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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Socialist American Labor Unions

Any way you look at it, advocating economic policies that, under Joseph Stalin, produced perpetual shortages of food and other consumer products, is evil.  Yet that’s exactly what labor unions, steeped in Marxist class warfare ideology, are doing.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The New York Times Weighs In

Often described as “the journal of record” (for the socialist international its critics would say), the New York Times recaps questions raised by critics of Dinesh D’Sousa’s cover article for Forbes Magazine.

Key quote:

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Liberal-Progressive Critique of D’Sousa’s Analysis

Columbia University’s Journalism Review blog spews invective without addressing the substance of Dinesh D’Sousa’s cover article in Forbes Magazine.  The Columbia staff writer assumes, it appears, that anyone questioning Obama’s political mindset is ipso facto a racist or an idiot whose views can be dismissed out of hand.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

General Electric CEO Calls For More Big-Business Socialism

As did one of his predecessors during the imposition of socialism under President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s, General Electric chief Jeff Immelt called for a bigger role for the Federal government, in this case, controlling the nation’s energy uses and sources.

Monday, September 20, 2010

What Makes Obama Tick

Dinesh D’Sousa suggests that it’s the anti-colonialism that President Obama absorbed from his late father, an orientation that accounts for the president’s antipathy toward our nation’s history and founding ethos.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Belated Understanding

Former Fed chairman Greenspan seems finally to have grasped the historically demonstrable truth that an over-expanded economy will rebound more swiftly and on sounder footing when the government stays out of the picture.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/15 at 02:34 PM
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Castro’s Confession

Cuba’s dictator, beloved of American liberal-progressives from Hollywood to Washington, DC, repudiates their secular religious faith.

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Obamacare Pushes Healthcare Costs Higher

A Wall Street Journal article in the September 8, 2010, edition reports that the Federal government’s own analysis rebuts cost-saving claims by Democrat-Socialist leaders.  Healthcare cost increases are projected to be almost 40% higher in 2014 under Obamacare than they would have been without it.

Read excerpts below, if you are not an online subscriber to the Journal.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Labor Union Parasites

The definition of a biological parasite is directly applicable to labor unions:  An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.

A current example is the Postal Workers union.



Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Barack: The Buck Stop With No Backstop

Our socialistic Savior of Humanity inherited a mess created by a Democrat-Socialist-controlled Congress. George W. Bush did not create it.