October 2007

Last Month, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (an official state sponsor of terror according to the US government), visited and spoke at Columbia University in New York. Ahmadinejad was greeted with enthusiasm by many students there. “After sitting through Bollinger’s rebuke (the university president listed many of Iran’s human right atrocities), Ahmadinejad rose to applause, [...]

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So I was driving home from work the other day, and though I rarely listen to NPR (National Public Radio) because I can’t stand their left-wing, liberal slant on the news, I decided to tune in for a change. No sooner had I done this than I begin getting lectured to on the virtues of [...]

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So not long after my blog post regarding the book Freakonomics, a friend of mine lent me his copy of Freedomnomics, a self-proclaimed rebuttal of Freakonomics. I don’t believe this combative attitude was necessary; I read and agreed with most the items in both books. I’m guessing the author of Freedomnomics positioned it in this [...]

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Yesterday, the Nobel committee awarded Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) the Nobel Peace Prize for “creating an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming.” The Nobel committee also stated that Gore and the UN IPCC have “created greater worldwide understanding of the [...]

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Poverty and Welfare in America

by Jimmy on October 1, 2007 · 1 comment in Limited Government

A brief history lesson, then on to today’s news. In 1994, government spending on social welfare programs was at an all-time high, over $23 billion dollars. Newt Gingrich and the Republican party ran on a platform of reform to cut waste and fraud in government (the Contract with America). After 40 years of a Democrat [...]

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