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  • Monthly Archives: July 2012

    How Much Will Taxmageddon Cost Your Family?

    Breaking Down Taxmageddon

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    Morning Bell: Friedman's Legacy of Fighting for School Choice for All

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    On the late Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday today, his words are truer than ever: “There is no respect in which inhabitants of a low-income neighborhood are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children.” And the news from many parts of the country is … More

    Obamacare by the Numbers

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    Looking for some straight facts on Obamacare and its impact? Here are some of the most important numbers you need to know about President Obama’s health law: 20 million. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that as many as 20 million Americans could no longer have their current employer-based health … More

    The Sweet Fruits of Free Trade

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    After years of delays and renegotiations, a free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea (KORUS) finally took effect four months ago. Some parts of the U.S. economy are already bearing sweet fruit. As of this year, cherry growers in Washington have shipped 368,000 boxes of fresh cherries … More

    Sluggish Economic Growth: More Reason to Renounce Tax Hikes

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    On the afternoon of another discouraging assessment of the nation’s economic growth, the Obama Administration late Friday quietly released its mid-year update of the budget. The synchronicity made clear just how far from reality the President’s fiscal and economic policies have drifted—and the imperative of a prompt course correction. Friday … More

    Chick-fil-A Latest Example of How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Religious Freedom

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    Same-sex marriage combined with nondiscrimination policies will result in significant discrimination against individuals and institutions that hold to the belief that marriage is—and should be defined in law as—the union of one man and one woman. In the latest illustration of how this will happen, a Chicago alderman recently explained … More

    The End of the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty—for Now

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    On Friday, the negotiating conference for the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) crashed to short-term failure. After four weeks, the clock ran out. The ATT was an effort to strike a deal between the Europeans and the Americans—who hoped (wrongly) that a treaty would force inept and dictatorial states to … More

    How Welfare's Work Requirements Make a Difference in Lives

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    On July 12, the Obama Administration issued a directive to gut welfare reform of its work requirements. But those who work closely with individuals in need understand the critical principles of personal responsibility and self-reliance. Rachel Morrison, founder of a remarkably effective Washington, D.C.–based prison re-entry program titled EFFORTS (Employment … More

    "Twiplomacy" Won't Replace Diplomacy

    President Barack Obama hosts the first White House Twitter Town Hall meeting. July 6, 2011

    According to a new study done by PR firm Burson-Marsteller, two-thirds of the world’s leaders have joined Twitter, including 16 members of the G-20. But while Twitter is a powerful tool, it has its limits and will never replace traditional diplomacy. Tweets resonating from world leaders encompass 43 different languages, … More

    Remembering Milton Friedman's School Choice Legacy

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    Let us imagine we have the power to rebuild our education system from the ground up—an appropriate mental exercise as we remember the late Nobel Prize–winning economist Milton Friedman on his 100th birthday tomorrow. If we could rebuild our education system from scratch, it’s unlikely we would create a system … More