Showing posts with label progressives. Show all posts
Showing posts with label progressives. Show all posts

Victor Davis Hanson: Obama - The Lamest Duck

He has neither the power to act or inspire.    President Obama is boxed in a state of paralysis—more so than typical lame-duck presidents. His hard-left politics have insidiously eroded the Democratic Party, which has lost both houses of Congress and the vast majority of the state legislatures, state elected offices, and governorships.   ... MORE

Bad News: Millennials Prefer Socialism Over Capitalism

by Katie Pavlich.    America's largest generation. When socialist Bernie Sanders beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in a landslide Tuesday in New Hampshire, he crushed her among young voters by a whopping 83 percent. Sander's message of "income inequality" (Hillary has one too, but her Wall Street ties and personal wealth make it transparent)  ... MORE

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Walter E Williams: Clinton And Sanders And Progressivism

The same Constitutional contempt as their predecessors. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders seek to claim the "progressive" mantle. Both claim the other is not a true progressive. Clinton teased Sanders as being the "self-proclaimed gatekeeper for progressivism." Bernie Sanders said that Hillary    ... MORE

BHO's Gun Control Policies Serve Same Function As Tears

by Jacob Sullum.    Intentions over results. HouseAnnouncing his gun-related "executive actions" yesterday, President Obama predictably substituted emotion for logic while engaging in a familiar bait and switch. He recited a litany of horrific, headline-grabbing mass shootings while proposing policies that would have done nothing to prevent   ... MORE

David S. D'Amato: The Most Liberal Value - Free Speech

A free society tolerates words that hurt.  Current attacks on free speech reveal progressivism as a uniquely American iteration of fascism that shares many of its historical and ideological roots. Recent events on American college campuses have prompted a debate on where we should draw the line that divides permissible from impermissible      ... MORE

Walter E Williams: The Liberal And Progressive Vision

Here's my question to you:     If an evil person is guaranteed that he can inflict physical pain upon others and guaranteed to never suffer pain himself, what happens to his willingness to inflict pain? You say, "What do you mean, Williams?" OK, I will make my question more concrete. Suppose a young punk knows that he can knock out an innocent person  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Liberal Reasoning - Idiotic or Dishonest?

A very convenience understanding at minimum.    Many people argue that liberals, socialists and progressives do not understand basic economics. I am not totally convinced about that. Take the law of demand, for example, one of the fundamental principles of economics. It holds that the lower the cost of something the more people will  ... MORE

Cecil Was One Of Us. No, Wait, He Was Just A Lion

by Harry Goslin. The irrational, overly-emotional and childlike reaction to the killing of a lion in Africa is another example of why Americans will be forever in the dark about what’s important in the world and what’s not. It’s these kinds of silly, irrelevant stories that especially gets the lip-quivering left up in arms and unfortunately dominates the    ... MORE

Milo Yiannopoulos: In Defense Of Ayn Rand

The monster under the progressive bed.   Liberals are constantly begging for more female authors and female lead characters in literature, but one woman author and philosopher remains stubbornly absent from progressive reading lists. Her name is Ayn Rand, and she is responsible for a theory called objectivism, which holds that reality exists     ... MORE

David S. D'Amato: Progressives Against Liberal Values

It is not the right to bear arms that progressives fear.   The tragedy in South Caroline, the result of the vile acts of a murdering racist, finds the political class once again dreaming of new “gun safety reforms” — which we can safely decode as new ways to trample on the individual’s right to possess a firearm. As President Obama put it, “If      ... MORE

George Will: The 'Progressive' Burger Company

Social responsibility is a poor substitute for taste.  In January, McDonald’s said kale would never replace lettuce on its burgers. In May, however, it said it will test kale in a breakfast meal. Kale might or might not cause construction workers to turn at 6 a.m. into McDonald’s. McDonald’s also says its milk will soon be without artificial     ... MORE

John Stossel: The Anti-Science Left

Putting politics above science.   This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called "The Republican War on Science." I could just as easily write a book called "The Democratic War on Science." The conflict conservatives have with science is mostly caused by religion. Some religious conservatives reject evolution, and some oppose stem cell    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Micro-totalitarianism

Small people have small ways.  The political left has come up with a new buzzword: "micro-aggression." Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as "America is the land of opportunity." Why? Because this is considered to be an act of "micro-aggression" against minorities  ... MORE

John Stossel: Socialist "Justice"

Totalitarianism with a happy face.     Protestors demand "social justice." I hate their chant. If I oppose their cause, then I'm for social "injustice"? Nonsense. The protesters usually want to punish capitalism. "Spread those resources," says Hillary Clinton. Even capitalists often make the mistake of talking about "social justice" as if it's the opposite ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Liberals Respect Me

Treated like a white man.     During the early years of the Reagan administration, a Washington news conference was held for me for my first book, "The State Against Blacks." Before making summary statements about the book, I offered the reporters assembled that they could treat me like a white person. They could ask me hard, pressing questions.  ... MORE