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Before Committing to a Reform Movement, Ask These Questions

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

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In every society, there are always great evils. Wherever there are great evils, we had better hope that there are individuals, organizations, and coalition movements. There had better be people who are willing to commit their lives to the eradication of the evil. Nevertheless, the old political rule always holds: You can’t beat something with […]

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The Rhetoric of Lost Causes

Written by Gary North on June 27, 2015

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One of the problems with any revolution is this: if you lose it, the survivors learn to live — and then prosper — under the victors’ rule. This always happens. After the surrender, the survivors make peace, not just militarily, but also socially and ideologically. This is why the rhetoric of revolution looks silly in […]

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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

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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

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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

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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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