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Ayn Rand’s “money speech” worth another read as the left vilifies capitalism

With a new batch of politicians in D.C. espousing socialism, victimization and House freshman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”) running Amazon’s jobs out of New York, etc., it might be a good time to re-read Ayn Rand’s work. We are so far from victimized in America, we have to hire two Nigerians to pretend we are. Even actors like Leonardo DiCaprio (who makes $12 million per movie) talk despairingly of capitalism. They clearly do not understand socialism. To Hollywood, socialism is sharing your c...
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Neither major political party equipped to do anything about $22 trillion national debt

Reflecting perpetual bipartisan profligacy out of the federal government, the national debt surpassed $22 trillion last week, more than double what it was just a decade ago. While it might be convenient or sensational enough for the political establishment of either major party to discuss, ignoring it won’t make it go away; it just makes things worse. When President Obama assumed office in January 2009, the national debt totaled $10.6 billion. By the time he left in January 2017, the national de...
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The perplexing, growing popularity of socialism

It is perplexing that an economic system, socialism, identified with failures such as Cuba, North Korea, and Venezuela, has now developed a positive aura, at least in the Democratic Party. This is even odder when we remember historical examples of regimes that proudly embraced the title, “Socialist.” The National Socialist German Workers’ Party was the official title of the Nazis; the USSR was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Of course, the left argues their socialism is not that of Nazi...
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San Pedro Bay ports at center of regional jobs, global trade

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach share the San Pedro Bay and a common mission — to strengthen and invigorate California’s economy. As the executive directors of these two neighboring seaports, we compete for business, which brings more international trade to our docks, and in turn makes it possible for consumers and businesses in this nation and around the world to find the products they buy and use every day. In recognition of the second-annual “California Ports Day” on Feb. 20, it’s a g...
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Walter Jones and the vote to end US war on Yemen

In a fitting legacy for my friend Walter Jones, Jr. who passed away last week, the US House made history by voting in favor of H.J.Res. 37, a resolution “Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.” As George O’Neill wrote in the American Conservative magazine this week, the historic 248-177 victory for a bill demanding the end of the US participation in the nearly five year Saudi war of aggression “refl...
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Rep. Walter Jones remembered at funeral for deep convictions

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Friends and colleagues of the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. remembered him Thursday as a man of integrity and deep Christian conviction who fought for constituents and what he believed was right. Hundreds of people, including Gov. Roy Cooper and current and former members of Congress, attended the funeral Mass […]
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North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones Dies At 76

North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones died Sunday at the age of 76. The Republican lawmaker was known for initially supporting the war in Iraq before changing his mind and becoming a fierce opponent.
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GOP North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Dies On 76th Birthday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. The congressman’s office confirmed his death in a statement, saying Jones died in Greenville, North Carolina. His health declining in recent months, Jones entered hospice care in January after breaking his hip. He had been granted a leave of absence from Congress in late ...
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Longtime Congressman Walter Jones, Who Coined Term 'Freedom Fries,' Dies

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones died Sunday on his 76th birthday.
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Walter Jones, congressman behind 'freedom fries', dies at 76

Walter Jones, who originally supported the Iraq war, later became one of its most vocal critics.
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GOP Rep. Walter Jones, Who Spent Years Seeking Redemption For Iraq Vote, Dies At 76

Jones helped add "freedom fries" to the Congressional cafeteria menu. Since then, he came to deeply regret his vote for the war in Iraq, and wrote thousands of letters to families of fallen soldiers.(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)
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Walter Jones dead

Congressman Jones has passed.
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Rep. Walter Jones, Republican Who Became Vocal Critic Of Iraq War, Dead At 76

"Congressman Jones will long be remembered for his honesty, faith and integrity," his office said.
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Long-serving Republican Rep. Walter Jones dies at 76

GOP Rep. Walter Jones died on Sunday after serving in Congress and the North Carolina state legislature for 34 years.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Long-serving Republican Rep. Walter Jones dies on 76th birthday

GOP Rep. Walter Jones died on Sunday after serving in Congress and the North Carolina state legislature for 34 years.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Rep. Walter Jones, Republican Who Became Vocal Critic Of Iraq War, Dies

"Congressman Jones will long be remembered for his honesty, faith and integrity," his office said.
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North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones dies at 76

North Carolina Republican Rep. Walter Jones died on Sunday at age 76, according to a statement on the congressman's website.
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Rep. Walter Jones in hospice care

A North Carolina Republican congressman who has represented the state for more than two decades has been placed in hospice care, his office said in a statement released Saturday.
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US Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina enters hospice care

