Controlling the Language of Political Warfare


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Whoever controls the terminology wins.

Great news: Unemployment rose from 9.7 to 9.9%!


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According to the Associated Press, unemployment rose from 9.7 [...]

Obama’s Phony Populism


President Obama is coming to New York tomorrow to draw a line in the sand against Wall Street.  He is stoking public anger against the big banks, whom many people believe brought our economy to its knees as a result of what they perceive as the banks’ avarice and deceptive practices.  Obama wants to change the target [...]

Wet Dreams Of The Great Communist Revolution, Part 2


 
Part 1: Wet Dreams Of The Great Communist Revolution
Part 1 of this series introduced the Left’s wet dream of the Great Communist Revolution, the transformation of America from free market capitalism to government control of all economic sectors; whereby the American people are dependent upon the government for all products, resources, and services, how they will be produced, and who is [...]

Wet Dreams Of The Great Communist Revolution, Part 1


Communism: n. A system of government in which  the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.
 
Vladimir Lenin coined the phrase “the commanding heights” to symbolize the sectors of the economy that largely [...]

The Future of Capitalism


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Ira Stoll surveys the economic scene.

Glenn Beck Really Doesn’t Get Europe


Beck knows America. He understands our great nation better than most, but he does not know very much about Europe. This occurred to me today when he called Geert Wilders a fascist, which, he explained, was the same as “far right” in the European context. What Glenn Beck fails to understand is [...]

Jim Manzi: Keeping America’s Edge – National Affairs


The United States is in a tough spot. As we dig ourselves out from a serious financial crisis and a deep recession, our very efforts to recover are exacerbating much more fundamental problems that our country has let fester for too long. Beyond our short-term worries, and behind many of today’s political debates, lurks the […]