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Medical Market Failure

November 20th, 2019 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Found on the Web

A Mexican Hospital, an American Surgeon, and a $5,000 Check (Yes, a Check): this is a stunning indictment and proof that the health care industry is not operating under market forces. What specific distortions and historical forces got us here are up for discussion, of course, but this has to implode or change. {via}

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The Clash

November 19th, 2019 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

China, Capitalism, and the New Cold War: thought-provoking review of a book that seems to defend capitalism on pragmatic grounds, only to cede the argument in the end with leftist solutions to its perceived defects. The review does a credible job of laying out the nascent battle for dominance and is replete with links to […]

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Microcosmic

October 18th, 2019 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Rand Paul on His Book The Case Against Socialism on The View: sorry for another Rand Paul item so soon but this clip has it all: presentation of true facts, allegations of “mansplaining,” “no true Scotsman,” false reliance on the wisdom of crowds, and literal shutting down of conversation.

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Laissez-Ils Faire

October 17th, 2019 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Rand Paul – Pulling US Troops From Syria ‘May Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened To The Kurds’: intriguing perspective that I haven’t heard anywhere else. We shouldn’t be in the business of “homeland building” for sure; I’m not sure we should be in the middle of anything in the area.

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Foreign Entanglements

October 10th, 2019 by Bill Brown · No Comments · Found on the Web

Turkey & the Kurds – Defending Trump’s Decision to Remove Syria Troops: Andy McCarthy splashes some cold water on the fevered concerns about the abandonment of our “ally” in Syria. His recommendation that Congress decide on military action in Syria after we exit the region. In other words, leave and don’t come back since there’s […]

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The Choices

September 30th, 2019 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on The Choices · Found on the Web

Impeachment Town Hall: Saturday Night Live skewers the Democratic candidates and does so funnily. TNC only found this clip humorous and does not recommend watching an entire episode.

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Atlas Atlas

September 27th, 2019 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Atlas Atlas · Found on the Web

So Who Is John Galt, Anyway? – A Reader’s Guide to Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”: a new book by Robert Tracinski. It looks like it mostly comes from blog entries but, seeing as how those are behind a paywall, it’ll be new to you. I’ve found his writing to be cogent and I just recently […]

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Hide the Decline

September 24th, 2019 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Hide the Decline · Found on the Web

My Gift to Climate Alarmists: this is a succinct overview of the fraud perpetrated by the alarmists. It focuses on the mechanics of the fraud rather than the philosophical aspects. For that, I’d recommend Alex Epstein’s PragerU video.

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Bad Religion

September 23rd, 2019 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Bad Religion · Found on the Web

St. Greta Spreads the Climate Gospel: this reflects my experience with climate alarmists. Their faith and fervor is identical to any born-again fundamentalist. The scary part is that the rest of the culture agrees with them and is only minimally hesitant about their goals.

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The More You Tighten Your Grip

July 23rd, 2019 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on The More You Tighten Your Grip · Found on the Web

European Union – A Massive Expansion of Top-down Powers: thus insuring that the 21st century will not be the European Century.

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Scum and Villainy

October 21st, 2016 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Found on the Web

The Price I’ve Paid for Opposing Donald Trump: this is one of my many misgivings about possibly voting for Trump. These cretins don’t need any access to political power.

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Dirty Tricks, Clinton-Style

October 7th, 2016 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Dirty Tricks, Clinton-Style · Found on the Web

Sure looks like this girl’s townhall question to Hillary was staged: if her interviews are all scripted and staged, why wouldn’t the town halls be?

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LBGTQYM Make the Best Spies

October 5th, 2016 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on LBGTQYM Make the Best Spies · Found on the Web

National Security Workforce to Address ‘Intersectionality’: do you ever get the sense that you’re in a waking nightmare? Money quote from the memo: “Our greatest asset in protecting the homeland and advancing our interests abroad is the talent and diversity of our national security workforce.”

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Excluding to Include?

October 5th, 2016 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Excluding to Include? · Found on the Web

Students cancel annual ‘Speedo Hike,’ say it’s not inclusive enough to all body sizes : “…heavily swayed in the direction of outdoor—and otherwise—privilege…” What the hell is going on in colleges!

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He Said What

March 22nd, 2016 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on He Said What · Found on the Web

The most baffling moments from Donald Trump’s Washington Post ed board interview: he’s incoherent. If his speaking is reflective of his thinking—and I think it is—he has no business being in politics and he’s a business success in spite of his muddled mind.

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Paper Tiger Indeed

March 8th, 2016 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Paper Tiger Indeed · Found on the Web

Deputy FM Cautions US to Remain Loyal to Nuclear Deal: that’s from the state news agency of Iran and warns that if the United States imposes sanctions on Iran then Iran will renege on the deal. As they violate the deal by testing ballistic missiles. {via}

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From the Horse’s Mouth

March 4th, 2016 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on From the Horse’s Mouth · Found on the Web

Security Logs of Hillary Clinton’s Email Server Are Said to Show No Evidence of Hacking: said by the former aide who just provided them to the FBI. “Mr. Pagliano told the agents that nothing in his security logs suggested that any intrusion occurred.” And that gets reported as “Security logs of Clinton email server show […]

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The Losing of the American Mind

March 4th, 2016 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on The Losing of the American Mind · Found on the Web

Political correctness devours yet another college, fighting over mini-sombreros: this is how free speech dies.

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Trumped

February 29th, 2016 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Trumped · Found on the Web

Last Week Tonight on Donald Trump: bit long, but great takedown of the Trump mythos. In a more rational political environment, this would have killed his presidential campaign. I’m not sure it’ll make any difference.

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Mixed Messages

February 24th, 2016 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Mixed Messages · Found on the Web

A Responsibility I Take Seriously: nominee must be “without any particular ideology or agenda” and have “a keen understanding that justice is not about abstract legal theory, nor some footnote in a dusty casebook.” I sure hope the Republicans can hold the line on his nominations.

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