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What Your Health Care Will Look Like

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 4:35pm 8/1/2010 at 4:35pm

I originally linked to this in the sidebar (via It Don’t Make Sense), but have promoted it front and center because if ever there were a reason to fear government, this creepy video of Chevy VOLT dancers and...

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Left-Wing Epistemic Closure to Inconvenient History

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 9:15am 5/27/2010 at 9:15am

There is a must read article at City Journal by author Claire Berlinski, A Hidden History of Evil – Why doesn’t anyone care about the unread Soviet archives?:

In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic...

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An Army of One

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 24, 2010 at 10:25am 5/24/2010 at 10:25am

One of the perks of being a big time blogger (hah) is that sometimes people send me stuff for free. As in a free copy of Zev Chafets’ biography of Rush Limbaugh, An Army of One.

Which now occupies a hallowed place on my bookshelf next to two of my favorite autobiographies...

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Remember Katyn Forest

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 12:01am 4/7/2010 at 12:01am

In 1940, the Soviet Union executed 22,000 Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk, Russia.

The mass grave was discovered in 1943 by invading German troops, but the Soviet propaganda machine create the mythology that the massacre was committed by the Nazis:

In late 1943, as the Red Army began to recapture...

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Obama’s Stalingrad, Not Waterloo

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 10:15am 3/7/2010 at 10:15am

Jim DeMint (R-SC) famously said that health care would be Barack Obama’s Waterloo.

But Waterloo probably wasn’t the best analogy, in hindsight.

Waterloo was a short but decisive battle. The health care fight has turned out to be more like the battle of Stalingrad.

The battle of Stalingrad was a bloody, grinding battle...

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Celebrating Freedom Without US

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 9, 2009 at 11:00am 11/9/2009 at 11:00am

What a great day, the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. That symbol of tyranny and oppression fell after decades of U.S. and West European refusal to give in to what at the time was proclaimed by the left to be the inevitable future of mankind.

What a sad...

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Who Will Rescue Us From Soviet Medicine?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 31, 2009 at 10:30am 8/31/2009 at 10:30am

Dan at Gay Patriot has an interesting post on how Ted Kennedy saved a girl from the Soviet medical system, which could not treat her disease. Fair enough, Teddy saved a girl (I’m resisting the urge to mention …. well you know).

I am familiar with the Soviet medical system, at le...

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Father of Nuclear Program Turns Dissident, Again

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 9:11pm 6/20/2009 at 9:11pm

Many, including Barack Obama, have dismissed the notion that Mir Hossein Mousavi, the leader of the opposition in Iran, would make any difference to the policy of Iran since Mousavi, among other things, is considered the father of the Iranian nuclear program, and is steeped in the ideology of the Iranian...

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The Soviet Analogy and Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 19, 2009 at 10:46am 6/19/2009 at 10:46am

Is the collapse of the Soviet Union a reasonable analogy for what may happen in Iran? There are certain parallels, including repressive regimes bent on imposing ideology to perpetuate their own rule. In each case, it is hard to imagine how the repression could end, since the regime has support from...

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The Wheels Are Falling Off The Obama Administration

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 3:16pm 3/17/2009 at 3:16pm

Oh boy, has this administration become unhinged in its efforts to force through Obama’sbet the farm” economic plans.

Rahm Emanuel runs anti-opposition campaigns from inside the White House against Rush Limbaugh to take down the...

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How About We Give Up Missile Shield, Russia Gives Up Fashion Shows?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 10:58pm 3/8/2009 at 10:58pm

President Barack Obama’s proposal to give up the missile shield program for Russia’s help on halting Iran’s nuclear weapons program ended badly. The Russians rejected any link. Obama then denied there ever was a link.

I have a better idea. Let’s propose that we...
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“In Stupidity We Trust”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 8:10pm 3/4/2009 at 8:10pm

From Moscow News, this explanation of history:

In this sense Russia has always differed from the West. Western countries regarded themselves as more developed and generally more advanced, while Russia was seen as backwards, barbaric and foolish. In spite of this negative view of Russia, our approach has proved surprisingly effective over...

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Transcript of Obama-Putin Negotiations

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 12:03pm 3/3/2009 at 12:03pm

Barack Obama sent a letter to the Russians offering to halt the European missile shield in exchange for Russian help in stopping Iran’s nuclear development. The Russians said thank you for agreeing to halt the missile shield, but we don’t haggle, so you get nothing from us.

Will someone teach Obama some...

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Sharansky May Be Israeli Foreign Minister – What We Can Learn

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 8:36am 2/24/2009 at 8:36am

The website DebkaFile is reporting that Bibi Netanyahu’s choice for Israeli Foreign Minister is Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky, a hero of the Soviet refusenik movement. For those of you who are not familiar with...

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The Revolt of the Kulaks Has Begun

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 12:10am 2/22/2009 at 12:10am

The beginning of a protest movement against Barack Obama’s redistributive policies is underway. Though still small, every movement starts somewhere. While called the “

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Is It Time For Conservatives To Sit Down In The Snow?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 8:18am 11/11/2008 at 8:18am

Conservatives face a choice. Yield to “progressive” policies which, once implemented will take a generation to undo, or stand on principles of free enterprise, individual liberty, and capitalism? Giving in is much easier, but in the long run more costly. We can learn a lot about the power of standing on...

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Obama Supporters and the Soviet Flag: The Ignorance of History is Astounding

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 7:20am 11/6/2008 at 7:20am

In the video below, Obama supporters celebrating his victory unfurled the flag of the former Soviet Union. I assume these young revelers, just back from class on deconstructing everything that supposedly is wrong with the United States, have never read the works of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, or heard of the Gulag, the...

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