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Thursday 27 November 2014
Ruth Conniff, The Progressive

…sweep by rightwing Republicans that propelled Ayn Rand acolytes Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson into powerful committee chairs, and union-busting governor Scott Walker to his third victory…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Nov 2014
J.F. Sargent, Cracked.com
Negative  

May contain references to 9/11 trutherism, books by Ayn Rand, or the phrase “fight terror with terror,” even though this movie is set in space.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Nov 2014

Rand’s characters seek love, yes–but only the love of their fellow enlightened equals, and hold up as a moral duty the contempt which is owed those who refuse to accomplish their own self-realization. There is love in Rand’s fiction, yes, but only for the deserving; whereas the core of the Christian revelation is precisely that no one deserves love, and yet it is freely showered upon us. And this is exactly why Rand, who knew this as well as anybody, explicitly despised Christian altruism so deeply.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 27 Nov 2014
Wednesday 26 November 2014
C-SPAN

Steve Simpson, a constitutional attorney and Director of Legal Studies at the California-based Ayn Rand Institute, recently spoke at a dinner in Colorado about cronyism & corruption in our system of government. Simpson has argued several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court including issues of eminent domain, SUPER Pacs & public financing laws. This was part of the Hungry Minds Speakers Series.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Nov 2014
Milad Doroudian, Epoch Times
Positive  

The person who justifies himself through his peers is not in fact doing something to please himself or his own happiness, rather the happiness of his peers. This is as Ayn Rand has said, morally inexcusable, and plain evil.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Nov 2014
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times
Neutral  

College football is a divide-and-conquer operation. Its patron saint should be Ayn Rand.

If the have-nots don’t like the status quo, they have to file antitrust lawsuits.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Nov 2014
Negative  

…Oliver has a more frenetic style and a greater sense of the absurd. His YouTube videos, which receive millions of hits, bear this out. For example, check out his show’s “Why Is This Still a Thing?” segments on YouTube. In less than three minutes, the Emmy and Writers Guild Award-winning comic skewers everything from Columbus Day to Ayn Rand to net neutrality.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 27 Nov 2014

In establishing her now well-known beliefs in governmental systems, Ayn Rand had the benefit of having observed the entire progression from a relatively benign monarchical system to totalitarianism. As a result, she not only learned that political leaders can be deceitful in their claims for social improvement, she also learned, first hand, that those leaders (and/or hopeful leaders) who promise that they are going to change the system in such a way that everyone will “have all they need,” are the most deceitful of all.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Nov 2014
Ruth Conniff, Isthmus (Madison, WI)

It’s beginning to look a lot like old times. Except nowadays, Wisconsin is on the leading edge of the attack on workers and civil society, slashing aid to the poor, and exporting Ayn Rand protégés to Washington.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Nov 2014
Folio

[Q:] What books fetch the most money, in your experience?

[A:] On a consistent basis, first editions and leather-bound books. To Kill a Mockingbird is really hard to find in leather. Atlas Shrugged and all the Ayn Rands are hard to find [in leather].

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Nov 2014

Conservatives shouldn’t have to settle for the choice between being the party of John Galt or liberalism-lite. And the public shouldn’t have to settle for the choice between economic hardship or big-government policies. The alternative to both dilemmas is a robust conservative policy agenda that takes seriously the economic concerns of most voters and applies conservative principles to them.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Nov 2014
Richard Voss, Kansas City Star (MO)

The anti-government extremists who have taken over the government of Kansas have dug the state into a black hole of education cuts, reduced essential services and increased borrowing costs for the taxpayers. … Perhaps the downward spiral of Brownback’s economic experiment will turn around, but it’s likely to require the ghost of Ayn Rand to spread “Free Market Pixie Dust” across our state.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 26 Nov 2014