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In Defense of a Crony Capitalist

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Elon Musk is a man I hate to applaud. He is a politically savvy business man that understands how to exploit the crony-capitalist mentality of state legislators, federal regulators, and well connected corporate giants. And yet 2014-09-17T00:40:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Michael Schaus
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The Spread of Rocky Mountain Jihad

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Something's fouling Colorado's crisp air -- and I'm not talking about the pot smoke. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Michelle Malkin
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The Birth of 3 New Bull Markets

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The Emerging Markets around the world have sorely underperformed the U.S. markets over the last 3-5 years. Its not surprising. They did not have the performance enhancing stimulus in their system that our markets did. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Bill Gunderson
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Census: Real Household Income Peaked in 20th Century

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So far, if measured by household income, the 21st century has not been a good one for the United States of America. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Terry Jeffrey
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Obama Is Carter, Not Reagan

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The late Lloyd Bentsen is sorely needed when President Barack Obama tries to compare himself to Ronald Reagan. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Brent Bozell
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Want to Buy a Company? Try Stealing One Instead

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2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z John Ransom
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Restoring the Pillars

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Our industrial machine was the engine that allowed us to win wars and to win at innovation, and while it is still not equal, it feels like we have peaked. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Charles Payne
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Ukraine Offers Putin's Rebels a Deal

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The government submitted a draft bill to the parliament that would bestow "special status" for the Donetsk and Luhansk regions until a new constitution is drafted, and grant partial amnesty for militants who would lay down arms voluntarily and who committed no serious crimes. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Night Watch
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Ideas in Action

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Physician-assisted suicide, much like abortion and same-sex marriage, has become something of a cultural bellwether. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Ken Connor
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Socialist Failure: French Government Faces Second No Confidence Vote in Six Months

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In spite of the fact the Socialist party holds a majority of just 1 in the 577-seat lower house, French prime minister Manual Valls hopes to stabilize things with a Second No Confidence Vote in Six Months. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Mike Shedlock
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Innovate Labor Relations

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Its practically a clich to note that government just cant keep up with innovation in the private sector. Taxi commissions fight services like Uber, zoning boards ban food trucks, and federal regulations keep experimental drugs out of the hands of patients desperate to try them rather than die. So you should not be surprised to find that Americas labor lawslast seriously overhauled in the dying days of British rule in Indiaare well past their sell-by date. Backed by and fearing the wrath of powerful union bosses, politicians are unwilling to bring employee representation out of the Studebaker factory and into the iPhone world. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Rick Berman
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The Fed is Getting Ready to Toy with the Market Again

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The market is pretty schizophrenic nowadays And, really, why wouldnt it be? The data says our economy is less than stellar; but the Fed seems to think everything is spectacular. Sooner or later the truth catches up to investors, but in the meantime do you fight the Fed? 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Ransom Notes Radio
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How the Current Criminal Justice System Hurts the ‘Least of These’

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Imagine for a moment that you are on your way to work driving down Main Street. You only make $25,000 a year so you cant afford to replace your broken tail light that got smashed last week in a fender bender. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Armstrong Williams
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Obama is Rushing Into War Against Islamic State

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By all means, let's destroy Islamic State, but let's talk about it first. We are in a very strange place right now. President Obama is rushing into a war he doesn't want to fight. He can barely bring himself to call it a war. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Jonah Goldberg
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The Conversation We Won't Have About Raising Men

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"This is behavior that is happening at the grassroots level that is born through years of our culture like raising men to want to not be like women and using language like 'sissy' and 'you throw like a girl' that demean women. ... [We need to focus on] really reprogramming how we raise men." 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Ben Shapiro
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Medicaid’s Health Outcomes Put a Damper on Falling Uninsured Rate

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Despite the millions of families who have had their health plans cancelled, cant see their own doctor, and are paying more, but getting less, some people are still finding ways to celebrate Obamacare. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Akash Chougule
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Would Scottish Independence Be a Net Plus for Liberty?

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This Thursday, Scottish voters decide whether they want to break away from the United Kingdom and reclaim their independence. Do advocates of economic liberty in America have a dog in this fight? 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Daniel J. Mitchell
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Conditions Stalk Obama's Uncertain Coalition

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President Barack Obama has declared, repeatedly, that U.S. ground troops will not have a combat mission in his war against the Islamic State. Last week, Obama ardently pledged that he would not be "dragged" into another Iraq ground war. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Austin Bay
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A Plea for Constitutional Literacy on this Constitution Day

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Earlier this summer, I managed to perplex, perhaps even offend, a famous TV interviewer when I declared I want a federal government that follows the U.S. Constitution. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Dr. Ben Carson
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In Defeating ISIS, We Must Not Defeat Ourselves

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Terror is theater, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote on Monday. Burning skyscrapers, severed heads: The terrorist takes movie images of unbearable lightness and gives them weight enough to embed themselves in the psyche. Over the weekend, ISIS, the newest terror kid on the block, posted another one of its beheading videos to the Internet, marking the third hostage to die in the organizations effort to send chills down the spine of the Western World. 2014-09-17T00:01:00-04:00 2014-09-17T05:21:01Z Bob Barr
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