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How I Would Vote on Gay Marriage Cases

I’m not a lawyer. And I’m not particularly smart. But that doesn’t stop me from writing my opinion. Rather, I’m a libertarian-ish conservative. I like a small central government that protects us from evil people in other countries and delivers mail. And prosecutes people who do great harm across state lines. The Supreme Court has two big gay marriage cases pending. At issue: Do the people of California have the right to define marriage in their state? Read more →

Sandy Exposes Limits Of Government

Barack Obama ridiculed George W. Bush for Katrina. As people starve and beg for water in Rockaways, Obama’s promises to create heaven on earth through government look foolish and born of ignorance. Obama believes that government can solve any problem, large or small. But his FEMA can’t get water to people in New York City. With election two days away, remember this, you Obama voters: the most activist president of all time was unable to feed, clothe, and house hurricane victims despite having a week of warning. Read more →

Socialism Sucks. Here’s How to Avoid It In America

Some of the “cool” kids say they like socialism. Of course they have no emotional clue what socialism is. Maybe they’ve read about socialism, seen the movies, and heard about it from their college professors—ya know, like the one who actually visited the old Soviet Union. But those sources give only an intellectual view of socialism. You can’t actually _feel _it. And life, in the end, is about feelings. Read more →

The Old Reagan Soviet Jokes Are on US

Related articles Ronald Reagan loved to tell jokes about the Soviet Union.If Obama’s re-elected, though, these same jokes could be turned on the United States. Some of them already can be. It’s hard to get an automobile in the United States. They are owned mainly by elite bureaucrats. It takes an average of 10 years to get a car. Read more →

Let Depression Be Your Guide

Yesterday, I gave you a reason to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision. But I never said to let go of your anger or depression. ** That’s because we need creativity, focus, and action, and you get those through emotional distress. ** In his new best-selling book, Jonah Lehrer discusses the link between depression and creativity: This helps explain why Forgas has found that states of sadness— he induces the downcast mood with a film about death and cancer— also correlate with better writing samples; subjects compose sentences that are clearer and more compelling. Read more →

Here’s One Way the Government’s Making Medicine Worse in America

I had to go to the doctor today. The reason’s not important. Here’s what is: It took my doctor 10 minutes to describe my symptoms into a government-mandated voice recognition system. In the old days, the doctor took notes. Now, he has to recite his observations into a Mad Men-era dictaphone. “Male, age 48, blood pressure one-twenty-one over seventy-three … “ The damn machine (government medical technology) couldn’t understand half the doctor’s words. Read more →

3 Differences Between Bain and Solyndra

As Obama and his myrmidons continue to make asses of themselves by arguing that no one should ever put their own capital at risk, it seems timely to point out that Solyndra, and the White House’s many gambles on hypothetical energy companies, is not a fair comparison to Mitt Romney’s work at Bain & Co.  It’s legal for individuals and companies to use their own money to buy failing companies and try to save them. Read more →

Henry Blodget Freaks Out Completely Over JP Morgan’s $2 Billion Loss

Looks like about $1.2 billion of JP Morgan’s $2 billion loss involved Henry Blodget’s 401k. How else to explain his emotional outburst on Business Insider? Why else would he jump to the conclusion that our bankrupt federal government understands finances better than billionaires? Here’s Blodget: Wall Street can’t be trusted to manage—or even correctly assess—its own risks. This is in part because, time and again, Wall Street has demonstrated that it doesn’t even KNOW what risks it is taking. Read more →

Meet the GSA’s 8th Grade Minds That Run Your Life

There are two kinds of people in America: those who grow up to become productive adults, and those who become bureaucrats. The GSA scandal lit up the 3 Stooges mentality of the “men and women” who would run every aspect of your life if Obama and his czars get their way. Jeff Neely’s the guy Thomas Jefferson had in mind when wrote: He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. Read more →

Obama Cancelled Religious Freedom, But Some People Aren’t Listening to Obama

When Obama decreed that Catholics shall support and provide chemical abortions,he wasn’t promoting women. He was shackling religion. Totalitarian autocrats don’t cotton freedom, unless they personally granted it. Obama doesn’t believe in individual liberty, but that all power and rights emanate from government. Timothy Cardinal Dolan agrees. So it’s exciting to report that some St. Louisans are fighting back. Here’s the details: Protest for Religious Freedom Location: Old Courthouse (Directions) Read more →