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Scarlett Johansson: Planned Parenthood’s Biggest Cheerleader

Cortney O’Brien,  Scarlett Johansson may be known as the butt-kicking Black Widow in the “Avengers” franchise, but in real life her recurring role is less-than-heroic. Just call her Planned Parenthood’s biggest cheerleader. The Hollywood starlet is the enthusiastic new face of Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s new advertising campaign. Their latest project, which comes on the heels of the […] Continue reading →

15 Things I Hate About Politics

John Hawkins 1) That American politicians have stopped asking the most basic questions about good governance. Does this program work at all or does it just sound good? Does this benefit the people that are paying for it? Would people choose to pay for this? For many Americans, government seems to mostly be about taking […] Continue reading →

Thomas Sowell: Attacking Achievement

 New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves “progressive,” is gung-ho to solve social problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn’t exist, even though there are plenty of other educational problems that definitely do exist. The non-existent problem is the use […] Continue reading →

Israel, Trapped by Nationalism

 Globalization has made economies more open and interdependent, and national boundaries more porous. But 19th-century notions of exclusive sovereignty and territorial nationalism persist, nowhere more so than in the bloody Middle East. Israelis are right to claim that their country is unfairly singled out for acts of self-defense, such as the most recent invasion of […] Continue reading →

LISBON: Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

 LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe’s last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, and a police investigation. The scandal bears the hallmarks of the recent European financial crisis, […] Continue reading →

Try It, You’ll Like It, Or: Economics for Beginners

Paul Greenberg  Do you like convenience, service, simplicity, competition, more jobs and all the other features of a free market that stays free and ever productive? Then you’ll love a service like Uber or Lyft, which use private drivers to give customers a, yes, lyft. No waiting forever, just door-to-door or even corner-to-corner service. Provided […] Continue reading →

Independence Day: What the Hell HAPPENED to America?

Washington’s Blog “We Have Become Such Grumbling Drones — Powerless, Passive, And Frankly A Bit Pathetic” Call me old fashioned … I love America … The Constitution and the Bill of Rights … The vision of the Founding Fathers … The “can do” American spirit … Americans’ ingenuity and creativity. WHAT the h@!! HAPPENED to us??? As one of the nation’s […] Continue reading →