Monthly Archives: November 2013


Pope Francis Strafes Libertarian Economics By Matthew Yglesias/ Slate/ November 26, 2013 Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation covers a number of topics, but really lights into libertarian economics. There’s a lot of stuff about Jesus in his thinking that I can’t really … Continue reading

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Or Black Thursday

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When the Future Looked Bright

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Colin Powell Let Guard Down

BPR Quote of the Day “The only thing that can really destroy us is us. We shouldn’t do it to ourselves, and we shouldn’t use fear for political purposes—scaring people to death so they will vote for you, or scaring … Continue reading

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More Realistically One Percent

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How America Was Lost By Paul Craig Roberts/ November 7, 2013 “No legal issue arises when the United States responds to a challenge to its power, position, and prestige.” Dean Acheson , 1962, speaking to the American Society of … Continue reading

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Chaplin: “Machine Men With Machine Minds and Machine Hearts”

From “The Great Dictator” (1940)

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Absolutely Unimaginable This Could Happen in America By Jen Hayden/ Daily Kos/ November 5, 2013 This news report out of New Mexico is so disturbing, it’s hard to imagine this could happen in America. Talk about an unreasonable search: The incident … Continue reading

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The Good News

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