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Eulogizing Castro: Ridiculous Hypocrisy.

Fidel Castro has died at 90 years old. From the beginning of the Cuban communist revolution to now, he is estimated to have directly caused the deaths of over 100,000 people. Many of them were executed. Another few thousand died in the chaotic violence of the revolution. Many more of them died as political prisoners […]

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Feeling The Bern: Venezuela In Chaos

Venezuelans are feeling the Bern, as some enthusiastic Americans might say, while their far left-wing governmental system enters the final stage of socialism: terminal collapse. From the New York Times: As the effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela by referendum gains support, his government is ratcheting up repression. On Friday, Mr. Maduro declared […]

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Marco Rubio, Cuba, and Schizophrenic Conservatism.

On Fox News, we read: To hear former Texas Republican congressman and longtime conservative rock star, Ron Paul, tell it, Marco Rubio is clueless when it comes to the power of the free market.  “It’s like talking to a stone wall,” said Paul.  Paul is aware of Rubio’s ongoing verbal sparring with his son, Rand. […]

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The BRICS Bank: An International Anti-Dollar Alliance?

In a New York Times editorial, we read: On July 15, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — the BRICS group of nations — announced the creation of the New Development Bank aimed at challenging the American-led global economic order. The United States and Europe should take note that these nations […]

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Meanwhile, in Venezuela… Civil War?

Venezuela has been totally rocked in recent weeks by intense clashes between the pro-government forces of socialist president Nicolas Maduro and anti-government protestors, largely comprised of students and middle class citizens. The pro-government forces condemn the mass protests as a coup attempt, with President Maduro often making claims of shady U.S. involvement behind the scenes, […]

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Socialism in Action: Venezuela Suffers From Severe Inflation, Massive Shortages.

Venezuela, under the revolutionary and visionary leadership of socialist Nicolas Maduro, is suffering from some of the worst inflation in the Americas. In 2013 alone, the black market value of a Venezuelan Bolivar against a US Dollar declined by a staggering 73%. Price controls on food and basic consumer goods have created drastic shortages as […]

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Fast & Furious: Tragedy and Public Perception.

Operation Fast & Furious, a gun-running operation in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) allowed and even facilitated the smuggling of weapons from the USA to drug cartels in Mexico, seems to remain ripe with new developments every few months. Three Mexican police officers and four cartel members were killed during a […]

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