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Those Poor Socialist Countries

Gene Berkman writes:

Rather than screw the poor, capitalism has created the most prosperous societies in human history. The socialist regimes are all charactized by depravation and loss of liberty. When government grows, it takes resources from the civilian economy, and makes everyone poorer.

From Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Statistics:

Life expectancy:

France [...]

Slick Surprise Senate Roll Call: Senate Passes Patriot Act 86-12 on 2/15

Boom. Just like that, with hardly any notice at all and no significant public debate, the U.S. Senate has passed a reauthorization of the Patriot Act by a margin of 86-12. Patriot Act powers, which are almost always used for reasons that have nothing to do with terrorism, permit surveillance, search and seizure without probable [...]

Non-Partisan GOOOH Picks a Side in the Battle for Congress

Three years ago, I stumbled across a new political effort called GOOOH. Pronounced “Go,” GOOOH is an acronym standing for Get Out Of Our House, and in 2010 it is still GOOOHing. The GOOOal: to replace all 435 current members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 with new representatives chosen in a distinct [...]

A Faith-Based Secular Socialist Machine?

Newt Gingrich’s accusations against Barack Obama don’t match political reality. [...]

Senator DeMint Thinks 28,000 Per Year Is Enough to Pay for Health Insurance

Try to calculate how you would get by if you had to live on your own with a small child on just $28,000. It’s extremely difficult to do, and it would get even more difficult if you had to pay for the health insurance premiums that Senator DeMint tried to impose. [...]

News Flash: Mortgage Corportation is now "Socialist"

Georgia Newsom of Sylva, North Carolina writes in today’s Asheville Citizen-Times against the candidacy of Barack Obama by pointing to what she calls “socialism”:

“Why complain? Government intervention, especially Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, programs run by the government with roots going back to the 1930s, has already triggered and contributed to a financial meltdown [...]

Voting in Ohio: Desires, Wants, and Imperatives. My Vote Goes To…

As I’ve explained lately, I’ve been an undecided voter in a presidential swing state for the first time in my life. Well, I’ve decided.

There are a lot of things I want out of this election, things I’m not going to get. I want a presidential candidate who is capable of carrying out the duties [...]

Swing This! Help this Ohio Voter Decide between Nader, Moore and Obama

To the right you can see my absentee ballot for the state of Ohio. I’ve requested it so that I can vote by mail to keep the lines short for everyone else on Election Day; four years ago in my precinct the lines stretched for hours.

As you can see, at least in the state [...]