January 2009

Obama on Abortion

by Jimmy on January 31, 2009 · 0 comments in Abortion

It took only three days for our new President Obama to begin to do his part to expand the number of abortions performed throughout the world. In an effort to “promote safe and effective voluntary family planning programs in foreign nations”, on Jan 23, 2009 Obama rescinded the Mexico City Policy. This policy prohibited nongovernmental [...]

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Defining Corporatism Corporatism is a relatively new term for me and perhaps some of you readers as well. Wikipedia defines corporatism as “a practice whereby a state, through the process of licensing and regulating officially-incorporated social, religious, economic, or popular organizations, effectively co-opts their leadership or circumscribes their ability to challenge state authority by establishing [...]

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Labor Statistics and Jobs Effect Elections

by Jimmy on January 26, 2009 · 1 comment in Jobs

With much news recently about raising unemployment rates (California’s Unemployment Rate Hits Highest Point Since 1994, Microsoft announces first massive layoff in company history), I wondered if I could determine a relationship between employment rates and the outcome of presidential elections. As you will see below, the correlation turns out to be quite strong (data [...]

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NAACP: History and Agenda

by Jimmy on January 10, 2009 · 2 comments in Racism

In 1909 William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and other like-minded individuals founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The association’s charter delineated its noble mission: To promote equality of rights and to eradicate caste or race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; to advance the interest [...]

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What is Fascism?

by Jimmy on January 8, 2009 · 2 comments in Communism

(Note: This is the next in my series of articles inspired by Jonah Goldberg’s book, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. Click here to see my review of Liberal Fascism) The most notable examples of fascism are Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Mussolini’s Italy during the [...]

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