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2012 Words of the Year: 'Capitalism,' 'Socialism'

Merriam-Webster also cites bigot, meme, and malarkey

(Newser) - The logophiles behind Merriam-Webster have released their list of the most looked-up words of 2012, and at the top is an odd couple: "socialism" and "capitalism." It's the first time two words have shared the title, but the decision was a "no-brainer," because they... More »

Obama in '98: 'I Actually Believe in Redistribution'

Conservatives bring to light old video

(Newser) - Suddenly Barack Obama has a potentially damaging soundbite of his own to contend with—although his is more than a decade old. The Drudge Report yesterday began promoting audio from 1998 in which he utters the words, "I actually believe in redistribution." Mitt Romney immediately latched onto the... More »

Dark Knight Rises Rebukes Occupy Protesters

Film touts the free market: Andrew Klavan

(Newser) - The Dark Knight Rises is more than just a movie—it's an argument against Occupy Wall Street and other "radical leftist movements," writes Andrew Klavan in the Wall Street Journal . "The movie is a bold apologia for free-market capitalism; a graphic depiction of the tyranny and... More »

How Canada Got Richer Than US

Blends ideas of left and right: Stephen Marche

(Newser) - When it comes to personal wealth, Canada's finally got us beaten—for the first time in modern history. The average Canadian household's net worth was $363,202 last year, compared to $319,970 in the US, as the Globe and Mail noted. What's more, the Canadian unemployment... More »

Stop Calling Obama a 'Socialist'

Director Milos Forman: Those who suffered under real thing deserve better

(Newser) - When Czech native Milos Forman directed One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the character of Nurse Ratched symbolized for him the brutal Communist Party he grew up under, "telling me what I could and could not do," he writes in the New York Times . Which is why... More »

Too Late: America Is Already Socialist

Arthur Brooks tells his fellow conservatives that this isn't a right-wing country

(Newser) - People often ask Arthur Brooks if America is in danger of becoming a European-style social democracy. "My answer is: 'No, because we already are a European-style social democracy,'" the president of the American Enterprise Institute writes in the Wall Street Journal . "The political right can... More »

Type in Socialists.com, and Guess Where You'll End Up?

...BarackObama.com

(Newser) - Some wily jokester apparently got ahold of socialists.com and communists.com and set them to redirect … to President Obama's campaign website. Some Republicans have apparently fallen for the prank, fueling existing speculation that Obama is a socialist or a Communist, the New York Times notes: One user... More »

China Vows Not to Ditch Socialism

'We must cherish it more than ever,' says leader Wu Bangguo

(Newser) - In case anyone was unclear, China is not planning to ditch socialism. Despite officials' apparent capitalistic canniness when it comes to issues like trade deficits, market competition, global investment, and ravenous retailing, China plans to stay true to its socialist principals, and will eschew Western capitalist systems, said Wu Bangguo,... More »

Waterboarding, Paris Hilton Liked More Than Congress

Just 10% approve of work on Hill, according to latest Gallup poll

(Newser) - A Gallup poll released Wednesday finds that Americans' approval of Congress has hit yet another record low: 10%. There aren't many institutions Americans have liked less over the last 50-or-so years, according to Gallup: Only Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, and OJ Simpson detective Mark Fuhrman have... More »

Tea Partier's Protest Plan: No More Hiring

She encourages small-business owners to go 'on strike'

(Newser) - Well, here’s one idea for small businesses to help get us out of this economic mess we’re in: Stop hiring people! That’s the proposal from Tea Party Nation member Melissa Brookstone in a manifesto picked up (and derided) by Gawker and Wonkette . Brookstone’s post accuses the... More »

Steve Wynn: Businesses 'Frightened to Death' of Obama

Casino owner says that's why no one's hiring or investing

(Newser) - Why aren’t businesses hiring more people with the piles of cash at their disposal? Casino magnate Steve Wynn thinks it’s because they’re scared of Barack Obama. “I'm telling you that the business community in this company is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy... More »

Were the Smurfs Nazis?

New book claims the little blue creatures were living in a Nazi utopia

(Newser) - Things might have been a little smurfed up in Smurf Village. The friendly blue creatures were socialists and "the embodiment of a totalitarian utopia, steeped in Stalinism and Nazism," says one French sociologist in the new book, Le Petit Livre Bleu, or The Little Blue Book. The author... More »

What We Can Learn from Mauritius

How a tiny African nation provides education, health care for all

(Newser) - Imagine a nation that provided free health care and a college education for all its citizens while maintaining a nicely balanced budget. Sound impossible? Well, they’ve managed it in Mauritius, a small island nation off the east coast of Africa with no "exploitable" natural resources to speak of.... More »

Palin: America on 'Road to Ruin'

Ex-gov kicks off centennial celebration of Ronald Reagan's birth

(Newser) - Sarah Palin thinks the nation's headed to hell in a handbasket, and the only way to save it is to get back in line with Ronald Reagan's policies, she said in a speech last night kicking off centennial celebrations of the Gipper's Feb. 6 birth. "This is insane,"... More »

The Most Socialist US State Is...

Hello, West Virginia

(Newser) - The term "socialism" gets thrown around a lot in American politics, but what does it really mean? Greg Bocquet of mainstreet.com says you can measure it by how much a state government spends on its social programs as a percentage of GDP. However, "the results may surprise... More »

Limbaugh: Indians Scammed Us

Curmudgeonly Rush slams 'casino culture'

(Newser) - Don't expect Rush Limbaugh to sit down with any Native Americans to celebrate Thanksgiving. He's miffed they " scammed us" when they sold us Manhattan because they didn't own it to begin with. And to top it off, European settlers were hardly "idiots" saved by "compassionate" Indians, as... More »

Tim Lahaye: Obama Bringing the Apocalypse

We're 'living in the end times,' apparently

(Newser) - Did you know socialism is a leading cause of biblical annihilation? Neither did we, but then, we’re not Tim LaHaye, the novelist who wrote a whole pile of books about the end times. In this clip from a recent episode of Mike Huckabee's show, spotted by the Huffington Post... More »

Obama-Hitler Billboard Divides Tea Party

Factions battle for movement's soul

(Newser) - An Iowa billboard comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler is causing a tempest in the Tea Party ranks, reports the Telegraph .The Mason City ad also compares the president to Soviet leader VI Lenin, and declares: "Radical leaders prey on the fearful and naive." The billboard clearly highlights... More »

Kagan's Thesis Proves She's an 'Avowed Socialist'

Says Erick Erickson; other bloggers yawn

(Newser) - Erick Erickson, the right-winger commenter CNN hired to much derision , has gotten his hands on Elena Kagan's college thesis, and he sums it up with typical understatement: "This proves Elena Kagan is an open and avowed socialist," he writes for Red State . "The woman declares that socialists... More »

Why Obama's Our Most Radical President

Chief executive runs a 'secular-socialist machine' from White House

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich is defending—and, in fact, repeating—his assertion that President Obama is "the most radical president in American history." Only those in the "cultural elite" could possibly view his administration as moderate, he writes in the Washington Post . It is a "secular-socialist machine,"... More »

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