Monthly Archives: October 2015

Koch brothers: enemies of statists

Who poses the biggest threat to Democrat activists and their political machine: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Boehner or Mitch McConnell? None of these people threaten them as much as the vilified “Koch brothers.” The frequent negative rants … Continue reading

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The hypocrisy of despicable Democrats

Leftists, liberals, progressives, Marxists and socialists (LLPMS) and other assorted Democrats frequently use the word extremists to describe conservative Republicans. Thomas F. Schaller, a political science professor at the University of Maryland, in an American Prospect ( article tries to … Continue reading

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Meaningless and misleading political words

The local political season is back here in Wilmington, North Carolina and the usual hype, hyperbole and hypocrisy abound in ads to attract voter’s interest. One often heard slogan used by a woman running for the Wilmington City Council proclaims: … Continue reading

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States should control immigration

A proposal that could improve our labor market and control random invasions of foreigners would follow the Canadian model where provinces recruit people with skills they need. The provinces can control the numbers, refuse to admit people and limit the … Continue reading

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Hiding from history

When I moved to Wilmington, North Carolina as a retiree over twenty years ago, I brought much of the Yankee historical baggage—as written by the victors—of the War Between the States, or Lincoln’s War as many Southerners know it. I’ve … Continue reading

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Keynesians in our midst

Dan Way, associate editor of the Carolina Journal (, wrote about “green” energy subsidies in the October 2015 issue. They continue to haunt North Carolina’s economy. Mr. Way notes environmentalists admit that North Carolina is “a national leader in clean … Continue reading

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Best and worst States for tax burden

Lots of luck for those who live in New York State or in California. Wyoming has the least tax burden, but not many people want to live there. Is the cost of government worth it?

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