On Thursday, I joined Sean Astin on his podcast Vox Populi to discuss the Joe Biden-Paul Ryan debate in Danville, Kentucky. Download the show here (conversation starts at the 40 minute mark) and don’t forget to subscribe to Sean’s podcast on iTunes!
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Ayn Rand, the self-proclaimed radical and author of Atlas Shrugged was the ultimate purist, advocating uncontrolled, unregulated capitalism. She perverted Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” into her “virtue of selfishness” and defended an ugly dog-eat-dog economic Darwinism: The masses were servile and insignificant, government was invasive and usually malevolent.
Absolute objectivism, along with the rest of Rand’s arguments, may sway teens—a time when renegade individualism stirs the blood—but time and experience validates the social/political principles envisioned by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Adam Smith.
From Buzzfeed Politics
In the last 48 hours, the Romney campaign has several times refused to give GOP voters a direct response on a coordinated Romney/Ryan tax policy. This, along with Ryan’s Medicare plan, are just two of the many issues shaping the GOP ticket that will cause a divide among Republican constituents.
On Tuesday, August 14, I joined Ed Schultz, Joy Reid, and Susan Del Percio on MSNBC’s Ed Show to weigh in on the Paul Ryan VP pick. Watch the clip below and share your thoughts on my Facebook page.
From The Ed Show
Paul Ryan may prove to be a hazardous running mate as the Romney campaign pushes forward on the campaign trail. Working class Republicans – when they really pay attention to the Ryan budget plan – are going to be extremely nervous about the economic possibilities that come with a Romney/Ryan ticket. Conversely, many economic conservatives will find themselves very uncomfortable with some of Ryan’s relatively radical social positions.
On Monday, August 13, I joined Reverend Al Sharpton and Margie Omero on PoliticsNation to discuss the latest feedback on Romney’s choice of running mate. Watch the clip below for a more in-depth analysis of what it is going to take for the Romney campaign to consolidate its base without ostracizing conservatives on the fence.
Despite the GOP’s incessant complaints that mandated defense budget cuts are too harsh, comparisons of military expenditures worldwide reveal that the U.S. accounted for 41% of all global military expenses in 2011.
Bloomberg.com has analyzed the discussion over next years military budget, and it appears that Republicans will have their work cut out for them if they wish to convincingly argue that the U.S. military budget needs to be protected at all costs.