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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

What Is to Be Done?

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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.

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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

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!


FDA Stopping the Genetics Revolution

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-12-11 18:12

FDA Stopping the Genetics Revolution
By Edward Hudgins

December 11, 2013 — Entrepreneurs look to limitless possibilities while government regulators look to limit possibilities.


Switzerland Votes For Freedom To Earn

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-12-02 21:36

Switzerland Votes For Freedom To Earn
By Edward Hudgins

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!

Recent Comments:
Pitiful Victory — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:32

The Iron Fist of the Left-Liberal: from Sean Penn to Obama

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-11-22 15:33

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I agree, good Ed — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-23 02:49
Videos — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-22 19:03

Cuccinelli’s Loss and the Libertarian Solution

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-11-06 21:34

Cuccinelli’s Loss and the Libertarian Solution
By Edward Hudgins

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.


Cato's HumanProgress.org Quantifies Good News

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-11-04 21:53

Cato's HumanProgress.org Quantifies Good News
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

What Motivates Obamacare Supporters?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-10-29 18:36

What Motivates Obamacare Supporters?
By Edward Hudgins

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?”

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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

Who Owns You? You Or The Government?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-10-15 12:38

Who Owns You? You Or The Government?

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.


Government Shutdown Lesson: Privatize National Monuments!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 03:45

Government Shutdown Lesson: Privatize National Monuments!

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.

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Worse ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:20

Drilling Down Into The Fracking Debate

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-02 20:48

Drilling Down Into The Fracking Debate
By Edward Hudgins And William R Thomas


Yes, Sen. Harkin, It’s a Civil War!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-27 23:55

Yes, Sen. Harkin, It’s a Civil War!
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
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

Global Warming and Reckless Precaution

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-20 17:12

Global Warming and Reckless Precaution
By Edward Hudgins

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.


RFK Jr.’s Racial Honesty—and Betrayal

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-13 18:16

RFK Jr.’s Racial Honesty—and Betrayal
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
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

Weiner’s Insatiable Lust: For Power!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-09-12 23:16

Weiner’s Insatiable Lust: For Power!
By Edward Hudgins

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.


September 11 and the Need for Enlightenment

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-09-10 21:09

September 11 and the Need for Enlightenment
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
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

Leaving America for Freedom, Earth for Mars

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-08-28 18:42
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Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-08-29 19:39
To shrug or not to shrug — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-08-29 16:04
Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-08-29 05:59

King’s Dream and Today’s Racial Nightmare

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-08-28 18:20

King’s Dream and Today’s Racial Nightmare
By Edward Hudgins

August 27, 2013 -- Fifty years ago this week Martin Luther King led the March on Washington for black civil rights.

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See my "Challenge to hi-fi" — by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-09-05 03:42
King's Fight — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-08-31 16:59
King's fight — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-08-29 11:54

From Apollo 11 to Martian Missions

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-07-18 19:56

From Apollo 11 to Martian Missions
By Edward Hudgins

On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made those historic first footprints on the Moon. But the ensuing decades have been frustrating to those who assumed that Apollo 11 would lead to permanent lunar bases and colonies on Mars.

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Aldrin, Hudgins, Tito. — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-07-18 21:48

Egypt Revolts Against Islamists and Obama

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-07-04 03:39

Egypt Revolts Against Islamists and Obama
By Edward Hudgins

July 3, 2013 — The military coup in Egypt is a blow to Islamist totalitarians and a slap at their facilitator, Barack Obama.

Recent Comments:
Evading the point. — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-07-11 07:20
Thanks for that post, Terry. — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2013-07-06 00:13
Ed Hudgins--Hardly Objectivism — by RationalMan on Fri, 2013-07-05 21:59

Immigration and the Republican Death Spiral

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-06-18 21:16

Immigration and the Republican Death Spiral
By Edward Hudgins

Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) rightly warns about the demise of the GOP if his party does not help pass reasonable immigration reform.

Recent Comments:
Marxists and Hispanics — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-07-12 02:08
The communist roots of Immigration Reform — by gregster on Fri, 2013-07-12 00:25
"should embrace draconian immigration controls" — by Robert on Tue, 2013-07-09 17:16

Republicans Help Virginia Evolve to Democrats

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-06-14 01:30

Republicans Help Virginia Evolve to Democrats

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:


Private Moon Bases and NASA’s Future Mission

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-06-12 17:24

Private Moon Bases and NASA’s Future Mission
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
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

In Praise of Apple’s Low Taxes

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-05-24 17:04

In Praise of Apple’s Low Taxes
By Edward Hudgins

May 24, 2013 -- Apple Inc. is under attack by politicians for “avoiding” paying $44 billion in American corporate taxes.

Recent Comments:
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

The IRS and The Cult Of Arbitrary Power

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The IRS and The Cult Of Arbitrary Power
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
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

Scorning Sicko Psychics

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Scorning Sicko Psychics

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.

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Fundamental Enemy and Destroyer of Life — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-05-13 21:35

Hudgins Double Book Review in eSkeptic: It’s Getting Better All the Time!

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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.

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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

Bury Bush’s Confused Compassionate Conservatism!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-04-18 17:24

Bury Bush’s Confused Compassionate Conservatism!
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
"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

Margaret Thatcher’s Compassion

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-04-12 21:36

Margaret Thatcher’s Compassion
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
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

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