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ayn rand Rebirth of ReasonTM is an organization dedicated to the philosophy of Objectivism, a philosophy devoted to living on earth. The philosophy was developed by Ayn Rand, a novelist-philosopher in the 20th century.

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The Renaissance was specifically the rebirth of reason, the liberation of man's mind, the triumph of rationality over mysticism - a faltering, incomplete, but impassioned triumph that led to the birth of science, of individualism, of freedom. - Ayn Rand
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Wikipedia Featured Article: Night of January 16th
Posted by Steve Wolfer on 1/16, 3:53pm
The Wikipedia article on Ayn Rand's Night of January 16th was featured on Wikipedia's opening page today.  (By tomorrow, there will be a different "featured article.")  The article itself is permanently located here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_January_16th(Read more...)
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Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him
Posted by Luke Setzer on 1/10, 5:19pm
Bonus points to readers who can spot each instance of weasel wording in the opening sentence: ...(Read more...)
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General Forum
Our Champion, Donald Trump
(19) Luke Setzer - 12/16/2016, 5:12pm - Okay, this is too funny not to share, especially the part at...
War on fake news
(8) Luke Setzer - 12/13/2016, 12:10pm - Last month?  Fake news.  This month?  Russians.  Next month?...
(9) Steve Wolfer - 12/13/2016, 2:21pm - The degree to which progressives traffic in fake news is ast...
(10) Tim Scobey - 12/13/2016, 4:06pm - When enough people see the degree of the dishonesty, and how...
(11) Steve Wolfer - 12/13/2016, 7:10pm - Too many are so ideologically minded that they just spew wha...
1 Sanctions (12) Michael E. Marotta - 12/17/2016, 6:17am - Louisa May Alcott was a "penny-a-liner" making up lurid stor...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (13) Korben Dallas - 12/17/2016, 8:28pm - One hopes so however I got off of facebook because of what I...
Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
(0) Luke Setzer - 12/06/2016, 5:28am - A major driver of skyrocketing medical costs remains an elep...
(1) Luke Setzer - 12/21/2016, 6:17am -  To fix Obamacare, the GOP needs to tackle this major flaw i...
(2) Steve Wolfer - 12/21/2016, 9:47am - Politicians can't bring themselves to take away a benefit of...
Six Years of "Necessary Facts"
(0) Michael E. Marotta - 1/15, 7:43pm - I launched "Necessary Facts" on January 2, 2011. Since then,...
(1) Luke Setzer - 1/16, 4:12am - Thanks for the effort, Michael. Every little bit counts. Man...
Objectivism Q&A
Privacy: What is its status according to Objectivism?
(18) Korben Dallas - 12/30/2016, 5:22pm - I think a distinction needs to be drawn between perception a...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (19) Steve Wolfer - 12/30/2016, 7:29pm - Korben, you make some very interesting distinctions, but I'l...
(20) Korben Dallas - 12/31/2016, 3:55pm - Steve, I don't like parts of my formulation above.  Rand sai...
(21) Steve Wolfer - 1/01, 10:13am - ...someone with x-ray glasses doesn't have a right to my bod...
(22) Korben Dallas - 1/01, 8:11pm - In The Fountainhead, Rand wrote about privacy during Roark's...
Article Discussions
Why Liberty is Necessary for Morality
(15) Michael E. Marotta - 1/03, 4:06am - Prof. Machan missed an important point.  (This came up as a ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (16) Steve Wolfer - 1/03, 12:45pm - Marotta wrote: But the collectivists have a strong argument....
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (17) Steve Wolfer - 1/03, 12:57pm - ...it is only in substantially free societies that men and w...
(18) Michael E. Marotta - 1/06, 3:43am - Reality is real. Each and every truth supports and is suppor...
(19) Michael E. Marotta - 1/06, 4:01am - How to Cut in Line and When to Hit Your Sibling SW:  Moralit...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (20) Steve Wolfer - 1/06, 9:39am - In post #18 Moratta wrote: Ethics and morality cannot be in ...
