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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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Will Facebook Bring Down the Government?

Written by Gary North on April 26, 2014

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I am going to ask a rhetorical question. When was the last time you saw a positive political cartoon for Obama? It is not just Obama’s problem. How many positive cartoons did you see for George W. Bush after 2003? For that matter, how many positive cartoons did you see for Bill Clinton? How many […]

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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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How Loud Does Money Talk? Proposed Time Warner and Comcast Merger Could Show

Posted on April 15, 2014

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A study recently released by Frontiers of Freedom suggests that in the Obama administration, money talks. The paper insists that crony capitalism is behind many of the Justice Department’s decisions when it comes to approving or rejecting mergers, and that “friends” of the Administration stand to gain enormous financial “gifts” in return for their generosity. […]

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