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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-04-30 22:00
Baltimore Riots as Criminal Culture Writ Large
April 30, 2015 -- The rioting in Baltimore represents criminal culture writ large. It is what happens every day on a smaller scale in poor minority communities: theft, vandalism, and violence.
The flames in Baltimore hideously illuminate the fact that the culture of the welfare state creates the criminals and rioters that plague this city in my native state.
Black Culture — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-05-28 17:10
No rioting, no looting! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-05-19 07:15
La Cenerentola — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2015-05-18 18:48
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-01-29 18:58
Obama’s 2015 State of the Stupid
In his 2015 State of the Union speech, President Obama counted on the American people being too ignorant to see that he was offering the same old failed policies and sugar-coated demagoguery.
Just how stupid does Obama assume the American people are?
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-04-23 04:51
How Anti-Individualist Fallacies Prevent Us from Curing Death
April 22, 2015 – Excited about Silicon Valley entrepreneurs investing billions of dollars to extend life and even “cure” death? It's amazing that such technologically challenging goals have gone from sci-fi fantasies to fantastic possibilities. But the biggest obstacles to life extension could be cultural: the anti-individualist fallacies arrayed against this goal.
Brother Ed! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-01 06:33
Hey Linz, wanna die?! — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2015-05-01 03:25
Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-04-30 08:29
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-04-04 13:55
Obama Disproves His Own Assumptions About Iran
Barack Obama is pushing for a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran because he believes “the more people interact with open societies, the more they will want to be part of an open society,” according to former NATO ambassador Ivo Daalder (quoted in the Washington Post).
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2015-03-27 21:02
Time Again to Celebrate Human Achievement!
It is again Human Achievement Hour! On March 28, celebrate all that the modern world offers us as a result of the efforts of the human mind!
And take — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2015-04-25 14:13
Human Achievement — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-03-30 03:33
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-03-12 19:50
Google, Entrepreneurs, and Living 500 Years
“Is it possible to live to be 500?”
“Yes,” answers Bill Maris of Google, without qualifications.
Tech titans’ latest project: Defy death — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2015-04-05 23:03
Picture Perfect — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2015-04-05 15:53
I'm convinced that — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2015-04-04 10:22
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-01-29 19:02
Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2015
The anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp is now marked as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-01-10 04:01
Global Jihad or Islamic Enlightenment?
January 9, 2015 -- The murders of French journalists by Islamist jihadists make clear even to the dogmatically self-blinded that the values of the modern world are in mortal danger. But an underreported ray of hope came recently from Egypt's president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has called for a revolution to banish violent jihad from Islam.
You can't readily tell, which — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2015-01-12 19:39
Publicly Hate the Muslims and Try to Kill Their Philosophy — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-01-12 19:25
current context war — by VSD on Mon, 2015-01-12 11:12
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-01-07 02:58
Martin Anderson Remembered
Friends of freedom have lost a friend. Martin Anderson, 78, a Hoover Institution scholar and policy advisor to presidents, has passed away. Among his achievements were helping to eliminate the military draft and heading off a national ID card.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2014-08-20 20:45
Transhumanism vs. a Conservative Death Ethos
August 20, 2014 -- Zoltan Istvan, author of the provocative novel The Transhumanist Wager(I’ll review it soon), recently suggested in Wired that individuals be required to secure a government license before having a child. I disagree with Istvan.
Galt! — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-08-25 07:57
Thanks — by tvr on Sun, 2014-08-24 22:00
Brahms and Blasphemy — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-08-24 04:32
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2014-07-23 16:05
Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Corpses, and Context
July 23, 2014 — Television newscasts over the past week have featured videos of corpses, including the bodies of children, piled in hospitals and morgues in Gaza, surrounded by grieving family and friends. The natural and angry human reaction to such scenes is, “What monsters did this?” But the rational response should also be, “What is the full context of this suffering and death?”
Well — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2014-08-14 11:34
For starters — by gregster on Thu, 2014-08-14 09:12
Ed — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2014-08-14 07:47
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2014-06-27 19:27
The Single Bullet That Killed 16 Million
June 27, 2014 – A century ago, on June 28, 1914, Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the emperorship of Austria-Hungary, along with his wife, on their visit to Sarajevo.
Thank you for that good — by J Cuttance on Sun, 2014-07-06 02:31
Yes, yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-06-29 23:11
Downrights Dangerous Alrights — by tvr on Sun, 2014-06-29 22:51
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2014-06-07 01:43
D-Day and Enlightenment Values
June 6, 2014 – My late Uncle “Boots” Van Pelt was almost killed 70 years ago. He went ashore on Omaha Beach with the 29th Infantry Division on D-Day. After the initial troop landings, he was found and thought dead, but he roused as they were putting him into a body bag.
Thus girl gets it.. — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2014-07-06 01:50
A Few Answers — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-06-23 17:26
Discussing Philosophy and Psychology — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-06-23 16:46
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2014-04-07 19:57
The Atlas Society this week is offering a free Kindle download of The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win, a new, provocative book by Dr. Edward Hudgins.
Thursday, April 10 last day for free download! — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2014-04-10 16:41
Thanks Ed — by gregster on Tue, 2014-04-08 12:47
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-12-26 18:25
Happy Holidays And The Synergy Of The Season!
