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Ban Big Government, Not Political Speech

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2010-10-28 18:11

Ban Big Government, Not Political Speech
By Edward Hudgins

The Democrats can’t garner votes in the 2010 general elections by bragging about their legislative achievements—greater government control of our health care, more wasteful spending than ever in human history.

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Yes, the apostrophe... — by Marcus on Wed, 2010-11-10 11:54
Ha! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-11-10 11:45
OK... — by Marcus on Wed, 2010-11-10 11:42

Tea Party Candidates and the “Crane Rule”

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2010-09-29 03:10

Tea Party Candidates and the “Crane Rule”
By Edward Hudgins

September 28, 2010 — In the wake of the victory of Christine O’Donnell, backed by Tea Party members, over establishment Republican Mike Castle in Delaware’s senatorial primary, much has been made of the so-called “Buckley rule.”

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I wanna believe this guy's — by KingRandor82 on Fri, 2010-10-08 08:15
'Naked Cowboy' to run for US president — by Marcus on Thu, 2010-10-07 18:00
I'd actually rather see him — by KingRandor82 on Thu, 2010-10-07 10:13

Objectivism and Evolution: No Contradictions

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2010-09-21 16:19

Objectivism and Evolution: No Contradictions
By Edward Hudgins

September 21, 2010 -- The essay “Why Ayn Rand’s Philosophy is Incomplete” by the Prometheus staff claims that the facts of biological evolution reveal a logical flaw in Objectivist philosophy. This claim is based on serious philosophical confusion and a misunderstanding of the philosophy developed by Rand.

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An entity may change its — by 0 on Sun, 2011-05-01 05:44
Darren — by 0 on Sat, 2011-04-30 20:44
if there is no identity, then — by 0 on Sat, 2011-04-30 11:55

Environmental Extremism in Bullet Form

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2010-09-03 21:41

Environmental Extremism in Bullet Form
By Edward Hudgins

September 2, 2010 – Talk about dodging a bullet. When armed, explosives-laden eco-terrorist James J. Lee took hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, we watched on TV as police evacuated small children from the building’s daycare center and we feared the worst. Fortunately, a SWAT team killed Lee before he could create pools of blood and tears.

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Some thoughts — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2010-10-01 19:30
Sceptics reposting by the minute — by Jameson on Fri, 2010-10-01 16:00
James Delingpole takes a hatchet to 10:10's Gore-fest — by Jameson on Fri, 2010-10-01 15:36

Video Comment - Bedtime for Japan

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2010-06-26 21:41

Video Comment - Bedtime for Japan.
by Edward Hudgins

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"If Japan is giving in to — by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2010-07-06 03:13
Breaking News — by Marcus on Mon, 2010-07-05 14:48
nice comment by Ed — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2010-06-29 21:02

Carbon, Cults, and Control Freaks

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2010-06-14 22:06

Carbon, Cults, and Control Freaks
by Edward Hudgins

June 13, 2010 – A scramble by Democrats on Capitol Hill to prevent a particular vote on a particular bill highlights for us two of the most pernicious threats to our liberties. Here’s the story.

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Come on Ed — by gregster on Thu, 2010-06-17 09:43
Dioxide — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2010-06-16 23:06
You mean carbon "dioxide"... — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2010-06-16 22:55

Israel vs. Palestinian Moral Smuggling

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2010-06-05 02:25

Israel vs. Palestinian Moral Smuggling
by Edward Hudgins

June 3, 2010 — Israel is involved in another public relations mess. But even a superficial look at the incident at sea off Gaza shows that the real mess is in the morality of the public and world leaders who can’t keep straight the difference between the savage and the civilized.

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We Con the World — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2010-06-18 17:41
Lest we forget what we're facing... — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2010-06-14 22:39
Blunders... — by Robert on Sun, 2010-06-13 03:39

British Court Deifies Gaia for Earth Day

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2010-04-22 20:29

British Court Deifies Gaia for Earth Day
By Edward Hudgins

April 22, 2010 – It’s appropriate that for Earth Day a British court has essentially confirmed Gaia’s status as a goddess who is worshiped by eco-acolytes. What so many have observed—that beliefs about the environment have morphed into a new cult—is now being openly acknowledged by its members. And like all cults, this one rots human brains and endangers the human species.

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Yeah — by Kasper on Fri, 2010-04-23 02:24
What so many have — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2010-04-22 22:24
This just in … — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2010-04-22 21:53

Producers vs. Expropriators: America’s Coming Civil War?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2010-04-14 15:34

Producers vs. Expropriators: America’s Coming Civil War?
By Edward Hudgins

April 13, 2010 -- America is drifting toward civil war, albeit one that does not yet involve bloody battlefields.

