit. It’s a mirage. read more »

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The Word Progressive

Progressivism, a lá Fabian socialism, slowly oozes socialism (and fascism, which is another form of statism) into a culture by degrees. read more »

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Rekindle Liberty’s Torch

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me; I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” – Emma Lazarus, “The New … read more »

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Scalpels Vs. Statutes

“I have often wondered at the smugness at which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind – yet what is it that they expect … read more »

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The Word Liberal

“[Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.] believes that the law-making bodies should be free to experiment almost ad libitum, that the courts should not call a halt upon them until they clearly pass the uttermost bounds of reason, and that everything should … read more »

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The Darkest Day — and the Promise of Light to Come

It is the 21st of December, the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, the day when darkness refuses to relinquish its grip on the night until later in the morning, and reclaims the skies earlier in the evening, … read more »

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Subversion vs. Self-Defense: Why the Ferguson Riots and the Boston Tea Party Are Opposites

by M. Zachary Johnson In press about the recent riots relating to the Ferguson case, some have sought to draw an analogy between these riots and the historical Boston Tea Party. But this is an effort to transfer the moral … read more »

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Defense of the Constitution Can Unite Conservatives, Libertarians and Independents … and Save the GOP

The GOP confronts what could threaten to be a crippling dilemma.  If real it could prove fatal to its viability as a political party.  Electoral victory requires both its libertarians and its social conservatives.  And they are at odds. These two crucial elements … read more »

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Republicans Clueless About Minorities

Republicans are losing elections in part because they are losing key demographic groups. Some of those groups, like Hispanics, are growing, making them impossible to ignore. 37 percent of the country is nonwhite. Hispanics comprise 16 percent of the population, accounting for … read more »

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