Showing posts with label liberal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label liberal. Show all posts

Thomas Sowell: The Left and the Masses

The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. 

That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. 
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Anti-Gun California State Senator Busted Running Guns

Hypocrisy on parade.          State Sen. Leland Yee, an outspoken advocate of gun control and open government, was arrested Wednesday on charges that he conspired to traffic in firearms and traded favors in Sacramento for bribes - campaign cash paid by men who turned out to be undercover FBI agents. Yee, a Democrat who represents half   ... MORE

Gavin Newsom: 'War On Drugs Is Abject Failure'

California Lieutenant Governor takes a stand. Citing the myriad politicians who have recently publicly declared their support for gay marriage, Newsom suggested it was time for leaders to "come out of the closet" on marijuana, too. "I am sick and tired of politicians saying one thing in private and saying another in public," he said. "It's time  ... MORE

John Stossel: Libertarian's Awkward Bedfellows

Limited government advocates are not morally suspect.    Last week, Conservative pundit Ann Coulter told me and a thousand young libertarians that we libertarians are puss- -- well, she used slang for a female body part. We were in Washington, D.C., at the Students for Liberty conference, taping my TV show, and she didn't like my questions  ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Higher Taxes, Smaller Government?

Incentives needed to curb spending.    It comes as no surprise to hear anti-tax activist Grover Norquist talk about tax cuts, but it does come as a surprise to hear him raise the subject of pink unicorns. Pink unicorns are purely imaginary—a trait he says they share with the spending curbs that Republicans hope to get from the administration in exchange ... MORE

Steve Chapman: Situation Lousy, Don't Change A Thing

Voters seem to like the status quo.   Republicans are mystified that in a nation they know as fundamentally conservative, a president they regard as deeply radical has been re-elected. But Americans didn't vote for Barack Obama because they are liberal. They voted for him because they are conservative. Not conservative as defined by modern         ... MORE

Left Wants Multiculturalism To Trump Free Speech

by Victor Davis Hanson.     The American Left used to champion free expression. We were lectured -- correctly -- that the price of being repulsed by occasional crude talk and art was worth paying. Only that way could Americans ensure our daily right to criticize those with greater power and influence whom we found wrong and objectionable.       ... MORE

John Stossel: What I Ask Of Romney And Obama

Free people should be left alone by government. The Republican Convention ended on the theme "Believe in America." That sounded nice, but it was just another platitude. Mitt Romney's speech was filled with platitudes: "We will honor America's democratic ideals. ... We're united to preserve liberty." Please. Liberals and conservatives have real     ... MORE

James S Robbins: The Coming American Counterrevolution

A divided nation faces down fundamental change.  The partisan divide in the United States may be past the point of no return. It could well be a symptom of greater changes in the American polity that herald the advent of potentially revolutionary change. On Monday, the Pew Research Center issued its annual report on American values, which revealed ... MORE

Jacob Hornerger: Libertarians Vesus Liberals On The Poor

Incentives to produce are the key.    Wouldn't it be great to have national debate between liberals and libertarians over whose philosophy and policies help the poor? For decades liberals have claimed that the welfare-state/regulated-economy way of life helps the poor. That has been the major rationale for the statist way of life under which we have all been  ... MORE

Tim Mak: Internet Censor Bill To Target Political Websites

SOPA is the end of us, say bloggers.   The conservative and liberal blogospheres are unifying behind opposition to Congress’s Stop Online Piracy Act, with right-leaning bloggers aruging their very existence could be wiped out if the anti-piracy bill passes. “If either the U.S. Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) & the U.S. House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) ... MORE

The Unintended Consequences Of Racial Preferences

by George Will.  The Supreme Court faces a discomfiting decision. If it chooses, as it should, to hear a case concerning racial preferences in admissions at the University of Texas, the court will confront evidence of its complicity in harming the supposed beneficiaries of preferences the court has enabled and encouraged. In the 1978 Bakke case concerning preferences in a      ... MORE

James Lewis: Cain Versus The Lynch Mob

Liberals can't help but give themselves away. Hi Tech Lynching is here again! Shades of Justice Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. Well, let 'em try, but now they are facing a revived conservative media. This is a trial of strength. When Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court he had few defenders. Today we have talk radio and the blogs. As a morality play ... MORE

Gary Horne: Government Against The People

The ruling elite's increasing willingness to use force. If there is a single feature distinguishing the left from the rest of civil society, it is the willingness to use force. While claiming to be for the people, the statists consistently use force against others. The use of force and disrespect for the property of others by the Wisconsin union mobs and the occupy-Wall ... MORE