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Gridlocking the Government: The High Moral Ground

Written by Gary North on October 17, 2015


The American political establishment usually operates in terms of bipartisan cooperation between the political parties. The goal of the political parties is essentially identical: expand the power of the federal government. This has been true since approximately 1789. This is not some new development. Politicians want to expand the degree of control they have over […]

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Obama and the TPP

Written by Gary North on October 17, 2015


I don’t talk a lot about Obama, since he is mostly a cipher. I did not talk much about Clinton, either, for the same reason. They are both talkers. But when it came to making their agendas clear, and then passing them into law, they accomplished little. What did Clinton ever do that we remember? […]

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ObamaTrade: Round Two Surprise

Written by Gary North on June 13, 2015


The New World Order brigade suffered a major defeat yesterday: a 302-126 defeat of a key provision of ObamaTrade. That torpedoed the fast track for the TPP: the Trans Pacific Partnership. The TPP is the culmination of the agenda of the Trilateral Commission, founded in 1973. The Trilateral Commission was named for the three world […]

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Neocon Outrage: Rand “Hangs Up” on NSA

Written by Gary North on June 2, 2015


Neocons in the Senate are furious. Rand Paul last week filibustered the NSA’s eavesdropping program into at least temporary oblivion. It sank into the sunset on Sunday night. It had to be renewed before midnight. It wasn’t. The NSA saw it coming. On Sunday afternoon, it pulled the order from America’s phone companies to supply […]

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Video: Why Congress Ignores Voters

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

This video is excellent on how the special interests buy votes in Congress, and then collect billions of dollars worth of favors. Their return on investment (ROI) is sensational. Meanwhile, voters have no influence. The statistics are here: What’s that? You say were not told this in your high school civics class? Imagine that!

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Americans Don’t Trust Washington

Written by Gary North on March 12, 2015


Americans still think the federal government can and should solve problems. This is their default mode. At the same time, they do not think Washington is competent. This is what is sometimes called cognitive dissonance. Lack of trust is across the boards: in the presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court. Here are the latest findings. […]

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Mary’s Bar and Janet’s Bank

Posted on January 21, 2015

By Anonymous Mary is the proprietor of a bar in Boston. She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar. To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later. […]

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Lame Duck Dynasty: Obama’s State of the Union

Written by Gary North on January 19, 2015


President Obama is now facing a Republican-controlled Congress. So, he is now ready to go on the offensive. Obama succeeded in getting one big program through Congress: PelosiCare. That was in his first term, when the Democrats controlled all three branches. You could count the Dodd-Frank law (2010). This consolidated the biggest banks’ control over […]

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