Posts Tagged ‘ Hugo Chavez ’

The Rising Cost Of Chavismo

The Rising Cost Of Chavismo

The brutal authoritarianism and contempt for free expression the current Venezuelan president inherited from his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, continue to mark the reign of Nicolas Maduro. Even as hyperinflation erases the savings of hard-working Venezuelans and crime tears apart their communities, Chavez’s hand-picked successor crushes any attempt at divorcing their country from a wholly...
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The Marxists of May

The Marxists of May

  Update: The Silent Majority No More has some great coverage of the May Day absurdity, which I urge you all to check out for yourselves! One of the perennial problems faced by the left is the inclination to either devolve into myopic, sectarian bands, or to remain so diffuse and broad in its...
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Revisionist History

Revisionist History

We’d like to wish our readers a blessed Easter, or a happy Passover-for those who are commemorating the Jews’ exodus from bondage in Egypt. Today also happens to be the birthday of Cesar Chavez, the founder of the United Fruit Workers and the force chiefly responsible for ending the notorious bracero program. It should...
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Obama v. America

Obama v. America

If you thought Hilda Solis was bad for American workers-and she was-then wait until you see who Barack Obama has tapped to replace her as the next head of the Department of Labor. Oh-so-mainstream Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, a man that-as Katrina Trinko points out-has devoted a large portion of his career to empowering...
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Palestinian By Proxy

Palestinian By Proxy

One image taken from the pro-Hamas rally held by Al-Awda NY, among other anti-Israel organizations, in Times Square this weekend. I wish I could say that it was anomalous in some way, but the inexorable truth is that the physically and intellectually etiolated creature you see above was probably as representative of the spirit...
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Hating on the Kochs

Hating on the Kochs

Update: Our good friend Pamela Hall has more photo and video coverage of the event on her fantastic website, The Silent Majority No More. I highly recommend checking it out for yourself. The police presence at the anti-voter verification rally that took place in Manhattan this weekend was pretty substantial, although it still wasn’t...
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Iranian Terror Plot

Iranian Terror Plot

I suppose I should have prefaced the title of this post with the qualifier “allegedly,” although for the sake of argument I’ll assume that the allegations contained in the Justice Department indictment are true.  There are a number of angles from which this story can be approached, and many of them have already been...
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