Uniting Around the Constitution

Budget cutters, cultural conservatives, and national defense hawks ought to be able to rally around a common standard. But what is that standard? In order to properly unite our forces, author Peter Berkowitz recommends that we must first temper our tempers. In his new book Constitutional Conservatism, Berkowitz writes that moderation allows people to find […]

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China Is Not Our Banker

China has fallen behind Japan as the largest foreign holder of U.S. securities. The Department of the Treasury’s new numbers are good only through June 30, 2012, but it puts Japan at $1.84 trillion and China at $1.59 trillion. There are lots of things to say about this, but one stands out: The loose talk […]

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Cloakroom: Resolving to Continue

House Cloakroom: March 4 – March 8 Analysis: This week, the House plans to take up a bill that would fund the government for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year. As of March 1, we are now living under the sequester that was passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed into law by President Obama […]

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Bangladesh Spring Turns Violent

Shariful Islam/Xinhua/Photoshot/Newscom At least 44 people have been killed in the past two days in protests in Bangladesh following the third conviction by a war crimes tribunal set up to investigate the role of Islamist political leaders in Bangladesh’s independence movement in 1971. The recent spurt in violence follows a month of largely peaceful protests […]

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Americans see biggest monthly income drop in 20 years

Feeling poorer? Americans saw their income drop so dramatically in January that it marked the deepest one-month decline in 20 years. Personal income decreased by $505.5 billion in January, or 3.6%, compared to December (on a seasonally adjusted and annualized basis). That’s the most dramatic decline since January 1993, according to the Commerce Department. It’s […]

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Alabama Passes Historic School Choice Plan

Andre Jenny Stock Connection Worldwide/Newscom In a surprising and historic move, the Alabama state legislature passed the state’s first private-school choice plan Thursday evening. Governor Robert Bentley (R), who is expected to sign the bill next week, called it “the most significant piece of legislation that’s been passed in this Legislature in years,” and Senate […]

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