Posts Tagged American Power

On the Coffee Party (Updated)

Much ado has been generated by this new political phenomenon known as the “Coffee Party.” The Coffee Party is presenting itself as some kind of grassroots, genuine , common-sense response to the hatred, venom, and racism that form the core of liberals attempt to find in the Tea Party. In reality, it is an astroturf pseudo-movement created by an Obama supporter, dedicated to, well, supporting Obama, which has very little real participation but lots and lots of media hype. Read the rest of this entry »

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War on the Establishment Media and the Deification of Obama

Quinn Hillyer at the American Spectator calls for an all-out war on the mainstream media. The main point of contention here is an LA Times article attacking Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, for her political activism, apparently on the grounds that her activities constitute some kind of conflict of interest for Justice Thomas. Andy McCarthy at the National Review Online takes a pretty aggressive tone against the LA Times, and Hillyer supports his position. Read the rest of this entry »

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The True Cost of Public Education

Donald Douglas at American Power presents this video from the Cato Institute on the costs involved in public education, especially those not made apparent.

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The Swedish Model

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity has put together a nice little video about how Sweeden, long hailed by the Left as an example of how well the welfare state works, nearly had its economy destroyed by socialist policies, and is now shifting back to a freer market system.

Executive Summary: Sweden is a powerful example of the importance of public policy. The Nordic nation became rich between 1870 and 1970 when government was very small, but then began to stagnate as welfare state policies were implemented in the 1970s and 1980s. The CF&P Foundation video explains that Sweden is now shifting back to economic freedom in hopes of undoing the damage caused by an excessive welfare state. . (March 8, 2010) 5:17 minutes Read the rest of this entry »

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The California College Revolt

Donald Douglas at American Power takes a look at an upcoming “protest” (i.e. riot) at the university he works at. Disguised as a union protest against cuts to the education budget, the movement is working with communist and anarchist groups advocating an “occupation” and seizure of private property across the state in order to acquire the resources they desire for their goals. Where¬† come from, we call that “theft,” but apparently they call it “revolution.” Whatever. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bucking the “Narrative”

Donald Douglas at American Power highlights¬†Jeffrey Bergner’s article at the Weekly Standard that challenges conservatives to break from the confinement of the political narrative that has helped tarnish conservatismand dominates the American political sphere. Read the rest of this entry »

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