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If you've ever read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, you really have to wonder at the people who take it as a recipe for a better world. Sure, it's an epic tale with Good Guys (and Girls) acting on ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 269 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 07:32 PM PDT with 296 Recommends
In the month since the publication of my new political satire The Execution Channel: A Political Fable , some of my more devoted New England readers and friends have asked me: where did you come up ...
by MMwriter
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 10:59 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
A few months ago, I spoke at the New Hampshire Progressive Summit and attempted (to varying degrees of success) to connect the challenges facing the progressive community and my new book, The ...
by MMwriter
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Check out my article "The Antidote to Ayn Rand," published yesterday in Truthout: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/12429-the-antidote-to-ayn-...
by jmikkelson
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 09:35 AM PST with 4 Recommends
This is pretty hilarious. I've always seen the authoritarian streak that lives in American Conservatives. Just as an accident of birth could have made them Hindu, an accident of birth could have ...
by otto
Comment Count 148 comments on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT with 137 Recommends
Republican luminary Donald Luskin, the author of the book I Am John Galt: Today’s Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It is calling on like minded ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 11:45 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Two men, one a real-life hero, the other a fictional character, epitomize the contrast between philosophies of shared aspirations and self-centered egoism. One put a man on the moon, the other ...
by My EV World
Comment Count 70 comments on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM PDT with 67 Recommends
I am glad that Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his running mate . Ryan brings few advantages ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 30 comments on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 10:36 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
The Wealth Of Nations is no endorsement of economic greed, as sometimes caricatured. Self-interest may drive the economy, but that is a force for good – provided there is genuinely open ...
by midgebaker
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 01:52 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Sara Robinson put up a new piece at Alternet yesterday that should give pause to every die hard Red Stater who still has any working brain cells. Ayn Rand Worshippers Should Face Facts: Blue ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 07:44 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Up late with insomnia, I was reading a book called I Watch, Therefore I Am - a little tome on philosophy and television - when I come to the ...
by Purple Priestess
Comment Count 105 comments on Sat Aug 13, 2011 at 04:20 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
Rick Scott is the Tea Party Governor of Florida and an avid participant in the lawsuit to declare the health care law unconstitutional. He wants to deny you your right to incredibly expensive but ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 06:57 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
“I believe in God and I believe in free markets” -Ken Lay Sometime yesterday afternoon, my mailman arrived with the post. It never ceases to amaze me that, for a modest ...
by Shef
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Jul 17, 2011 at 06:47 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Another day, and still no deal on raising the debt ceiling from Washington. Increasingly, it seems, the hang-up comes from a group of House Republicans who have pledged to have no new taxes, ...
by bangthebuckets
Comment Count 85 comments on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 06:30 AM PDT with 111 Recommends
"For America to compete effectively, businesses must work with local, state and federal entities.'' That was our Galtian hero, John Aglialoro, producer and ...
by MeMeMeMeMe
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 05:44 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Back in January 2010, I wrote a diary offering the political explanation for why Florida was granted $1....
by NoFortunateSon
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Dec 12, 2010 at 10:02 AM PST with 34 Recommends
Earlier today, I posted on my Facebook account about the McDonald's in my hometown that threatened employees to get them to vote Republican. As of this diary, it's had about 40 responses, but ...
by Jeff Seemann
Comment Count 322 comments on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 07:38 PM PDT with 613 Recommends
Over and over again I hear Repuglicans lamenting that we are becoming a socialist country, that we are removing people's incentive to work. They are panicked with fear that someone is going to get ...
by nuketeacher
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 11:54 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
This diary is cross-posted from my blog, Reclaiming Rand , which attempts to examine the themes and ideas in the writings of Ayn Rand from a ...
by nleseul
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Aug 02, 2010 at 04:32 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
I figure we can all use a little bit of a laugh, so for your enjoyment, an imagining of what it would be like if conservatives actually made good on their threat to take their ball and go home.
by Something the Dog Said
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 06:22 AM PDT with 16 Recommends