Gasoline Tax Hike? Get Lost!

Written by Gary North on January 13, 2015

The three best nations on earth for low gasoline taxes are Mexico, the United States, and Canada, in that order. This drives liberals crazy. They want higher taxes. They aren’t getting them here. So, the wailing goes on. It’s not fair! There should be higher gasoline taxes! Now that oil has fallen in price by […]

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Fallout from France: Martyrdom and Recruiting

Posted on January 12, 2015

The militant chatter spread like wildfire. Within minutes of news breaking about the deadly terror attack on a Paris newspaper this week, supporters of extremist Islamic groups extolled the suspects in the massacre as “lions of the caliphate” and praised the killings on social media. Loyalists of al-Qaida and the Islamic State group alike described […]

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Smart Homes, Stupid Owners: Hack Time

Written by Gary North on January 12, 2015

Sony got hacked. Target got hacked. Do you think your home can’t be hacked if you digitize it? That’s what a smart home is: digitized. Call this movement “NSA heaven.” Which of these benefits would you be willing to open your home to the hackers in order to obtain? All of them were shown at […]

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Islamic Cartoon War Escalates

Posted on January 12, 2015

A German tabloid that reprinted cartoons from the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo was targeted in firebombing Sunday. With security services on high alert after a killing spree in Paris by extremists, police in the northern German port city of Hamburg said no one was injured in the blaze at the headquarters of the regional […]

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Symbol: Obama Skipped Paris Rally

Posted on January 12, 2015

More than 40 heads of state came together in Paris to denounce a wave of terrorism that defiled the City of Light last week — yet there was one glaring exception: The U.S. sent only a low-level official. French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and dozens of other […]

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Famous Last Words: Charlie Hebdo Editor Spoke Out in 2013

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2015

The editor is no longer with us. This is from The Los Angeles Times (March 27, 2013). Here was the headline: Editor of incendiary Charlie Hebdo magazine wants everyone to calm down Editor of incendiary Charlie Hebdo magazine wants everyone to calm down In fact, says France’s Stephane Charbonnier, that’s the whole point of his […]

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Ezra Klein: Out of Touch on Islamic Terrorism

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2015

Ezra Klein is out of touch. The degree of his lack of contact with reality is seen in his recent editorial/column on the murder of 12 people in France by Islamic terrorists. You thought that this had something to do with Islam. It had to do with a magazine’s publishing of cartoons ridiculing Muhammed. Not […]

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Liberal Dilemma: No More “Piss Christ”

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2015

Liberals are already counting the costs of Muslim terrorism. Here is a liberal’s dilemma. “If I run cartoons ridiculing Muhammad, I may get killed.” Check. “If I keep running materials ridiculing Christians, I won’t get killed, but I may be accused of inconsistency and cowardice.” Check. “Discretion is the better part of valor.” Check. Politico’s […]

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Videos: Traffic Without Traffic Lights

Written by Gary North on January 9, 2015

In the West, we cannot imagine urban traffic control without traffic signs and lights. But the following testifies to the viability of voluntary, free market arrangements. These are sped-up videos of traffic congestion without traffic lights. At normal speeds, it’s even easier. Liberals simply cannot imagine this. Libertarians can imagine it, but they have not […]

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The FDA Protects Big Pharma

Written by Robert Murphy on January 9, 2015

The FDA approves very dangerous drugs and then doesn’t respond when later evidence documents the risks. For the rest of my post, let me quote from a 2005 interview of Dr. David Graham, then a 20-year FDA employee. He had led a study showing that Vioxx was extremely dangerous (perhaps causing 60,000 fatalities), and claims […]

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