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Archive for November, 2009

A Reason Magazine Roundtable On The Ideas And Legacy Of Ayn Rand

by @ Monday, November 30th, 2009. Filed under Ayn Rand, Books, Individual Liberty, Politics

Mike Huckabee’s Willie Horton Moment

The man wanted in connection with the murder yesterday in Washington State of four police officers was previously paroled from a 95 year sentence thanks to then Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee: Maurice Clemmons, the 37-year-old Tacoma man being sought for questioning in the killing this morning of four Lakewood police officers, has a long criminal […]

Swiss Vote To Ban Minarets

by @ Monday, November 30th, 2009. Filed under In The News, Islam, Religion

Apparently, the Swiss may be neutral but they aren’t very tolerant: PARIS — Voters in Switzerland decided Sunday to ban the building of minarets, in a referendum that showed an unexpected level of resentment against Muslim immigrants in a country long known for discretion and tolerance. Opinion polls in recent months had indicated that a […]

Happy Thanksgiving

by @ Wednesday, November 25th, 2009. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

This will be the only post of the day, and likely the last until sometime on Saturday or Sunday, so Happy Thanksgiving everyone. In case you’re interested, my wine recommendations from a few years ago still stand, so go out, buy some, and enjoy. In the meantime, courtesy of one of my fellow Liberty Papers […]

Christian “Scientists” Seeking Health Care Pork For Prayer

by @ Tuesday, November 24th, 2009. Filed under Health Care Reform, Politics, Religion, Science

Well, I suppose this was inevitable: CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS, who don’t believe in conventional medicine, are nonetheless keen to grab some of the cash the government will soon be splurging on health reform. Church leaders want health insurers to reimburse “spiritual health” practitioners who pray for the sick, reports the Washington Post. A proposal to that […]

Ron Paul On Afghanistan

by @ Tuesday, November 24th, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

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Support For Health Care Reform Hits New Low

by @ Tuesday, November 24th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Health Care Reform, Politics

The numbers continue to look bad for the Democrat’s health care reform plans: Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone […]

Third Quarter GDP Growth Not As Large As First Thought

by @ Tuesday, November 24th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Business, Credit Crisis, Economics, Politics

Well, this is no surprise: WASHINGTON – The economy grew at a 2.8 percent pace last quarter, as the recovery got off to a slower start than first thought. The Commerce Department’s new reading on gross domestic product wasn’t as energetic as the 3.5 percent growth rate for the July-September period estimated just a month […]

Obama To Announce Afghanistan Plans Within Days

by @ Tuesday, November 24th, 2009. Filed under Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Shortly after Thanksgiving, we should know what the President has decided to do in Afghanistan: WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama held a final strategy session with top aides on whether to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan and plans to announce his decision within days, the White House said. NBC News reported that Dec. 1 […]

Listen To Me On This Week’s United Liberty Podcast

by @ Monday, November 23rd, 2009. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

I was a guest on this week’s United Liberty podcast: On November 16th, the national debt for our nation broke the $12 trillion dollar mark.  Jason, Brett and Doug had joked on Twitter about getting together to “celebrate” this accomplishment by having a few drinks.  Since geography prevented us from meeting together in a physical location, […]

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