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Thomas Sowell Thomas Sowell: Who Trashes Liberal Arts?

An op-ed piece titled "Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts" appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts.

Ron Paul Ron Paul: Repeal, Don't Reform the IMF!

A responsible financial institution would not extend a new loan of between $17 and $40 billion to a borrower already struggling to pay back an existing multi-billion dollar loan.

John Hawkins John Hawkins: If Liberals Are The Good Guys, Why Do They Lie So Much?

Liberals never argue with one another over substance; their only dispute is how to prevent the public from figuring out what they really believe.

Michael Barone Michael Barone: Where the Red Line Came From -- Before it Was Crossed

There are still nearly two years left in Barack Obama's presidency, but historians looking back on his record in foreign policy will surely identify one costly error: his refusal to follow through on the implied threat in stating that the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons would be a "red line."

David Limbaugh David Limbaugh: Hillary Using Racism Template to Weaponize Sexism?

If Hillary Clinton survives her myriad real scandals and becomes the Democratic presidential candidate for 2016, are we going to be bludgeoned with sexism the same way Barack Obama's supporters have exploited "racism"?

John Ransom John Ransom: Expert: Billions in Chicago Bonds Pay for Literally Nothing

A new piece by a state expert says bond proceeds provide little of actual value in Chicago.

Cal  Thomas Cal Thomas: How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Clintons?

NEW YORK -- This being the 50th anniversary of the film "The Sound of Music," please permit me a poor adaption of a few of its song lyrics, which fit in nicely with our current political climate.

Grover Norquist Grover Norquist : Time to Kill the Death Tax

For the first time in a decade, the U.S. House of Representatives may soon vote to kill the death tax.

Dennis Prager Dennis Prager: Life Lessons from the German Air Disaster

It is far easier for an individual to do great evil than to do great good.

Hank  Adler Hank Adler: Federal Income Tax Reporting - A Political Non-Issue?

The Internal Revenue Code is a mess. In this, most agree. Marco Rubio has announced his plan to reform the Internal Revenue Code and each Republican candidate will undoubtedly follow quickly with their own particular plan.

Pat Buchanan Pat Buchanan: Stand Up for Indiana!

In what has been called the "Catholic moment" in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to "live the faith" and "set an example" for others.

Rachel Alexander Rachel Alexander: Leftist Sharks Finally Circling Around Sheriff Arpaio

When progressives cant beat Republicans square and fair at the ballot box, they resort to dishonest Alinskyite tactics, such as character assassination and abusing the left-wing dominated legal system. eyve been after Americas popular Sheriff Joe Arpaio for years and are finally circling around him like sharks.

Debra J. Saunders Debra J. Saunders: Onward, Christian Florists

"There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country," Apple chief executive Tim Cook warned Monday in a Washington Post opinion piece against Indiana's newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Paul Greenberg Paul Greenberg: Who Is This Scott Walker?

Who is this Scott Walker, and why has he taken off like a house afire in the race for next year's Republican presidential nomination even before it's really begun?

Phyllis Schlafly Phyllis Schlafly: What's Happening on College Campuses?

Who would have thought, only a few years ago, that our basic First Amendment right of free speech would be under attack on college campuses (of all places!)? But those are now ordinary campus events.

Bill Murchison Bill Murchison: Hey, Kick Those Christians Again!

In the political game -- humanity's reward for forbidden fruit chomping in the Garden of Eden -- all disagreements concern power: Who's No. 1 around here; who gets the final say-so.

Bryan Perry Bryan Perry: Dividends Provide a Safe Haven in Volatile Markets

Downbeat U.S. data has weighed on cyclical stocks during the past week. With the exception of the labor market data, most data has been consistently soft.

Ransom Notes Radio Ransom Notes Radio: Obama Admin Hearts the Ayatollahs

There is really no other explanation Obama does not think Iran is a destabilizing force in the Middle East.

Matt Bowman Matt Bowman: Many Religious Rreedom Law Opponents Would Force Participation in Abortion

Theres a secret underneath Boycott Indianas false rhetoric about that states new religious freedom law: some of those involved also want to force you to help purchase and perform abortions.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Wishful Thinking: "Strong Growth" to Propel Housing Read

CoreLogic chief economist Dr. Frank Nothaft says Strong Economic Growth To Propel US Housing Market in 2015.

Bill Tatro Bill Tatro: Robber Barons, 21st Century Style

When asked who the Vice President of the United States is most people usually hesitate, smile and simply shake their head. To ask who the following men were the response would be almost incomprehensible but most assuredly laughable.

Jay Cooke

Daniel Drew

James Fish

Andrew Mellon

JP Morgan

Joseph Seligman

John Jacob Aster

Andrew Carnegie

Jay Gould

John D Rockefeller

Played for the Patriots. Had their own reality show. A 60s Rock n Roll Group. Many might answer.

Historical knowledge is not one of Americas strong suits. Allow me to educate.

They were 19th century businessmen who were tagged with the nickname Robber Barons. They could be found in all walks of life such as railroads, oil, steel, real estate and most significantly in finance (Wall Street and banking).