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Excellent! — by Curt Holmes on Sun, 2010-04-18 02:25
Espressos! — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2010-04-16 22:28
Ed Bludgeons..! — by gregster on Fri, 2010-04-16 06:59

Health Care “Deeming” as Political Adultery

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2010-03-19 21:46

Health Care “Deeming” as Political Adultery
By Edward Hudgins

March 19, 2010 -- Let’s imagine a woman who is getting pressure from some obnoxious sleazeball stud to cheat on her husband and commit adultery. She’s tempted but, if caught, wants some excuse with which to placate her outraged husband so she can avoid a divorce. “Honest, honey, I didn’t consent!” And let’s imagine that the sleazeball wants to protect himself from a rape charge and probable beating by the husband.


Al Capone–Style Health Care

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2010-03-11 14:57

Al Capone–Style Health Care
By Edward Hudgins

March 10, 2010 — The Obama administration wants no one to focus on the process involved in the production and passage of its health care takeover—not that it wants us to focus much on the substance, either. After all, politics always involves some trade-offs and even a little bit of arm-twisting. Like making sausage, it’s not nice to watch but the products can be mighty tasty.

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Process rather than content — by atlascott on Fri, 2010-03-19 15:09

Happy-Face Totalitarian Commercials

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2010-02-11 15:28

Happy-Face Totalitarian Commercials
by Edward Hudgins

February 10, 2010 — Three recent TV ads get our attention with totalitarianism. They do so to different degrees and in different ways. And they certainly are barometers of the shift in the popular culture in this once-free country.


Drunk on Our Money

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2010-02-06 00:52

Drunk on Our Money
By Edward Hudgins

February 5, 2010 — You walk into a bar and see the same drunk who’s there every night lying on the floor in a pool of his reeking fluids.

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They need misery — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2010-02-15 15:18
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. — by Frediano on Wed, 2010-02-10 20:38
Because they can,can,can... — by Frediano on Sat, 2010-02-06 14:44

Hudgins on "The Stossel Show!"

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2010-01-28 21:41
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Thanks for the posts! — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2010-02-15 15:22
Stossel on Rand — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-02-13 11:59
The Hudge on Stossel.... — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-02-13 10:53

Banking on Envy

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2010-01-23 16:31

Banking on Envy
by Edward Hudgins

January 22, 2010 – The Obama administration is launching a rabble-rousing assault on big banks. Thus we see on display in Washington another example of how ideas have an impetus of their own that drives those who hold them to predictable deeds. These acts need not be destructive, but in this case they definitely are.

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Ed: — by Frediano on Wed, 2010-01-27 02:15
Linking — by William Scott Scherk on Sun, 2010-01-24 03:15
The '2010 Index of Economic — by PhilipD on Sun, 2010-01-24 02:03

Five Superstitions That Harm Haiti

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2010-01-18 15:24

Five Superstitions That Harm Haiti
by Edward Hudgins

January 16, 2010 – The earthquake in Haiti that has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and inflicted untold misery on the inhabitants of that country has also brought to the fore five superstitions that have inflicted or will inflict even more misery on those poor people.

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True... — by Marcus on Sat, 2010-01-23 17:58
Enjoyed it! — by atlascott on Thu, 2010-01-21 04:40
Excellent ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2010-01-19 08:51

Eastern Europe 20 Years Later

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2009-12-25 21:49

Eastern Europe 20 Years Later
by Edward Hudgins

December 24, 2009—The December of 1989 marked the end of one of the most extraordinary six months of the century. Over that short period of time all of the communist-run dictatorships in Eastern Europe collapsed as the people of those countries sought freedom. The execution of the Romanian tyrant Nicolae Ceauşescu on Christmas Day of that year brought the revolutions to an end with a bang.

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What they say and do — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2010-01-22 15:11
Ed: — by Frediano on Thu, 2010-01-21 03:20
One little election — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2010-01-20 21:17

Avatar's Savage Message

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2009-12-25 20:44

Avatar's Savage Message
by Edward Hudgins

December 24, 2009 — James Cameron’s new film Avatar is loaded with fresh, eye-popping special effects, all in a new, cutting-edge 3-D that sets the standard in cinema technology. It is also loaded with tired, mind-numbing leftist clichés embedded in old, reactionary themes that set a new low for political propaganda.

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Alright then... — by gregster on Thu, 2010-01-28 11:24
After Exiting Xanadu... — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2010-01-28 11:01
In the event ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2009-12-28 04:40

Obama Care as Faith Healing

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2009-12-11 19:39

Obama Care as Faith Healing
by Edward Hudgins

December 10, 2009 -- Want an eye-opening perspective on those in Congress and the Obama administration who want the government to control America's health care system? Then consider the motivations and mindsets of a group that would have been helped by a provision that was stripped from the House bill but that could find its way into the Senate bill.


