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The GOP’s plan to significantly cut Federal spending has gained steam due to a wave of defections by Senate Democrats.
I remember many years ago, in the 1980s and early 1990s, when I started investing on my own. Back then, I often read arguments by various gold bugs and libertarian-leaning economists about how the U.S. dollar was on a path to total destruction. Even then, I was often reminded that all fiat currencies meet the same fate and that the dollar would be no different. Fast-forward a few years to 1997 when I started communicating that same message for a living.
Who’s the idiot who foisted daylight saving time on us? Oh, wait, I know. It was Congress. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. Read this article to learn the supposed motivations behind this dumb idea…
Republican and Democratic lawmakers have tussled over a GOP-backed spending bill that, if approved, would cut Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). However, in a new video, a former executive of National Public Radio (NPR) claims that the media outlet would be better off without government support.
*Is it really this big a problem? The Wall Street Journal touted one of its major stories in an “above the fold” headline on the front page two weeks ago. Ready for the earth-shaking story? “Fat Pets: A Growing Problem.” The article inside, in case you want to look it up, contained all sorts of suggestions […]
Maine has become the first State to receive an exemption to a key provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. According to media reports, the Federal government has granted the Pine Tree State a three-year waiver on the requirement that health insurers must spend at least 80 percent of premiums on patient care.
In the March 7 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, liberal columnist Eugene Kane fired another salvo at the Democrat Party’s target-du-jour, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. In the piece “Scott Walker, Charlie Sheen: In the same boat?” Kane compares Walker to the erstwhile star of the sitcom “Two and Half Men.”
Several media reports have confirmed that President Barack Obama will nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as the next United States ambassador to China.
There has been a lot of talk recently from political elites and pundits about “incivility” in political discourse. They talk as if this incivility is a recent phenomenon.
The protests in Wisconsin over Governor Scott Walker’s attempts to reign in government spending on its public employees’ pensions and healthcare is a prime example of the lack of civility they are talking about—though you don’t hear much about it because it’s not Tea Party activists liberty-stealing acts of government that are protesting, but union thugs trying to force their will on a governor elected to scale back government costs. But many videos posted on YouTube show protesters screaming at opponents and members of the media, with much name calling, expletives and even pushing, shoving and mild violence thrown in.
Of course, name-calling, expletives, ad hominems and physical attacks are the refuge of the ignorant. It’s a convenient fallback position for those unable or unwilling to defend their positions with facts.
It is also a common practice of the ignorant to automatically assign evil motives to a person or group expressing a counter opinion. Many reach the conclusion that any person or any group that disagrees politically or philosophically is somehow bad and intends to inflict as much harm or heartache as possible on their opponents.
Continue reading to learn Thomas Jefferson’s views of incivility in political discourse.