Posts by Kathleen McCaffrey  (Page 12)
 

Why Play By Rules

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Posted by    Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 9:06pm 2/24/2011 at 9:06pm
when you can pay people to make them up for you?

George Soros, the only acceptable billionaire by liberal standards, is opening up a hedge fund in this measly economy. How? Why?

George Soros … is launching a new investment fund that plans to profit off of the “green energy” boom,...
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German Update

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Posted by    Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 1:56pm 2/24/2011 at 1:56pm
One of my friends is studying in Berlin this year. Recently, he went to a neo-Nazi protest (and counter-protest) in Dresden and wrote up his experience. I left out the context (which can be found in the full article here), but here is the meat of the story:

Because the anti-fascist groups...

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A Horror Story

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 5:18pm 2/23/2011 at 5:18pm
K. McCaffrey — The news is always filled with stories about folks who fall victim to unfortunate circumstances. Brian Aitken, though, had months of hell from the h...
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Learn Liberty, Really

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 3:08pm 2/22/2011 at 3:08pm
The Institute for Humane Studies, seemingly the epicenter of all pro-liberty events, funding, and seminars, has expanded to include videos from some of their scholars on a new website. LearnLiberty.org has just been launched, but it has already proved to be a great resource. It’s hard to get a friend to...
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ROTC Politics

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Posted by    Monday, February 21, 2011 at 2:45pm 2/21/2011 at 2:45pm
K.McCaffrey — In light of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, it has been interesting to watch the way certain schools have reconsidered hosting a ROTC program on their campuses. As far as New York City schools go, currently only Fordham University in the Bronx hosts ROTC training for students...
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A New Breed

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Posted by    Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2:51pm 2/19/2011 at 2:51pm
In Annandale, VA there is an election every year to appoint the president of the Civic Association:

This past election, to make the meeting move faster, only the names and qualifications of the candidates were announced. Running for president, Ms. Beatha Lee was described as a relatively new resident, interested in...

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New Hampshire is Awesome

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Posted by    Friday, February 18, 2011 at 2:20pm 2/18/2011 at 2:20pm
K McCaffrey — I’m a bit skeptical of the Free State Project, which looks to mass-migrate freedom-loving folks to New Hampshire to legislate libertarian laws, but I sure love New Hampshire anyway. On Tuesday, a law was passed saying that
“Made in New Hampshire” guns that are free from federal laws...
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T-2 Months

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Posted by    Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 1:57pm 2/17/2011 at 1:57pm
Until the ‘Atlas Shrugged: Part I’ debut. Having read the novel(/epic) in my teens really changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I know dozens who can relate. Apparently the book is being broken up into three parts — maybe John Galt’s speech will be a whole film onto...
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Gingrich’s Fundraising

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2:48pm 2/16/2011 at 2:48pm
In the Washington Post today there was an article detailing Newt Gingrich’s “financial empire.” The prospective 2012-er has a lot of fundraising potential, sure, but I always found him to be a bit distasteful in the way that he goes about it. “[Some] American Solutions calls begin with slanted polling...
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Pravda: US Edition?

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 4:15pm 2/15/2011 at 4:15pm
As the 2012 presidential campaign kicks into gear, President Obama’s White House media operation is demonstrating an unprecedented ability to broadcast its message through social media and the Internet, at times doing an end-run around the traditional press.
[…] But while these innovative communications tools ostensibly offer...
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Don’t Let the Door…

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Posted by    Monday, February 14, 2011 at 2:10pm 2/14/2011 at 2:10pm
K. McCaffrey — One of the things that frustrated me during the height of the Egyptian crisis was that Mubarak looked as if he was getting off scot-free after suppressing freedom in Egypt for so many years. I read an article in Slate about how some of his assets would be...
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Barbour Gets It

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Posted by    Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:27am 2/12/2011 at 10:27am

Okay, okay, maybe I woke up on a better side of the bed today, but CPAC is looking up. Andrew Breitbart rocked the first session, giving accounts of the crazed leftists he sees regularly. After him, Haley Barbour made a great speech. Here’s the takeaway: “The Obama administration is trying to...

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CPAC was good.

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Posted by    Friday, February 11, 2011 at 7:22pm 2/11/2011 at 7:22pm
For the past four years, I’ve looked to CPAC for a fix of liberty-oriented resources and ideas. Growing up in a bastion of liberalism wasn’t always easy, but CPAC has a way of making a conservative feel at ease. Last year, I had a particularly wonderful time since most of the...
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You Mess with the Sarah…

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Posted by    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 4:49pm 2/10/2011 at 4:49pm
You get the empty room. (H/T Conor Rogers at Spark by The Politicizer):

Former Senator Rick Santorum ripped into Sarah Palin earlier this week for choosing supposed...

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Lessons from Abroad

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Posted by    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 2:57pm 2/10/2011 at 2:57pm
K. McCaffrey — My friend Jonathan, a gov major at Cornell, is keeping a blog while studying abroad in Syria. One of the few American students studying in the area (and definitely the most sympathetic to our causes), his writing h...
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Trump Crashes CPAC

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Posted by    Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 12:28pm 2/10/2011 at 12:28pm
K. McCaffrey — I am super jealous of everyone who will be at CPAC today. I have to wait until tomorrow to attend (a cost-benefit analysis of the cost of college per credit hour leaves me no choice), but those who are there today will be graced with the presence of...
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Old News, Newer Numbers

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 11:28am 2/9/2011 at 11:28am
K. McCaffrey — Reason Magazine had excellent coverage discussing the lack of diversity in Social Psychology. Out of one thousand polled informally at a recent conference, only three ‘fessed up to being right-wing and a few dozen more to being “centr...
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