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Will new UCI Professor John Campbell use “Atlas Shrugged” as a textbook?

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The University of California-Irvine (UCI) today announced that former Congressman John Campbell (R-Irvine) has been named visiting professor in UCI’s school of social science.  And yes, I laughed too because my first question is “will John Campbell teach courses in running for office without actually campaigning” or “Being named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by the…

Libertarians Give No Love to Atlas Shrugged Part II

Atlas Shrugged Part II, the film based on the fictional novel by Ayn Rand, sought to capitalize on Rand fan Paul Ryan’s candidacy for the GOP VP, but the sequel appears to be doing worse than the original in spite of a stronger cast and a more polished marketing operation.  Where the original Atlas Shrugged…

Kang leads list of Asian Americans seeking Congressional Seats

With the Republican/Tea Party Congress holding a 10 percent approval rating, Democrats have a new opportunity to take back the House and Irvine mayor Sukhee Kang leads an impressive list of Asian American candidates seeking higher office in Congress.  This profile in Monday’s LA Times has the details. Asian Americans now make up 14 percent…

Jesus Christ or Ayn Rand: Pick One, Conservatives

Congressman John Campbell is a fan of fiction author Ayn Rand, but he views on limited government and Libertarianism are completely opposite of Jesus Chris.  Too often , conservatives wear their faith on their sleeve while coveting values that run completely opposite of Christ’s teachings. There’s a terrific article on this topic here. From the…