Rob Portman Drops Out of 2016. Who Is Rob Portman?

Written by Gary North on December 2, 2014

ABC News felt compelled to run this headline: Rob Portman Says No To 2016 Presidential Race. My initial thought: “Who is Rob Portman? We read: It’s not even 2015, and the 2016 presidential race already has its first dropout. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican who was once considered a top contender to be Mitt […]

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Professor Hip-Hop Cries Out Against Capitalist Oppression

Written by Gary North on November 28, 2014

This story caught my attention. There were protests in St. Louis after the grand jury failed to indict the policeman who shot Michael Brown. At the Manchester Wal-Mart, about two dozen people chanted “no justice, no peace, no racist police” and “no more Black Friday” after officers warned that protesters risked arrest if they didn’t […]

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My Night in the Hospital

Written by Gary North on November 28, 2014

Men go to the hospital for treatment for one of three reasons: pain, fear, or a nagging wife. I went because of pain. Then fear showed up. I have checked into a hospital for an illness for an overnight stay only three times in my adult life. Once was in 1961, when the city of […]

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McMass to Replace the Vernacular Mass

Written by Gary North on November 28, 2014

Back in 1978, Paul Seabury wrote a classic article, “Trendier than thou: The many temptations of the Episcopal Church.” The Catholic Church has been engaged in a race toward trendiness since about 1965. This month, a Catholic group has clearly surged into the lead. It hopes to be a trend-setter. Critics of the Latin Mass […]

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Obama Finally Cuts Loose: “Voters Be Damned!”

Posted on November 28, 2014

President Barack Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls. Instead of reaching out to Republicans who won control of next year’s Congress Nov. 4, he’s charged ahead with initiatives that infuriate the victors, prompting critics to label him a “king” or […]

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Border Crisis: A Flood of Drybacks

Posted on November 26, 2014

(Rueters) The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration. The recent resounding victories of the Republicans, both in the House and Senate, as well as all across America, are prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who […]

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Our Giant Welfare State

Posted on November 26, 2014

By Robert J. Samuelson We Americans pride ourselves on not having a “welfare state.” We’re not like Europeans. We’re more individualistic and self-reliant, and although we may have a “social safety net” to protect people against unpredictable personal and societal tragedies, we explicitly repudiate a comprehensive welfare state as inherently un-American. Dream on. Call it […]

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Obsolete Weapons for Obsolete NATO

Written by Gary North on November 26, 2014

Not many Americans know that NATO was the first defense treaty the United States entered after the annulment of the 1778 treaty with France back in 1800. NATO is part of the post-war New World Order. NATO has no military function today. It has an “annoy the Russians” function, which keeps Putin in power. At […]

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Looting for Justice: Same Old Story

Written by Gary North on November 25, 2014

Looters in Ferguson, Missouri defied President Obama and the parents of Michael Brown. The President and the parents had called for peaceful protests. This appeal to non-violence did not work. In the summer of 1965, I lived in Southern California. The region saw the images from the KTLA TV traffic helicopter, day after day, night […]

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