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'Blacklisting' of Right-Wing Stories More Proof that Facebook 'Rules the News'

‘Blacklisting’ of Right-Wing Stories More Proof that Facebook ‘Rules the News’

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams May 10, 2016   ‘Blacklisting’ of Right-Wing Stories More Proof that Facebook ‘Rules the News’ Journalists from across the political spectrum raise concerns after former employees reveal manipulation of ‘trending’ bar     Revelations that Facebook may have regularly “blacklisted” conservative stories from the platform’s “trending” news section was met […]


Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work

By David Kreutzer The Daily Signal March 30, 2016   Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work     As every 10-year-old who ever got a sweater for a birthday present has been told, “it’s the thought that counts.” That seems to be the guiding principle at the Department of Energy and […]

Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work

A Few Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Fascism, American Style

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute March 24, 2016   Fascism, American Style   “If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.” ― Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the […]


How Government Buys Your Support

How Government Buys Your Support

By James Bovard Mises.org February 20, 2016   How Government Buys Your Support   [This article appears in the January-February 2016 issue of The Austrian.] In Iraq and Afghanistan, US military officers routinely handed bundles of cash to local residents to buy influence and undermine resistance to the American occupation. Such payments came in especially […]


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 […]

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Election 2016

Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 28, 2016   Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?     “Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer […]


When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education November 17, 2015   When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power Real Heroes: William Ewart Gladstone       Westminster Abbey, nearly a thousand years old, is my favorite stop in London, which I’ve visited so many times now that I’ve lost count. Each time […]

Gladstone

Michael S. Rozeff

Thoughts on the American Empire and Its Decline

By Michael S. Rozeff LewRockwell.com October 22, 2015   Thoughts on the American Empire and Its Decline   The American Empire is deteriorating. It’s been going downhill for decades. The descent is likely to continue, alleviated irregularly by policies that retard the decline or even reverse it for a time. The general pattern set by […]


Capture Theory: Republicans, Democrats, and the Triumph of Totalitarianism in America

By William L. Anderson LewRockwell.com August 27, 2015   Capture Theory: Republicans, Democrats, and the Triumph of Totalitarianism in America     Scott S. Powell, a fellow of the Discovery Institute, has written an excellent essay on how the radicals of the hard left have captured the Democratic Party. As one whose working colleagues mostly […]

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James Bovard

The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train

By James Bovard Mises.org June 11, 2015   The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train   Intellectuals have long been glorified as champions of truth and defenders of society’s highest values. But in Washington, they serve as Leviathan‘s Praetorian Guard. Intellectuals are thriving in DC thanks in large part to the ruinous policy advice they proffer. The […]


Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny 2

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 8, 2015   Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny     “Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.”—George Orwell The more things change, the more they stay the same. […]

John Whitehead

Financial Crisis

Why I’m Looking Forward to the Next Big Crash

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners May 28, 2015   Why I’m Looking Forward to the Next Big Crash   London, England Dear Diary, Our beef with our own generation is not that it failed, but that it succeeded too well. It took control of government and used it like an ape uses a rock […]


Clinton and the Bankers — Guest Column by Nomi Prins

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org May 26, 2015   Clinton Destroyed The Financial System Nomi Prins points out how Wall Street and the Big Banks used money to seduce the Clintons and then used the Clintons to remake the US financial system in the interest of the maximum profits of the Big […]

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts