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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Women In Wartime Combat?

Jeff Lukens gives his assessment.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Resurgent Inflation

The Federal Reserve tells us that inflation is under control, but prices paid by businesses for raw materials and machinery are surging.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Obama Thumbs Nose At Congress On Gun Control

Who needs a Constitution when we are led by The One to the socialist promised land?

Read Edward Morrissey’s assessment on The Fiscal Times website.

Christians Need To Refocus On Their Calling

In contrast to our present-day socialistic polity in which President Obama expects to impose so-called social justice and politically-correct conduct en masse through executive decrees, returning our nation to its Judeo-Christian ethos must begin with individuals heeding, one-on-one in our daily lives, the Jewish and Christian great command to love others as we love ourselves.

Withered Fruit Of Progressive Education

While liberal-progressive educators preen themselves about teaching students “to think,” knowledge gained in public schools has declined dangerously since student activist days in the 1960s.  Along with the diminished breadth and depth of subject knowledge has come a reduced ability to reason systematically and to understand the nature of the degradation of society wrought by liberal-progressivism.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fed Monetary Policy

Another look at the Fed’s risky high-wire balancing act.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 01/16 at 09:16 PM
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Core Inflation?

The Federal Reserve uses the core inflation index, which excludes petroleum and food prices, as its standard for maintaining monetary stability.  Theoretically oil and food prices distort measures of inflation, because they are subject to temporary destabilizing factors. 

That’s analogous to excluding all strikeouts when calculating a baseball batter’s hitting average.

In the real world, outside the fairy land of liberal-progressive Keynesian monetary manipulation, the “temporary” upthrust of oil and food prices in U. S. dollars has been unremitting for the past twelve years, primarily because of the Fed’s easy-money, low-interest-rate policies.  That is massive inflation.

Check out the numbers on the Mises Daily website.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Liberal-Progressive Gun Control And The American Ethos

Mass murder via abortion and lone-wolf mass killings with guns are both products of liberal-progressive hedonism.

Bill Ayers wrote in A Strategy To Win, appearing in New Left Notes of September 12, 1969:  ...we’re also going to make it clear that when a pig gets iced that’s a good thing, and that everyone who considers himself a revolutionary should be armed, should own a gun, should have a gun in his house.

Monday, January 07, 2013

2nd Amendment Original Intent

Read Walter Williams’s article contrasting the views of our founding generation and today’s liberal-progressives, who are intent upon subjugating citizens to a planned, socialistic political state.

The Federal Debt Ceiling And The 14th Amendment

Read the editorial in the New York Sun.