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The Decline of the Left in Europe

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As America has been moving left, Europe is taking the opposite course. Social-Democratic parties have lost some of their dominance. These two maps plot political power. For countries with coalition governments, the holder of the Prime Minister or being the largest party in the coalition is used. Purple is where the Prime Minister and President are from different blocks (for countries where the President... 

Boy told to remove flag from bicycle by school administrators gets escorted to class

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Last week, you probably saw the report about Cody Alicea, the boy in California who was told to take the American flag off his bicycle by obtuse school administrators. Well, yesterday some members of Cody’s community in California decided they would help escort him to class: The school has since apologized.  Read More »

Swiss poised to vote on controversial immigrant law

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The pro-expulsion campaign involves posters featuring a black sheep being kicked out of the country by several white sheep. Switzerland is poised to vote on a controversial law that will allow for all immigrants – EU citizens included – to be automatically expelled from the country if they commit a crime. Even benefit fraudsters and burglars are targeted by the proposed new law, which polls show... 

Danish party calls for ban on Arab TV channels

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Pia Kjaersgaard The leader of Denmark’s populist Danish People’s Party, on which the government relies for support, said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday that pan-Arab television channels Al-Jazeera and Al Arabiya should be stopped from broadcasting to the country. Pia Kjaersgaard, leader of parliament’s third-biggest party, accused the channels of sowing hatred against... 

Ron Paul speech to Virginia Tea Party

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Rep. Ron Paul brought a crowd at the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Convention to its feet October 9th, delivering a fiery speech about an “intellectual revolution.” He said the economy is going “to get a lot worse before it gets better” and advocated getting rid of the IRS and the income tax.  Read More »

National Pride Matters as Three in Five Americans More Likely to Purchase Product When Ad Emphasizes it is 'Made in America'

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There is a sense of national pride when a world-wide innovation is created in the U.S. Advertising that emphasizes a product is “Made in America” plays to that national pride, and it seems to have results. Three in five Americans (61%) say they are more likely to purchase something when the ad touts it is “Made in America” and only 3% say they are less likely to buy it. Just... 

No more EU welcome mat

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The political dislocations under way across Europe are remarkable. Some are inevitable, the result of economic and currency crises and the efforts being made by governments to cut spending and reduce deficits. But these have also changed the nature of the immigration debate. Ireland last week found itself facing a deficit of one-third of its gross domestic product as it sought to clear up the unholy... 

Florida College Under Fire for Censoring Conservative Students

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A conservative student in Florida says he has the evidence that implicates a public college administrator who last week ordered members of Young Americans for Freedom to leave a campus event after they displayed Heritage Foundation research papers. Palm Beach State College activities director Olivia Morris-Ford, a Facebook fan of President Barack Obama and filmmaker Michael Moore, booted the conservative... 

The Tea Party is now more powerful than President Obama

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Members of the Tea Party rally in Washington. Who would have predicted this a year ago? Certainly not the complacent army of White House spin doctors who have failed to grasp, let alone acknowledge, the momentous political transformation that is sweeping America. CNN’s latest poll confirms that the Tea Party movement has more political clout than the President of the United States in influencing... 

British Tea Party launched by Conservative activists to challenge Coalition

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The groups have been emboldened by Christine O'Donnell's victory A British Tea Party campaign inspired by the electoral truimphs of the American movement is launching a series of challenges to the Coalition government. Activists are to hold a rally at next month’s Conservative party conference in Birmingham, at which criticisms of Coalition policies are expected to be aired. The organisers,... 

Tea Party comes to Australia

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An anti-tax, anti-government Tea Party has set up shop in Australia, inspired by the US-based movement that has turned the Republican Party upside down. The Australian T.E.A. Party (an acronym for Taxed Enough Already) will be targeting pre-selections across the country and heavily promotes its links to “our friends” in the United States. Reluctant spokesman David Goodridge – “just... 

Le Pen's daughter looks likely to lead from front

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Marine Le Pen says she is not racist but a multicultural country can never live in peace. Marine Le Pen was late back from lunch. This is a common condition among French politicians but unusual for Le Pen. She is known for being on time and being polite, charming and, unlike her father, difficult to dislike. She arrived “only” 20 minutes late. The National Front, she says, is not a racist... 

Analysis - Anti-immigrant wave spreads across Europe

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Rene holding a speech in Berlin. His friend Wilders can be seen in the background. Few people outside of Germany paid much attention when a little-known Berlin politician named Rene Stadtkewitz convened a news conference last week and announced the formation of a new “Freedom” party. But in the German capital, the founding of a movement modelled on the anti-immigrant party of Dutch populist... 

The Myth of Equality by Patrick J. Buchanan

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Patrick J. Buchanan is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster. In 21st century America, institutional racism and sexism remain great twin evils to be eradicated on our long journey to the wonderful world where, at last, all are equal. What are we to make, then, of a profession that rewards workers with fame and fortune, yet discriminates... 

Italy inspired by France to expel citizens from other EU states by September

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A beggar on the streets of Venice. The Italian remarks come hot on the heels of Roma expulsions in France. Italy has said it intends to expel citizens from other EU states if they are not able to support themselves, in a move apparently inspired by France’s current crackdown on Roma. Interior Minister Roberto Maroni told daily newspaper Corriere della Sera on Saturday (21 August) that French... 
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