Pandeter wonders, "Is this blog still active?"

Yes. Yes it is.

Politics is crazy. It'll eventually turn any sane man into a lunatic. Notice I didn't say can, but said politics will drive any sane man nuts. Any one of the 545 whackos responsible for all of the United States woes provides concrete proof of this timeless truth. Blogging about deranged politicians and bureaucrats, their constant lies, and the harebrained schemes they cook up in their fantasy world … Well, I just needed a breather.

Blogging will most likely be slow this week, but yes, the Classic Liberal Blog is still alive and kicking!

Now onto the links …

Anniversary: How Nixon the Keynesian Destroyed the Monetary Regime of Keynes

California Economist Says Real U.S Debt $70 Trillion, Not $16.9 Trillion the Government Claims

Larry Summers' Bad Bet

The really bad news behind the jobless claims drop

The Magic of Monetary Figures

Economist: Obamacare Will Cost 4 Million Jobs

Who Needs Economics: Double Everyone's Wages by Paying 17 Cents More!

WSJ Agrees With MCT — Cut Government Subsidies To Reduce Cost Of College

Trying to Stay Sane in an Insane World — Part 1

Trying to Stay Sane in an Insane World — Part 2

Behind the honeyed but patently absurd pleas for equality is a ruthless drive for placing themselves (the elites) at the top of a new hierarchy of power. — Murray Rothbard, Egalitarianism and the Elites PDF

Americans Are Getting Poorer PDF

Never mind the NSA -- Look! Lesbians!

How would Ben Franklin's leak be treated today?

The Enemy of the NSA is My Friend

Get informed about The Inform Act

How Responsible Is Obama for the Oklahoma Killing?

Preaching to the Choir

Your tax dollars at work …

And They Want Us To Trust Our Government?

ObamaCare Damage: United Methodist Church Supported ObamaCare, Now Ending Benefits for Pastors and Staff, Because of ObamaCare


The New, Improved 1984

Remember Habeas Corpus?

Long live Big Brother

The NSA-DEA police state tango: how the drug war and the terror war have poisoned our justice system

Stop-and-Frisk: How Government Creates Problems, Then Makes Them Worse

How the president uses language as a cover for the abuse of power

A Guide to the Deceptions, Misinformation, and Word Games Officials Use to Mislead the Public About NSA Surveillance

Who are the Seditionists in America today?

What NSA reforms?

Ex Post Facto Law's The Norm … In A Banana Republic

By now, everybody's supposed to know that when it comes to survival — staying alive — you know, you have to be … you can't be too picky and choosy about the company you're going to keep. You know? Sometimes you have to cooperate with some kind of unsavory people: people you don't like, people you don't trust, people you don't respect. The kind of people you might not even invite into your own home. So, for that reason, tonight I'm announcing my intention to cooperate with the United States government. — George Carlin

Knock, knock. Who's there? Obamacare Storm Troopers for your mandatory home inspection

SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are 'Battlefields'

Welcome To The Fort Sumter Relocation And Special Processing Facility (it's for your own good)

Report: War Looms: Hundreds of American Troops and CIA Operatives Have Entered Syria

Diamonds, Advertising, DeBeers and Sex

Nation Just Wants To Be Safe, Happy, Rich, Comfortable, Entertained At All Times

Jesse Jackson's Non-Stop Assault on Black Culture, Life, and Safety In America

NSA Snooping Matters, Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide'

A Way to Meaningfully Resist ObamaCare?

Attention all cisgendered readers!

If the UK and US governments believe that tactics like this are going to deter or intimidate us in any way from continuing to report aggressively on what these [Snowden] documents reveal, they are beyond deluded. If anything, it will have only the opposite effect: to embolden us even further. Beyond that, every time the US and UK governments show their true character to the world — when they prevent the Bolivian President's plane from flying safely home, when they threaten journalists with prosecution, when they engage in behavior like what they did today — all they do is helpfully underscore why it's so dangerous to allow them to exercise vast, unchecked spying power in the dark. — Glenn Greenwald

be free!