Tag Archives: 2015

Ayn Rand Institute: ‘Ayn Rand – Her Philosophy in Two Minutes’

Source:The New Democrat “Learn more about Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism—a philosophy for living on earth.” From the Ayn Rand Institute From The Atlas Society “Objectivism is the philosophy of rational individualism founded by Ayn Rand (1905-1982). In novels such as The … Continue reading

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The Daily Review: The Week in Review: 2015 Holiday Season

Source: This piece was originally posted at The Daily Review: The Week in Review: 2015 Holiday Season My 2015 holiday season other than not seeing the sun at all until really my last day in Port Ludlow, Washington which is … Continue reading

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The Daily Beast: Cheat Sheet- Ann Coulter: ‘Donald Trump’s Muslim Plan Is ‘Best Birthday Gift’

Source:The Daily Beast– Alt-Right Big Mouth Ann Coulter. Source:The Daily Review “Conservative firebrand pundit Ann Coulter is so thrilled with Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslim immigrants from the United States that she has called it the “best birthday gift” … Continue reading

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The American Conservative: Tom Switzer- ‘Dean of the Realists’

Source:The American Conservative– “Owen Harries/ photo courtesy of the Lowery Institute.” From TAC. Source:The New Democrat “When the first issue of The National Interest was published in 1985, its editor, Owen Harries, proclaimed an affinity between realpolitik and conservatism. By … Continue reading

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LA Progressive: Lawrence Wittner: ‘Democratic Socialism Has Deep Roots in American Life’

Source:LA Progressive– U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (Democratic Socialist, Socialist Republic of Vermont) and 2016 presidential candidate. Source:The New Democrat  “The shock and disbelief with which many political pundits have responded to Bernie Sanders’s description of himself as a “democratic socialist”—a … Continue reading

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Bill Ayers: ‘Socialism, Seriously!’

Source:Haymarket Books– who’s kidding? “Socialism, Seriously! Memo to Bernie: Martin Luther King, Jr. was a socialist, and so was Jane Addams, Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, Dorothy Day, Eugene Debs, and Julian Bond. Claim it. King said in 1967: The US … Continue reading

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Sargon of Akkad: ‘Illiberal Progressives’

Source:The New Democrat  “The modern progressive movement is, in most ways, directly opposed to the classical liberalism of the Enlightenment. Despite this, progressives are happy to allow people to call them liberals because of the fine reputation of liberalism. Cultural … Continue reading

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Reason Magazine: Steve Chapman: ‘Martin O’Malley – Unknown But Not Implausible’

“CEDAR RAPIDS—In a party that produced such talented speakers as Mario Cuomo, Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, this year’s presidential race looks like a slog through an oratorical desert. Yet last week, the Iowa Democratic Party hosted a … Continue reading

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USA Today: U.S. Senator Tom Coburn: ‘A Deficit of Debt Discussion’

Source:USA Today– former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (Republican, Oklahoma) 2005-13. “The 2016 presidential race is beginning in earnest with new candidates entering the crowded field weekly. The Republican Party boasts a host of compelling and well qualified aspirants, many of … Continue reading

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Dandelion Salad: Elizabeth Schulte- ‘Socialism According to Eugene V. Debbs’

Source:Dandelion Salad– Socialist Party presidential candidate Eugene Debbs. “What did the man who Bernie Sanders today claims as his personal hero really stand for? Elizabeth Schulte tells the story of American socialism’s best-known figure. IT’S NOT your typical presidential candidate … Continue reading

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