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The Other Team Has the Ball Now

(graphic credit) By Jeff Rutherford Liberals are freaking out. Many call themselves Progressives. Most won’t say it, but that really means they want ‘progress on the way to socialism’. Unconstrained growth of the federal government to control more and more … Continue reading

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Rare Earth Elements: How the U.S. Shoots Itself in the Foot

Contributed by Ed Being an engineer, I love to talk about rare earth elements (REEs).  I can be very chatty about the magic of their F orbitals, what it means to their quantum mechanical properties, and so forth.  I have … Continue reading

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Investor’s Business Daily: “The High Cost of Less Freedom”

(photo credit) Economic Freedom Made America Rich – But It’s Falling By W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm Investor’s Business Daily, 6/12/2015 Do Americans face a future of living standards that don’t grow as fast as they once did or, … Continue reading

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Conservatism Empowers Economic Strength

(photo credit) By Jeff Rutherford — first posted in October 2013 Summary of the Conservative Worldview Here are some fundamental principles of Conservatism arranged in a row of dominoes that fall, each into the next, along a logical path. Conservatism’s … 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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Death of the Democrats’ Toxic Social Justice Theory – “Disparate Impact”

By Jeff Rutherford “Disparate Impact” is the Progressive Movement’s legal and political battle cry that claims any policy  – public or private – which affects different groups of people unequally is unfair and must be punished by the government.  Even … 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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