Archive for July 2016

Harvey Mansfield on Trump: He’s not a gentleman

Harvard professor and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution Harvey Mansfield (who is also a conservative!) made the case that Donald Trump is no gentleman in an Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Friday. Of course, Professor Mansfield in right. Trump is vulgar and bombastic. Those aren’t the traits of a gentleman. But then, Hillary Clinton is…

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Economic freedom leads to economic prosperity

Dan Mitchell: Whether it’s North Korea vs. South Korea, Cuba vs. Chile, or Ukraine vs. Poland, nations with bigger governments and more intervention inevitably decline compared to market-oriented alternatives. The chart at right shows how Botswana has surpassed most other African nations in economic prosperity. It cannot be coincidence that Botswana rates higher than the rest not just in…

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Venezuela: When socialism fails, move on to slavery

Human nature predicts that when one is prevented from enjoying the fruits of one’s own labor, when a government mandates that one work to support people unwilling to work for themselves, i.e., when a government adopts socialism, the fields will tend to remain unplowed. You would think that the “Tragedy of the Commons” was a…

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How to build strength and increase muscle size

Let’s say you can with some effort lift a barbell of a certain weight. Sould you do a lot of reps with that weight, or should to go to heavier weight that you can lift, but only for fewer reps? Say you can bench press 80 pounds easily 20 for reps in 3 sets with…

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John Hinckley released from mental hospital

Yesterday John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan in 1981, was released permanently by a Federal judge from St. Elizabeth mental hospital where he has been kept since his trial. I guess the judge found him “rehabilitated.” From the Ricochet Daily Shot: If you’re too young to know, on the afternoon March 30, 1981,…

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Liars — How progressives exploit our fears for power and control

In Greek Mythology Cassandra is given the gift of prophesy and the curse that while she could accurately see into the future and know what calamities were coming, nobody would ever believe her. Thus when she warned Troy that that the Trojan Horse contained Greek warriors she was not believed. In our times so-called “progressives,”…

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Could this guy be anymore out of touch?

Barack Obama on July 20, 2016 at the White House Summit on Global Development: “We are living in the most peaceful” era in human history. “The world has never been less violent.” “So it is worth reminding ourselves of how lucky we are to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in…

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The Republican party’s big mistake

The Tea Party movement was truly a grass-roots movement that attracted people of every ethnicity and political leaning to appeal to their rulers in Washington for a redress of grievances. By “every political leaning” I mean that the Tea Party was probably a majority of those who had voted Republican in the past but also…

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Americans not as keen on abortion as you might think

According to a survey of 1,009 adults conducted July 5-12, 2016, by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus American strongly favor restrictions on abortion. The Supreme Court recently overturned a Texas law that mandated that doctors have admitting privileges at a local hospital and that abortion clinics be…

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Female caller to Rush Limbaugh ’s radio show rips him good

From near the end of the first hour on Friday: RUSH:  Here is Sylvana from San Diego.  It’s great to have you.  Hello. CALLER:  Hi.  Hi, Rush.  I’m calling actually regarding the speech, the Donald Trump acceptance speech he did last night. RUSH:  Yeah? CALLER:  And after listening to that speech, my question to you…

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Mexico: If Trumps wins we will call back our citizens

The President of Mexico threatened at the world economic summit grave consequences if Trump gets the Presidential seat: all the Mexicans in the USA will be going back home to Mexico. The Mexican government announced they will close their borders to Americans in the event that Donald Trump is elected President of the United States.…

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Mass shooting at shopping center in Munich, Germany

Several dead’ and 10 injured in shooting rampage inside a Munich shopping centre as police hunt gunman A police spokesman said; ‘It is really something big going down.’ The force in Munich posted on its website: ‘At this time we have a major operation underway. Please avoid the area of the shopping centre.’ First reports…

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