The success of socialism

‘Twasn’t so long ago that the then-President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela was a hero to the American left, with his Bolivarian socialism and constant criticism of President George Bush. Well, Señor Chavez has gone to his eternal reward, and Venezuela, still governed by socialists, is reaping the rewards of socialism. From The Wall Street Journal: …

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Already in the tank

From The Wall Street Journal: Labor Gives Clinton Room to Maneuver on Trade Talks Democratic front-runner has remained neutral on a hotly debated issue By Laura Meckler and Melanie Trottman | Updated May 17, 2015 7:46 p.m. ET LAS VEGAS—Michael Collins, a nurse and active member of his local union, isn’t happy about free-trade legislation …

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Housing prices

From The New York Times: Priced out of Brooklyn? These 5 Manhattan neighborhoods may be a better value http://t.co/zqyisz4Ekp pic.twitter.com/IWRGlR4OWK — The New York Times (@nytimes) May 9, 2015 Really great, huh? Some Manhattan neighborhoods are less expensive than Brooklyn, but the picture that the Times used shows bars on the windows and door. If …

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€urosclerosis: What? The Greek government lied? Shocking!

The Editor of The First Street Journal is not a diplomat. He attended the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce in the early 1980s, but did not complete his Master’s degree there, and thus, as not a Master of Arts in Diplomacy, can wonder why real diplomats can’t just tell the …

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Are the Republicans going to waste the results of 2014?

From The Wall Street Journal: Congress Is Tiptoeing Away From Spending Curbs Republican workaround on military spending, bipartisan deal on Medicare highlight how fiscal restraints are easing By Nick Timiraos | Updated April 19, 2015 8:58 p.m. ET At first glance, fiscal austerity remains the order of the day in Congress, where Republican leaders are …

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The Keystone XL Pipeline, now running through Pennsylvania!

Well, not exactly the Keystone XL pipeline, but it’s what happens when the environmentalists and President Barack Hussein Obama blocked the real thing. We have noted previously that the oil companies weren’t waiting for the pipeline to be approved, but were going ahead to supply the oil that a modern industrialized society needs, moving oil …

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We told you so: If liberals understood economics, they wouldn’t be liberals

I’ve said many times previously that if liberals actually understood economics, they wouldn’t be liberals any more. The professor is simply approaching it from the other side, and telling us that liberals should be ignorant of economics. Liberal Professor: If You Understand Economics, You’re Likely to be a Bad Person by Aurelius • March 29, 2015 According to …

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Karmic Justice!

From The American Thinker: Exec who mocked Chick-Fil-A now on food stamps By Ethel C. Fenig | March 28, 2015 My, what a difference two and a half years and a nasty, self righteous video by a nasty, self righteous man make.  In the summer of 2012, an individual who could only accept diversity, pluralism …

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We told you so: the interests of the working class are not what the Democrats think they are!

From Investor’s Business Daily: Working Class Gives Up On Obama, Fears Job Losses By John Merline, Investor’s Business Daily | 03/10/2015 04:45 PM ET In what could be a significant opening for the Republican Party, working-class Americans have largely abandoned President Obama and rejected his economic policies as they continue to suffer from the historically …

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The most Pyrrhic of victories (Part 2)

As we noted in The most Pyrrhic of victories, the Senate Democrats defeated a bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline last November, when some of them hoped that hey could save the seat of then-Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in her run-off election. Whether authorization would have enabled her to save her seat is doubtful, …

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