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Senate Passes Bill Making Internet Tax Ban Permanent   Recently updated !

By Chris Morran Consumerist February 11, 2016   Senate Passes Bill Making Internet Tax Ban Permanent     Nearly two decades ago, Congress passed the first Internet Tax Freedom Act, establishing that — with a handful of grandfathered exceptions — local, state, and federal governments couldn’t impose taxes on Internet access. Problem is, that law […]

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Vigilante of Democracy ~ Martin Armstrong

By ChrisInMaryville February 1, 2016 Below is a short Tedx talk that I wanted to share that was independently organized by TEDxBattenkill featuring Martin Armstrong that was posted on January 29, 2016. When posting a video, on occasion, I may recommend turning the volume down, but in this case I would turn the volume up […]


Six Years and $17 Billion Wasted in Afghanistan

By Against Crony Capitalism January 31, 2016   Six Years and $17 Billion Wasted in Afghanistan     Hey, it’s only money, your money, which we might as well have just buried in the desert. Actually it’s worse than that as dumping the money into the ground would have been a waste but wouldn’t have […]

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Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe—Conservatism

By James Ostrowski LewRockwell.com January 31, 2016   Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe – Conservatism     Note: This is an excerpt from Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America (2014).  After Progressivism replaced liberalism as America’s dominant ideology, liberals faded from the scene and, like the cheetah, almost went extinct.  From 1900 through 1960, as the […]


Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever

By Against Crony Capitalism January 27, 2016   Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever     Now why oh why might this be? Could it be that Washington’s curtain has been pulled back by the Internet? That’s part of it. Could it be that many Americans continue to struggle while they see the […]

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Guess which states Americans are abandoning?

By Against Crony Capitalism January 11, 2016   Guess which states Americans are abandoning?     Why oh why would so many people want to leave these fine states? What with their high rates of taxation and general nannyism and cronyism, massive unfunded liabilities for state workers, trigger happy cops, and politicians who long ago […]


How Corrupt Is the American Government?

By Against Crony Capitalism January 7, 2016   How Corrupt Is the American Government?     Pretty darn corrupt. It’s at all levels and it takes many different forms. The thing one must keep in mind is that governments by their nature are corrupt. To a limited degree they are necessary but when one group […]

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I’ll will say one thing for the F-35. It looks cool.

7 unbelievable ways the government wasted your money in 2015

By Against Crony Capitalism January 5, 2015   7 unbelievable ways the government wasted your money in 2015     Top o’ the list? The F-35 joint strike fighter. This is one of the areas where conservatives need to come to terms with reality. Often “defense” is just a big, giant, massive works program for […]


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Will the IRS Take Your Passport?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute December 7, 2015   Will the IRS Take Your Passport?   A little-noticed provision in the highway funding bill Congress passed this week threatens a right most Americans take for granted: the right to travel abroad. The provision in question gives the Internal Revenue Service the authority to revoke […]


The socialists lose yet ANOTHER ONE in South America

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism December 7, 2015   The socialists lose yet ANOTHER ONE in South America     For a while we’ve been reporting on the ebbing of the “pink tide” all across South America. A decade ago socialists took power in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, and other countries. Now […]

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The American Hunger Games:The Six Top GOP Candidates, Economic Policies And Panem 2016

By Nomi Prins NomiPrins.com December 5, 2015   The American Hunger Games:The Six Top GOP Candidates, Economic Policies And Panem 2016   This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Fact: too many Republican candidates are clogging the political scene. Perhaps what’s needed is an American Hunger Games to cut the field to size. Each candidate could […]


The Good Ol’ Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent

By Andrew Syrios Mises.org November 25, 2015    The Good Ol’ Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent   It’s quite interesting indeed when both progressives and conservatives seem to be nostalgic for those good ol’ days in the 1950s, for different reasons, of course. Conservatives want to go back to the nuclear Leave It to […]

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Poll: 1 in 3 Independent and Republican voters see the government as an “enemy”

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism November 24, 2015     Many people see the federal government as not reflecting their views at all. Some see the unending expansion of the state into every nook and cranny of life, and the gaming of the government by powerful corporate and political interests, as a real threat. […]