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Deconstructing Chomsky

Fascinating review of The Anti-Chomsky Reader: Extracts of note:* “ One of the peculiar phenomena of our time is the renegade Liberal,” wrote George Orwell in 1945. He meant not the classical liberal who believed in individual freedoms and small government but the leftist liberal who glorified communist experiments and disdained middle-class life. To Orwell, […]

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Property Rights

Did you know that the largest property owner in the Western States is the United States government? More here. The federal government owns about 98% of the land in Alaska, and about 86% of Nevada land. Overall, the feds own 65% of all the land West of the 100th meridian. That’s “65% of all the […]

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CDC obesity study flawed and politically motivated?

I don’t know, but this looks interesting. (Update below!) The CDC should get the weight of its blemished obesity study off its chest, and help prevent frivolous and unnecessary regulation and litigation… Science magazine reports that obesity researchers, including some at the CDC, “argue that the paper’s compatibility with a new antiobesity theme in government […]

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Texas Homeschooling Laws

A Mormon sect practicing polygamy has headed to the hills of Texas, and REpublican Representative Harvey Hilderbran wants to respond to that problem by changing the homeschooling laws. He has other things in mind, too, but that’s the area that caught my attention. You can read more about it here. It sounds like a bad […]

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Gather Ye Knowledge While Ye May

UPDATED!!!- added information, changed title, rearranged a paragraph or two…~~You’ll want to read this: You will want to click on the link to read the rest of a speech David McCullough (author of the wonderful book John Adams) delivered recently at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar on the topic, “American History and America’s Future.” […]

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