Saturday 13 September 2014
Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times
Paul Ryan  

In 2012, the nuns and their bus toured nine states to protest cuts in social spending proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a bete noire for liberal Catholics. As the Blues Brothers would put it, they were on a mission from God to smite Randian economics.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
Friday 12 September 2014
Drake Baer, Business Insider

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.
Tillerson — chief executive, oil king, and maker of $28 million a year — lists “Atlas Shrugged” as his favorite book.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
Thursday 11 September 2014
Steve Almond, Salon

…parasites and follow a hunky guy named John Galt to a gorgeous valley in Colorado, where together they declare themselves on strike against the government. This means they get to live in harmony and…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
Saturday 06 September 2014
Michael Lind, Salon

Has Joe Biden discovered his inner Ayn Rand and “gone Galt” on us? Of course not. Ryan and Biden are politicians. They are adroitly using rhetoric to appeal to swing voters.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 06 Sep 2014
Friday 05 September 2014
Mary Spicuzza and Matthew DeFour, Cap Times (Madison, WI)

Ron Johnson, who won election in 2010, or even the libertarian author Ayn Rand, whose books he once said influenced his values and identity and were required reading among staff.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Sep 2014
Jamie Glazov, FrontPage Magazine

I like Ayn Rand, so I hate contradiction in my world. I stand beside people who yell, “Protect the Constitution,” “Don’t tread on me” and “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Mention hip hop and they turn into progressives that would run every lyrical artist out of the country. Then these same people talk about the Left’s hypocrisy when it comes to the First Amendment.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 05 Sep 2014
Wednesday 03 September 2014
Frank Borgelt, Grand Rapids Press (MI)
Paul Ryan  

Ryan’s plans would tear the safety net wide open. Millions of people would fall deeper into poverty. The pope has already attacked his plans as being immoral. When Ayn Rand is your guide on economics, what do you think would happen?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Herbert Calhoun, OpEdNews

…the Republican’s specious non-issues such as their orgy of “Ayn Rand Objectivism,” re-packaged as “privatization,” have been allowed to take over the national agenda, sprint unmolested across mid-field, without even a feeble whimper from the Democrats?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Sep 2014
Tuesday 02 September 2014
Tom Harker, Circleville Herald (OH)

Ayn Rand said, “Time and again, I have found that the basic evil behind today’s ugliest phenomena is altruism” ; she believed in “selfishness.” But Gandhi said, “Find yourself in the service of others”;
he believed in altruism. God, based on His discussion with Cain, seems to agree with Gandhi about being our brothers’ keeper.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Sep 2014
Sunday 31 August 2014
WillTwain, Daily Kos

If Karl Marx represents the extreme left, Ayn Rand is the messiah of the extreme right-wing ideology that many believe is barbaric and evil - Objectivism. Marxism and Objectivism need to both become perjoratives that will help voters make a quick judgement on a prospective elected official. Objectivism is not an obscure notion that can easily be discarded. It is at the core of Reagan’s trickle-down economics, the economic system that has been in place for 34 years and ruined the lifestyle of the middle-class. This is serious.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Aug 2014
Friday 29 August 2014
Greg Sargent, Washington Post

…just about everything Paul Ryan has stood for over his entire career, from the budgets slashing the safety net to his old habit of making everyone in his office read “Atlas Shrugged.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Thursday 28 August 2014
Aquinas wired, Chicago Now - The Quark In The Road

…struggle to survive.  And Paul Ryan’s adoration of Ayn Rand's  Objectivism?   That selfish  worldview that runs counter to charity, brotherhood, and every shred of  humanity.  No, these multimillionaire…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014