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Edward Snowden: The Whistleblower Behind the NSA Surveillance Revelations

What compelled him to blow the whistle on the NSA’s domestic spying?

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Arguing Obamacare In My Sleep

I had a dream last night that I was trying to explain why Obamacare is bad to a former pastor.

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Mass Tragedy: What Are We Missing?

On the afternoon of Monday, April 15, two IED devices were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  Three people were killed and scores of others injured in the blasts.  Immediate responses followed from all those who cared to share their opinion on the matter, and the nation demanded retribution.  Much of the cable...

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Gun Ownership: Why It’s Important

More and more, I hear the outcry from someone in the media, whose opinion should be irrelevant on the subject, making the case for stricter gun control laws.  Many even suggest an Australia or UK style gun ban in the United States.  Most recently, this occurred following the murder-suicide of KC Chiefs player, Jovan Belcher.  My...

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Capitalism with Whole Foods Co-Founder: John Mackey

This is an excerpt from ‘The Morality of Capitalism’, a compilation of essays from modern-day economists and business owners. John Mackey, is Co-Founder of Whole Foods, and creator of the ‘Conscious Capitalism’ philosophy.

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Was the Housing Crash Avoidable, and Is It Over?

I was recently reading the 1946 economics text, Economics in One Lesson, by renowned 20th century economist Henry Hazlitt, when I came across this gem: “The advocates of government-guaranteed mortgages also forget that what is being lent is ultimately real capital, which is limited in supply, and that they are helping...

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The Reality of American Politics

This just about sums it up.  We’re hopeful that our numbers are growing by the day! Invitations to the After...

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Why Social Security Won’t Be Around For You

Want to know why Social Security is insolvent?  Here’s the governments own statistics.  Straight from the Social Security Administration.       Year / Workers (thousands) / Beneficiaries (thousands) / Ratio 1940 / 35,390 / 222 / 159.4 to 1 2011 / 132,600 / 60,403 / 2.2 to 1 Avg. Monthly benefit: $1,177 Median...

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A Fix For Healthcare?

This is not an insurance sales pitch, I promise.  Do you have auto insurance?  Do you have home insurance?  Do you have health insurance?  Do you notice any substancial difference between the first two and the latter?  Typically insurance is designed to cover catastrophic events, while predicting risk in order to keep costs...

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Zombie Invasion: Averted by Liberty and The 2nd

In what can only be described as a bizarre chain of events, the Miami Herald ran a story today detailing a zombie attack on the 13th street bridge in Miami, FL.  From what a witness described, an Obama supporter, naked and high on cocaine, attacked a homeless man, identified as a former GS Industries employee that was laid off when...

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