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The Death of Tolerance and Rise of Fascism in America

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It is ironic that the price of diversity is actually that which it purports to embrace. Diversity of opinion is dead. It’s epitaph, written in garish rainbow letters on an uncarved hunk of stone for fear that a particular visage or symbol might offend some group- Tolerance. America has a problem with fascism. Don’t agree that a group of whining, ...

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Substantive FOX Business Debate Largely Fair, “Soft” to Liberal Media

Both of Tuesday night’s GOP debates finally fulfilled a criteria promised by all networks which have hosted one- they actually discussed the issues. Most candidates actually delved into the specifics of their tax plan, citing specific rates they would assess and loopholes they would close. The controversial artificial control of interest rates by the Federal Reserve was also discussed. Yes, ...

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Taking Back the Political Lexicon


There is a vein of philosophy which holds that the existence of absolute truth is negated by the subjectivity of language. Somehow the differing physiognomy of an object like a table individual minds envisioned when the word is mentioned alters and negates the concrete nature of material entities. This is obviously intellectual sophistry of the most puerile kind- clearly, perception ...

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A Look at the Free Market Credentials of the GOP Candidates’ Tax Plans

This combo made from file photos shows the 2016 Republican presidential candidates who have officially declared their candidacy as of Sunday, July 12, 2015. Top row, from left, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Bottom row, from left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, and real estate mogul Donald Trump. (AP Photo)

Wednesday night’s CNBC GOP debate was touted as economic-centric. It ended up being more about the moderators baiting the candidates with ridiculous and biased questions, such as John Harwood’s query to Mick Huckabee as to whether Donald Trump has the “moral authority” to lead the nation. But there needs to be some serious discussion of economics injected into the primaries beyond ...

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Marco Rubio’s Defense of Senate Absence Indicative of Broader Political Cultural Failings

Marco Rubio’s winsome defense of his abysmal voting record- the worst in the Senate this year- is exactly the problem with American politics. Rubio, who recently announced that he will not be seeking re-election in the Senate, has, of course, talked himself in circles explaining why his lackluster performance is not his fault- he’s running for president, the strict procedural ...

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A Tale of Two Rhetorical Strategies at the Benghazi Committee Hearing

Once upon a time, in a place now known as “the birthplace of democracy,” debate between men whose primary interest was in using discourse to expand their knowledge not demonstrate their superior intellect revolved around rhetoric. There was an inherent understanding that the way an argument was constructed was equally important to the merits of an argument. Though this recognition ...

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The Anthropomorphization of America


Much like justice, American politics are meant to be blind. Just as the judiciary is built on a system that is blind all but the facts of a case and considers a defendant to have numerous rights, including the presumption of innocence, so the Constitution is dead to everything but the equal rights of the people. Both the legal code ...

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Democratic Debate Rehashes Tired, Unoriginal Economic Ideology

The dysfunction of capitalism was a prominent topic at CNN’s first Democratic primary debate. Since Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the top two declared candidates, respectively self-describe as a Progressive and a democratic socialist, this is hardly surprising. It is certainly less surprising than the prominence of the Glass-Steagall Act, a New Deal policy that separated commercial and investment banking, ...

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Are Gun Control and Eminent Domain Fundamentally the Same Issue?


Property rights are a fundamental necessity for liberty to be truly tangible and functional. If individuals cannot claim ownership of their goods, whether it be their domicile or their craft, to hold and mold on whatever terms they see fit, freedom is just an abstract concept. Of course, even the most rabid individualists must acknowledge the securing of the public ...

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The Federal Reserve Doesn’t Understand Money

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Yesterday Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, published an asinine editorial in the Wall Street Journal describing how the central bank- and the central bank only- saved the economy through artificially suppressing interest rates. As if this blatantly irrational line of reasoning wasn’t comical enough, Bernanke further went on to browbeat Fed critics as not doing “their bit” ...

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Secret Service Targeting: Inevitable End of Power Taking on Life of its Own


Totalitarian regimes are living states. They think and feel and adopt emotional rationales in picking and choosing minorities within the population to aid through legislation. In short, the government adopts all the characteristics of a single human being, including a survival instinct. But because they have a monopoly on power, there is no check to their self-interest, meaning there are ...

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Vladimir Putin: Liberal Democrat?


In the roughly 7 years of George W. Bush’s post-9/11 presidency, the most frequent and passionate criticism was directed towards the action taken in the Middle East. Basing their impassioned repudiation’s of Bush’s so-called “nation building” on the sovereignty of countries and cultures, liberals campaigned during subsequent elections on noninterventionism, not only ending military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan but ...

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Climate Chaos Arrives As Global Leaders Meet at UN to Discuss Environment

Detroit asks for United Nations help

Climate chaos begins today. Exactly 500 days ago, John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius held a joint press conference at the State Department and prophesied the world had that amount of time to forestall global environmental catastrophe. Yet, the sun is shining and it’s a balmy 66 degrees Fahrenheit by the Weather Underground in New York City today ...

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The Morality of Statism and Modern Liberal Leaders

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There is much discussion of societal evil by contemporary world leaders especially as Pope Francis embarks on a tour of unity and advocacy, seeking solidarity with global leaders. Those who control powerful institutions sit back and lecture others about the evils of hegemony seem to be blind to the irony of their criticism. Their critique of the excesses of individuals ...

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From the 1980s to Today: The Perversion of Moral Authority in the Free World

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In the 1980s, the world had the leadership of a triumvirate- Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Their message was simple and straightforward: dignity of the self through adherence to principles through work ethic and larger social interaction. It was a positive ideology that promulgated cohesion and understanding. But it did not shy away from division. Those ...

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