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Who Will Get Castrated by the New, Improved Senate? (Hold on Tight.)

Posted on November 7, 2014

By Charles Hugh Smith If you really think it matters which political party controls the U.S. Senate, please answer these questions. Don’t worry, they’re not that difficult: 1. Will U.S. foreign policy in the Mideast change from being an incoherent pastiche of endless war and Imperial meddling? Please answer with a straight face. We all […]

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“Full Faith and Credit” and Related Delusions of Grandeur

Written by Gary North on October 8, 2014

Approximately half of all Americans receive government subsidies of one kind or another. This is seen by some conservatives as the demise of the American Republic, the death-knell of resistance to the welfare state. It is nothing of the sort. It is strong evidence of the opposite: the high-water mark of the American welfare state. […]

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$777 Billion Deeper in Debt–Fiscal 2014

Posted on October 1, 2014

The U.S. Treasury needed to pay off a record of approximately $7,546,726,000,000 in maturing Treasury securities in fiscal 2013, which ended last Monday, according to Treasury’s official accounting. During the same period, the Treasury turned around and issued another $8,323,949,000,000 in new Treasury securities. The spread between the old debt held by the public that […]

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IRS Thumbs Its Nose at Congress, Which Is Impotent

Written by Gary North on September 18, 2014

Congress is impotent. The IRS is revealing this as never before. It is saying, loud and clear, that Congress cannot do anything to Lois Lerner or any other IRS employee. Sorry; no emails. They went bye-bye into cyberspace. There are no digits. There is no smoking gun. But what about the NSA? Doesn’t the NSA […]

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More Lost IRS E-Mails. The IRS Tells Congress: “Go Fish.”

Written by Gary North on September 6, 2014

Congress is impotent. The IRS knows Congress is impotent. The IRS can safely thumb its nose at Congress in full public view. Everyone knows the IRS did illegal things when it refused to grant the privilege of tax exemption to conservative groups. “Go fish.” Everyone knows the IRS destroyed the incriminating e-mails. “Go fish.” Everyone […]

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Will the IRS Monitor Sermons?

Written by Gary North on August 18, 2014

This report appeared on the WND site. Imagine uttering the words “pro-life” in your church and finding yourself targeted by an investigation from the feared and reviled Internal Revenue Service. An expert on the First Amendment conflict between pastors and the federal agency, which says it is investigating speech delivered from pulpits, confirms that’s possible. […]

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Public Goes Ballistic Over the Porous Mexican Border

Written by Gary North on July 17, 2014

A recent Gallup poll reveals that two issues are neck and neck as the issues of greatest concern in the USA: (1)  illegal aliens; (2) dissatisfaction with the federal government. Gallup dutifully refuses to call them illegal aliens. One does not use such crude, accurate language. No, no, no; these are “undocumented immigrants.” In early […]

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