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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Federal Budgets: The Starting Point

Budgets were not originally open-ended wish-lists.  The New Deal changed that, inflation commenced, and deficits have become the norm.

Alain has a question for advocates of abortion “rights.”

Read his article here.

Another Swing-and-a-Miss by the Blind Side

Froma Harrop is a liberal editorial writer for the Providence Journal and a syndicated columnist. The opening paragraph of her February 22, 2006, column is another example of liberals’ compulsion to stretch the truth beyond recognition.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 02/28 at 12:18 AM
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Monday, February 27, 2006

Moscow Show Trials on the Charles

Most people are aware, if not in specificity, that Harvard president Larry Summers has been forced to resign.  This local contretemps is of national importance.  Railroading president Summers proves that, confronted with the truth openly addressed, liberals can defend themselves only with KGB tactics.  It reminds us again that all sides of issues must be presented to students.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 02/27 at 05:26 PM
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View From the Blind Side

Blind men groping an elephant from different sides, trying to decide what it resembles, have fragmentary impressions.  Liberals groping today’s events from the left side are either blind, or willfully deceitful, because they present one-sided and misleading interpretations.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Left-wing GrapeNuts

Instead of more mush from wimpy Peanut Carter, another left-wing icon offers a solid proposal to chew on.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Morality is not Ideology

Marxists and other liberals place religious or ethical dictates about the sanctity of life under the negative category of ‘ideologies.’  They believe that there is no reality beyond the material conditions of society controlled by the regulations of the political state.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Liberalism and the Harvard Business School

Paradoxically, the B School was born out of the ferment of Progressivism, as today’s liberalism was called at the beginning of the 20th century.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 02/20 at 11:51 PM
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William Jennings Bryan: Radical Reformer

Despite his influential role in national politics between 1896 and and 1915, Bryan is known (if at all) to the present generation only as an ignorant buffoon who was ridiculed for his belief in literal interpretation of the Bible by ACLU attorney Clarence Darrow in the 1925 Scopes Money Trial.

Blood For Oil?

We may have little choice.