Defense Spending: What Would Reagan Do?

In his State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama acknowledged the problems of massive deficit spending and mounting debt and offered a general plan that he said would restore fiscal health. It includes cuts to the defense budget. With two ongoing wars, numerous asymmetrical threats to our security, and the depleted state of […]

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Hands Off My Purse! Why Money Bills Originate in the House

The House of Representatives is not merely a larger Senate. The Constitution divided the legislative branch into two Houses, with different constituencies, term lengths, sizes, and functions for each house. For example, only the Senate offers advice and consent on treaties and appointments of judges and executive officials. And as Erik M. Jensen explains in […]

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A Show of Iranian Unity

Iranian political dissidents are notorious for their bitter factions and for not being able to work together—probably the single biggest cultural asset the Islamic Republic regime has. However, the Iran Democratic Transition Conference showed Iranians finding unity on a common purpose, bringing democracy to their home country where the longing for it runs deep. Taking […]

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Nearly 50 Million Abortions Performed in U.S. Since Roe v. Wade Decision Legalized Abortion

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 By Dan Joseph (CNSNews.com) – Statistics compiled over the past decade show that the number of abortions in the United States has dropped precipitously since the early 1980s, but the procedure still remains a prevalent form of birth control in this country and around the world. According to the U.S .Centers […]

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State of Denial

This is only President Barack Obama’s second State of the Union, but his failed economic agenda has already forced him into early reruns. After more than $800 billion in Keynesian economic stimulus spending, our nation is still mired in a post World War II record 20th consecutive month of near double digit unemployment. Our national […]

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Republican-Controlled Congressional Committee Targets United Nations

Monday, January 24, 2011 By Patrick Goodenough (Editor’s note: Adds dollar figures for 2011 contributions to the U.N. in paragraph 13.) (CNSNews.com) – Two years after they promoted and hailed the incoming Obama administration’s steps to revitalize the U.S. relationship with the United Nations, engagement advocates are on the defensive this week as the new […]

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