May 2015 archive


American voters are best informed when every voice is free and the mails and airwaves are filled with divergent views, forcefully expressed. Under the First Amendment, every American has the right to write, speak, broadcast and publicize his political views without government interference or permission. Recently, however, an army of well-meaning but misguided “reformers” have …

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Government has repeatedly been caught paying for pro-government journalism

Most observers are aware that news reporters at major media outlets tend to favor the government. Many are not aware, however, that government agencies have been caught secretly paying for pro-government news coverage and commentary. In 2005, the George W. Bush Administration was caught paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to columnists to get those …

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Government health care regulation driving more people to do their own dental work.

Health care is probably the most regulated industry in the world. Much of this regulation subsidizes demand without increasing supply, causing prices to rise. Consequently, health care costs have generally risen much faster than inflation. Now, more and more people are simply avoiding government “health care” altogether and seeking to treat themselves. Here is a …

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Scientist discovers that government temperature data for Maine has been systematically altered

Study the table above. We’ve all heard that government officials have been caught “adjusting” temperature history to make past temps look colder and recent temps look warmer in comparison. Now Mike Brakey, an engineering physicist and heat transfer specialist, has carefully tabulated certain “adjustments” that have been made by NOAA scientists who clearly altered official …

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Woops! Social Security now expected to be insolvent within 5 years.

Here’s some big news. A review by Harvard and Dartmouth researchers has found that the Social Security Administration’s actuarial forecasts have been consistently overstating the financial health of the program’s trust funds since 2000. Specifically, the agency has been ignoring evidence that Americans’ life expectancy has risen more than the agency has projected. A more …

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The Tragedy in Baltimore: Too Much Government

Baltimore has recently been in the news for riots, systemic police brutality and entrenched poverty. Trusters of state interference have sought to blame these tragedies on the private sector, or even on the “1 percent.” Economist John C. Goodman asks: “Did Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, cause the breakdown of civil order in Baltimore? …

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April 2015: Antarctic Sea Ice is at an ALL-TIME HIGH

We are alerted to breaking news (May 2015) that a new record high for antarctic sea ice has been set for the month of April. (Beating last year’s record high.) Ice is now ABOVE AVERAGE VIRTUALLY ALL AROUND THE CONTINENT. The data comes from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Central Planners Now Dominate Election Spending, While Claiming Elections Are Bought by Free-Market Capitalists

There was a time, generations ago, when self-described “liberals” were the biggest proponents of free speech. This was probably because the speech and publications of “liberals” were historically singled out for censorship and persecution more than the speech of any other sector of the American population. Today, the First Amendment’s protections of free speech and …

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