Is India Important for America’s Freedom?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2009-11-25 21:06

Is India Important for America’s Freedom?
by Edward Hudgins

November 24, 2009 – The visit to the U.S. of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will focus on important geo-political and economic issues. But this visit also should focus attention on the role India might play in an emerging global culture of freedom, helping both America and India. Friends of liberty should take note.

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Keeping up with the Times! — by Marcus on Fri, 2009-12-04 09:06
Such is politics — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2009-12-03 19:10
Ed, how do you square that with this? — by Marcus on Thu, 2009-12-03 15:58

Reducing Humans to Carbon Ash

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2009-11-17 16:27

Reducing Humans to Carbon Ash
by Edward Hudgins

November 16, 2009 - The latest morally monstrous proposal out of the environmentalist cult comes from Lord Smith of Finsbury.

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Good point — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2009-11-22 22:33
If only! — by Mario on Sat, 2009-11-21 21:18
True, Ed — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2009-11-19 08:58

The Berlin Wall Then and Now

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2009-11-09 02:55

The Berlin Wall Then and Now
by Edward Hudgins

November 5, 2009 — I first visited West Berlin in June 1981. I took the closed American military train through the 112-mile-long corridor through hostile communist East Germany that offered access to that city from the free world. I was told not to take photos out the closed and covered windows along the way. Peeking out the window I could see armed communist guards along the route making sure that the prohibition was enforced.

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well done ... — by Howard on Wed, 2009-11-11 14:08
Good point, Ed — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2009-11-11 08:24
Disgusting Gorbachev... — by Marcus on Tue, 2009-11-10 08:56

Obama’s Swine Flu Altruism

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2009-10-29 21:34

Obama’s Swine Flu Altruism
by Edward Hudgins


The Nobel War-is-Peace Prize

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2009-10-20 01:22

The Nobel War-is-Peace Prize
by Edward Hudgins

October 19, 2009 — Ask the Norwegians who pick the Nobel Peace Prize recipient this question: “Which part of Europe are you from? The part whose butt we saved or the part whose butt we kicked?” They’d have to answer the former but only reluctantly because their answer would open a discussion about the ideology behind their bizarre choice of President Barack Obama as the 2009 prize winner.

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If the cure is to scratch, then he's the cure... — by Frediano on Wed, 2009-10-28 19:42
Barack Obama Caesar — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2009-10-28 16:10
Marcus: — by Frediano on Mon, 2009-10-26 18:13

Is Michael Moore a Jesus Freak?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2009-10-12 19:27
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Warfare — by Sandi on Mon, 2009-10-19 07:24
And no war either? — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2009-10-18 18:42

Protest of the Producers

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2009-09-22 00:43

Protest of the Producers
by Edward Hudgins

September 20, 2009 - The past week saw two conflicting kinds of political consciousness that point to what is right and what is wrong with our culture today.

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What to fear — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2009-09-26 20:08
You'd think the three guys in the camo... — by Frediano on Sat, 2009-09-26 16:04
G20 Protester dragged off by soldiers to an unmarked car — by Sandi on Fri, 2009-09-25 08:38

D.C. Mayor in School of Self-Interest?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2009-08-29 03:05

D.C. Mayor in School of Self-Interest?
By Edward Hudgins

August 28, 2009 -- Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty seemed silent and secretive about acting in the self-interest of his own children. Asked at a press conference about where his kids were attending school this academic year, he answered, in essence, “None of your business.” Why this sensitivity?


Happy 400th Birthday Modern Astronomy!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2009-08-29 02:48

Happy 400th Birthday Modern Astronomy!

By Edward Hudgins

On August 25, 1609 Galileo first demonstrated the telescope to Venetian officials and then proceeded to point it at the night skies in order to study rather than speculate about what the heavens hold. He saw mountains and what looked like seas on the Moon. He saw the planet Venus going through phases like our Moon does. He saw the disc of Jupiter and four small satellites circling it.

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Thanks for posting Sandi! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2009-09-02 19:44
The Cosmic Ballet — by Sandi on Tue, 2009-09-01 10:21
Ah Astronomy, the study of — by AShortt on Sat, 2009-08-29 21:19

Postal Service-Style Health Care

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2009-08-15 00:20

Postal Service-Style Health Care
By Edward Hudgins

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It's your body — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2009-08-24 21:39
From Dynamic Wealth Report — by Rosie on Sat, 2009-08-22 07:14
Private Mail Today — by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2009-08-17 16:52

When We Walked on the Moon

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2009-07-18 17:34

When We Walked on the Moon

by Edward Hudgins

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Quote of the week — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2009-07-26 02:47
The case for space exploration... — by Frediano on Tue, 2009-07-21 16:51
See "The Case for Mars" — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2009-07-21 13:21

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