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Some simple answers to the question posed in the title of this column: (1) What a silly question. (2) Of course not. (3) How could Elder ask such a question? Obviously he hates Obama and Holder because they are black.
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Lawsuits and Impeachment

Macroman Wrote: Jul 15, 2014 7:18 AM
Thomas Sowell is a very smart man, and he is knowledgeable over a wide range of topics. Far more important, though, he is wise. This column is a piece of wisdom. Much as it may hurt, let's drop the pointless and self-destructive talk of lawsuits and impeachment and concentrate on advertising the president's flaws and failures. Increase control of the House this year and take the Senate (we can do it!) and then nominate and elect a truly conservative president in another two years. Along the way, pick up some more governorships and state legislatures, so important in drawing congressional districts. Then when we are in charge, we can roll back the autocratic executive orders, repeal Obamacare, reform tort law, do all the things we dream of doing. In the meantime, stop talking and acting like immature fools. Stop talking and acting like Republicans.
There used to be a distinction between communism and socialism. Communism was outright government ownership of the means of production, and socialism was private ownership but government control. Functionally, those are the same thing, but organizationally they are not. The US has very little government ownership of the means of production, but it has a lot of control through various regulations and laws. Nowadays socialism seems to be used to mean government ownership. In that case, what word do we use to describe the US?
"Obama Puts Politics First, Border Security Second." Second? Is he concerned about it at all? Not that I can see. The man is a disaster as president and a disgrace to the country. The only simple explanation for all the damage that he is doing is that he is doing it deliberately because he hates his country. What a president. We've never seen the like.
"Does Nixon's rise, from crushing defeats in 1960 and 1962..." Crushing defeat in 1960? What is Pat thinking? That election was one of the closest elections in American history. In fact, were it not for Mayor Daley's ballot-box stuffing in Chicago, Nixon would have won Illinois and the election.
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Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

Macroman Wrote: Jul 08, 2014 6:59 AM
A very wise column.
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Holding Greenpeace Accountable

Macroman Wrote: Jul 05, 2014 7:50 AM
Outstanding column, wimpy title. How about this more descriptive version: "Green Policies Kill People (Millions of Them)"
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Economic Freedom

Macroman Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 6:38 AM
Someone needs to tell this to the Pope. He's a well-meaning man, but unfortunately he is an economic ignoramus. He declared shortly after becoming Pope that there is no evidence that capitalism is the best way or even a good way to improve the lot of humanity. Williams has summed up the evidence.
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"Crapitalism!"

Macroman Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 6:28 AM
I love the name: crapitalism. I hope libertarians everywhere adopt it. I also hope the Republican party adopts it, but that is probably a vain hope. The Republican party is too stupid and too satisfied with its role as the minority party ever to do anything with any zing in it.
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"Crapitalism!"

Macroman Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 6:27 AM
No, not true at all. Foreign subsidies to foreign industries reduce total costs to us. Our workers can shift to other industries that the foreigners do not subsidize, sell the resulting products, and buy foreign products that foreign taxpayers stupidly have made cheaper for us. They lose, and we gain. If they want to shoot a hole in the bottom of their boat, we should not respond by shooting a hole in the bottom of ours. We should just sail ahead and watch them fall behind.
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