The Zen of Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born June 3rd, 1926, and died April 5th, 1997. Today is his 88th birthday. Ginsberg, along with Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, is a preeminent figure in the 1950’s Beat Generation counterculture — i.e. the Beatniks — and if you’ve ever wondered what, precisely, these women and men stood for, it…

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Top Five Hottest Republican Women

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Runner Takes A Nasty Spill — And Then Astonishes Everyone By Doing This

This was 5 years ago, but I just saw it. During the Big 8 indoor track championships, Heather Dorniden, leading with one lap to go in the 600 meter, tripped and fell to last place. Watch what happens next:

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Rebel MD

There are several factors that contribute to the absurd costs of healthcare in America today — and all those factors are, without exception, a result of government intervention, in one form or another. But one factor alone stands out above all others. That one factor is the third-party payment system. It doesn’t matter if the…

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Animal Farm and the Krystal Ball

MNSBC host and self-described “Democratic political strategist” Krystal Ball was recently discussing Thomas Piketty’s latest book — the subject of which is income inequality — when she foolishly introduced into her dithyrabmic George Orwell’s famous book Animal Farm. “Even the august and ostensibly economically literate Wall Street Journal tells [Piketty] to read Animal Farm,” Krystal…

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Chomsky Redux: Former Israeli First Sergeant Gives His Opinion Of Noam Chomsky

A reader sent me the following audio clip — presumably because the Noam Chomsky post I myself wrote some time ago states several of the things this (much-more-learned) fellow does. Dr. Yaron Brook, with whom I’m only passingly familiar, is, according to his website, a former professor of finance, a columnist for Forbes magazine, whose…

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‘WHY MY DAUGHTER DOESN’T RECYCLE’: AN ECONOMICS PROFESSOR’S LETTER TO HIS CHILD’S TEACHER

Recycling, as you know, is one of the principle tenants of the Religion of Environmentalism. Criticize recycling, even on scientific grounds, and you’re a candidate for crucifixion, as I’ve learned firsthand. But of course all the dogma in the world and of course all the adherents to that dogma do not, in the end, alter…

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Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Rum

Nothing says springtime like a refreshing rum cocktail — refreshing, with its remoter connotations of freshets and bursting water. Come and have a drink with the unwashed:

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Five Blood Boiling Facts About Taxes You Did Not Know

But first from the “How-Unbelievably-Stupid-Is-Harry-Reid?” files: Now, then: 5. Among the bureaucrats who want to raise your taxes, only 5 percent think their own taxes are too low. This poll conducted by Gallup shows that “57 percent of Republicans responded that their own taxes were too high. Fifty-eight percent of Independents agreed, while only 37…

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April Fool

Have you ever wondered how to run a proper propaganda campaign? Then don’t follow the example of the Obama administration, who, for six solid months, told us repeatedly that they didn’t have any good idea how many people had actually enrolled and paid for an ObamaCare exchange policy — or how many of these same…

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How Minimum Wage Laws Fly in the Face of the Irrefutable Law of Supply-And-Demand

A few weeks ago, I posted an article entitled Eleven Facts About the Minimum Wage Barack Obama Forgot to Mention, which I found on a website called The Federalist, and which was written by a man named Sean Davis, about whom I know next to nothing. I liked his article, however, and I was surprised…

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Paul Krugman: Finally Wrong About Something?

In June of 2012, left-wing economist and former Enron advisor Paul Krugman — who calls himself (and I quote) “Krugtron the Invincible” — wrote the following in his New York Times blog: “I (and those of like mind) have been right about everything.” Well, unfortunately, his streak of infallibility has just come to an end.…

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Ron Paul Is Supporting Putin’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea?

“In the Crimea crisis, it seems Ron Paul thinks that libertarianism stops at water’s edge,” writes James Kirchick at The Daily Beast. He continues: “Paul bases his support of the Crimean referendum on libertarian grounds, as if what’s happening half a world away under the watchful eyes of the Russian military is akin to a…

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Don’t Believe In Free-Market Medicine? Have You Ever Seen the Inside of a Venezuelan Supermarket?

Venezuelan supermarket: It was in early autumn of 1989 that the drunkard Boris Yeltsin, soon-to-be president of the Soviet Union, visited, for the first time in his life, a supermarket in Houston, Texas. Not long afterward, in his autobiography Against the Grain, Yeltsin wrote about this watershed moment: “When I saw those shelves crammed with…

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Greatest Living American Poet?

Richard Purdy Wilbur — American poet and literary translator, second Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1987), two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1957 and again in 1989), New York City native who published his first poem when he was only eight-years-old — was…

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