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Obama, Clinton Misfire on Syria, ISIS

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By   13 hours ago

Rand Paul, in an on-the-money WSJ article, correctly advises Americans that “to interventionists like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, we would caution that arming the Islamic rebels in Syria created a haven for the […]

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An Imperial White House

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By   13 hours ago

Why are members of Congress and their staff allowed to stay on their current health care plans while ordinary citizens have been thrown under the bus? Perhaps that is a question that you badly need […]

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Muscle Shoals Miracles

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By   13 hours ago

What an incredible musical adventure. The new Muscle Shoals documentary tells the almost unbelievable story of a small town with a big sound. You know the magical voices of Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Cliff […]

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Washington’s Statists Killing America

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By   13 hours ago

The Cato Institute’s Dan Mitchell explains “the left’s reaction to corporate inversions takes political rhetoric to a new level of dishonesty.” As Dan notes, “Every study that looks at business taxation reaches the same conclusion, […]

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Can ISIS Continue to Win?

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By   2 days ago

In Iraq’s Sunni dominant North West, ISIS has made rapid gains while only fielding a combat force estimated at between 6,000 and 10,000 soldiers. It’s not surprising that local Sunnis haven’t put up much of a […]

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What Will it Take to Stop ISIS?

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By   2 days ago

Angelo Codevilla describes here his plan to defeat ISIS by “by war in the dictionary meaning of the word. To make war is to kill the spirit as well as the body of the enemy, so […]

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Notes from Babylon

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By   2 days ago

In the August issue of The Crane Report, our friend Ed Crane, founder and president emeritus of the Cato Institute, focuses on Washington’s “growing bureaucratic disdain for the American people.” Touching also on the shenanigans […]

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Pat Buchanan on Killing ISIS

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By   2 days ago

In To Defeat the Islamic State, Pat Buchanan outlines the most likely scenario for the leader of ISIS. “As for Abu al-Baghdadi,the self-proclaimed successor to Muhammed, my bet is that he closes out his brief career […]

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VIDEO: Flat Tax vs. National Sales Tax

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By   1 week ago

In the video above Cato Institute Senior Fellow Dan Mitchell discusses the differences between a flat tax and a national sales tax. In a related article, here, he responds to some criticisms of the Fair […]

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VIDEO: James Brown performs Night Train at TAMI: 1964

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By   2 weeks ago

From YouTube: James Brown performs and dances to “Night Train” to a live audience on TAMI Show. James Brown recorded “Night Train” with his band in 1961. His performance replaced the original lyrics of the […]

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The World’s Most Dangerous Gang

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By   3 weeks ago

As hordes of illegal immigrants from El Salvador pour across the Mexican border, they bring with them members of MS-13. The continued failure to secure the border is allowing the world’s most dangerous gang free […]

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VIDEO: Remembering James Brown

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By   3 weeks ago

From NPR: Depending on whom you talked to, it was either the “Teenage Awards Music International” or “Teen Age Music International.” An early precursor to today’s youth-centric awards shows, the general idea on that night […]

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VIDEO: Michael Scheuer Foreign Policy Discussion

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By   1 month ago

Related posts: American Foreign Policy—an Abject Failure Obama’s Nuthouse Foreign Policy Senator Rand Paul Stands for Restrained Foreign Policy Is a Serious Washington Foreign Policy Blunder Just Ahead?

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RIP Alan ‘Ace’ Greenberg

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By   1 month ago

Alan ‘Ace’ Greenberg, former CEO of Bear Stearns passed away on July 25. The Wall Street Journal writes: Alan “Ace” Greenberg, the executive who helped turn Bear Stearns Cos. into one of the world’s biggest—and […]

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VIDEO: Techies ‘Like’ Rand Paul

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By   1 month ago

Related posts: Paul Ryan and Rand Paul Meet Cato Institute’s Chris Preble and Dan Mitchell VIDEO: Rand Paul Calls Out Obama on 4th Amendment Promise VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Speaks at CPAC VIDEO: Rand Paul […]

