Ayn Rand’s philosophy of selfishness has a deep influence on the mindset of the right

The Raw Story Ayn Rand (1904-82) has arisen from the dead. Over the last decade the pop philosopher and propaganda fictionist extraordinaire has moved steadily from the cultish margins to the mainstream of US conservatism. Her ghost may even haunt the current presidential race with the candidacy of Republican Senator Rand Paul, a libertarian darling… More Ayn Rand’s philosophy of selfishness has a deep influence on the mindset of the right

‘Tea Party’ is over: Ex-activist says racism, hypocrisy killed the movement

That’s one man’s opinion and I respect that.  I’m taking a “wait and see” approach.  The 2014 mid-term elections will tell us for sure… The Griot – Opinion by Phil Russo I always defended the Tea Party against charges of racism. And then last week, someone with whom I am Facebook “friends” posted something extremely racist and I… More ‘Tea Party’ is over: Ex-activist says racism, hypocrisy killed the movement

Bill Maher Slams Paul Ryan, Rand Paul For ‘Ruining’ Libertarianism: ‘I Didn’t Go Nuts, This Movement Did’ (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post On this week’s episode of “Real Time,” Bill Maher used his final “New Rule” of the night to take on Libertarianism and the conservatives whose obsessions with Ayn Rand have “ruined” the political philosophy for him. Once a supporter of Libertarianism and its views on government intervention, Maher explained why he thinks… More Bill Maher Slams Paul Ryan, Rand Paul For ‘Ruining’ Libertarianism: ‘I Didn’t Go Nuts, This Movement Did’ (VIDEO)

Ron Paul Bashes Paul Ryan’s Budget, Calls Big Government ‘King’

Huffington Post Potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul (Texas) on Monday panned Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget proposal, telling a crowd in Iowa that the Ryan plan will not end big government, which he said is becoming like a monarchy. Speaking at a forum organized by the Family Leader, a local Christian and socially… More Ron Paul Bashes Paul Ryan’s Budget, Calls Big Government ‘King’