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The Swampby Mark Silva While everyone is busy disputing the size of the "TEA Party'' protest in Washington over the weekend -- tens of thousands, perhaps, but certainly not "more than 30 million'' -- our colleague, Christopher Knight, at the L.A.......
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
Tags: Rush Limbaugh, Elections, Political Systems, CBS Corp., Protest
WASHINGTON -- Whoever thinks there's no such thing as a free lunch has not been to the Heritage Foundation. After Sen. Mike Lee's speech to the conservative think tank Monday, his listeners didn't rush to the front of the room, where the Utah Republican...
John Galt, the evil genius of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged," is "alive and well" roaming the halls of Congress. A figment of Rand's imagination, Galt continues to do serious damage through any number of assorted tea party/GOP extremists,...
Charlie Peters, a self-described "neoliberal" who edited The Washington Monthly, told me many years ago that the problem with liberals is they see themselves as heroes in a novel. Many conservatives today do the same thing, and they know just the novel:...
Serial entrepreneur and Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell has begun taping pilots for a new 30-minute radio program he would host on WBEZ-FM 91.5, a public radio station. "It would be a Saturday morning show," said Jessica Malkin, executive director of...
Tags: Media Industry, Business, Ethics, Sales, Human Rights
She's an artist, teacher-therapist and giver who donates all proceeds from the sale of her art to charity. She's the opposite of the "greed-is-good" poison. Ayn Rand would have made her a villain in Atlas Shrugged because she helps other people. Paul...
Tags: Teachers, New York University, AIDS, Human Interest, Art Basel
Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate has ramped up interest in the author/philosopher Ayn Rand. Ryan is backing away from her these days, mostly because of her atheism and other inconvenient social views, but he has proclaimed more...
I've been dating this guy for about a month. He's super awesome, super sweet, lots of fun, and a pretty good match for my personality. There's just this one little thing that has been causing me great anxiety. He's got no money and doesn't seem at all...
Tags: Meryl Streep
If you've been holding your breath to see whether Mitt Romney would pivot to the center now that it's a two-man race between him and President Obama, you can exhale; he won't. Romney made that clear in his victory speech after last week's primaries in...
We in the mainstream media harbor a dirty little secret: Most of us are rooting for Rick Santorum. It's nothing personal, although Santorum is a reasonably appealing guy. And it's not ideological; most of us aren't yearning for Bible-based social...
Robert Reich has worked in a lot of big white buildings -- in the Senate, as an intern to Robert F. Kennedy; in the office of then-Solicitor General Robert Bork; in the Ford and Carter administrations; and as labor secretary to President Clinton. Now...
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