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican congressman who has represented North Carolina for over two decades has entered hospice care. A news release issued Saturday on the official government page for U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. says that his health has declined since he recently broke his hip and that he’s in hospice care. He […]
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Rep. Walter Jones In Hospice

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) is in hospice at his Farmville home, according to local NBC affiliate WITN.  Jones, 75, has reportedly been struggling with an illness serious enough that he hasn’t been able to cast votes on the House floor since September. He has served in Congress for 24 years. [Author: Kate Riga]
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Trump on US-North Korea relations: 'We are doing just fine!' – live

President said ‘we are in no hurry’ to denuclearize peninsula and that Kim Jong-un ‘sees it better than anyone’Help us reach our $1m goal. Make a year-end contributionGet the new US morning briefing. Sign upIs the net closing in on Donald Trump? Listen now 6.56pm GMT Losing Senate candidate and potential 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke doesn’t know if he’s progressive.Asked if he’s a progressive, @BetoORourke says, ‘I don’t know.’ He’s not big on labels, he says
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House Republicans move to block debate on American involvement in Yemen

Editor’s note: Breaking views are thoughts from individual members of the editorial board on today’s headlines. For too long, the United States has provided military and logistical aid to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen without so much as a formal vote of Congress. This has gone on despite repeated reports of Saudi atrocities, including the bombings of funerals, hospitals and school buses. In September, Rep. Ro Khanna, D-California, introduced H. Con. Res 138 to direct the president to withdraw...
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Former Bellevue High lineman Marcus Henry strives to become a Seahawk

Henry, who played college ball at Boise State, grew up idolizing Seattle offensive linemen such as Walter Jones and Steve Hutchinson. He was signed by the Seahawks after participating in their rookie minicamp in May.
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Reps. Gabbard and Jones are right, presidential wars should be an impeachable offense

Editor’s note: Breaking views are thoughts from individual members of the editorial board on today’s headlines. This week, Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Walter Jones, R-North Carolina, introduced a resolution to define “presidential wars not declared by Congress…as impeachable ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’…” H.Res. 922 would prevent the president from “perpetuating ongoing wars or supplying war materials, military troops, trainers, or advisers, military intelligence, financial support or t...
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Trump Rants And Roars At House GOP Meeting, With No Clear Immigration Plan

President Trump headed to Capitol Hill on Tuesday with anxious Republicans hoping he’d help them put out the firestorm he started with his decision to separate parents and children. Instead, he delivered a vintage meandering and bullying speech that offered them little concrete guidance to desperate House Republicans about what to do on immigration. Trump spent 45 minutes ranting to House Republicans on everything from taxes to his pending lawsuits Tuesday evening, according to members in the me...
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Bill That Rolls Back Dodd-Frank Regulations Sent To Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moved to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted 258-159 on Tuesday to approve legislation rolling back the Dodd-Frank law, notching a legislative win for President Donald Trump, who made gutting the landmark law a campaign promise. The Republican-led legislation, pushed by Wall Street banks as well as regional banks and sm...
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Hardline Preacher Beats GOP Rep., Boosting Dems In Another House District

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) has lost his primary to Baptist minister Mark Harris (R), making him the first congressional incumbent of 2018 to lose a primary and boosting Democrats’ chances of winning the seat. Harris led Pittenger by 48.5 percent to 46.2 percent with all precincts reporting when the Associated Press called the race shortly after 10:30 p.m. EST. “I have called Mark Harris and conceded the race and I wish him the best,” Pittenger said at his election night event. That result gi...
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GOP lawmaker sends letter to Ryan asking for House chaplain to be reinstated

Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina asked House Speaker Paul Ryan to reinstate the Rev. Pat Conroy, saying in a letter sent Wednesday he believes the way the House chaplain was let go reflected "poorly on the House" and appears "intentionally underhanded."
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The Unfolding Wickedness Of The Deep State

Mark Tapscott: Virtually everybody in the nation’s capital is waiting either in fear or in eager anticipation for the upcoming investigative report of Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Horowitz is among the most respected and effective IGs ever appointed, but former President Barack Obama, who nominated him in 2011, may consider that decision among the most regrettable from his eight years in the White House. Here’s why: The Inspectors General Act of 1978 authorizes the I...
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What to make of the Seahawks’ hiring of Mike Solari? Walter Jones and Damon Huard weigh in

Former UW standout Damon Huard started 18 games at quarterback when Solari was the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs in 2006-07. Seahawks Hall of Famer Walter Jones played for him his last season in Seattle.
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