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After 4 Weeks, Free Market Kills “Atlas Shrugged” Part I (Part II and III Unlikely)

With much hoopla from the OC Libertarian Right wing, “Atlas Shrugged Part I” debuted in Orange County to a host of true believers who have cemented a political philosophy based on fictional characters (Narnia anyone?).  Red County blogger Allan Bartlett proclaimed it “the movie that tells Hollywood to suck it.”  Former Register columnist Steven Greenhut…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol 19): Reflections

Congressman Ron Paul

As we are witness to the Presidential Beauty Pagaent and the complacent media before us, the World has continued to implode and change before our very eyes. What has happened in the Middle East is nothing short of remarkable. It has been a grass-roots effort that prompted many to rethink long-standing beliefs. It is startling to see someone like Hosni Mubarak who up to five months ago could do no wrong is now confined to a Cairo Military Hospital under virtual arrest for corruption. Beyond the World, though, there are the continued challenges at home.

The President’s Speech

Earlier this month, my conservative friends on Facebook held a great debate on why the President needed to go into Libya now…right this moment and aide the rebels.  The US going into the Middle East all willy-nilly without all the diplomatic options played out first? Nah, we’d never do anything like that would we?  Newt Gingrich went…

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Two Weeks Later

It’s been nearly two weeks since a 9.0 earthquake and devastating tsunami killed thousands of Japanese and the resulting damage to nuclear reactors in Northern Japan have added to the tragedy as Japanese officials scramble to prevent nuclear meltdowns. The human cost is incalculable. And the nuclear crisis itself may have long lasting impacts on…