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  • The Fall of Pragmatism

    Ever since Athens Polytechnic University was seized by students in 1973 in an ultimately successful attempt to end the hated military regime of the Colonels, the image of the student protester in Greece has retained an almost mythical status. He stands up for justice and against tyranny most of all. … More

    Always the Optimist, Feulner Has High Hopes for Conservatism

    Today at the Conservative Bloggers Briefing, Heritage President Ed Feulner described a path back to dominance for conservatives that relies heavily on viral marketing and communicating via the Internet. He described an interaction in the last couple days with an unnamed Republican in Congress who gloated about “6,000 emails lauding his opposition … More

    Chicago a Microcosm of Things to Come?

    Chicago business leaders recently told Mayor Richard Daley that their companies plan massive layoffs throughout the city that will continue into the new year.  Certainly, the cost of doing business in Daley’s Empire is partially to blame for the pending pink slips: The Second City’s 10.25% sales tax makes it First in … More

    Fairness Doctrine Rears Its Head Again

    Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) went on the Jim Villanucci Show on Tuesday and lauded the “more intelligent level” of public discussion that the Fairness Doctrine fostered in decades past. Bingaman obviously doesn’t believe the Fairness Doctrine gives Americans a raw deal. Hear it for yourself below. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veF2KNlHW6w[/youtube]

    Bolton Questions Obama's Plan for Negotiating With Iran

    It’s the difference “between a fork and a spoon,” John Bolton said at Heritage today. The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was clarifying what Barack Obama’s narcissistic fantasy of negotiating with Iran really means. “Negotiating with Iran is not a policy, it’s a technique,” he said. Furthermore, the … More

    Votes Have Consequences, Too

    Where Chairman Mao believed that all power comes from the barrel of the gun, the late Mayor Richard J. Daley believed that all power comes from the barrel into which precinct totals have been tossed. –David Nyham, The Boston Globe, Dec. 16, 1982 In America, it’s understood that power lies … More

    Bureaucracy Won't Drive Change in Health Care

    Make a list of the things you think government does really well. Almost everyone can agree it is pitifully short. Why, then, would we want government to run something as important as health care? The argument for a federal solution to affordable health care assumes the feds will do a … More