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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-06-18 21:16
Immigration and the Republican Death Spiral
Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) rightly warns about the demise of the GOP if his party does not help pass reasonable immigration reform.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-05-24 17:04
In Praise of Apple’s Low Taxes
May 24, 2013 -- Apple Inc. is under attack by politicians for “avoiding” paying $44 billion in American corporate taxes.
How about — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2013-05-24 18:27
Crony-statists-socialists-chardonnay sippers? — by gregster on Fri, 2013-05-24 18:03
"Crony corporatists?" — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-05-24 17:39
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-06-14 01:30
By Edward Hudgins
June 12, 2013 – Republican Party self-destruction is on display in Virginia as the E.W. Jackson, the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, is looking foolish for his assertion in a 2008 book that biological evolution is disproven because chimpanzees can’t talk:
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-06-12 17:24
Private Moon Bases and NASA’s Future Mission
June 11, 2012 -- A soon-to-be-released study on future activities in space suggests that private Moon bases could be a reality as early as 2020.
Ed — by tvr on Fri, 2013-06-14 05:06
Path to property rights — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-06-14 01:40
Haha — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2013-06-13 03:19
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-05-15 01:28
The IRS and The Cult Of Arbitrary Power
May 14, 2013 — The Internal Revenue Service has targeted “Tea Party,” conservative-leaning, and even Jewish non-profits for special harassment. There is even an indication that the IRS might have targeted reporters perceived as hostile to President Obama.
Liberal Jon Stewart upset with Obama — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-05-20 17:22
Obama is Richard Nixon — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-05-17 08:17
On the back of Kyrel's — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2013-05-17 05:25
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-05-13 20:20
May 10, 1013 — Several days ago Amanda Berry escaped from a house of horrors where she’d been held as a kidnapped sex slave since 2003, along with two other women and her daughter, who was born of one of the rapes she suffered. The details of this shocking crime disgust all decent people and the monster responsible should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Fundamental Enemy and Destroyer of Life — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-05-13 21:35
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-04-25 17:49
Hudgins Double Book Review in eSkeptic: It’s Getting Better All the Time!
ESkeptic, the email newsletter of the Skeptic Society, today featured a double book review by The Atlas Society’s Edward Hudgins. Under the title “It’s Getting Better All the Time,” Hudgins looks at Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler and Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism, by Robert Zubrin.
nice way of describing it — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2013-04-28 18:28
Kyrel — by gregster on Sun, 2013-04-28 01:26
Kyle — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2013-04-27 18:21
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-04-18 17:24
Bury Bush’s Confused Compassionate Conservatism!
April 18, 2013 - The George W. Bush Presidential Library is ready to open and the former president is giving interviews doubling down on the mantra that guided his administration: compassionate conservatism.
"A government big enough to — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2013-04-21 14:57
"No" to compassion through compulsion. — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2013-04-21 14:05
Dubya Duh — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-04-19 21:25
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-04-12 21:36
Margaret Thatcher’s Compassion
April 8, 2013 -- A criticism of the late, great Margaret Thatcher, prime minister of Great Britain from 1979 to 1990, echoes the digs at her political friend and ally Ronald Reagan: that she was an uncaring, dogmatic political ideologue.
Her proudest moment was saving an Austrian Jew. — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-04-18 16:34
Similarities between Maggie and Rand — by Tom Burroughes on Wed, 2013-04-17 22:01
Maybe Obama is worried... — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-04-17 08:09
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-04-05 21:30
GOP Should Invite Social Conservative Extremists to Leave
As the saying goes .. — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2013-04-06 02:17
Video: Hudgins on the GOP and Social Conservatives — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-04-05 21:32
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2013-03-30 21:23
Francis I: Pope of the Poor
March 21, 2012 -- Francis I, the newly installed Pope, has called on Catholics to protect all humanity, “especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgment on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison.”
If the Pope really wants to see a world in which all people can prosper, he needs to understand that the route to that goal is not government redistribution of wealth or even private charity. It is free markets.