December 23, 2013 – As we approach the end of the year, I hope all of you are in a holiday mood. I certainly am!
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-12-11 18:12
FDA Stopping the Genetics Revolution
December 11, 2013 — Entrepreneurs look to limitless possibilities while government regulators look to limit possibilities.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-12-02 21:36
Switzerland Votes For Freedom To Earn
November 27, 2013 -- This week in a national referendum, 65 percent of Swiss voters rejected a measure that would have limited CEO salaries to twelve times the pay of junior employees. In doing so, they showed the world once again why Switzerland remains one of the most prosperous and innovative countries in the world!
Pitiful Victory — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:32
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-11-22 15:33
I agree, good Ed — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-23 02:49
Videos — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-22 19:03
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-11-06 21:34
Cuccinelli’s Loss and the Libertarian Solution
November 5, 2013 — The finger-pointing in the GOP over Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race shows that the party still refuses to come to grips with internal contradictions that continue to lead to epic fail at the ballot box.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-11-04 21:53
Cato's HumanProgress.org Quantifies Good News
October 31, 2013 -- The Cato Institute has launched a new website, HumanProgress.org, which quantifies the good news that, overall, things are getting better all the time.
Don't get it. — by ding_an_sich on Thu, 2013-11-07 00:16
Pepe photo — by gregster on Wed, 2013-11-06 23:39
Flakes and Trolls — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-11-06 21:28
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-10-29 18:36
What Motivates Obamacare Supporters?
October 25, 2013 -- Public policy issues should be discussed first and foremost in terms of their merits. The problem with discussing Obamacare is that most of its proponents seem immune from rational exchange. So we must ask, “What motivates them to support such a manifest public policy mess?”
Objectivist Morality!! — by Pepe Estrepo on Fri, 2013-11-01 18:47
Objectivist morality and ethics — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-10-31 12:48
Objectivist Morality — by Pepe Estrepo on Wed, 2013-10-30 19:28
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-10-15 12:38
October 11 -2013 -- "In the United States, the people are supposed to be in charge of the government. What do you think is happening today?" This recent national poll question yielded some surprising results. Listen in as Will and Ed discuss some of the ramifications and join the conversation by leaving a comment below.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 03:45
Since I recorded this some days ago, Obama’s Park Service has reinforced barriers at the World War II memorial to keep veterans and the public out.
Worse ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:20
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-10-04 01:08
[Note from Linz—I've lifted this post from Ed Hudgins' thread below because I thought it deserved a thread of its own. Ed agrees. It's his response to Michael Moeller's and my prompting him to be specific as to what he'd recommend a freedom-lover *do* in today's context.]
Linz – Let me give you a bit of a long response, as your inquiry deserves. For concrete actions, I’d start with a reminder that there are no silver bullets that will fell the enemy. The degeneration of our culture and politics is a process that has played out over decades and will only be reversed over time.
Positive news indeed! — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-11-22 21:48
Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-11-21 03:54
Stossel — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-11-18 04:40
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-02 20:48
Drilling Down Into The Fracking Debate
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-27 23:55
Yes, Sen. Harkin, It’s a Civil War!
September 27, 2013 – Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, in a speech about raising the debt ceiling, said, “We are at one of the most dangerous points in our history right now. Every bit as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War.”
On this point, he is absolutely right! But it is Harkin and his ilk, led by President Obama, who are tearing apart the Republic.
Meaningful Dialogue, Indeed!! — by Michael Moeller on Fri, 2013-10-04 00:26
Ha, Ed! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-03 22:39
The spirit of a Roark needs the politics of a Galt — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-10-03 21:21
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-20 17:12
Global Warming and Reckless Precaution
The soon-to-be released Fifth United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report will admit that computer predictions for global warming and the effects of carbon emissions contained in previous reports were much too high.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-13 18:16
RFK Jr.’s Racial Honesty—and Betrayal
September 13, 2013—The New York Post has obtained a copy of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s personal diary and published excerpts, much to the chagrin of this scion of the country’s most storied liberal Democrat family.
Pandering to Racism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-09-16 05:59
Too funny! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-09-14 00:41
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-09-12 23:16
Weiner’s Insatiable Lust: For Power!
September 12, 2013 — To no one’s surprise Anthony Weiner lost in the New York City Democratic mayoral primary. But just before his defeat he was a guest on liberal Lawrence O’Donnell’s TV talk show and the interview—a cage match, really—was as revealing about Weiner’s lusts as were the sexting pictures he sent to random bimbos.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-09-10 21:09
September 11 and the Need for Enlightenment
September 10, 2013 — Twelve years after the attacks on America by Islamist mass murderers, mass murder proceeds apace in the Muslim Middle East. Unfortunately, the real nature of the bloodshed still eludes many American policymakers and the public as well.
Thinking in essentials — by Shayne Wissler on Mon, 2013-09-16 16:43
Thinking In Essentials, Using Only Facts... — by tvr on Mon, 2013-09-16 14:38
Terry's context-dropping bright line fixation — by Shayne Wissler on Sun, 2013-09-15 21:53
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