Ferguson SWAT Team: No Photos, or You Go to Jail

Written by Gary North on August 15, 2014

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A reporter in a McDonald’s took a photo of a SWAT team member in Ferguson. The cop roughed him up and then arrested him. The cop would not say who he was. The story is here. Cops have carte blanche when there are riots outside. This includes inside a McDonald’s. Lawyer John Whitehead describes what […]

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Robin Williams Got Us Thinking

Written by Gary North on August 14, 2014

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“There, but for the grace of God, go I.” I don’t know when I first heard that, but it was many decades ago. From time to time, we are reminded of its truth. I begin with an example of poor timing. KISS lead performer Gene Simmons, on July 31, gave an interview. This part was […]

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Lauren Bacall Just Would Not Quit

Written by Gary North on August 14, 2014

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We forget how long she was in front of audiences. Michael Caine seems like a seasoned trooper. He got his start in Zulu in 1964. She got her breakthrough in 1944. “You know how to whistle, don’t you?” I was two years old at the time. Her last movie on-screen appearance was in 2013. Her […]

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How to Avoid Giving a Rubber Crutch Speech

Written by Gary North on August 13, 2014

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A prep school in a Seattle suburb — a town located close to Microsoft’s headquarters — brought in a group of high-level speakers to present a seminar. One of them teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Washington in Seattle: Dr. Emer Dooley. She presents a useful message: start-up entrepreneurs who succeed usually attempt to minimize […]

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Free Education for Illegal Immigrants

Posted on August 12, 2014

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The Department of Education released a fact sheet Monday about the availability of public school education for undocumented immigrant children — specifically the tens of thousands unaccompanied minors who have recently entered the U.S. illegally. “We have begun to receive inquiries regarding educational services for a specific group of immigrant children who have been in […]

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Europe Is Deflating. Keynesians Are Aghast.

Written by Gary North on August 12, 2014

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This gets little publicity. For two years, the European Central Bank has been shrinking its monetary base. Europe as a whole is close to recession, but prices are not falling. Keynesian analysts are fit to be tied. The ECB is supposed to inflate, like other central banks. It isn’t. This Washington analyst has little good […]

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Hillary Hammers Obama for Not Toeing the Neo-Con Party Line

Posted on August 12, 2014

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By Jeffrey Goldberg President Obama has long ridiculed the idea that the U.S., early in the Syrian civil war, could have shaped the forces fighting the Assad regime, thereby stopping al Qaeda-inspired groups—like the one rampaging across Syria and Iraq today—from seizing control of the rebellion. In an interview in February, the president told me that […]

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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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