Ed — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2013-04-04 11:20
Scattered thoughts — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-04-03 16:21
Ed — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2013-04-03 00:35
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2013-03-23 01:27
Vanquishing Earth Hour Darkness
March 21, 2013 -- What a sorry spectacle! People in the world’s most developed countries turn off their brains and thus are guilt-tripped by environmentalists into turning off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday. They visit upon themselves the curse of darkness that the poor in less developed countries pray will be lifted with an abundant supply of inexpensive electricity.
:) — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2013-03-23 03:40
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-03-12 22:11
CPAC, Social Conservatives: Wrong on Gays
March 11, 2013 -- In the wake of the Republicans' 2012 disaster at the polls, the civil war between the GOP’s various factions is in full swing. And the sex obsession of social conservatives, their opposition to conservative gays even being part of the movement, has disgusted and alienated a generation of new voters. If this brand of conservative ends up dominating the GOP and the movement, both will find themselves in the dustbin of history.
70%(ish) marriages fail — by Robert on Tue, 2013-03-19 16:19
Easy peasy — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2013-03-15 06:29
not a contract — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-03-14 19:04
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2013-03-09 03:38
Hugo Chávez: Dead Demagogue
March 8, 2013 -- The world is thankfully rid of Hugo Chávez, the president and strongman demagogue of Venezuela. But it is not rid of the problems he exploited—and often created—nor of the morally shameless individuals who pimped for him in the United States.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-02-14 19:21
[From our archives. I wrote this piece a few months after I starting going out with my Talia. Best move of my life! We're now happily married with two beautiful two-year-old little girls. Happy Valentine's Day my Talia!]
Make Her Feel Romantically Valued and Appreciated — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2013-02-20 18:45
Hooking Up — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-02-20 00:21
Kyle — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-02-20 00:12
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-02-06 20:51
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!
February 6, 2004 -- Today is the birthday of a great man who, tragically, doesn’t know it. Ronald Reagan is 93 years old, but Alzheimer’s disease robs him of the ability to remember his own achievements. But we can remember.
I'll Concede — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2013-02-09 06:14
Doug — by Sam Pierson on Sat, 2013-02-09 00:21
Richard — by Sam Pierson on Sat, 2013-02-09 00:10
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2013-02-02 22:34
Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand!
Ayn Rand was born on February 2, 1905, in Russia. As a young woman she came to the United States to escape the horrors of the Communist revolution.
Rick -- Every nation. Nope. — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2013-02-06 20:12
Rand cake! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-02-06 20:07
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-02-06 19:41
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-01-22 06:13
Obama’s Inauguration: Celebrating Enslavement
January 21, 2012 – President Barack Obama’s inauguration for his second term was held on Martin Luther King’s birthday with Obama’s hand on King’s and President Lincoln’s Bibles. The event was tinged with grim irony.
MLK was indeed a devout — by Tom Burroughes on Fri, 2013-01-25 08:25
Good Question — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-01-23 20:58
Change — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-01-23 13:41
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-01-08 16:59
Brits Escalate Global War on Producers
January 8, 2013 — British Prime Minister David Cameron is urging the leaders of the major industrialized countries to engage in a concerted global war to penalize producers who try to avoid having their earnings stolen by governments.
Comprehension first — by gregster on Tue, 2013-01-22 11:48
Corporations are collective societies — by Sandi on Tue, 2013-01-22 04:41
Its is Outrageous — by Sandi on Tue, 2013-01-22 04:40
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2012-12-22 05:30
When Will The End Of The World Nonsense End?
December 21, 2012 -- Yawn! The world ended again, this time on December 21, 2012, as predicted by the Mayan calendar. Seems few of the actual Mayans in the Yucatan today were particularly concerned about this.
There's the rub — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-12-23 01:05
Well — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2012-12-22 15:28
Reason is good for you and tasty too! — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2012-12-22 14:51
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2012-12-15 00:10
Atlas Shrugging In Late 2012
December 14, 2012 -- As we approach the end of 2012 we continue to see the scenario that Ayn Rand dramatized in Atlas Shrugged playing out in our world. As predatory politicians penalize and vilify the most productive members of our society (who are, on average, the most prosperous, too), those would-be victims flee.
