Ugly Collectivism Colors Economy

Obama, Progs force U.S. to make reparations for oppressive liberty


(via "Closings And Layoffs" at iowntheworld.com)

Benjamin Hooks Born, Trotsky Exiled, Saigon Embassy Attacked

On this day: January 31
The U.S. orders all Native Americans to move into reservations (1876)

The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky (1929)

President Harry S Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb (1950)

Viet Cong attack the U.S. embassy in Saigon as part of the Tet Offensive (1968)

The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow (1990)

President B. Hussein Obama speaks at the Alfalfa Club annual banquet (2009)

b: Anna Pavlova (1881), Benjamin Hooks (1925), Dick Gephardt (1941); d: Ernesto Miranda (1976), Molly Ivins (2007), Hassan Habibi (2013)

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WH Performance Earns Prog Plaudits

Unsung heroes of Clinton-Obama Benghazi affair get belated recognition


More Benghazi stories: here.

Saul Alinsky Born, Tet Offensive, Obama Launches Middle Class War

On this day: January 30
King Charles I of England is beheaded (1649)

Adolph Hitler gives his last ever public address, a radio address on the 12th anniversary of his swearing-in as Chancellor of Germany (1945)

Tet Offensive launch by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies (1968)

President B. Hussein Obama signs a presidential memorandum launching the Middle Class Working Families Task Force to be led by Vice President Joe Biden (2009)

Former one-term President George H. W. Bush makes a social call on President B. Hussein Obama at the White House (2010)

b: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Saul Alinsky (1909), Joachim Peiper (1915), John Profumo (1915); d: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1948)

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Harry Hopkins Dead, Axis of Evil, Blago Convicted

On this day: January 29
U.S. President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute (1834)

In a State of the Union Address, U.S. President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea (2002)

President B. Hussein Obama signs his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (2009)

Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is convicted of several corruption charges, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the U.S. Senate as a replacement for then-U.S. president-elect B. Hussein Obama (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama stages a revival meeting of progressive unionists at the University of Tampa (2010)

b: Anton Chekhov (1860), John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874), Gerda Steinhoff (1922); d: Harry Hopkins (1946), H. L. Mencken (1956)

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José Martí Born, #Occupy Gitmo, Energy Price Controls Fail

On this day: January 28
U.S. troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War (1909)

Ronald Reagan lifts Jimmy Carter's remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the U.S. helping to end the 1979 energy crisis (1981)

President B. Hussein Obama stages a so-called "town hall meeting" at the University of Tampa (2010)

b: José Martí (1853); d: Therese Brandl (1947), Robert Drinan (2007)

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Getting To Know Obama's Favorite Culture

Our Dear Leader, raised under so-called Religion of Peace, sports Ring of Truth


HT: "The Muslim Agenda" at moonbattery.com

Samuel Gompers Born, The Young Left, Thomas Crapper Dead

On this day: January 27
U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears" (1825)

The Young Left is founded in Norway (1909)

b: Samuel Gompers (1850), Learned Hand (1872), Gottfried Feder (1883), John Roberts (1955); d: Ali ibn Abi-Talib (661), Thomas Crapper (1910), J. D. Salinger (2010), Howard Zinn (2010)

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Doomed To Repeat Collectivist Mistakes Of The Past

Can centralized political power and individual liberty coexist?


(via "THE WEEK IN PICTURES, EARLY EDITION" at powerlineblog.com)

Angela Davis Born, Boris Yeltsin Relents, Monica Lewinsky Denied

On this day: January 26
German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed (1934)

Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia is going to stop targeting U.S. cities with nuclear weapons (1992)

On American TV, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky (1998)

President B. Hussein Obama gives his first formal interview as President to Al Arabiya (2009)

b: Nicolae Ceauşescu (1918), Angela Davis (1944); d: Lucky Luciano (1962), Nelson Rockefeller (1979)

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Benedict Arnold Born, Ukraine Splits, Arab Spring Born

On this day: January 25
Daniel Shays leads rebellion to seize Federal arsenal to protest debtor's prisons (1787)

The Ukrainian people declare independence from Bolshevik Russia (1918)

The League of Nations is founded (1919)

Soviet Union ends state of war with Germany (1955)

President B. Hussein Obama hosts the 2009 NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers at the White House (2010)

The so-called Egyptian Revolution begins, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labor strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities (2011)

b: Benedict Arnold (1741), Christina Tchen (1956); d: Manabendra Nath Roy (1954), Erhard Milch (1972), Mikhail Suslov (1982)

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Renamed Leningrad, Gennifer Flowers Born, Homeland Security Launched

On this day: January 24
Petrograd, formerly Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad (1924)

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca (1943)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation (2003)

b: Sharon Tate (1943), Gennifer Flowers (1950); d: Winston Churchill (1965), Herta Oberheuser (1978)

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Herbert Croly Born, NorKs Seize USS Pueblo, Paul Robeson Dead

On this day: January 23
In Moscow, 17 leading Communists go on trial accused of participating in a plot led by Leon Trotsky to overthrow Joseph Stalin's regime and assassinate its leaders (1937)

North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying (1968)

President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam (1973)

Reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan (2002)

President B. Hussein Obama ends the funding ban for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad (2009)

b: Herbert Croly (1869), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Arthur Lewis (1915), Horst Mahler (1936), Antonio Villaraigosa (1953); d: Paul Robeson (1976), David Sullivan (1976)

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Woodrow: Peace First, LBJ Dead, Evo Morales Immaculated

On this day: January 22
The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio (1890)

Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg (1905)

President Woodrow Wilson calls for "peace without victory" in Europe (1917)

Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1924)

Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (1946)

The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership (1962)

Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia (2006)

President B. Hussein Obama signs a bogus executive order announcing the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp within a year (2009)

b: Grigori Rasputin (1869), D. W. Griffith (1875), Roman Ungern von Sternberg (1886); d: Queen Victoria (1901), Fyodor Dan (1947), Lyndon B. Johnson (1973), Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1995), Rose Mary Woods (2005)

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