The president has to hold firm, even if that means shutting down government for a spell. Perhaps then the mainstream Republican Party will expel the radicals and proclaim they are not against government, in general.
Ayn Rand, you say? Is that what you say? When it comes to productive avenues for innovation and growth, especially in the current economic climate, the Rand approach is a recipe for personal and organizational chaos and aimlessness. Here's why.
Mitt Romney's secret video showed that he shares the delusionally sheltered and narcissistic worldview of his ultra-wealthy peer group. Paul Ryan's recording reveals his radical hostility toward the nation's most popular social programs.
An appreciation of good writing involves a sensitivity to things that matter a great deal in real life -- such as the nuance and complexity of human experience. These are missing from Ayn Rand's writing, and Paul Ryan has said that writing inspired his life's work.
By choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has not only accepted the Wisconsin conservative's baggage, but also refocused the political conversation and exposed himself as a champion of unfettered individualism.
The images of college students thronging to Ron Paul campaign events inspire a nostalgic twinge in me. Once I upon a time, I, too, needed nothing more in life than to be left free to achieve. I was a Libertarian, at least until graduation.
Ron Paul's progressive supporters might not grasp that Paul's libertarianism, while informing some of his seemingly progressive views on foreign policy and the like, carries with it a significant load of horrendous and unacceptable baggage.
I met with Ayn Rand three times in the 1980s before she passed away. While I will forever reject her philosophy, I fully appreciate her influence on our world today. She was an uncannily prescient woman.
After decades of fruitless efforts to bring Ayn Rand's epic novel Atlas Shrugged to the silver screen, the project has finally come to fruition with the first of three installments set to open on tax day 2011.
The idea that sides must be chosen in advance of the release of the film Atlas Shrugged feels a little frivolous. With the look of a TV movie, I doubt that the "leftists" will be out in force telling Rand fans how bad this movie it is.
Four to five percent of the population is born without a capacity for empathy. It is a neurological lack. A psychopath may be a genius and become a multimillionaire, but he will never be able to understand empathetic values.
Greenspan will attempt to obfuscate. He will condescend, lecture, and distract. For the sake of the country, and to understand how we arrived here, the Angelides Commission must not allow that to happen.
How do you offend us, Goldman Sachs? Let me count the ways: nstead of investing that money to grow the economy you foster predatory lending to our more vulnerable citizens, to feed your derivative gambling.