Nick Sorrentino

About Nick Sorrentino

Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. A political and communications consultant whose clients have spanned the political spectrum, his work has been featured at Chief Executive MagazineBreitbartReason.com, NPR.com, Townhall, The Daily Caller, and many other publications. He has spoken at CPAC, The Commit Forum, The Atlas Summit, The US Chamber of Commerce, The National Press Club, and at other venues. Sorrentino is the CEO of Exelorix Consultants and a senior fellow at Future 500. A graduate of Mary Washington College he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.

Still Hating Breitbart: Clinton camp says Breitbart has no “right to exist”?

This is one of the reasons why we asked our readers whether they felt the 1st Amendment was under attack. Breitbart doesn’t have a right to exist? What kind of bs is that?

As the attached article points out this is right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook. Thing is the Clinton camp picking a fight with a seasoned scrapper in Breitbart. Bannon and company are unlikely to be as gentile as the Kochs.

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Why are Our Urban Areas so Dysfunctional? Truth is Some Politicians Want Their Constituents Trapped in Poverty

As we said in a recent video, there are many reasons why much of urban America is an economic wasteland. We site 2 main reasons however, big government, and cronyism.

Cities are often not very good places to do business. They are typically high tax high regulation zones. Cities often look at businesses as little more than revenue streams. And what can’t be extracted from business via taxes can be regulated out of businesses with laws.

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Safe spaces go online: NPR closes comments section, afraid of dissent

Part of engaging online is dealing with jerks. It’s part of the deal. Back in the old days when people got up on soap boxes to vent there were jerks then too. No doubt many a slur was hurled in many a public square back in the day along with many a fist.

In most respects we are probably a much more courteous nation today, even with the relative anonymity and ease of communication via the Internet. But the sensitivity level of some has just gone off the charts in recent years.

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FDA E-Cigarette Regulations Give Smoking a Boost

Finally a break for the beleaguered cigarette industry. Poor guys. Nice to see the FDA pushing nicotine addicts back toward old fashioned Marlboros. I mean, with vaping one can avoid getting sick. And what’s smoking without the hacking cough and eventual painful death?

And by the way I feel a certain obligation to share this with our readers who smoke. I smoked for 10 years, I’ve quit for almost as long. One can quit. It can be done.

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The TEA Party was Murdered – and it was an Inside Job

The TEA Party was, and sadly we must now use the past tense, a ray of light in a time of enveloping gloom. After the exasperation caused by George Bush and his profligate spending and foreign adventurism, the bailouts of the banks, and the ascendancy of Barack Obama who promised only more profligacy, people rose up and said – no more!

This was the TEA Party. TAXED – ENOUGH – ALREADY.

Most people who care tie its birth to the below rant by Rick Santelli on CNBC.

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Alumni Strike: Fed up with political correctness alumni across the country aren’t giving anymore

I live in a college town built around one of the greatest universities in the world, and I have heard about this growing phenomena from multiple sources recently. Alumni are fed up with “safe spaces” and the anti-intellectual political correctness guards objecting to every “microagression” they can conjure in their heads.

These alumni have stopped writing checks. Why should they fund scholarships and pay for facilities for people who are clearly disconnected from reality? Why should alumni support people who must be coddled and whose egos must be massaged?

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Bushite neocons call Trump “dangerous”, Now who blew up Iraq?

Whether Trump is “dangerous” is an open question. It is not for us to say. Mr. Trump is not terribly diplomatic that is for sure. He seems prone to bluster and posturing, 2 traits which are not always the best thing for a commander in chief. So maybe he is dangerous. However many of the Republicans on this list are the same war hawks who prosecuted the deeply failed Bush foreign policy. So…?

The neocons feared Rand Paul because Rand would have sent them to the woodshed.

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