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Aspirations, Gaza Death Tunnels, Schools of Hope

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2016-04-27 18:43
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Don't miss the moving Hatikva... — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2016-04-27 18:47

Marguerite - Movie review

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2016-04-09 03:33

Marguerite - Movie review
By Edward Hudgins

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Jenkins in a way — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2016-04-09 04:18
Florence Foster Jenkins? — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-04-09 03:57

Obama Says Israel’s Prosperity Obstructs Peace

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2016-04-01 05:58

Reagan vs. the Pope and the Mullah

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2016-01-30 16:59

It goes without saying that everyone on this site is disgusted by the Pope and by the morally-addled Euro-elites who covered up the artistic glories of Western civilization so they wouldn’t offend the visiting blood-drenched theocratic savage from Iran whose goal is to pull down our civilization.

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I — by Mr_Lineberry on Wed, 2016-02-17 03:38
9 Presidents who screwed up America — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2016-02-17 02:02
Linz, I want Kyrel to answer you ... — by Ed Thompson on Wed, 2016-02-17 01:32

Trump-less GOP Debate Still Missing Moral Principles

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2016-01-29 23:22

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (movie review)

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-12-23 18:19
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Life Support — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2016-01-11 04:43
The Target — by Mark Hunter on Sun, 2016-01-10 13:35
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-01-10 05:55

"The Martian." Movie review

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-10-08 16:56

The Martian Movie Review
By Edward Hudgins

October 2, 2015 — The Martian, from director Ridley Scott, is an exciting film about an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet. It celebrates the heroism that comes from human reason. And it points to what it will take for humans in coming decades to make Mars a new home for humanity. With the film coming on the heels of NASA’s confirmation of liquid water on the Martian surface, that home could be closer than you think!

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And what I like most — by HWH on Fri, 2015-10-16 19:05

Pope Francis vs. the Cure of Reason

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-26 17:31

Pope Francis vs. the Cure of Reason
By Edward Hudgins

September 25, 2015 -- A young girl was recently interviewed on TV about her encounter with Pope Francis on his visit to the United States. She cried with joy as she described how he touched her on the forehead and offered a blessing. Now, she said, she might get the miracle she’s prayed for. Maybe someday she’ll be able to walk.

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Pope Francis = TAS — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 07:56
Science and Reason — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-09-29 20:06
Celebrating achievement — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2015-09-27 05:09

The GOP 2015 Second Debate Rundown

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-19 04:11

The GOP 2015 Second Debate Rundown
By Edward Hudgins

September 17, 2015 -- The second GOP presidential debates (held September 16, 2015) were grueling affairs: four candidates for nearly two hours and eleven others nattering on for over three hours more. The TV audience was torn between coffee to stay awake through it all or gin to ease the pain. But here are some highlights that deserve attention.

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Pointless — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-09-23 18:07

The Robots of Labor Day

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2015-09-06 14:18

The Robots of Labor Day
By Edward Hudgins

September 2, 2015 — Fear of robots has been rising: not just fear of the sci-fi killer kind but also fear that robots will take our jobs. But this Labor Day we should celebrate the fact that robots free us from the need to perform certain tasks, make our labor more valuable, and could usher in new age of prosperity and human flourishing.

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Bricklaying Robot Can Place 1,000 Bricks an Hour — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-12 02:20
I love robots — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-09-10 21:37

GOP Undercard Debate: Fiorina vs. Santorum

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-08-08 20:09

GOP Undercard Debate: Fiorina vs. Santorum
By Edward Hudgins

August 6, 2015 ―If the winner of the kiddie-table GOP debate were rewarded a seat at the adult table, Carly Fiorina would be feasting on hot turkey with all the trimmings. And if opposition to economic liberty were to banish a candidate from the primary dining room, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum would be sent to bed without his supper.

