Week in Review

Nev. GOP recesses state convention, angering Paul supporters

Outmaneuvered by raucous Ron Paul supporters, Nevada Republican Party leaders abruptly shut down their state convention and now must resume the event to complete a list of 31 delegates to the GOP national convention. more…

Albert Hofmann, father of drug LSD, dies in Switzerland

Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery inspired — and arguably corrupted — millions in the 1960s hippie generation, has died. He was 102. more…

What Ron Paul’s Book Accomplishes

For your friends who have heard of Ron Paul only in caricature, or have never heard of him at all, it shows him to be a learned, thoughtful, and mature statesman. Its arguments are consistently persuasive, and it’s written in a way that keeps your attention from the first page to the last. It is a book that can change minds. more…

Still no ‘mission accomplished’

President Bush did not say “Mission Accomplished” on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln off San Diego on 1 May five years ago. But the banner above him did. more…

The Relentless Process of Socializing Health Care

The movement towards socialized medicine is strong but widely misunderstood. Many ordinary people see health care as a right and complain that it is too expensive. Some economists also see problems with the existing health care system and propose public-sector alternatives. One serious problem with those who want socialized medicine is that they fail to see the problems that already exist with governmental involvement in health care. more…

DOW Jones Industrials $13,058.20
NASDAQ $2,476.99
Wilshire 5000 $1,4251.06
S&P 500 $1,413.90
Gold/oz $858.00
Silver/oz $16.47
Copper/lb $3.87
Oil/bbl (Brent) $114.56
Wheat/bu (CBT) $8.09
Corn/bu $6.14
Rough Rice $20.95
Dollar/Euro $1.54
Yuan/Dollar ¥6.99
Rupee/Dollar Rs. 40.56
Yen/Dollar ¥105.35
Prime Rate 5.00%
Fed Target Rate 2.00%
2 Year Treasury 2.13%
10 Year Treasury 3.50%
30 Year Treasury 4.38%

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