United Nations Declares Contraception Access a “Human Right”

In the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) recent State of World Population report, access to contraception is described as a “universal human right.” While the report has no legal force, it declares that cultural and financial barriers to accessing contraception are an infringement on women’s rights. While access to contraceptives may be a serious policy […]

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Defense Budget: Military “Experts” Seem to Have Short Memories

A recently released report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, “Strategic Choices: Navigating Austerity,” argues that allowing some hollowing out of our military forces is acceptable. The report is raising eyebrows around Washington, mainly because it is so at odds with what Pentagon leadership is saying. The individuals who published this report—retired military […]

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Farm Subsidies Hurt the Poor Worldwide

Dairy farmers spray milk at a European Parliament building. (Photo: Xinhua/Newscom) Got milk? The European Parliament sure does. European dairy farmers were in Brussels this week to protest proposed changes in dairy regulations. Protestors doused the parliament building with milk and capped off a rough 10 days for the European Union (EU) capital following a […]

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Buffett & Obama

Lesson for Warren Buffett: British Millionaires’ Response to Tax Increases

As the fiscal cliff approaches, Congress and President Obama continue to debate tax increases, even though spending is the problem. Investor Warren Buffett recently opined that tax hikes on the wealthy would not curtail investments or hurt the economy. His logic, like President Obama’s, assumes that incentives don’t matter. Oh really? News that Great Britain […]

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Implications of the U.N. Decision to Upgrade Palestinian Status in the General Assembly

The Palestinian Authority, which has been pushing to be recognized as a state in the United Nations, has won a symbolic victory—an upgrade of its status. Despite the fact that the Palestinian push for unilateral statehood violates all existing internationally agreed frameworks for negotiating a peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the United Nations General […]

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Mother of 3-Year-Old Fined $2,500 for Toddler’s “Public Urination”

Justice is flowing like a river for an Oklahoma mom. A Piedmont police officer was fired for writing an excessively hefty fine for her three-year-old’s “public urination” on the family’s property. Ashley Warden was fined $2,500 earlier this month after three-year-old Dillan pulled down his pants to urinate on his grandmother’s front yard. The police […]

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