Just prior to his election in 2008, Barack Obama promised a “fundamental transformation of America.” What was he talking about? He was referring to remaking America in the model of European social democracy. He was talking about progressivism.
Progressivism is a political ideology to the left of traditional Democrat liberalism (think San Francisco). American progressives support very steep progressive taxation, organized labor and government unions and a government-run universal health care system. [Full Story »]
In a ground-zero position of observation for 72 years, members of the Akins family of Barnesville say farming and agriculture needs have undergone enormous changes since 1940.
Current manager Bruce Akins, son, grandson and nephew of the family members who founded Akins Farm and Home, says he now needs innumerable separate licenses for all his services and products -- there is no such thing as spraying a field or mixing fertilizer without approval of the state.
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