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I’ve Been Cheated!

Written by Gary North on December 3, 2016

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Lew Rockwell made it. Ron Paul made it. But I didn’t. You can read about it here. Some unknown lefty outfit compiled a list of 200 websites promoting what it called the Russian party line. Lefty outfits liked outfits that did this back before the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 — 25 years ago. But […]

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The 2016 Political Cartoon That Gets It Right

Written by Gary North on October 29, 2016

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Political cartoonists are among the most creative artists in the world. How do they do it, day after day? How does anyone come up with that many creative ideas? There have been hundreds of thousands of them over the years. They stretch back two centuries. The cartoons that Thomas Nast drew of New York City’s […]

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The Day I Discovered Bob Dylan: Spring, 1962

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2016

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They say that Americans over age 60 remember where they were when they heard of President Kennedy’s assassination. I surely do. But I also remember where I was when I heard Bob Dylan for the first time, about 18 months before Kennedy died. I was in my rented room close to UCLA, which I attended […]

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Oh, My Aching Swaggart Back

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2016

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It’s the 30th anniversary of my aching back. It’s better these days. I sit in a Herman Miller Embody chair. Yet the story is a strange one. In 1986, I was speaking at the New Orleans gold conference. I had spoken there several times over the years. My partner John Mauldin had come along. He […]

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How Alex Jones Hijacked Google

Written by Gary North on August 27, 2016

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Drudge ran an article that linked to Alex Jones’ InfoWars site. Here is his headline: GOOGLE Hides ‘Clinton Body Count’… It goes here, where we read: Google has altered its search algorithm to prevent searches for “Clinton body count” from auto-completing, despite the term auto-completing when typed in on virtually any other search engine. The […]

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The Statistical Irrelevance of Cable News

Written by Gary North on August 20, 2016

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Every month, Matt Drudge’s site gets about a billion page views. On August 19, Drudge posted a link to an article on the fact that Rachel Maddow has tied Megyn Kelly’s show in recent days. We read this: MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show virtually tied Fox News’ Kelly File in the key 25-54 demographic on […]

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Ralph Stanley, RIP

Written by Gary North on June 25, 2016

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On June 23, Ralph Stanley died. He was 89. He was the last of the founders of bluegrass music. This is an American invention, named after the group that backed up Bill Monroe, the Bluegrass Boys. Monroe’s music was “old timey” until the arrival of Earl Scruggs, who revolutionized banjo picking. Scruggs joined the Bluegrass […]

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