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For Obama, it’s politics over economy

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The evidence is so much more than “anecdotal” now. Anyone who seriously argues that Barack Obama’s economy is “improving” is simply being dishonest. The latest sign of this came in a recent report in the Los Angeles Times, which cited a new Pew Research Center survey that found the number of Millennials living in “multi-generational households” – that is, with mom ...

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The unstoppable fiscal nightmare

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The Congressional Budget Office released its Long-Term Budget Outlook a week ago and came the same conclusion as in recent past outlooks: Federal spending on entitlements is unsustainable, unless one of three things happen: Massive reductions in benefits; massive tax increases; or both. According to CBO, the national debt would rocket to 106 percent of gross domestic product, under current law ...

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Making primary education local again

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By Charles Greene In the period since the Common Core State Standards were created (2009-2010) debates have arisen at the state level across the nation concerning how much, if any, outside influence there should be regarding the implementation of new education standards. There has also been much subsequent discussion – along with moves towards introducing legislation – regarding how individual ...

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Deaths of illegal alien children on Obama’s hands

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By Charles Greene Crossing the Mexico-U.S. border illegally has always been a risky proposition. The entire two thousand-mile stretch separating the two countries is notoriously harsh and desolate. There are many dangers – if the heat doesn’t kill you, the snakes might. Crossing the Rio Grande River along the Texas border can also be extremely perilous, with its deceptively calm-looking ...

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Proof: More guns really does equal less crime

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By Charles Greene Those who would have you believe that more guns equal more violent crimes are going to have a hard time explaining this one: A study released on July 9 by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows that as the number of concealed carry permits has increased, violent crimes have decreased in proportion. The report, entitled “Concealed ...

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A Vicious Cycle: How High Taxes Lead to Higher Taxes

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By Charles Greene Let’s take a closer look at the concept of wealth redistribution. Put aside for a moment, if you will, any preconceptions or strongly-held political beliefs and let’s try to examine the facts as objectively as possible. It’s a little difficult to do so, admittedly, because there is a definite “chicken or the egg” factor at play here. ...

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What anarchy looks like

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Longtime observers of the deterioration in American politics and economics have often predicted that the end result would be the same as it is in all nations: a breakdown of the civil society, resulting in anarchy among the masses. Little did they know that the first signs of anarchy would come not from the populace at large, but from within the federal power structure. Thanks ...

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