STORE

Teddy Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for the Presidency in 1904. (AP Photo)

Virgil — Teddy Roosevelt’s Hammer: How the ‘Great Trust Buster’ Built the American Dream

In his famous “New Nationalism” speech in 1910, the “Great Trust Buster” Teddy Roosevelt described “the struggle of freemen to gain and hold the right of self-government as against the special interests, who twist the methods of free government into machinery for defeating the popular will.” A century ago, that was how one “drained the swamp.” TR knew that the struggle to reform, and thereby secure the full blessings of citizenship, must always be new because in any era, if the struggle for reform ever grows old and tired, then we will lose those blessings. Today, it’s not Standard Oil and the railroads we have to worry about, but rather Silicon Valley and Wall Street.

Arnold Schwarzenegger (Reuters)

Schwarzenegger Praises CA Republican Leader for Backing Cap-and-Trade

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger praised Republican State Assembly Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) on Tuesday, after Mayes led a handful of Republicans to cross party lines and vote to extend the state’s controversial cap-and-trade program.

old firearms

Seven of the Most Expensive Guns in the World

Normal, everyday carry guns can be expensive and AR-15s–and other hunting and sport rifles–cost even more, but one-offs and collectibles owned by the right people in history can surge to values exceeding what many Americans pay for their homes and cars combined.

Boehner128

Boehner: Trump ‘Reminds Me of Teddy Roosevelt’

In an interview Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO, former House Speaker John Boehner talked about his life after politics and expressed no regrets in having left when he had, given the current political climate which has led to Donald Trump being

Virgil-ATT-TW

The AT&T-Time Warner Deal: Perspective from the Great Trustbuster

Two big corporations, AT&T (worth $221 billion at last count) and Time Warner (worth $66 billon), want to combine to become even bigger, and yet in response, the two major American political parties are not to be found in their usual ideological positions.