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1988 USA Today Op/Ed: “Iron Triangle” Rules Washington

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President Reagan has correctly updated and refined the way Washington works” an “Iron Triangle”  of power and money interests perpetuate a big government run with red ink. He derided the coalition of left-wing congressman, special interest groups, and liberal elements of the media this week as usurpers of our democratic institutions. The Iron Triangle formula once included …

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Political Kingmaker Sheldon Alderson: the Way His World Works Threatens Ours

What happened in Las Vegas last week wasn’t meant to stay in Las Vegas. Zionist billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his Republican Jewish Coalition spent two days vetting some prospective Republican presidential candidates. The GOP politicians sold themselves to the assembled power elites as Israel-firsters. The event was a painful reminder that if you want …

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Interview with Leah Durant of Progressives for Immigration Reform

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NOTE: Leah Durant, Executive Director of Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), a new Washington, DC-based educational organization, to get her take on the immigration issue from a traditional liberal point of view. PFIR focuses on the effects of immigration on the carrying capacity of the U.S. population, the nation’s ecology and energy resources, and the working …

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Interview with Tom Hoefling, America’s Party Presidential Nominee

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Tom Hoefling of Iowa is the presidential nominee of America’s Party, and was its standard bearer in 2012. Hoefling ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for a seat in the Iowa House in 1998, and was a GOP candidate for Governor in the 2014 Iowa Republican primary where he received 26,300 votes, about 17 percent, against …

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To defeat Donald Trump at the convention, the devil is in the details of the Republican rulebook.

Delegates to the 2016 Republican convention “actually own the rights to control the convention, but most of them don’t know it. They’re convinced they have no choice. They get lied to all the time.” That’s the inside baseball assessment of Curly Haugland, the longtime Republican National Committee (RNC) member from North Dakota. Haugland served on …

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Citizens United Ruling Empowers Banksters and Power Elites

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“Corporations are people, my friend.” Well, that’s what GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in Iowa, but he’s no friend of Middle America. The Founding Fathers created this Republic for, by, and of the people—with no fine print that says corporations were to be equal partners. Thomas Jefferson warned, “I hope that we shall crush …

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Interview with Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Arizona

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INTRO: In 2008, Sheriff Paul Babeu became the first Republican elected to that office in the 136 year history of Pinal County Arizona. He is a 20 year veteran of the Army National Guard, retiring with the rank of Major, having served in Iraq and as commander of American military forces in the Yuma Sector …

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Joe Sobran, R.I.P.

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Pundit Joe Sobran honed the definition of pithy—and used it tactically—better than anyone I’ve read: “The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government.” That’s my favorite, but there are so many more. There’s his definition of a bigot as “one who practices sociology without a license,” and his observation that in …

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Book Review: Lou Dobbs, Populist

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War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back by Lou Dobbs New York: Viking Press, 2006; 276 pages; $24.95 Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit by Lou Dobbs New York: Viking Press, 2007; 288 pages; $24.95 Lou Dobbs is an …

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Progressives Push for Immigration Reform

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Sensationalist headlines and political screeds often distort any reasonable discussion of the immigration issue. An observation by economist Thomas Sowell applies to both the left and right on the issue: “Self-preservation used to be called the first law of nature. But today self-preservation has been superseded by a need to preserve the prevailing rhetoric and …

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