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$5.25 Million For Senate Hair Care And 21 Other Ways Politicians Are Living The High Life At Your Expense

By Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse If you want to live the high life, you don’t have to become a rap star, a professional athlete or a Wall Street banker.  All it really takes is winning an election.  Right … Continue reading

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Presidential War Powers: The Constitutional Answer

by Tom Woods via Tom Woods’s Liberty Classroom There’s a lot of confusion, on right and left alike, regarding the president’s war powers under the Constitution. Here’s an overview of the most common claims on behalf of such powers, along … Continue reading

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The Truth About Neoconservatism

The sad thing is how many good people there are out there who have been “neo-conned.” — jtl, 419 By Ron Paul via LewRockwell.com The modern-day, limited-government movement has been co-opted. The conservatives have failed in their effort to shrink the … Continue reading

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The NSA Has All Non-Gun Show Sales in Its Files.

Written by Gary North via The Tea Party Economist On June 27, 26 United States Senators sent a letter to James Clapper, the  Director of National Intelligence. The letter called attention to the fact that  domestic spying by the United … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds Gathering

by Andrew P. Napolitano via LewRockwell.com Government is bad for personal freedom. That argument is premised upon the truism that everything government does interferes with freedom because it either prohibits or compels. Everything it owns it has taken from others. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Third Term? We Have More Pressing Problems

by Jim Karger The Dollar Vigilante via LewRockwel.com. Previously by Jim Karger: Mexico Joins the US and Others in Implementing Capital Controls This piece started with a note: “Karger, they want to make Obama the King (officially) by rescinding the 22nd … Continue reading

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From NASCAR to rum, the 10 weirdest parts of the ‘fiscal cliff’ bill

Posted by Brad Plumer on January 2, 2013 at 9:00 am at The Washington Post’s Wonk Blog  By now, we’ve heard all about the big stuff in the fiscal cliff bill that finally passed on Tuesday. The Bush tax cuts … Continue reading

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Why Ron Paul Never Fit in on Capitol Hill

Written by Gary North on January 3, 2013 via The Tea Party Economist This evening, Ron Paul will no longer be a member of Congress.   It has happened before. At the end of this day in January 1977 he … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly From The Fiscal Cliff Deal

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 05:24 PM PST on The Economic Collapse The fiscal cliff deal contains more bad news than it does good news. Yes, the tax increases on the middle class could have been much worse, and we should … Continue reading

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Milking the Taxpayers: $7 a Gallon When We Go Over the Fiscal Cliff

American agriculture is the single largest welfare recipient on the face of the earth. — jtl, 419 Written by Gary North on December 28, 2012 of The Tea Party Economist The price of milk will double if Congress does not … Continue reading

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