Shrugging better than sanctuary? — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Sun, 2012-12-16 17:47
Obama — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2012-12-16 06:46
Alas, Atlas — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2012-12-16 06:37
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-12-05 16:26
Rubio, GOP Stumbling Away from Creationist Nonsense
December 4, 2012 -- Religious fundamentalists in the Republican Party scare away sensible voters when they inject their superstitions into public forums.
True — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2012-12-06 22:38
The Unfortunate Truth — by Pete L on Thu, 2012-12-06 16:51
A little late.. — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2012-12-06 06:50
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-11-28 21:16
Don’t Let the Election Results Threaten Liberty
Americans face automatic tax hikes at the start of 2013 that would cripple a barely limping economy. But the federal government is running astronomical budget deficits, borrowing 40 cents for every dollar it spends. What to do?
awesome video — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2012-12-02 23:56
Thanks for that Olivia... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-12-02 08:41
Marcus... — by Olivia on Sat, 2012-12-01 22:02
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-11-21 21:08
Hostess Twinkies Teach Economics to Unions
November 21, 2012 -- The venerable Hostess Brands company, maker of Twinkies, Ho-Hos, Wonder Bread, and other baked delights, is shutting its doors, bankrupt.
FYI on Twinkies. — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-11-21 21:10
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-11-07 18:24
Fighting for Freedom Against Reelected Obama
November, 7, 2012 -- Barack Obama’s reelection victory, with a narrow popular vote margin, does not constitute a mandate for his future policies; he didn’t give us specifics about them in any case. But we know from Obama's first term that he is a paternalist and a socialist, whether he labels himself as such or not. He wants to push for more government control of our lives and limits on our liberty.
Doug — by Frediano on Tue, 2012-11-20 20:47
Well stated — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2012-11-20 19:57
Thanks Doug — by Frediano on Tue, 2012-11-20 12:48
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2012-10-30 18:15
Truth About the 47 Percent
October 29, 2012—Team Obama continues to hit Mitt Romney with ads concerning his “47 percent” remarks. It’s time to cut through the fog of the campaign and to clarify the truth and implications concerning this controversy.
Good points but... — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2012-11-05 19:43
To begin with, we have a 42+% — by RLKocher on Mon, 2012-11-05 04:44
The real deal with the 47% — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2012-11-05 03:12
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2012-10-25 21:57
Will Atlas Shrugged Elect the President?
Atlas Shrugged Part 2, now in theaters, could be more than just exciting fall film fare. This is the latest installment of the trilogy of Ayn Rand’s great novel, a book that has influenced many policymakers, including GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan, and that could influence voters in the presidential election.
Romney will win — by gregster on Fri, 2012-10-26 13:48
Probably not... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-10-26 07:31
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2012-10-18 21:28
Obama’s Biggest Debate Two Whopper
October 18, 2012—In Debate Two with GOP opponent Mitt Romney, President Obama lied about the attack on the consulate in Benghazi and the murders of the ambassador and three other Americans. For nearly two weeks, the president and administration spokespersons had blamed the attack on a mob angered by an anti-Mohammad clip on Youtube before they finally admitted that it was a planned terrorist attack. Then in the debate Obama claimed that he had called it a terrorist attack all along.
Many critics jumped on the President for this apparent lie. But most critics missed Obama’s real whopper.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2012-10-05 00:11
Romney Beats Obama In Debate, Round One
It was the battle of the blue suits, round one, in the presidential debates. There were no major gaffes and no absolute knockouts.
Well... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-10-24 08:23
Doug — by reed on Mon, 2012-10-22 06:33
Fair questions — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2012-10-22 00:16
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2012-09-15 04:31
Islam’s Dreary Cultural Darkness
September 14, 2012 – The storming of America’s embassy in Egypt and the murder of America’s ambassador to Libya make it imperative that we understand why the Arab Spring was only the illusion of a warm breeze in the cold, dreary, pre-modern cultural darkness.
Sikhs are at it too! — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-10-02 08:25
Sec of State Hillary Stand By Your Man Clinton — by Frediano on Sun, 2012-09-23 06:39
"arm the goddamn Marines this time" — by Robert on Sun, 2012-09-16 04:50
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