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Rainy-Day Fund Won’t Cover Wyoming Hurricane

By Bradley Harrington “I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of … Continue reading

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Oh, oooh! Where can I donate?

By Nathan Barton Actually, that is a rhetorical question… the website is [yescalifornia.org] and the donate button is right there at the top, slightly to right of center. Which is NOT where the backers and organizers of this secession movement … Continue reading

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Stop Spending! Stop Spending!

By Bradley Harrington “No, I didn’t say anything about taxes, Steve… I want the government to stop spending. Stop spending. Stop spending! Stop spending! That’s what we want… STOP SPENDING!” — Rick Santelli, responding to Steve Liesman’s statement that Santelli … Continue reading

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Republicanism: An Obituary

By Bradley Harrington “In any conflict between two men (or two groups) who hold the same basic principles, it is the more consistent one who wins.” — Ayn Rand, “The Anatomy of Compromise,” 1964 – In last week’s column, I … Continue reading

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Why I Am Not A Republican

By Bradley Harrington “There’s nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos.” — Jim Hightower 1998 If you’ve ever wondered how it came to pass that the Republican Party, nationally, has evolved into disasters … Continue reading

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Children’s Museum a Disaster

By Bradley Harrington “When men yield up the exclusive privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.” — Thomas Paine, “Common Sense,” 1776 – If you’ve ever needed a reliable guide to determine whether or not an … Continue reading

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City Leaders: Arrogant or Incompetent?

By Bradley Harrington “We must have no carelessness in our dealings with public property or the expenditure of public money. Such a condition is characteristic either of an undeveloped people, or of a decadent civilization. America is neither.” — Calvin … Continue reading

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Property Rights Versus The EPA

By Bradley Harrington “Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man’s nose begins.” — Zechariah Chafee, “Freedom of Speech in Wartime,” 1919 – In last week’s column, I said that the answer to the ecological problems … Continue reading

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GOP Gutlessness Strikes Again

By Bradley Harrington “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” — Barry Goldwater, “Republican Nomination Acceptance Speech, … Continue reading

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Fedzilla’s Land Grabs, Part II

By Bradley Harrington NOTE: This is the second of two columns discussing the constitutionality of federal land ownership. “The Constitution was, from its very origin, contemplated to be the frame of a national government, of special and enumerated powers, and … Continue reading

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