A Look at the FCC Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd: Mark Lloyd is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s Chief Diversity Officer, a.k.a. the Diversity Czar. And he has in a recently discovered bit of archive audio goodness detailed his rather disturbing perspective on race, power and the American system.
Are We All Really Health Care Collectivists Now?: So why is virtually everyone a collectivist when it comes to health care? I do not exaggerate. Every prominent participant in the current debate over how to "reform" the medical industry approaches the issue in collectivist terms. They have differences at the margin–tax increases versus tax credits, a government-run "public option" versus subsidized nonprofit cooperatives–but there is no disagreement that "we" must have a policy.
Was Obama's Tire Tariff More Like Smoot-Hawley or Hugo Chavez?: When Barack Obama slapped a 35 percent tariff on tires shipped from China, many people saw this move as a direct parallel with the Smoot-Hawley Tariff passed by Congress on the eve of the Great Depression. Of course, being that the Smoot-Hawley Tariff is soundly condemned by most economists for worsening the Great Depression, this is a comparison that should not be taken lightly.
Purdue Must Pay for Ayers: In his memoir Fugitive Days, he admits planting bombs in federal buildings such as the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol ("Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon," he writes). He was one of the founders of the radical terrorist group the Weather Underground. Escaping justice because of prosecutorial misconduct, he transformed himself into a respected academic, a distinguished professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago. There is perhaps no better symbol of the 1960s moral relativist than he.
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