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  • Vladimir Putin Is the World’s Most Dangerous Fool

    05/12/2023 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2023 | Thomas L. Friedman
    I have not written much about the war in Ukraine lately because so little has changed strategically since the first few months of this conflict, when three overarching facts pretty much drove everything — and still do. Fact No. 1: As I wrote at the outset, when a war of this magnitude begins, the key question you ask yourself as a foreign affairs columnist is very simple: Where should I be? Should I be in Kyiv, the Donbas, Crimea, Moscow, Warsaw, Berlin, Brussels or Washington? And from the start of this war, there has been only one place to be...
  • Putin quotes Milton Friedman in relation to energy price caps

    10/13/2022 10:41:42 AM PDT · by Kazan · 27 replies
    Tass ^ | October 12, 2022
    MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin quoted Nobel winner Milton Friedman on the reasons for the shortage of goods in the markets, commenting on the Western idea to impose a price cap on Russian energy resources."In this regard, I would like to quote American economist, Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman: ‘We economists don't know much, but we do know how to create a shortage. If you want to create a shortage of tomatoes, for example, just pass a law that retailers can't sell tomatoes for more than two cents per pound. Instantly you'll have a tomato shortage. It's...
  • Middle East: Peace Becons | David Friedman | Jordon Peterson

    08/16/2022 10:36:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 15, 2022 | Jordon Peterson
    Excellent interview about the Abraham Accords.
  • Hinckley nears full freedom 41 years after shooting Reagan

    06/01/2022 8:23:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Jessica Gresko
    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge is set to preside over an important hearing for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and is on the verge of being released from all remaining restrictive conditions. U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman said in September that he would free Hinckley from restrictions on June 15 as long as Hinckley continued to do well.
  • Did Nixon create the Carter economy?

    06/14/2021 4:09:14 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 35 replies
    The NY Sun ^ | 11 June 2021 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Nixon was worried about trade deficits and a deteriorating balance of payments. He rejected the advice of Volcker, then treasury undersecretary, and the Fed chairman at the time, Arthur Burns. Instead, Nixon closed the gold window, meaning foreign governments could no longer exchange dollars for gold. The value of the greenback fell like a stone. So as the value of our currency declined, prices denominated in dollars sky-rocketed. We printed bad money and too much of it, and that’s the definition of inflation. Excess money in relation to demand will do it every time. Lack of value will do it...
  • NYT’s Friedman: ‘God Bless’ Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney ‘Standing Up for Our Democracy’

    05/04/2021 6:00:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2021 | Pam Key
    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said Monday night on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) are “standing up for our democracy” by opposing the notion former President Donald Trump didn’t lose the 2020 presidential election. Friedman said, “When people ask me how I feel, I give an answer that sounds like English is my second language. I say to them, country not right. Country not right. Our country is not right. What Liz Cheney is doing and Mitt Romney is doing is standing up for our democracy.”
  • Chinese Propagandists Tout NYT Columnist Thomas Friedman’s Comments

    04/13/2021 7:32:29 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 13, 2021 | Yuichiro Kakutani
    Chinese state media are trumpeting New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's China-friendly comments, the latest example of the Gray Lady's ties to the Chinese propaganda apparatus. When Friedman, a longtime columnist for the Times, participated in a March 29 "fireside chat" with the Center for China and Globalization, a Beijing think tank with close ties to the regime, the state-owned China Global Television Network (CGTN) broadcast the entire 90-minute interview. Once the interview was over, the network disseminated the interview as an example of a Western intellectual calling for improved relations between the two superpowers. "Friedman said 1979-2019 was a...
  • New York Times Columnist Urges Democrats to Commit Voter Fraud in Georgia

    11/12/2020 4:30:58 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    freebeacon ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2020 | Collin Anderson
    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman urged national Democrats to move to Georgia and vote in its upcoming Senate runoff elections—a clear violation of state law, should the voters leave after the races conclude. "I hope everybody moves to Georgia, you know, in the next month or two, registers to vote, and votes for these two Democratic senators," Friedman said during a Monday-night CNN appearance. Georgia election law does not include a length-of-residency requirement in order to vote in the state. It does, however, prohibit prospective voters from "residing in the state briefly with the intention just to vote and...
  • Godfather of Conservative Libertarianism Milton Friedman's 108th Birthday

    07/31/2020 11:48:18 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 6 replies ^ | 7/31/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    Had he stuck around Mr. Milton Friedman would have turned 108 years old yesterday. This week's episode of The Resistance Library podcast focuses squarely on the great libertarian economist and firece critic of Keynesian economics. Perfect to listen to if you've just paid taxes last month! You may also read our very own Sam Jacobs' article on Mr. Friedman here:
  • Loretta Lynch to advise New York attorney general in probe of NYPD clashes with protesters

    06/10/2020 1:12:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | June 10, 2020 | By Allan Smith
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday that former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will advise her office's fast-moving probe of the New York Police Department and its clashes with protesters at demonstrations sparked by the fatal arrest of George Floyd. James announced that Lynch and Barry Friedman, a New York University professor who serves as faculty director of the NYU Law Policing Project, will join the investigation as special advisers. "The right to peacefully protest is one of our most basic civil rights, and we are working without rest to ensure that right is protected and guarded," James...
  • NYT’s Thomas Friedman Begs Dems to Nominate 'Moderate Progressive' Bloomberg

