Drudge Takes Our Daily Temperature on Ebola

Written by Gary North on October 9, 2014

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Matt Drudge is estimated to be worth $90 million. Why? Because he is the greatest headline writer in history. He knows what interests readers. He has millions of readers. Here is what interests readers this morning. This indicates the public’s fascination with Ebola. It is not panic yet, but great curiosity. This creates a problem […]

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“Full Faith and Credit” and Related Delusions of Grandeur

Written by Gary North on October 8, 2014

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Approximately half of all Americans receive government subsidies of one kind or another. This is seen by some conservatives as the demise of the American Republic, the death-knell of resistance to the welfare state. It is nothing of the sort. It is strong evidence of the opposite: the high-water mark of the American welfare state. […]

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Get Out States and Stay Put States

Written by Gary North on October 8, 2014

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Residents of some states would like to leave. Others would like to stay put. Gallup did a survey. At the top of the list of the “get out” states is Illinois. At the bottom is Montana. Four of the top 10 “stay put” states have no state income tax. To see the lists, click the […]

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Dead-End Jobs, Dead-End Recovery

Posted on October 8, 2014

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By David Stockman The September jobs report was greeted by a flurry of robo-trader exuberance because another print well above 200k purportedly signals that growth is underway and profits will remain in high cotton as far as the eye can see. But how many years can this Charlie Brown and Lucy charade be taken seriously—-even […]

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IRS in Hunker-Down Mode on Pastors’ Political Sermons

Posted on October 7, 2014

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Many of you are aware that in 2008, ADF launched Pulpit Freedom Sunday.  This initiative is intended to restore a pastor’s right to speak freely from the pulpit without fearing any government censorship or control.  Pastors have the right to proclaim biblical truth from their pulpits without having to worry about the government looking over […]

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How Many Ebola Victims Can Be Treated in U.S. Hospitals? 23.

Posted on October 6, 2014

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Exactly as predicted, now that the horse is some distance down the road, the government officials paid to prepare for emergencies, after being caught in their usual pants-around-their-ankles condition, are busily trying to find a lock for the barn door, and assuring all and sundry that, “We’ve got this.” And also as I noted going […]

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Why America is NOT Going Totalitarian

Written by Gary North on October 6, 2014

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We say that individuals are responsible for their actions. Libertarianism teaches this. Christianity teaches this. There is no plea bargaining on judgment day. There are no corporate defenses. “The devil made me do it” will not hold up in that court. We should explain economics in terms of individuals’ decisions. We should also explain politics […]

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