Category Archives: Progressive Paradoxes

Hillary 2016: ‘Hold Your Nose and Vote for Me’

By Jeff Rutherford If you’re a Liberal voter, it doesn’t matter that Hillary Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State for four years while using her own private email server, specifically in violation of U.S. Code Advertisements

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Netanyahu at U.S. Congressional Podium – and at the Precipice?

By Jeff Rutherford It’s beginning to feel like we’ll continue witnessing momentous, deadly events for many years to come in the Middle East.  When you stop and view the Iran nuclear weapons negotiations through the eyes of Israel — the … Continue reading

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Slaves To The Collective

(Image Credit) Contributed by Ed I saw Jeff’s article Election 2014 Through a Kaleidoscope which included a quote about Republicans from New York Congressman Charlie Rangel: “…Some of them believe that slavery isn’t over and that they won the Civil War.”  … Continue reading

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Democrats — The Party of Control: Watch Their Insiders Call You Stupid

(graphic credit) By Jeff Rutherford When a public liar then privately tells the truth, pay close attention!  Case in point: Jonathan Gruber is an economics professor at MIT.  During 2009-2010, he collaborated with the Obama Administration to help write the … Continue reading

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Even Majority Rule Can’t Dictate Economic Reality

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford Fourteen months ago, Detroit filed the biggest municipal bankruptcy ($18B) in U.S. history.  Other big government bankruptcies in the billions of dollars are:  Jefferson County Alabama (Nov 2011, $4B), Orange County California (Dec 1994, $2B), … Continue reading

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“No Victor / No Vanquished”?? That’s Progressive Naivety on Stilts

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford On August 8th, opinion journalist Tom Friedman interviewed President Obama for an hour about world affairs and U.S. foreign policy.  A phrase from that interview jumped out at me which I’d like to analyze here. … Continue reading

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Groping for Utopia

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford Many people ignore politics, but you don’t – or you wouldn’t be reading this blog article.  Do you observe from afar, study & investigate closely, or actively participate? As a husband and father approaching retirement … Continue reading

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Is Big Government “Humanitarian?”

Intro by Jeff Rutherford What is the most humanitarian method of government? Can widespread prosperity only be achieved by enlarging government and limiting individual liberty? These questions were discussed in the following extemporaneous comments by the Treasury Secretary during Congressional testimony on … Continue reading

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Progressive Billionaires “Good” – Conservative Billionaires “Evil”

This week’s “Nail on the Head” op-ed comes from The Denver Post, written by freelance columnist and Denver radio talk show host Mike Rosen.  Very eye-opening. – Jeff Is it only Democratic billionaires who are good? By Mike Rosen, The … Continue reading

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Condoleezza Rice Takes the High Road

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford Almost two months ago I posted this article giving Juan Williams credit for calling out the intolerance of the Rutgers University Faculty Council for passing a resolution calling on the Rutgers Board of Governors to … Continue reading

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