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Guy Carawan, R.I.P.

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2015

Guy Carawan died on May 2. He was 87. Sadly, he was suffering from dementia, that terrible disease. Carawan introduced We Shall Overcome to the civil rights movement in the spring of 1960. It had been picked up by the union movement in the late 1940’s. Pete Seeger was one of the early popularizers of […]

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The New York Times: Pink Politics and Red Ink

Written by Gary North on May 2, 2015


The New York Times, along with all other print-based city newspapers, is slowly going bankrupt. Specifically, Craigslist is killing them. Generally, the Web is killing them. They are all doomed. There are no exceptions. They are like mastodons caught in the tar pit. Some of them are sinking faster than others, but all of them […]

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Cable News: No One Is Watching

Written by Gary North on April 1, 2015


The ratings for cable TV news shows are out. They are all losers. None of them begins to rival the Drudge Report. Here is a story from a site that takes cable TV news seriously. Talk about a tale of two cable news networks. With its 53rd consecutive quarter total audience win, Fox News Channel […]

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“The Wrecking Crew”: Model of Success

Written by Gary North on March 24, 2015


I have just seen a great documentary. It is being shown around the United States in art theaters. It has been simultaneously released on Amazon. I had to pay $6.99 to watch it on Amazon, and it was the best $6.99 I have spent in a long time. The documentary is titled, The Wrecking Crew. […]

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The Liberals’ Oligopoly Model Is Dying

Written by Gary North on March 12, 2015


Greater diversity undermines oligopoly control, and liberals have based everything on oligopoly. Central banking is based on oligopoly. Entertainment is based on oligopoly. The news industry is based on oligopoly. The political structure is based on oligopoly. Now, because Internet bandwidth keeps getting cheaper, the oligopoly model is collapsing. Only in politics and education is […]

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Leonard Nemoy and I Went Way Back

Written by Gary North on February 28, 2015


Leonard Nimoy’s first film was Kid Monk Baroni (1952). Unlike you, I saw it. In a theater. In 1952. I was living in Denver. Every Saturday morning, I went to the movies: the Esquire theater. It cost 25 cents. I had to spend money to ride the bus to get there. I always bought a […]

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