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Blame the Anti-Russia Brouhaha on the CIA and Pentagon

Have you noticed that according to the Pentagon, the CIA, and the U.S. mainstream press (whose newspapers oftentimes appear to be wholly owned subsidiaries of the national-security establishment), it’s always Russia that is “assertive” and “aggressive” while the United States, whose regime invades and occupies countries, assassinates people, partners with brutal dictatorial regimes, and initiates coups, is portrayed as ...

Immigration Hypocrisy, Left and Right

One of the best examples of the deep hypocrisy that pervades the liberal and conservative movements is immigration. It is here that one finds liberal-conservative hypocrisy in its purest form. Consider liberals, who are currently crying crocodile tears over the deportation of immigrants who have been here illegally for many years. Liberals exclaim, “It’s just not fair. It’s so draconian. ...

Will Trump Continue the CIA’s Cover-Up in the JFK Assassination?

Last week, the National Archives suddenly released a batch of long-secret official records relating to the JFK assassination. This was surprising because the official release date for all the JFK-assassination records, as mandated by law, is coming this October. The still-secret records amount to tens of thousands of pages of documents, many of which are records of the CIA, ...

Public Schools or Government Schools?

A woman named Katherine Stewart is outraged that some people refer to public schools as government schools. In an op-ed in today’s New York Times, she says that the term “government schools” is meant to “conjure the specter of pathologically inefficient, power-mad bureaucrats.” Even worse, she suggests that historically anti-government schooling sentiment has been held by racial bigots and ...

The Only Solution to America’s Healthcare Woes

When President Franklin Roosevelt revolutionized America’s economic system by enacting Social Security, he knew that it would be a permanent change. He knew that once he got people dependent on the system, he would have them. Sort of like how a heroin dealer feels about getting a new customer hooked on heroin. That’s what President Obama and his acolytes were ...

Killing and Dying for Minerals

Americans might soon have a new reason to thank the troops for their service, at least in Afghanistan, where the troops have been killing and dying for almost 16 years. According to an article in yesterday’s New York Times, “President Trump, searching for a reason to keep the United States in Afghanistan after 16 years of war, has ...

Trump’s Rejection of a Tyrannical System

Notwithstanding President Trump’s many faults, failures, and foibles, let’s give credit where credit is due. Last week a suspected member of Al Qaeda named Ali Charaf Damache was extradited to the United States to stand trial. Trump had a choice: He could have had Damache sent into the Pentagon-CIA kangaroo “justice” system in Cuba or to the federal court ...

Immigration Socialism Produces More Death and Suffering

Everywhere you look, socialism is in crisis. Not just in Venezuela, North Korea, and Cuba, but also right here in the United States. Just consider three of America’s core socialist programs: Social Security, healthcare, and public schooling. They are all in crisis. They are always in crisis. Among the best examples of crisis in American socialism is in the area ...

Trump’s Dictatorial Travel Ban to North Korea

Last Friday, President Trump issued a decree-law that prohibits Americans from traveling to North Korea. His justification for infringing on one of the most fundamental rights of man — freedom of travel -- is two-fold: to watch over and take care of Americans by refusing to permit them to travel to a brutal communist regime that might do bad ...

The Big Crash Is Coming

American statists are convinced that the modern-day United States is immune from an economic catastrophe arising from its welfare-state, regulated-economy way of life. They say that out-of-control federal spending and debt is nothing to be concerned about. There is no need to slash welfare-state spending or warfare-state spending, they assert, because America is an exceptional country, one that isn’t ...

Progressives’ Warped View of Democracy and Freedom

Liberals/Progressives have a fascinatingly warped and perverted view of democracy and freedom.  They believe that what people do with their own money should be subject to majority vote. If people are free to choose what to do with their own money, these statists say, that would constitute a severe threat to democracy. Have you ever heard anything so ridiculous in ...

End Federal Asset Stealing by Legalizing Drugs

As most everyone knows, federal spending and federal debt are out of control. The feds continue to spend far more than they take in with federal taxes. The excess of federal spending over federal taxes is called the deficit. The deficit this year is estimated to be $702 billion. That amount will be borrowed and added to the existing ...
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