    02/13/2020 2:10:58 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/13/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    You know politics have gotten weird when a liberal New York Times columnist begs Democrat voters to abandon Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in favor of nominating Michael Bloomberg to lead the Democratic ticket. Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote a wacky Feb. 11, op-ed headlined “Paging Michael Bloomberg.” In the piece, Friedman suggested Bloomberg, owner of Bloomberg News, was more capable of appealing “to independents, moderate Republicans and suburban women” than self-proclaimed democratic socialist Sanders. Friedman was determined to get Democrats not to nominate Sanders: “Please, Democrats, don’t tell me you need Sanders’s big, ill-thought-through, revolutionary grand schemes to get...
  • AOC mixes up two 'very different' economists in Instagram post about 4-day workweek

    02/09/2020 2:48:45 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 February 2020 | Brie Stimpson
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Boston University, had to correct herself Saturday evening after mixing up two "very different" economists during a lengthy Instagram discussion. "UGGGH TYPO,” the freshman congresswoman wrote after confusing John Maynard Keynes, an early 20th-century British economist who theorized that government spending was linked to economic growth, with Milton Friedman, a free-market American economist and 1976 Nobel Prize winner, according to The Washington Examiner. Ocasio-Cortez mistakenly combined their names into "Milton Keynes." “I was just reading today about how in 1930, famed economist Milton Keynes predicted that by 2030...

    07/18/2019 5:24:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 17,2019 | STEVEN HAYWARD I
    And now it is Tom Friedman’s turn to panic about the Democrats’ sharp turn to the left. Savor some yummy samples from his column yesterday: I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was. I was shocked that so many candidates in the party whose nominee I was planning to...
  • ‘Trump’s Going to Get Re-elected, Isn’t He?’

    07/17/2019 9:27:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 16, 2019 | Thomas L. Friedman
    I’m struck at how many people have come up to me recently and said, “Trump’s going to get re-elected, isn’t he?” And in each case, when I drilled down to ask why, I bumped into the Democratic presidential debates in June. I think a lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard there. I was.
  • Milton Friedman on Donahue - 1979

    03/10/2019 6:59:53 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 26, 2009 | Milton Friedman
    Dr. Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate, promoting "Free to Choose" on the show Donahue.Worth watching....Donahue...actually conducted a decent interview.
  • Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

    02/18/2019 8:11:06 AM PST · by Borges · 37 replies
    WTOP - AP ^ | 2/18/2019
    The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa’s daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal Mendonsa fell and had a seizure Sunday at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years.
  • NYT’s Friedman: We Have a ‘Disturbed,’ ‘Demented’ Man as President

    01/12/2019 8:11:03 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11th, 2019 | Pam Key
    Friday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman described President Donald Trump as “demented.” Friedman said, “It’s really sad. This is a party that has simply laid down for a demented man. They have been laying down for anyone who would energize their base, going back to Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, and now it’s Trump.” He added, “We’re really risking our luck here. How long can this go on? We have a disturbed man as president. That’s very clear. We have a party that is not ready to stand up to it. What worries...
  • Time for G.O.P. to Threaten to Fire Trump

    12/24/2018 3:08:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies
    New York Times ^ | Thomas L. Friedman
    Time for G.O.P. to Threaten to Fire Trump Republican leaders need to mount an intervention. Thomas L. Friedman By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Dec. 24, 2018 Up to now I have not favored removing President Trump from office. I felt strongly that it would be best for the country that he leave the way he came in, through the ballot box. But last week was a watershed moment for me, and I think for many Americans, including some Republicans. It was the moment when you had to ask whether we really can survive two more years of Trump as...
  • Two Michigan doctors are CLEARED of female genital mutilation charges as federal judge [tr]

    11/21/2018 4:16:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2018 | Jessa Schroeder
    A federal judge dismissed charges Tuesday against two doctors and six others involved in the genital mutilation of nine girls at a Detroit clinic, and also declared a US law banning the practice unconstitutional. US District Judge Bernard Friedman dismissed mutilation and conspiracy charges against Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, who performed the surgery, and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, who allowed his clinic in Livonia, Michigan, to be used for the procedure. The same charges were dismissed against Attar's wife, Farida, and Tahera Shafiq, who assisted in the procedure, as well as four women who tricked their daughters into going to the suburban...
  • Oct 2: The American Civil War, Part II

    11/13/2018 1:42:13 PM PST · by Jack Black · 60 replies
    The New York TImes ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Thomas Friedman
    The nation is deeply divided, with each side seeing the other as “the enemy.” I began my journalism career covering a civil war in Lebanon. I never thought I’d end my career covering a civil war in America. We may not be there yet, but if we don’t turn around now, we will surely get where we’re going — which was best described by Senator Jeff Flake on Monday: “Tribalism is ruining us. It is tearing our country apart. It is no way for sane adults to act.” Sure, we’ve experienced bouts of intense social strife since the American Civil...