Reasons for Conservatives to Be Thankful

There are plenty of things to be thankful for this week, and this year as well. Yes, after our country’s recent elections, big government remains the rule here in the United States and throughout the West. Yet the language used by the candidates (both talked of reducing federal spending and creating jobs, for example) and […]

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Why Is The Latino Poverty Rate So High?

It has been reported recently that the poverty rate among Latinos has reached 28 percent. The number, based on a new poverty measure by the Obama Administration, should be interpreted with caution, as explained here and here. However, the overall point that more American Latino families, and Americans in general, are struggling to achieve self-sufficiency […]

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Oil and Gas

Legalize Crude Oil Exports

An energy renaissance is underway in the United States. According to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), America’s decades-long dependence on foreign oil may soon be over. By the mid-2020s, the United States is set to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer. Even more promising is that by 2030, […]

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Egypt’s New Pharaoh: President Morsi Grabs for Power

Egypt was wracked by protests today, the day after President Mohamed Morsi purged key judicial officials and issued a decree that granted himself sweeping new powers. In Cairo, protesters gathered in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Egypt’s stalled revolution, to denounce Morsi’s power grab and chant: “Morsi is Mubarak.” There were reports of heavy rioting […]

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Looking for Black Friday Deals?

Would it surprise you to know that many of the Black Friday items for sale that cause so much frenzy are highly overpriced due to tariffs? Black Friday, of course, is the day when hundreds of people wait outside of stores hours ahead of their opening to get a steal on sale-priced merchandise. In 2011, […]

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Thankful for Trade: It Saves People from Starving

Thousands of people are not starving to death in Michigan. This shocking development comes despite one of the worst harvests in memory. With little produce being gathered from local orchards and fields, some feared the worst. But despite the drought, grocery stores had full shelves and reasonable prices. The miracle of trade will save millions […]

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India’s Execution of Mumbai Attacker Is Reminder of Pakistani Foot Dragging

Pakistani villagers in his village watch the news on television of Ajmal Kasab, who was executed in an Indian prison. (Photo: AFP/Newscom) Nearly four years after the horrific Mumbai attacks that left more than 160 dead, including six Americans, India put to death the lone surviving gunman, Pakistani citizen Ajmal Kasab. The Indian government conducted […]

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Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Obama’s “Friend” Calls Israel a “Terrorist State”

Today, a ceasefire was announced in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas. With the current crisis apparently over, America must reflect back on what happened and how surrounding nations—including some of our allies in the region—reacted. Of note are Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements toward Israel. On Tuesday, Erdogan […]

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D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Is Accountable—to Parents

Joseph Kelley said his son Rashawn was struggling in public schools before his scholarship. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) has helped hundreds of D.C. schoolchildren leave underperforming public schools to attend schools of their parents’ choice. As The Washington Post reported Sunday about the school voucher program: In the District, it’s clear that vouchers […]

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The Right Time for a Carbon Tax Is Never

Once the electorate was made to realize that cap-and-trade bills (Lieberman-Warner, Waxman-Markey, etc.) were actually taxes on fossil energy, cap and trade became political poison. So it is surprising that an explicit tax on fossil energy is now being pushed in Washington. The hope among carbon-tax proponents is that they can sugar-coat the tax and […]

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