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DAVID HOROWITZ & JOHN PERAZZO: Black Skin Privilege

By at December 13, 2012 | 12:55 am

DAVID HOROWITZ & JOHN PERAZZO: Black Skin Privilege

December 12, 2012 By David Horowitz and John Perazzo When a Neighborhood Watch guard shot Trayvon Martin in February 2012, a chorus of civil rights activists concluded that he had been killed because of his race. Michael Skolnick, the political director for hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, spoke for the consensus in an article he titled, “White People You Will Never ... Go To Article

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CRONY CAPITALISM » Not Your Mama’s Charity: Who “Donated” $300 Billion to Corporate America in 2012 Crony Chronicles

By at December 7, 2012 | 12:30 am

CRONY CAPITALISM » Not Your Mama’s Charity: Who “Donated” $300 Billion to Corporate America in 2012 Crony Chronicles

December 6, 2012 Would you freely choose to donate your money to a business this holiday season? The notion may sound absurd. But if you’re an American taxpayer, you’ve already made a “donation.” In 2012, the U.S. federal government gave $300 billion in benefits to businesses and special interest groups. These benefits, also called “corporate welfare,” ... Go To Article

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IRWIN STELZER: Capitalism and Its Discontents | WeeklyStandard

By at December 5, 2012 | 12:15 am

IRWIN STELZER: Capitalism and Its Discontents | WeeklyStandard

DEC 10, 2012, VOL. 18, NO. 13 • BY IRWIN M. STELZER The worst economic system, except for all the ­others.  Almost everyone knows that without banks we couldn’t get mortgages, businesses couldn’t get credit to grease the wheels of commerce, and there would be no machine on every corner to spit out cash when we need it. But by and large we hate banks and most ... Go To Article

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CRONY CAPITALISM: Insiders get rich on Obama’s green energy stimulus | WashEx

By at November 1, 2012 | 12:40 am

CRONY CAPITALISM: Insiders get rich on Obama’s green energy stimulus | WashEx

Opinion: Editorials, October 31, 2012 -- "I had a friend who said, 'You don't just pick the winners and losers,' " Mitt Romney told President Obama in the first presidential debate. "You pick the losers." Romney's assessment of the billions that Obama has wasted on green energies is dead on. And unfortunately, it only tells half of the story. According to a ... Go To Article

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VIDEO:: KLAVAN ON THE CULTURE: Picking Losers, Why Cronyism Isn’t Capitalism

By at October 30, 2012 | 12:59 am

VIDEO:: KLAVAN ON THE CULTURE: Picking Losers, Why Cronyism Isn’t Capitalism

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THE EDITORS NRO: The New Economic Nationalism

By at October 29, 2012 | 12:08 pm

THE EDITORS NRO: The New Economic Nationalism

By The Editors, OCTOBER 29, 2012 -- In the most scurrilous ad of a scurrilous campaign, President Obama’s allies at the Democratic super PAC Patriot Majority have released a new ad denouncing Mitt Romney as an “economic traitor” — their actual words — while the president identifies his own policies as the “new economic patriotism.” Of course it is not ... Go To Article

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CRONY CAPITALISM:: Former Solyndra lobbyist and current Obama Super PAC donor gets government green for green projects | Washington Free Beacon

By at September 12, 2012 | 9:40 am

CRONY CAPITALISM:: Former Solyndra lobbyist and current Obama Super PAC donor gets government green for green projects | Washington Free Beacon

BY: Andrew Evans -- A lobbyist and Obama Super Pac donor who has had numerous meetings at the White House has represented green energy concerns that have secured millions of government dollars—including the failed solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra. David H. Mann’s work focuses on “the areas of clean technology, energy and environmental policy, and ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK: If Only They Had Listened – WSJ

By at August 19, 2012 | 12:53 am

REVIEW & OUTLOOK: If Only They Had Listened – WSJ

REVIEW & OUTLOOK - August 17, 2012 On July 27, 2000, a first-term Congressman from Wisconsin signed his name to the Housing Finance Regulatory Improvement Act. The 30-year-old legislator didn't have much company. Of 435 Members of the House, only 12 were willing to join Paul Ryan in sponsoring a bill to reduce the taxpayer risks at Fannie Mae and Freddie ... Go To Article

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CRONY CAPITALISM:: Biden’s ‘good friend,’ donor receives $20M federal loan | The Daily Caller

By at August 17, 2012 | 12:10 am

CRONY CAPITALISM:: Biden’s ‘good friend,’ donor receives $20M federal loan | The Daily Caller

By Christopher Bedford -- In late July, John Hynansky — a longtime friend of Vice President Joe Biden, and a major donor to Biden’s campaigns as well as President Barack Obama’s — was awarded a $20 million taxpayer loan to build a foreign-car dealership in Ukraine. According to a public summary document, the loan, from the federal government’s Overseas ... Go To Article

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BAILOUT:: GM could be heading for bankruptcy again | ConservativeNews

By at August 16, 2012 | 1:00 pm

BAILOUT:: GM could be heading for bankruptcy again | ConservativeNews

By: John Hayward , 8/16/2012 10:17 AM President Obama loves to tout the General Motors bailout as the signature “achievement” of his presidency, even though current taxpayer losses on the deal are estimated at over $25 billion.  The exact degree to which the rest of us got soaked so Obama could give GM to his union allies changes constantly as the value of the ... Go To Article

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