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Video: Why Congress Ignores Voters

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

This video is excellent on how the special interests buy votes in Congress, and then collect billions of dollars worth of favors. Their return on investment (ROI) is sensational. Meanwhile, voters have no influence. The statistics are here: What’s that? You say were not told this in your high school civics class? Imagine that!

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Chicago Is Going Bankrupt

Written by Gary North on May 16, 2015

Rahm Emanuel was re-elected Mayor of Chicago. Lucky Rahm! He will get to oversee the official bankruptcy of the city. He will go down as the mayor who took the third largest city in the United States into financial Armageddon. The man who said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” will […]

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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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Bill Charms. Hillary Squirms.

Posted on March 12, 2015


The liberal Washington Post reports the following: Senior Democrats are increasingly worried that Hillary Rodham Clinton is not ready to run for president, fearing that the clumsy and insular handling of the nine-day fracas over her private e-mails was a warning sign about the campaign expected to launch next month. Few Democrats believe that the […]

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Schlafly: Still No Choice, Still an Echo

Posted on February 23, 2015


Phyllis Schlafly has updated her classic 1964 paperback book, A Choice Not an Echo. In that book, she pointed out that Eastern Establishment Republicans controlled the party. They had the money. They lost control only once: in 1964. It has never happened again. She is now warning against Jeb Bush. She is 90 years old. […]

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Public Sector Unions in Wisconsin Are Dying

Written by Gary North on February 23, 2015


Gov. Scott Walker and the legislature were successful in 2011 in passing a law that undermined the ability of unions in the public sector to strike. This took away the threat of the public unions. Wikipedia describes the law. The bill requires additional contributions by state and local government workers to their health care plans […]

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Ron Paul on Quiet Secession

Written by Gary North on February 20, 2015


In a speech at the Mises Institute, Ron Paul discussed operational secession. State governments are not enforcing federal rules and regulations. This is a quiet movement. There are no fireworks. But it is happening. The speech was picked up by Buzzfeed. Then Matt Drudge ran it as his lead story: left-hand side. When the federal […]

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Free Rides: Bill Clinton’s Perks

Written by Gary North on February 16, 2015


The stories never end. She hasn’t even announced, but the question has already resurfaced: Will Bill Clinton’s baggage derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes? Just a few weeks ago, reports broke that Bill Clinton had flown at least 11 times on “The Lolita Express” — a private plane owned by the mysterious financier and convicted pedophile […]

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Hillary Does Not Stay at Motel 8

Posted on February 12, 2015


This caught my eye: Last year, former Secretary of State (and presumed 2016 presidential candidate) Hillary Rodham Clinton found herself on the defensive when it was learned that not only does she command a six-figure speaking fee ($300,000) for her appearances and travel by private jet, but she also gets to stay in the “presidential […]

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