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How Reagan, Not Fate, Brought Down the Berlin Wall

How Reagan, Not Fate, Brought Down the Berlin Wall

On the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, it’s easy to see the collapse of the Soviet Bloc as something that was inevitable. That’s essentially the way the event is being taught today at universities and colleges around

Reagan's California: The 'Creative Society'

Reagan's California: The 'Creative Society'

Ronald Reagan was a son of the Midwest, but it’s only natural that he would find and make his home in California.  Reagan’s California, from the 1930s to the early 1990s, was a place for dreamers and innovators. A place

'The Economist' Misses the Point on Crony Capitalism

'The Economist' Misses the Point on Crony Capitalism

The Economist’s latest cover story warns readers of “The New Age of Crony Capitalism.” The magazine’s editors are to be commended for shining a journalistic light on cronyism’s rise and the corrosive effects of rent-seeking behavior. The Economist does a

Does Ukrainian Crisis Give Iran Breathing Room?

Does Ukrainian Crisis Give Iran Breathing Room?

The Obama Administration strategy for containing Iran’s nuclear program rests on cooperation from Russia, but that cooperation will be sorely tested as the crisis in Ukraine escalates. While State Department spokesman Jennifer Psaki says that she expects Russia to “remain an active

Crony Capitalists, Obama Fundraisers Love Obamacare

Crony Capitalists, Obama Fundraisers Love Obamacare

Take a quick glance at ObamaCare’s busted multimillion-dollar website and the 3.5 million health insurance cancelation notices hitting American mailboxes and you might be tempted to dub the whole thing a disaster. But it’s not — at least not for the politically-connected

Politicians' Extortion Racket

Politicians' Extortion Racket

Editor’s Note: Mr. Schweizer’s book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes and Line Their Own Pockets is available in bookstores and at online retailers today from Houghton Mifflin. We have long assumed that the infestation of special interest money

Rep. Spencer Bachus Won't Seek Reelection

Rep. Spencer Bachus Won't Seek Reelection

After serving eleven terms in Congress, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) announced on Monday he will not seek reelection. “It is time for someone else,” said Bachus. After chairing the powerful House Financial Services Committee for six years, Bachus gave up his chairmanship

Pentagon Considers Combatant Command Consolidation Plan

Pentagon Considers Combatant Command Consolidation Plan

The Pentagon says it is considering sequester-induced overhauls that could mean shuttering two combatant commands, eight service-supporting commands, and the elimination of some 5,000 uniformed and civilian personnel. With defense spending facing roughly $500 billion in cuts over the next

Judge Clark: The Passing of a Great Man

Judge Clark: The Passing of a Great Man

One of the Reagan Revolution’s most loyal stalwarts, Judge Bill Clark, died Saturday at age 81 from Parkinson’s disease.  Clark’s political odyssey with President Ronald Reagan went back to the California days when Reagan appointed Clark as his gubernatorial chief

Corzine, MF Global Will Face No Criminal Charges

Corzine, MF Global Will Face No Criminal Charges

After ten months of investigating Obama campaign bundler and former MF Global chief Jon Corzine’s role in the loss of $1.6 billion of customer funds, the New York Times is reporting that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is unlikely to

'Neo-Nazis' In The US Army….Ooops It Was A Typo!

Yesterday Randal Mathis of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation sent a letter to Sec Def Leon Panetta.  Mathis is outraged because a combat outpost in Afghanistan was named “Combat Post Aryan,”  he wrote.  Mathis is sure that he has discovered

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