Nothing Like A Website That Cost $90 Million And Was Still Abandoned

Posted on April 19, 2014

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Maryland has given up on its Obamacare website, but not before spending $90 million of taxpayer funding on technology, according to a cost breakdown released Friday. Of the $90 million, exchange board Chairman Joshua Sharfstein said that the marketplace spent $55 million on the website itself, The Washington Post reports. Officials opted in late March, […]

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Democrat Strategists Tell Candidates Not To Use This Toxic Word in Campaigning

Posted on April 19, 2014

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Midterm Democrat candidates are being counseled by strategists to stay away from even using the word “recovery,” owing to Americans’ doubt that the economy has improved under Obama’s policies. From the Associated Press: So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over “how much trouble people are in, and doesn’t convince […]

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Rent Or Buy A Home? This Map Has The Answer

Posted on April 19, 2014

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Should you rent or buy a home? Depends on where you live. To help make the decision simpler, RealtyTrac crunched the numbers and created an interactive map of the rent/buy fault lines across America, Baltimore has the most advantageous market in the U.S. for home buyers, with a net difference of $1,160 between renting and […]

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Thoreau’s Walden: Phony Testament of the Greens

Written by Gary North on April 18, 2014

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Henry David Thoreau was one of the most successful literary scam artists in American history. Walden was a masterpiece of fraud. This book has been inflicted on helpless English majors ever since the 1930′s. It is anti-capitalist and pro-green. It has been the supreme literary testament of the greens. It was fake from day one. […]

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Why Is The IRS Scared To Give Up The Rest of Lois Lerner’s Emails?

Posted on April 17, 2014

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Key members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform expressed outrage at revelations made in newly released emails showing ex-IRS official Lois Lerner coordinating with the Department of Justice on prosecuting nonprofit groups. One committee member said the emails prove why the IRS is “scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner’s […]

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The Constitution…Be Careful What You Wish For

Posted on April 16, 2014

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I’ve discussed before the trouble with relying on the Constitution when making arguments for this or that policy, particularly among libertarians. There is a great irony in seeing those that deride “statism” stand side-by-side with a document that created one of the largest, most overreaching states in the history of the world. Before the Constitution, […]

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Showdown in Nevada

Written by Gary North on April 16, 2014

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Let’s begin with a map. Here are some explanations. The United States government has direct ownership of almost 650 million acres of land (2.63 million square kilometers) — nearly 30% of its total territory. These federal lands are used as military bases or testing grounds, nature parks and reserves and Indian reservations, or are leased […]

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