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Talking with Taliban and Syrian Rebels Evoke Shades of the Cold War

June 18, 2013

In our not-too-distant past, America clearly stood for freedom and free markets around the world, as those concepts were in our best political and economic interests. Then the Cold War came and we had to do business with sketchy people in order to out-maneuver even more sketchy people bent on world domination.  Yet, we promoted [...]

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Farage: “This European Union is the New Communism”

April 22, 2013

The EU is a clear political expression of a civilization’s decay as its ruling class plays its last few cards before some kind of end.  Nigel Farage, an MEP from the UK who belongs to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) back home, spoke truth to power about the EU’s actions regarding the troubles in Cyprus, [...]

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Some in China Begin to Confront Its Dark Shadows

November 16, 2012

This article from Foreign Policy reinforces an idea that China’s “state capitalism” is really just the old “national socialism” and that China needs to move quickly to avoid the mistakes of the past.  The article chronicles the stories and insights of former UBS banker He Di.  He Di paints parallels between the days of national [...]

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The Smurfs — Three (Very Red) Apples High

July 29, 2011

The latest attempt to get the ’80s nostalgia crowd to take their kids to the movies, The Smurfs, is being released today.  Apparently, it’s as bad as you think it is.  However, since I used to watch “The Smurfs” back in the day I took a particular interest in what has been suggested since then, [...]

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Polish Communist Version of Monopoly

January 25, 2011

I’ve always been amazed at our Polish friends’ sense of history.  Back when I visited Gdansk in 2003, I went to the Solidarity Museum with a group of Poles and Americans.*  Inside was a room-sized exhibit set up as a Communist-era grocery store.  After taking in the sites of almost bare shelves and a beverage [...]

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Commemorating a Historic Day, and Obama’s Lack of Respect For It

November 10, 2009

When President Reagan issued the challenge “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” on June 10, 1987, no one thought the Berlin Wall would fall anytime in the near future.  Yet just a day short of two years and five months later, the wall was torn down.  Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of [...]

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The Humor of Reagan

August 4, 2009

I came across this clip of President Reagan in my morning blog reading over at Babalu Blog.  In this video, Reagan makes two jokes at the expense of Communists, showing both his understanding of Communism and his wit.  Just a fun, brief memory of our 40th President.

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Obama’s True Allegiance

July 8, 2009

A picture is worth 1,000 words.  Consider this fairly famous picture taken of Obama during the primaries, in which he does not place his hand over his heart during the singing of the National Anthem: Contrast it with this picture below of Obama this week in Moscow, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soviet Soldier: [...]

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The Inevitable Death of Liberalism

March 1, 2009

It is inevitable that Liberalism will ultimately fail.  Liberty and Freedom will always win, and liberalism will eventually collapse under its own weight.  Spending a lot of time as I do reading various news sources, scanning the conservative blogosphere, listening to talk radio, and watching the various news outlets, there seems to be an apprehension [...]

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One Look at the Bush Legacy

June 22, 2008

Finally a journalist who has some sense of historical perspective beyond the contemporary headlines!  Andrew Roberts wrote this article* comparing George W. Bush to another heavily maligned US president in his day, Harry S Truman. I think the comparison may stand in historical perspective.  Harry Truman was deeply disliked by the American people in 1952, blamed for [...]

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The Company Obama Keeps

February 11, 2008

It’s normally unfair to judge a politician based on the act of a single supporter, and I don’t blame Barack Obama for this one. However, when someone who not only supports a candidate but works in the candidate’s headquarters and the act in question is displaying a picture of Cuban murderer Che Guevara on the [...]

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