Monthly Archives: August 2009

Hoover’s policies helped cause the Great Depression

Economists at UCLA report: Pro-labor policies pushed by President Herbert Hoover after the stock market crash of 1929 accounted for close to two-thirds of the drop in the nation’s gross domestic product over the two years that followed, causing what … Continue reading

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Considerable quote

“People love honesty, but they hate the truth.” ~Unkown

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There’s no excuse for success

This op-ed piece in the New York Times is quite confusing. To begin with, the piece is titled “Smart Child Left Behind,” but begins by summarizing the conclusions of a new study: Not only is [the No Child Left Behind … Continue reading

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More evidence of same

A new poll reports that only 4% of Israelis believe Obama is pro-Israel, while over half think he is pro-Palestinian. For comparison, 88% view George Bush as pro-Israel. This is hugely important. Israel is one of our most loyal allies, … Continue reading

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America betrays our allies

Here’s an important story that isn’t “sexy” enough to get much attention: The United States is poised to dump a critical missile-defense agreement with two of its most dependable NATO allies. The Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported yesterday that the … Continue reading

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The "Torture" report

Steve Chapman relies on the recently released CIA Inspector General report to make the case against the interrogation methods employed on high-level terrorist operatives. Americans are practical people, which is why they tend to pay heed when Dick Cheney says … Continue reading

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Considerable quote

“[I]f we exclude homicides and auto accidents, Americans live as long on average as anyone in the industrial world, and have better chances of surviving longer with heart disease and cancer.” ~Victor Davis Hanson

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