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Progressivism Part II: FDR and the Supreme Court

In 1912, the Progressive agenda had a few very important victories. Two Amendments to the Constitution were ratified – the federal income tax and the popular election of Senators. Both Amendments would ultimately expand the power and reach of the federal government and reduce the checks and balances embodied in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

11/14/2016
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Bernie Sanders and the Climate Change Hostage Crisis

Devout socialist and communist sympathizer, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, announced on Monday an economically and constitutionally irresponsible scheme to "combat climate change and cut carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050." Sanders' plan would impose a tax on carbon and prohibit extraction on federal lands.

12/09/2015
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Sorry, Bernie Sanders, FDR's New Deal Actually Prolonged the Great Depression

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gave a highly anticipated speech at Georgetown University on Thursday, where he extolled socialism. The Democratic presidential candidate, whose proposed an estimated $18 trillion in new spending over the next decade, invoked President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal in his effort to sell his message to college students.

11/20/2015
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The Ex-Im Bank and Other Screwy New Deal Programs

The Export-Import Bank was established in 1934 by FDR as part of the New Deal. It has outlived its welcome by 80 years. Here are a few other programs from the New Deal that, unlike Ex-Im, mercifully met their end decades ago.

08/04/2014
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Thanks to the Supreme Court, Seniors Still "Trapped in Medicare"

In 2008, a group of liberty-minded citizens filed a lawsuit, Hall v. Sebelius, to disconnect Medicare Part A membership from their Social Security benefits. Last February, the D.C. Court of Appeals narrowly ruled in favor of the government, and the case seemed destined to reach the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court recently announced that it would refuse to hear the case, thereby rendering the lower court’s decision final.

02/20/2013
Obama Thinks the New Deal Worked
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Obama Thinks the New Deal Worked

President Obama, during his first press conference last night, said in response to his first question about the economy,

02/10/2009
Spreading the Wealth
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Spreading the Wealth

Or rather, spreading the pain and the blame.

01/06/2009