(21) Michael E. Marotta - 1/13, 3:57am - Other people who do not live well do impact us when they vio...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (22) Steve Wolfer - 1/13, 9:13am - Other people who do not live well do impact us when they vio...
Reversing the Motive
(1) Tim Scobey - 12/12/2016, 3:37pm - Thanks for finding and sharing it!
Trade Barriers Are Immoral and Destructive of Economic Well-...
(7) Steve Wolfer - 12/03/2016, 2:12pm - It is worthwhile to read this article given that tariffs app...
(8) Luke Setzer - 12/04/2016, 3:00am - I have seen arguments against trade with China because of it...
(9) Merlin Jetton - 12/04/2016, 3:50am - I think that describing China as having a nation of slaves w...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (10) Luke Setzer - 12/04/2016, 4:37am - MJ observed:For instance, there are a lot of very-educated a...
(11) Steve Wolfer - 12/04/2016, 7:35am - I think we are being misdirected by the argument that such a...
Dewey's Pragmatism and the Decline of Education
(11) Mark Hunter - 11/30/2016, 12:32pm - In 1928 Dewey visited the Soviet Union and wrote a series of...
I Wish He'd Beat Me
(10) Luke Setzer - 1/04, 9:00am - Couples Who Stay Married Think Differently from Those Who Ch...
Advice for Those Considering NCSSM
(90) Luke Setzer - 12/29/2016, 2:34am - NCSSM expansion causes concern From the comments:Martha Scar...
News Discussions
Allison May be Part of the Administration
(3) Merlin Jetton - 11/30/2016, 4:01pm - Sorry, folks. Allison was on Trump's short list for Treasury...
(4) Peter Reidy - 12/01/2016, 2:55pm - He's channeling Cuffy Meigs.
Trump Is Right Millions Of Illegals Probably Did Vote In 2...
(4) Steve Wolfer - 11/30/2016, 12:46pm - Luke, I agree.  Being born here shouldn't mean anything by i...
(5) Luke Setzer - 12/01/2016, 4:42am - Meanwhile: The Real Reason Hillary Asked for a Recount Part ...
How a Businessman Takes Over a Government Department
(0) Steve Wolfer - 12/14/2016, 8:19am - Excellent blog!  I have a raft of new confidence in the Trum...
(1) Michael E. Marotta - 12/17/2016, 6:47am - The Department of Energy will not be run by a business, but ...
(2) Steve Wolfer - 12/17/2016, 8:41am - Perry has never been a favorite of mine.  He is a politician...
(3) Luke Setzer - 12/19/2016, 7:38am - Rick Perry has been known to change his mind: Rick Perry rev...
(4) Steve Wolfer - 12/19/2016, 7:58am - Perry has never been the brightest bulb.
Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts ...
(0) Luke Setzer - 1/11, 4:44am - Breitbart calls CNN on its weasel word tactics: http://www.b...
(1) Steve Wolfer - 1/11, 7:55am - Progressivism is bizarre in a number of ways.  One is the de...
(2) Luke Setzer - 1/11, 10:16am - The Donald gave a CNN reporter a total smackdown during his ...
Books
Randell Mills and the Search for Hydrino Energy
(16) Luke Setzer - 1/03, 1:01pm - Randell Mills on CNN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siHCRp...
Videos
Turning Galt's Gulch on Its Ear
(6) Michael E. Marotta - 12/25/2016, 3:06pm - Thinking about this over the past month, I wrote a blog post...
Ayn Rand Sightings
The shift under Trump could be more significant than under R...
(0) Steve Wolfer - 1/03, 2:06pm - Great article, Luke!  I liked the approach. Clearly this is ...
(1) Korben Dallas - 1/03, 4:45pm - Good article, a criticism would be an associative error that...


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