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IRS Thumbs Its Nose at Congress, Which Is Impotent

Written by Gary North on September 18, 2014

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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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“Fix Bayonets!” The Feds Gave 12,000 Bayonets to Local Police Departments. Why?

Written by Gary North on September 9, 2014

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National Public Radio did something very useful recently. It investigated who got what in the U.S. government’s program to give military equipment to local police departments. This initial list raised more questions than it answered. The main question is this: “Why? 79,288 assault rifles 205 grenade launchers 11,959 bayonets 3,972 combat knives $124 million worth […]

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Faith-Based Fascism: Turning Churches into the State’s Bagmen

Written by Gary North on September 4, 2014

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The economic heart of fascism in the 1930’s was the “government-private industry alliance.” It still is. In this alliance, the state provides limited funds and promotion of favored businesses. The businesses provide profits that are taxed. The state’s bureaucrats increase their influence over the economy by way of favored business enterprises. The state is now […]

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Video: Forced Sterilization: 1929-1974

Written by Gary North on July 21, 2014

The monstrous euegenics movement, based on the idea of Charles Darwin’s cousin Francis Galton, was dominant in intellectually circles in the United States from 1900 to World War II, and it survived legally until the mid–1970s. The United States passed the first forced sterilization laws before World War I. The Supreme Court case, Buck v. […]

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Veterans Administration: News Cycle vs. Spin Cycle

Written by Gary North on May 23, 2014

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How could anyone have known that the Veterans Administration’s health care delivery system is a catastrophe? Easy. By reading Nobel Prize-winning Keynesian economist Paul Krugman in 2011, and then taking the opposite position. What Mr. Romney and everyone else should know is that the V.H.A. is a huge policy success story, which offers important lessons […]

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The State as Grover Dill

Written by Gary North on May 19, 2014

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Two decades before The Christmas Story, I entered the world of Jean Shepherd’s imagination. I spent two semesters at Westminster seminary in Philadelphia. Philadelphia was within the range of WOR in New York City. Every week night, beginning at 10:15, I would listen for 45 minutes to Jean Shepherd’s monologue. Those were the most imaginatively […]

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Weekend Play-Pretend Warriors in Nevada

Written by Gary North on May 7, 2014

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Cliven Bundy’s stand against the United States government has often been described as the equivalent of the Whiskey Rebellion. We can find this comparison all over the Web. Bundy has described himself as “just like Rosa Parks.” No, he isn’t. Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus. She did not pull […]

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