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Fools Gold or Golds Fools–Where Are the Goldbugs Now?

July 28, 2015
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A little less than four years ago, the world looked like it was about to end and gold hit an all-time high of $1,895 an ounce and the current batch of goldbugs were clamoring against the Fed. To those of us who know better, it was both funny and sad to watch…kinda like Donald Trump. All things being equal, if we had returned to the gold standard when Ron Paul was so vehemently proposing it, the U.S. debt today would be roughly $454 Trillion dollars because the value of gold, for curency’s sake, has to be pegged at a beginning number…which no proponent of returning to the GS has ever quantified…much less explained how the value to begin with would be derived!…

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Jeb Bush Has No Clue About Overtime Abuse

July 24, 2015
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For all those prospective voters out there that think Jeb Bush is “the smarter Bush brother”, I have sad news for you…he’s an idiot too. The latest proof is Bush’s claim that Barack Obama’s proposal to expand overtime pay to millions more managers and white-collar workers…

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Candidates Are Not The GOP’s Problem; It’s Their Voters

July 19, 2015
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–Opinion– Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee for president in 2016, but his surge in popularity highlights the Republican’s real problem—GOP voters. And the inevitable crash-and-burn phase of his nascent campaign has not yet arrived — although his vile and unneccessary attacks on…

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The Real Deal on the Iran Deal

July 15, 2015
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Ever since the election of Barack Obama the goals in American politics have boiled down to this: what matters most isn’t how a political decision compares to ones idyllic outcome.…

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Greece, China Lesson: Demand Not Central Bank Policy is Key

July 10, 2015
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For a world that has been so oblivious to the fact that central banks cannnot solve almost all economic ills, the dramas unfolding in Greece and China are sobering. Bernanke…

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Greece: What No One is Telling You

July 8, 2015
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Greece: How could the following situations affect the average American? Barred banks, capital controls, the first IMF default by a developed country, EVER, the collapse of a multi-billion-euro bail-out, plans…

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Forget Greece the Economic Story is China’s Stock Freefall

July 6, 2015
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For all the press that’s focusing on tiny Greece and its economic woes, my advice is to forget about Greece…it’s China whose stock market in freefall and that’s the real…

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The United States of Political Corruption via Citizens United

July 1, 2015
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The framers (I just can’t bring myself to call them the Founding Fathers…some of them were only seventeen years old) debated the consequences of political corruption at the Constitutional Convention…

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The Confederate Pro-Heritage Debate Is Forever Nullified

June 23, 2015
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Being a Mississippian for 60 of my 62 years (and lived the other two in South Carolina….I swear), debates over displaying the Confederate battle flag are as familiar to me…

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To My Generation:Don’t Doom Our Kids to a Great Depression

June 14, 2015
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“This bill is the most important legislation for financial institutions in the last 50 years. It provides a long-term solution for troubled financial institutions… All in all, I think we…

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The Worst Congress Money Can Buy-Thanks Citizens United

June 12, 2015
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There’s been a big push lately to put an end to an (Un) Supreme Court ruling that is as anti-democracy as Russia– Citizens United. This single ruling—by far the most anti-democracy…

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Television Journalism or Carnival Barkers: It’s Time to Choose

June 10, 2015
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I can remember a time when, according to my university journalism professor, the mission of journalism is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Seemed a bit odd to…

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♫See The USA in Your Chevrolet ♫–Uh-Uh You’ll Need a Tank

June 7, 2015
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The memory-challenged GOP longs for the 1950s when “See the USA in your Chevrolet” was a popular advertising jingle. But ever since Reagan promised to never raise taxes, then quietly…

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Think Elections Don’t Matter? Ask Anyone in Jindal’s Louisiana

June 3, 2015
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Next time you think elections don’t matter, talk to someone from Bobby Jindal’s Louisiana. (As a matter of fact, check in with Brownback’s Kansas, Walker’s Wisconsin, Christie’s New Jersey while you’re…

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By Dr. Richard Paul Recently, many people have been discussing the Pros and Cons of increasing the Minimum Wage. Both sides have some great debates…

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