The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Venezuela bans CNN after report alleges Iraq passport fraud - BBC News

Venezuela's National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) ordered "the immediate suspension of broadcasts".


What is it about socialism? No matter how grisly its failures, no matter how often they are repeated, there are still lots of people who suppose it's worth one more try. Sometimes they get far enough to become corrupt government officials and get a stake in defending the system they helped set up. It's a lot like a religion, I suppose, except it harms a lot more people, and often inspires its adherents to be atheists. It's very odd and I don't understand it. Part of it is that people think they understand much, much more than they do.

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