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No Picket Lines to Cross

Written by Gary North on September 12, 2014

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When was the last time you saw a picket line? I know: on network TV. I mean locally. When was the last time you went shopping, and you had to cross a union picket line? It has been decades for me. It’s a shame, really. I always enjoyed crossing a picket line when I was […]

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Backlash Against Michelle Obama’s Public Schools’ Menu

Written by Gary North on September 9, 2014

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Prior to Eleanor Roosevelt, no first lady was a public figure. The term “first lady” was not capitalized. First ladies stayed in the background. Eleanor Roosevelt became the first full-time First Lady nag, both for her husband and for the nation. Her husband ignored her, but liberal Democrats kept her on a pedestal long after […]

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No Free Federal Lunch Money ==> No Nanny Menus

Written by Gary North on August 11, 2014

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It is happening all over the country. Public schools are pulling out of the federal lunch program. They are walking away from the subsidies. Why? Simple: the kids will not eat the federal lunches. They toss out the food. To get the subsidies, the districts must adopt the federal lunch menus. The kids then revolt. […]

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Arrogant Virginia County Politicians Smashed by New State Law to Silence Them

Posted on July 15, 2014

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PARIS, VA—July 1, 2014—The bill, HB 268 (SB 51), becomes law in Virginia today, protecting certain activities at agricultural operations from local regulation. This statewide non-partisan legislation was driven by grassroots organizations and individuals in the thousands across the Commonwealth and is one of the first bills signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe. The […]

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French Fried Entrepreneurs: They Are Leaving

Written by Gary North on June 3, 2014

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Rich people in France are pulling up stakes. They will escape the tax man. (Unlike the USA, if you are not living in France, you do not pay taxes to the French government.) Young people in France who want to start businesses say they want to leave France. A lot of them will. France’s taxes […]

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Illinois’ $200 Lemonade Stands

Written by Gary North on May 28, 2014

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Entrepreneurship is out of control in Illinois. Kids are setting up lemonade stands. Worse, some of them are setting up cupcake stands. They do this on their own, you understand. They have not cleared this with any state or local official. Something has to be done. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) has done something about it. Trotter […]

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Government-Created Drought in California: A Long, Dry Summer

Written by Gary North on May 12, 2014

Prices for agricultural produce in U.S. supermarkets will be up this summer. Why? Drought, plus government planning. Call it a drought of liberty. Utility rates in California will rise. Small businesses in the state will be hit hard. There will be 50% unemployment in some agricultural towns. Farmers are not planting. The water costs too […]

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