Egyptian Opposition Pushes Back Against Morsi’s Autocratic Ambitions

Protesters are clashing with police in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo: Polaris/Newscom) Egypt has been rocked once again by a political crisis triggered by President Mohamed Morsi’s relentless efforts to secure dictatorial power. Hundreds of protesters from liberal and secular opposition groups demonstrated in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the birthplace of Egypt’s stunted “Arab Spring” […]

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Time to Boost Free Trade Closer to Home

America’s free trade agreements in Latin America are a major opportunity. But even though the new U.S.–Panama free trade agreement went into effect on October 31, potentially creating up to 7,000 new jobs, the United States still seems to forget about our friendly neighbors close to home. Talk of pivoting to Asia and the changing […]

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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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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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