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Obama Says Government Will Not Release Bin Laden Photos

Likening Osama bin Laden’s death to a popular American sport, President Barack Obama said there is no need to “spike the football” by releasing photos of the al-Qaida leader’s corpse. 

NATO Murders Children, Spring Spheres, Where’s Easter? And Nice Hats

*Does this really help protect liberty? Over the weekend, reports from Libya say that NATO airstrikes in the city managed to kill three of Moammar Gadhafi’s grandchildren and one of his sons. Why are we murdering innocent children in a country that poses absolutely no threat to us? *Political correctness run amuck. I have dozens […]

My Mother’s Escape from Communism

With Mother’s Day coming this Sunday, it seemed like a perfect time to tell you about some of my mother’s extraordinary adventures. What started out as a vacation turned into an adventure, then a tragedy and finally one of the most amazing stories of courage, patriotism and perseverance ever witnessed. Read this story to learn more about an amazing woman…

Rocker Calls On NRA Members To Make Some Noise

Rock star Ted Nugent closed the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) conference last weekend by challenging pro-gun advocates to step up their public relations efforts. 

An Update On Maryanne Godboldo And Medical Tyranny

A Wayne County (Mich.) Family Court judge has ruled that a Detroit teenager stolen from her mother by armed thugs of the Detroit medical police must be turned over to the custody of her aunt this afternoon. 

Latest Government Report Reveals Troubling Unemployment Trends

Job growth in the U.S. has sputtered in recent weeks, according to a new report from the United States Labor Department. 

America’s Opinion Of Obama Improves Following Bin Laden Killing

To no surprise, President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have improved in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death.

Controversy Swirls Around Bin Laden’s Burial

Although many Americans have showered President Barack Obama with praise following the death of Osama bin Laden, several critics have questioned the manner in which the government disposed of the Al Qaeda leader’s corpse. 

The Price of Everything by Eduardo Porter

If you’re looking for some scattered, interesting facts about prices and the spending habits of different societies, The Price of Everything by Eduardo Porter, is the book for you. Porter has spent the past few years researching global statistics on paying for things like housing, food, athletes and votes. Mixing this all together, he provides a few entertaining nuggets about the exuberance of financial bubbles, the differing costs of getting married, why Pele never got paid enough and how folks decide what to tip a waiter.

But in his extensive compilation of research, Porter can’t seem to see the financial forest for the trees. For instance, while wading through factoids like how much a donated kidney is worth (about $15,200) or the median salary of the 2009 New York Yankees ($5.2 million), he never asks himself a really meaningful question. He never stops to wonder: What is the real significance of wealth and prices in a world where the supply of money is cynically manipulated by government bureaucrats beholden to corporate oligarchs who continually seek to concentrate power in the hands of an elite few?

I kept waiting for him to go deeper into his subject as I waded through this book’s mish-mosh of stories and anecdotes about the byzantine subject of prices. But he stays on the surface. 

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