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May 25 2015 by Bill B May, PhD
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President Obama
May 25 2015 - Town Hall

As ISIS continues its orgy of rape and beheadings in Ramadi, perhaps our president could show a rare flash of dignity by simply slipping out the back door of the White House and down the road to the links instead of putting on his annual farce of “honoring” the sacred dead at Arlington. If he gave one half a damn about those who gave their lives for this country, the black flag wouldn’t be flying over the cities and towns purchased with the blood of so many valiant warriors.
Hillary Clinton
May 25 2015 - Huffington Post by Adam Hanft
Frankly, I'm tired of listening to Senator Clinton portray herself as being in the solutions business –– as boasting a nice, fat resume of accomplishments –– while mocking Barack Obama for being a rhetorical empty suit.
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Conservatives
May 26 2015 - Town Hall by Dennis Prager
Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose.
Libertarians
May 26 2015 - Foundation for Economic Education by MAX BORDERS
Is libertarianism just a "dogmatic prejudice"?
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I could have a lot of fun with this but it is too long and I'm more interested in showing the benefits of liberty than defending it against some academic. bbm
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News / Government / Regulation / FDA
FDA management
May 26 2015 - Foundation for Economic Education by Bartley J. Madden
When it comes to life–saving drugs, we need more than modest reform

Rob Donahue used to ride horses. He was a modern–day cowboy until he was stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Now his muscles are weak. He can’t ride horses anymore. And his condition is worsening quickly. ALS will degenerate Donahue’s neurons and nervous system, and he will probably die in less than five years.
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Freedom should be part of the national debate on 21st century medical legislation. For that to happen, we need to give freedom lovers and chronic sufferers a seat at the table." YEAH.
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News / Government / Politics / Elections / Election 2016
Campaign for President
May 25 2015 - Town Hall by Rachel Alexander
Only our bumbling Republicans could take the number one issue we have against Obama, losing to Islamic terrorism, and turn it into George W. Bush’s fault. Beginning with Jeb Bush, several Republican presidential candidates said recently they would not have gone into Iraq militarily had they known what we know now. The others are Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
May 26 2015 - The Desert Sun by E.J. DIONNE JR
Scott Walker insists that when he changes his positions, he is not engaged in “flips.”
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Democrats just keep blindly going toward communism. bbm
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News / Economics
Inflation
May 26 2015 - Foundation for Economic Education by Marc Hyden, Lawrence W. Reed
When it comes to currency, don’t do as the Romans did
Wages
May 25 2015 - Economic Policy Institute. by Elise Gould, Alyssa Davis, and Will Kimball
Over the last three–and–a–half decades, progress in reducing poverty has been painfully slow despite significant gains in economic productivity and average incomes. During the same time period, the inflation–adjusted wages of most low– and middle–income households have been essentially stagnant, which is the root cause of rising income inequality.
Editor's Comments:
This is so limited in thinking. If salaries are too high that others won't buy their output, then the economy doesn't work. You just can't raise salaries in isolation and expect the system to work. bbm
Economics
May 25 2015 - Ludwig von Mises Institute by Jingjing Wang
THE AUSTRIAN: How did you first become familiar with the Mises Institute?
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Government Economics
May 26 2015 - Ludwig von Mises Institute by Nicolás Cachanosky
Argentina will hold elections this year, and a number of provinces will be electing governors. Buenos Aires, the capital city, is holding elections for mayor, and Mauricio Macri, who is stepping down as mayor, is a favorite to become the next president. Toward the end of the year, a presidential election will be held and Cristina Kirchner, after two consecutive mandates, will have to step down because she cannot be re–elected.
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News / Economics / Labor / Minimum Wage
Minimum wage realities
May 25 2015 - Town Hall by Katie Kieffer
If you love In–N–Out burgers and care about the workers who flip your burgers, then you should support a minimum wage of $0.
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Leftist media bias
May 26 2015 - The Dallas Morning News by Ruben Navarrette
In 1999, a week after Al Gore claimed that he created the Internet, Bill Clinton appeared at the Gridiron Club’s annual dinner. Having recently been stung by a former close adviser who signed a deal with a television network and penned a memoir distancing himself from the 42nd president, Clinton joked that he, too, was an inventor: “I invented George Stephanopoulos.”
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News / Immigration
Immigrants
May 25 2015 - Economic Policy Institute. by Lauren A. Apgar
Legislators have proposed the increased use of U.S. temporary foreign worker programs, also commonly referred to as “guestworker” programs, as a way to limit unauthorized migration from Mexico. Temporary foreign worker programs allow migrants to enter the U.S. workforce for a designated period, at the end of which workers return to their home countries. Legislators view these programs as a means to channel future, would–be unauthorized migrants through a legal pathway; foreign workers seeking employment in the United States would receive a guestworker visa through an employer rather than surreptitiously cross the border.
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Liberty says people can associate with who they want, including geographical boundaries. bbm
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Lifestyle
Memorial Day
May 25 2015 - Town Hall by GRETCHEN HAMEL

This Memorial Day, in–between the water balloon fights at the backyard BBQs and roasting of marshmallows around the camp fire, it's important to remember what this day is really about. Of course it is great if you are lucky enough get off from work to spend time with family. It the unofficial start of summer and for so many it's a day of fun and celebration. But the day also has a somber meaning that we as Americans just cannot ignore. It's a time to remember those brave men and women who fought and died in every American war. From the American Revolution to the Korean War to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. From Desert Storm to WWll, and everything in–between, each of these sacrifices hold the same importance and meaning. It's because our troops have been willing to lay down their lives to protect our freedoms that we can even enjoy a beautiful day at the beach with the ones we hold dear.
May 25 2015 - Front Page Magazine by Mark Tapson
Last Friday, as the week downshifted into the Memorial Day three–day holiday, the official Twitter account of the Democratic Party wished the country a “Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!” and tweeted a pic of – whom else? – President Obama lapping at an ice cream cone while media lapdogs zoomed their cameras in to capture the photo op. CNN anchor Jake Tapper injected a note of perspective by tweeting back, “Respectfully, @TheDemocrats, this is not what Memorial Day weekend is about.”
May 25 2015 - Town Hall by Rich Galen
Editor's note: This is the 14th anniversary of this edition of Mullings which was first written for Memorial Day, 2001 – four months before 9/11. Our son, Reed, was a young member of the team in charge of President George W. Bush's visit to Arlington Memorial Cemetery on that day.
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Lifestyle / People and their Relationships / Homosexual Issues
Gay marriages
May 26 2015 - Town Hall by Mark Nuckols
And yet, where are all the gay marriages? You would think from the massive PR campaign of the last few years that millions of gay couples were just pining away to get hitched and settle down in a cozy little house with a white picket fence. Well, so far the promised flood of gay marriage licenses has turned out to be not much more than a trickle.
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Religious views
May 26 2015 - Town Hall by Pat Buchanan
This is a Christian nation," said the Supreme Court in 1892.
"America was born a Christian nation," echoed Woodrow Wilson. Harry Truman affirmed it: "This is a Christian nation."
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Lifestyle / Humor
Today's Humor
May 26 2015 - Indiana Gazette by Maureen Dowd
On a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realized I could stop renting cars. I would never again have to brave the L.A. freeway behind the wheel. I would never have to obsess, like the characters in the “Saturday Night Live” skit, “The Californians,” about taking the 101 to the 110 and Canyon View Drive over to San Vincente to the 10, then switching over to the 405 North and getting dumped out onto Mulholland.
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