Think Freely Media presents Common Sense with Paul Jacob

On Townhall.com, in the year 2014 A.D., columns by Paul Jacob:

  • January 5: A Movable Voter Fraud Feast? — Boy, have Colorado’s insider Democrats whipped up something for (that is, against) the voters this time!
  • January 12: Embracing Economic Justice — Want social justice? Want peace? Give liberty a chance.
  • January 19: Arkansas Accidents — The bright side of legislative tyranny? Legislative incompetence.
  • January 26: Inequality on the Brain — The point isn’t to make us all equal, it’s to apply a standard equally to all, encouraging human betterment.
  • February 2: Give Them Credit — The latest database on U.S. citizens, prying into our private lives . . . and it wasn’t perpetrated by the NSA!
  • February 9: Obama Promises Accountability, Stop Laughing — As evidence for the partisan corruption of the Internal Revenue Service mounts, the president remains in Stage One of dealing with scandal: DENIAL.
  • February 16: The Unsurprising “Success” of Subsidy — Give people money, or services free of charge, and (shock of all shocks) they will do things with them … and even go so far as to change their behavior to keep getting more and more freebies.
  • February 23: Meet the new New York, same as the old New York — Government is very efficient at taking from some and giving to others. So, no wonder that when politicians aim to create a better “business environment,” they hurt most businesses in the process. Standard operating procedure.
  • March 2: Sacramento’s Subsidy Kings  — Politicians and fat cat insiders subvert democracy, the trust of the people, and sound economic policy to push through another sports stadium. Is subsidy now the national pastime?
  • March 9: Are You My Father, Mr. Corporation? — The appalling irresponsibility of modern American culture turns some folks to ridiculous solutions.
  • March 16: Targeting Self-Defense — The war against the principles of a free society extends down even to the smallest pocket knife.
  • March 23: Their Right to Your Money — Chafing under citizen-imposed restrictions, Colorado’s politicians are fighting back. They really, really, really want to be free of constitutional chains on their use of your bucks.
  • March 30: Their Solution, Our Problem — Some simple solutions are really complex problems in disguise.
  • April 6: A More Civilizing Education — Public schools are designed, in part, to solve a problem . . . that may not exist.
  • April 13: Old Media Curses the Wind — MSM: Main Stream Media. The bias is there, demonstrable, and . . . weakening.
  • April 20: Freedom with an Exception Clause — Citizen control of government. It sounds nice on paper — but not enough for politicians not to spew ink all over it.
  • April 27: After Them, The Deluge — If there is anything the very opposite of common sense, it’s out-of-control government employee pensions.
  • May 4: Term Limits, Now More Than Ever — The most powerful politicians of the most corrupt state in the union continue their fight against the citizens’ attempts to straighten things out. But this time, they might lose.
  • May 11: The Conyers Comedy — When politicians fail at the petition process, citizen activists can enjoy the last laugh. For the Conyers re-election campaign, call it a Detroit irony.
  • May 18: An Alternate Political Program — Ralph Nader has a big idea: a grand left-right alliance against the corporate state.
  • May 25: Freedom of Choice for Vets — The administration’s VA scandal has a clear resolution: outsourcing.
  • June 1: Questions After a Massacre — Another bloodbath. Another media and pundit foray into misinformation and misinterpretation. Questions remain. So here they are.
  • June 8: There They Go, Again — Seventy years ago, no one stormed Normandy beach to give one man the power to imprison or to execute anyone he or she decides is an enemy of the state.
  • June 15: The Dog Ate My Country — Lost emails, non-existent integrity.
  • June 22: The Aged Cheese Stink — I’m no cheese expert. But I know what I like.
  • June 29: Let’s Repeal the First Amendment? — The word “extremist” gets tossed about easily in Washington, at least when aimed at tea party activists, libertarians and conservatives. But what could be more extreme than proposing to machete the First Amendment
  • July 6: Getting Unstuck — Children sent across deserts and mountains and plains, by their parents but without adequate supervision, to stake a claim on U.S. soil. But whose reputation is soiled? Who is ultimately responsible for this?
  • July 15: Hoodwinking Voters and Empowering Politicians — Children sent across deserts and mountains and plains, by their parents but without adequate supervision, to stake a claim on U.S. soil. But whose reputation is soiled? Who is ultimately responsible for this?
  • July 20: Blame the Drug Lords, or Our Warlords? — Children sent across deserts and mountains and plains, by their parents but without adequate supervision, to stake a claim on U.S. soil. But whose reputation is soiled? Who is ultimately responsible for this?
  • July 27: Torpedoing P2P? — What governments do on a daily basis is, in the world of transit, best seen as killing progress.
  • August 3: Womenomics! Really? — The managers of the modern state know their GDP stats. But not the value of the stats or what they measure. Especially when it comes to women and families.
  • August 10: Time for a Rethink — Has the “libertarian moment” begun?
  • August 17: Finding Ferguson — The shooting. The protests. The riots. The competing stories. What lesson can we draw now from the events in the St. Louis suburb?
  • August 24: First Step for Ferguson — A frank and honest discussion about . . .
  • August 31: Looting Is Good — Listen to the experts?!?
  • September 7: The Latest Legislative Pay Raise — How not to negotiate a pay hike.
  • September 14: President Obama’s War, er, Speech — Foreign policy prowess is foreign to our president.
  • September 21: Kicking the Can Down Crony Lane — The case for getting rid of big business’s favorite sugar daddy.
  • September 28: Return to Republicanism? — It’s not about the GOP. It’s about the principles that make a country great, by centering on citizens, not power.
  • October 5: Land of Impunity — Police brutality and political corruption often go hand in hand. They certainly do in a certain county in a certain state of our increasingly uncertain union.
  • October 12: And the Hypocritical Horse-Trading You Rode In On — A funny thing happened on the way to Medicaid expansion in Virginia: it didn’t happen.
  • October 19: The Deceivers — Will the Decepticons transform Arkansas? Not if the state’s voters learn the truth before election day.

 

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