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Faith Is Fraud — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2015-08-09 11:47
Fiorina — by Olivia on Sun, 2015-08-09 08:38

Is a $70,000 Base Salary Unjust and Corrupting?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-08-06 21:00

Bernie Sanders, Socialism, and the GOP

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-21 13:07

Bernie Sanders, Socialism, and the GOP
By Edward Hudgins

July 17, 2015 -- It’s more than ironic that as socialist economies, led by Greece, collapse, Democrats in America are infatuated by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate who caucuses with the Democrats but is an avowed socialist. The starry eyes for this supreme statist reflect an ignorance about our own collapsing regime to say nothing of moral failings that Republicans—and everyone else—should take seriously.

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The 2016 election could be really good — by mvardoulis on Sun, 2015-08-16 06:20
!@#$%^&*()_+ — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-08-14 22:33
Bernie knocking out Hillary? — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2015-08-14 18:02

Four Facts for Human Achievement Day

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2015-07-20 19:17

Four Facts for Human Achievement Day
By Edward Hudgins

July 20 is the anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments, the first lunar landing. We should not only give a shout out to the thousands of people who made it possible for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to walk the surface of another world. We should each celebrate this date as Human Achievement Day, to acknowledge all achievements, especially our own.


What America Will We Give to the Future?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-07-01 03:41

What America Will We Give to the Future?
By Edward Hudgins

June 30, 2015 -- Will future generations look back on our current July 4th festivities and lament that we didn’t grasp that the republic was gone?

Or will they celebrate that we were energized to restore the republic?

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The Davy Crockett "Republic" speech from "The Alamo" movie — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-07-04 14:10
Great insights, all of you — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-07-02 18:15
“Mankind will never destroy itself…” — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-07-02 17:21

Baltimore Riots as Criminal Culture Writ Large

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-04-30 22:00

Baltimore Riots as Criminal Culture Writ Large
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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Baltimore war zone — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-06-03 04:39
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

How Anti-Individualist Fallacies Prevent Us from Curing Death

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-04-23 04:51

How Anti-Individualist Fallacies Prevent Us from Curing Death
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Obama Disproves His Own Assumptions About Iran

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-04-04 13:55

Obama Disproves His Own Assumptions About Iran
By Edward Hudgins

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).


Time Again to Celebrate Human Achievement!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2015-03-27 21:02

Time Again to Celebrate Human Achievement!
By Edward Hudgins

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!

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And take — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2015-04-25 14:13
Human Achievement — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-03-30 03:33

Google, Entrepreneurs, and Living 500 Years

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-03-12 19:50

Google, Entrepreneurs, and Living 500 Years
By Edward Hudgins

“Is it possible to live to be 500?”

“Yes,” answers Bill Maris of Google, without qualifications.

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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

Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2015

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-01-29 19:02

Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2015
By Edward Hudgins

The anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp is now marked as Holocaust Remembrance Day.


Obama’s 2015 State of the Stupid

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-01-29 18:58

Obama’s 2015 State of the Stupid
By Edward Hudgins

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?


Global Jihad or Islamic Enlightenment?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-01-10 04:01

Global Jihad or Islamic Enlightenment?
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Martin Anderson Remembered

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-01-07 02:58

Martin Anderson Remembered
By Edward Hudgins

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.


Transhumanism vs. a Conservative Death Ethos

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2014-08-20 20:45

Transhumanism vs. a Conservative Death Ethos
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Corpses, and Context

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2014-07-23 16:05

Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Corpses, and Context
By Edward Hudgins

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?”

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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

The Single Bullet That Killed 16 Million

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2014-06-27 19:27

The Single Bullet That Killed 16 Million
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

D-Day and Enlightenment Values

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2014-06-07 01:43

D-Day and Enlightenment Values
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Free Kindle Download: The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2014-04-07 19:57

Free Kindle Download: The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

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.

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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

Happy Holidays And The Synergy Of The Season!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-12-26 18:25

Happy Holidays And The Synergy Of The Season!
By Edward Hudgins

December 23, 2013 – As we approach the end of the year, I hope all of you are in a holiday mood. I certainly am!


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