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RIP Johnny Winter

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By   1 month ago

Related posts: Rand Paul Shocker Go Big or Go Home Johnny Winter at 70: Still a Bluesman Snowy Winter

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Muscle Shoals Miracles

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By   13 hours ago

What an incredible musical adventure. The new Muscle Shoals documentary tells the almost unbelievable story of a small town with a big sound. You know the magical voices of Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Cliff […]

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Morning in Newport

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By   3 days ago

In that New England has taken on autumnal tones too soon for most gardeners, especially after the beating from this past winter’s bitter cold, cooler weather in mid August was a bit unsettling. A 5:40 […]

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Hooked on Butter

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By   1 week ago

AOC, or Appellation d’Origine Controlee, is a designation given to any agricultural product in France whose character is dependent on the place where it is made. AOC is the ultimate meaning of terroir and environmentally sound […]

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A Pillar of Salt

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By   1 week ago

Looking back, perhaps Lot’s wife would disagree, but new studies have found that salt is probably not going to kill us. Several related papers from the New England Journal of Medicine cast doubt on the […]

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My Favorite Investments Part II

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By   2 weeks ago

Outside of portfolio investments, my #1 concentration today is wine, specifically red Burgundy of Burgundy, France. Debbie and I will spend three weeks in France this fall, highlighted by four days of Burgundy research in […]

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Curative Powers from the Sea

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By   2 weeks ago

I was reading an article on Anne Wiper, a vice president for SmartWool, the outdoor apparel company whose products use merino wool from specially selected sheep in New Zealand. The company claims that SmartWool’s products […]

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The Bogeyman in Your Wine

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By   2 weeks ago

You know, of course, that there are sulfites in your wine. On the back of each label the percentage of sulfites is listed in the bottle you just uncorked. Wine is volatile food product, and […]

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MISSION

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By   2 weeks ago

Your summer getaway to New England must include lunch at Mission in Newport! Debbie and I know the twins who own Mission as almost an extension of our family, so perhaps we have a bit […]

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Justin Amash Thumps the War Dogs

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By   3 weeks ago

Congratulations to Michigan libertarian, small government, non-intervention champion Justin Amash. Justin powered his way to a 57%-43% victory in his West Michigan primary race. Establishment War Dogs like John Boehner are a little less enthusiastic […]

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In Support of Justin Amash

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By   4 weeks ago

The reserved foreign policy stance of Michigan Rep. Justin Amash is anathema to the War Dogs. And in Tuesday’s Michigan primaries, the WDs are out to sink the Amash ship. Michigan voters look ready to […]

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I Support Justin Amash Rep. Michigan

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By   1 month ago

John Boehner and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, lap dogs of the military industrial complex, want no part of small-government-centric Justin Amash. Justin was the featured speaker/guest at a recent high level Cato Institute conclave. […]

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Join the Jihad

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By   2 months ago

Yup, that is just what Barack Obama proposes for America. Has the man learned nothing over his two failed terms in office? Syria poses no threat to America. Syria has not attacked America. And Obama […]

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Did the Establishment GOP Die Last Night?

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By   2 months ago

Debbie and I received this letter from Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, last night. In it, Kibbe outlines the outrageous behavior of the GOP establishment. Dick and Debbie, Did the establishment GOP die last night? […]

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Establishment Gunning for Amash

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By   2 months ago

Establishment GOP groups are aiming to reverse the Tea Party tide by ousting Rep. Justin Amash in his Grand Rapids, Michigan primary in August. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amash’s constituents are more than […]

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Earthquake in Virginia

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By   3 months ago

Despite a huge financial advantage, Eric Cantor lost to David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, in the Republican primary for Virginia’s seventh congressional district. Yes, Mr. Brat’s focus was on immigration, but he […]

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Cantor Dumped, Boehner Next?

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By   3 months ago

Tea party rebels easily succeeded in ridding the House of Eric Cantor for the coming term. Cantor was squashed in the Virginia primary by little-known tea party-backed college professor David Brat. Let’s hope the tea […]

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