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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.

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"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

GOP Should Invite Social Conservative Extremists to Leave

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-04-05 21:30
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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

Francis I: Pope of the Poor

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2013-03-30 21:23

Francis I: Pope of the Poor
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Vanquishing Earth Hour Darkness

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2013-03-23 01:27

Vanquishing Earth Hour Darkness
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
:) — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2013-03-23 03:40

CPAC, Social Conservatives: Wrong on Gays

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-03-12 22:11

CPAC, Social Conservatives: Wrong on Gays
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Hugo Chávez: Dead Demagogue

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2013-03-09 03:38

Hugo Chávez: Dead Demagogue
By Edward Hudgins

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.


The Public Side of Private Love

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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!]

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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

[Reprise from 2004--Linz] Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-02-06 20:51

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand!

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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.

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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

Obama’s Inauguration: Celebrating Enslavement

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-01-22 06:13

Obama’s Inauguration: Celebrating Enslavement

By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Brits Escalate Global War on Producers

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-01-08 16:59

Brits Escalate Global War on Producers
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
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

When Will The End Of The World Nonsense End?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2012-12-22 05:30

When Will The End Of The World Nonsense End?
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Atlas Shrugging In Late 2012

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2012-12-15 00:10

Atlas Shrugging In Late 2012
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Rubio, GOP Stumbling Away from Creationist Nonsense

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-12-05 16:26

Rubio, GOP Stumbling Away from Creationist Nonsense
By Edward Hudgins

December 4, 2012 -- Religious fundamentalists in the Republican Party scare away sensible voters when they inject their superstitions into public forums.

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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

Don’t Let the Election Results Threaten Liberty

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-11-28 21:16

Don’t Let the Election Results Threaten Liberty
By Edward Hudgins

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?

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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

Hostess Twinkies Teach Economics to Unions

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-11-21 21:08

Hostess Twinkies Teach Economics to Unions
By Edward Hudgins

November 21, 2012 -- The venerable Hostess Brands company, maker of Twinkies, Ho-Hos, Wonder Bread, and other baked delights, is shutting its doors, bankrupt.

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FYI on Twinkies. — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-11-21 21:10

Fighting for Freedom Against Reelected Obama

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-11-07 18:24

Fighting for Freedom Against Reelected Obama
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
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

Truth About the 47 Percent

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2012-10-30 18:15

Truth About the 47 Percent
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
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

Will Atlas Shrugged Elect The President?.

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2012-10-25 21:57

Will Atlas Shrugged Elect the President?
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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Romney will win — by gregster on Fri, 2012-10-26 13:48
Probably not... — by Marcus on Fri, 2012-10-26 07:31

Obama’s Biggest Debate Two Whopper

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2012-10-18 21:28

Obama’s Biggest Debate Two Whopper
By Edward Hudgins

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.


Romney Beats Obama In Debate, Round One

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2012-10-05 00:11

Romney Beats Obama In Debate, Round One
By Edward Hudgins

It was the battle of the blue suits, round one, in the presidential debates. There were no major gaffes and no absolute knockouts.

Recent Comments:
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

Islam’s Dreary Cultural Darkness

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2012-09-15 04:31

Islam’s Dreary Cultural Darkness
By Edward Hudgins

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.

Recent Comments:
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

Gov. Christie Slaps Deluded Spendaholics

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2012-08-30 05:17

Gov. Christie Slaps Deluded Spendaholics
By Edward Hudgins

August 29, 2012 - Ever see someone driven by booze, drugs, gambling or some other obsession and destroying family and friends as a result? Ever want to see someone close to that person grab him by the collar, slap him and say “Wake up! Pull your head out of your butt and look at what you’re doing! Destroying yourself is one thing. But I’m not gonna let you destroy the rest of us. Get the outta here and clean up your act!”

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wartime consigliere — by Craig Ceely on Thu, 2012-09-06 17:15
It was chilling — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2012-09-05 08:50
Tom Hagen — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2012-09-04 17:57

Neil Armstrong: American Hero

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2012-08-27 22:02

Neil Armstrong: American Hero
By Edward Hudgins

August 27, 2012—As the Apollo 11 lunar module “Eagle” approached the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969, the millions of people following the mission on TV and radio could hear the voice of a NASA controller calling out “sixty seconds … thirty seconds.” This was the time before the fuel would run out and the mission would have to be aborted.

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Teach your children well. — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2012-08-28 16:24
Reagan, and the highest and the best. — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2012-08-28 15:44
Reagan again... — by Marcus on Tue, 2012-08-28 15:36

Akin’s Idiocy and Lessons for Republicans

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2012-08-25 14:36

Akin’s Idiocy and Lessons for Republicans
by Edward Hudgins

August 24, 2012 - Representative Todd Akin, this year’s GOP candidate in the Missouri U.S. Senate race, has highlighted campaign-killing idiocies that provide valuable lessons for Republicans.

Everyone is now familiar with Akin’s idiotic response to a question concerning his pro-life views as they apply to abortion in cases of rape and incest: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

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I heard Ayn Rand... — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-08-25 22:28

Paul Ryan's Objective Virtues

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2012-08-12 00:58

Paul Ryan’s Objective Virtues
by Edward Hudgins

August 11, 2012 - Now that Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney’s choice for vice president on the GOP ticket, Ryan’s plan for dealing with the federal budget crisis will be demagogued by Democrats and the leftist media alike.

Recent Comments:
Rand is All the Rage — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2012-08-25 03:11
Oh no, Robert... — by Craig Ceely on Sat, 2012-08-18 01:49
"Ergo, it was unconstitutional." — by Robert on Fri, 2012-08-17 22:19

France Needs Victims

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2012-08-10 00:23

France Needs Victims
By Edward Hudgins

August 9, 2012 – The war between expropriators and producers has taken a wholly expected turn in France. The recently-elected socialist government announced plans to slap a 75 percent tax rate on the dwindling number of its citizens who make more than a million euros (about $1.2 million). Obamanomics on the Continent!

Recent Comments:
Exactly, Mark — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2012-08-10 08:57
As soon as I get the time — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-08-10 05:16

Curiosity on Mars!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2012-08-06 21:58

Curiosity on Mars!

August 6, 2012 – Today NASA’s Curiosity Rover landed on Mars. Its advanced instruments should bring humanity closer to knowing whether life exists on the Red Planet. Edward Hudgins discussed the “Spiritual Significance of Mars” during that planet’s closest approach to Earth in human history.

Recent Comments:
Gods with gills — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2012-08-14 20:18
Ross — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2012-08-14 19:59
Red/Green Mars — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2012-08-12 14:11

Obama’s Poison For Entrepreneurs

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-07-25 04:38

 Obama’s Poison For Entrepreneurs
by Edward Hudgins

July 24, 2012 - President Obama has deployed one of the cruelest weapons of mass destitution in America’s current civil war between producers and expropriators.

Recent Comments:
Good point Marcus! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2012-07-25 16:46
Good one Ed! — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-07-25 13:04

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