They amassed their millionaire wealth (in todays dollars, billionaires) by exploiting the mass (thats you and me), through the control of natural resources such as oil, water, land, iron ore and even their transportation.

They paid substandard wages. Then required those wages to be used for shelter, food and heat provided by the same Robber Barons.

They squashed competition by acquiring competitors in order to create monopolies and eventually raise prices.

They sold stock at inflated prices to unsuspecting investors only to see the eventual destruction of the company for which the stock was issued. Thereby the rewards went to the selling Robber Barons and impoverishment went to the unsuspecting buyers.

Most important was the accruing of high levels of government influence by underwriting those who sought elected office.

Financially they were the top 1/10th of 1% of all Americans and considered themselves a form of royalty.

Robber a sense of criminality

Baron illegitimate aristocracy in the United States

Most people when informed about the Robber Barons quickly see the similarities with todays 1/10th of 1%.

Even though they may not know the names of Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, Neil Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, Ian Read, CEO of Pfizer, Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin, William C. Dudley, CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of New York they are aware of the ever widening disparity of income between the majority the ever growing illegitimate aristocracy.

They see the daily bubble called the US Stock Market which was once a place for all and now only for a select few. Of course, it always welcomes the unsuspecting.

They see the mergers and acquisitions and hear about the synergy of scale. They now understand the code which means that pink slips are soon to be delivered.

They watch war after war being created to simply line the pockets of a military industrial complex.

Without hesitating they will all respond that every politician, both newly elected and veteran, has been bought and paid for.

Unbeknownst to the average American, he or she is simply becoming knowledgeable about the people in power of both the 19th and 21st centuries. Nothing has changed in 150 years. Its just that most people today did not know what to call this 1/10th of 1%. Now they do.

ROBBER BARONS

Perhaps soon they will be able to name the Vice President.

Michael Schaus Michael Schaus: Five Things About Hillary Clinton You Probably Didn’t Know (Safe for Work)

From her private email server to her use of unofficial clandestine spy rings in Libya, Hillary has repeatedly proven that she has a penchant for scheming that would make Ernst Stavro Blofeld blush.

Political  Calculations Political Calculations: A Direct Cause of the Declining Quality of Life for Americans

Today, we're going to follow up an observation we made when we examined the major trends for how the consumer spending patterns of Americans has changed from 1984 through the present, where we observed that since 2009, increases in expenditures for health insurance are being paid for by the reduced consumption of entertainment.

Nick Sorrentino Nick Sorrentino: Over Half of Funding for Teddy Kennedy “Shrine” Came From Taxpayer Dollars, Half of That From Defense Budget

It was supposed to be all private money but alas even in death Teddy Kennedy has found a way to take from the American taxpayer. That the money is going to his own self aggrandizement would have pleased him. That the money came from defense would have pleased him even more.

Jack Kerwick Jack Kerwick: Remembering the Politically Inconvenient Malcolm X

This year isnt just the golden anniversary of Selma. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of Malcolm X.

Tom Purcell Tom Purcell: Reasoning With Iran

"America and the West have a historic opportunity to negotiate a nuclear agreement that will promote peace in the Middle East and the world. It will give your country, Iran, a brighter future. What do you say to that?"

Larry Provost Larry Provost: Young Evangelicals And Millenials: Spirituality And Politics

Senator Ted Cruzs Liberty University speech gave great insight into what makes young evangelicals tick.

D.W. Wilber D.W. Wilber: Hey John, Why the Long Face ?

As Secretary of State John Kerry frantically tries to reach an appeasement agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran over Irans nuclear weapons program, yes it indeed is a nuclear weapons program, the security of Israel and the United States continue to hang in the balance.

Daniel J. Mitchell Daniel J. Mitchell: Who Reads International Liberty?

This is the 6th Anniversary of my first post on International Liberty.

Armstrong Williams Armstrong Williams: The Poverty of Identity Politics

Imagine if the current President were a Republican, and if during the second half of his second term, after having been elected both times with record turnout by blacks, the black unemployment rate remained stagnant at 11 percent while the black poverty rate hit a record high of 27 percent. What would black politicians be saying about that Republican President?

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The Fact-Free Meltdown Over Indiana's New Religious Freedom Law
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Hypocrisy Alert: That Time Sen. Clinton Said The Bush Administration Might Have ‘Something To Hide’ By Refusing To Turn Over Documents
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Congressman’s STREAM Act Seeks to Reign in Anti-Coal Mining Agency
There’s A ’90 Percent’ Chance Carly Fiorina Will Run In 2016
Of Course: Iran Makes Another Last-Minute Demand, West Looking to Achieve 'Narrative'
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NBC Sued For Libel And Slander After Comparing Tannerite Target Company to Terrorists, Killing Americans
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Obama's Hypocritical Attack on Netanyahu
It Sounds Like Martin O’Malley Is Going To Run For President
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Miley Cyrus Called Indiana Governor Mike Pence An ‘A**hole’ For Signing Religious Freedom Bill
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The Clinton Comeback Begins … With The Email Server Being ‘Wiped Clean’
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When Smoking Is Involved, Liberals Suddenly Care About Unborn Babies
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