Who Owns Congress? The NSA or the FED?

Written by Gary North on July 25, 2013

The debate goes on. The failure of Congress to make a token cut in the National Security Agency’s official budget on July 24 was a green light for the NSA to spy on all Americans, forever. That vote indicated that the NSA owns Congress. But hold on! Don’t jump to conclusions too fast. Has Congress […]

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Snowden Remains in Purgatory: The Moscow Airport.

Written by Gary North on July 25, 2013

There is diplomatic hell: extradition to the USA. There is diplomatic heaven: Venezuela. Then there is diplomatic purgatory: the Moscow airport. That is where Edward Snowden is said to live. Nobody has seen where he lives. We are never told that. Reporters do not raise the question any longer. They haven’t for three weeks. He […]

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Fantasy Land Financial Analysis for Investors

Written by Gary North on July 24, 2013

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This headline appeared on the MarketWatch site. BEIJING (Caixin Online) — The monetary policies of major economies are diverging for the first time since 2008. The euro zone, Britain and Japan are sustaining quantitative easing, while the United States, China and other major emerging economies are on a tightening path. Here is the most recent […]

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How to Make $5 Million a Year: Government’s Revolving Door

Written by Gary North on July 24, 2013

The man known as the top legal enforcer at the Securities and Exchange Commission a year ago saw an opportunity. He could go into the private sector. Specifically, he could go into the securities field on Wall Street. After all, he knows how the government regulation system works. That makes him valuable. How valuable? Five […]

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Darwininsm? 79% of Americans Say No.

Written by Gary North on July 24, 2013

In a recent poll, about 21% of those polled said that they believe in Darwin’s view of evolution: no God directed it. About 17% were not sure. The rest believed that God created life all by Himself, or else He directed evolution. CBS News reports that a YouGov poll in early July found that 37% […]

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Concealed Carry Maps: Gun Owners Have Won

Written by Gary North on July 23, 2013

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Gun owners are not losing. They are winning. Nowhere is this more visible than in this pair of maps. The first shows concealed carry states in 1981. The second shows them in 2011. In most states, any adult can carry a concealed pistol. Local governments may not prohibit this.

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Global Warming Stopped in 1998. It’s in Davy Jones’ Locker.

Written by Gary North on July 23, 2013

The global warming crowd has a problem. Global warming has disappeared. It’s missing in action. The public is cooling toward the idea that we need intervention by governments to stop global warming. A recent article explained that the theory’s defenders are doing their best to come up with a plausible explanation. It’s the ocean. Huge […]

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