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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Super-Rich Chinese Leaders: A Dangerous Development

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    The New York Times has laid out a portrait of a Chinese billionaire family, and it’s a fairly worrisome one. Premier Wen Jiabao’s extended family, including his brother-in-law, are said to be worth $2.7 billion. Average income in China last year was less than $6,000. The Wens aren’t alone. Bloomberg … More

    Backward on Women’s Dignity

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    “We have made woman a sex creature,” complained a psychiatrist at the Margaret Sanger clinic, according to Betty Friedan’s 1963 book The Feminist Mystique. A half-century later, a new Obama ad proudly likens voting for the first time to a young woman losing her virginity. You’ve come a long way, … More

    Sitting on Sidelines "Not an Option" for Faithful

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    It’s not every day that a Heritage scholar offers to help comedian Stephen Colbert make sense of how Christians, especially young evangelicals, can apply biblical principles to politics in our pluralist culture. But it’s good to share the burden of a neighbor — even one so “befuddled” as Colbert — … More

    New Georgian PM: Promote Economic Freedom, Not the Statism You Learned in Russia

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    Former AC Milan star Kakha Kaladze is more than comfortable on the soccer pitch, where he played for 10 years as one of the club’s defenders. But how comfortable will he and the rest of Georgia’s new ministers be at governing a country and promoting economic freedom? We may soon … More

    Fowl Statutory Language Puts the Innocent at Risk

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    Eating a dead animal that you find on your property may be gross, but it may also be criminal. A Texas man recently learned this lesson. A white-winged dove flew into the side of Ryan Adams’s home and died on impact. White-winged doves are popular among hunters because of their … More

    Why Medicare Must Be Reformed

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    Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform from The Heritage Foundation Medicare is shaping up to be a deciding factor in the debate over our nation’s future. As Heritage’s Bob Moffit and Alyene Senger explain in a recent paper, “Why Traditional Medicare Must (and Will) Be Reformed,” the status … More

    DOE-Backed Abound Solar Facing Fraud Investigation in Colorado

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    Abound Solar, the now-bankrupt solar company and recipient of a $400 million Department of Energy loan guarantee, faces a three-pronged investigation from Weld County, CO, for alleged securities and consumer fraud, along with misleading financial institutions. The Denver Post reports: The securities-fraud investigation stems from allegations that “officials at Abound … More

    A New Anti-Poverty Agenda: Better Future for At-Risk Youths

    A key component to effectively address poverty is recognizing and reducing barriers to the work of neighborhood organizations that are the lifeblood of our nation’s civil society. The Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE), led by Bob Woodson, recognizes and supports a nationwide network of thousands of grassroots leaders, whose impassioned … More

    Obama Already Banking on Sequestration?

    When the topic of sequestration arose during the final presidential debate Monday, President Obama declared, “It will not happen.” Considering that Obama has also previously declared that he would veto any bill attempting to get rid of the defense portion of the cuts unless it includes tax increases, many were … More

    U.S. Missile Defense: The Most Challenging Test Yet

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    On Thursday, the U.S. military conducted a combined developmental and operational test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile defense system, and Aegis ballistic missile defense system. This has been the most complex and largest test the U.S. has ever conducted. The missile defense systems … More