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  • Monthly Archives: November 2012

    Morning Bell: Egypt's President Moves Toward Dictatorship

    Egypt's new president-elect, Muslim Brot

    Egypt remains in turmoil after its president decreed last Thursday that he was no longer subject to the laws of his country—giving himself power over the judiciary and other branches of government. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made his lunge for power shortly after helping to broker a fragile ceasefire in … More

    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” revolt. One barometer of the coming test of … More

    Time to Boost Free Trade Closer to Home

    Western Hemisphere map

    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 … More

    Why Is The Latino Poverty Rate So High?

    Peter Bennett/Ambient Images/Newscom

    Read this post in Spanish at Libertad.org 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 … More

    Egypt's New Pharaoh: President Morsi Grabs for Power

    Egypt's new president-elect, Muslim Brot

    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 … More

    Legalize Crude Oil Exports

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    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 … More

    Morning Bell: Reasons for Conservatives to Be Thankful

    Newscom

    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 … More

    Looking for Black Friday Deals?

    Shopping Mall

    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 … More

    Thankful for Trade: It Saves People from Starving

    Grocery bag

    Thousands of people are not starving to death in Michigan. This shocking development comes despite one of the worst harvests in memory. With little produce being gathered from local orchards and fields, some feared the worst. But despite the drought, grocery stores had full shelves and reasonable prices. The miracle … More

    Being Thankful for Families

    Family praying at Thanksgiving dinner

    As Americans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, one of the blessings for which many are grateful is the family members that surround the table. There are actually data behind that warm sentiment: Strong families are priceless, providing an abundance of benefits to both adults and children and creating the bonds of … More