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  • Monthly Archives: July 2013

    DREAM Act Hearings: Five Questions for Congress

    Newscom

    The House of Representatives will hold a hearing tomorrow on the issue of granting legal status to around 2.8 million illegal immigrants within the U.S. who were brought here as children. The hearing, “Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children,” will take place … More

    WATCH: Breadwinner Moms: Truth Behind the Trend

    Many American women today are Breadwinner Moms – those who provide the main source of incomes for their families. Women are the sole or primary support in forty percent of U.S. families with children under eighteen, according to a groundbreaking report from Pew Research Center. In fact, nearly one-fourth of … More

    U.S. Engages Cuba, Cuba Engages in Arms Trafficking

    Polaris/Newscom

    The interception of a North Korean ship believed to be carrying missiles, jets, and other weapons from Cuba through the Panama Canal should be a wakeup call for the Obama Administration as it resumes migration talks with Cuban officials for the first time since 2011. The incident illustrates the wrongheadedness … More

    Enhanced Military Cooperation: U.S. and Philippines Should Seize the Day

    DENNIS M. SABANGAN/EPA/Newscom

    According to press reports, the U.S. and the Philippines have floated the possibility of building joint storage facilities for U.S. humanitarian and disaster relief equipment on Filipino territory. Military cooperation between the two nations is already strong, but greater U.S. presence in the region would help the Philippines counter an … More

    Unions Can’t Ignore Support for Choice in Education

    National School Choice Week

    Later today at their annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) will detail the results of a poll it commissioned. According to The Washington Post, the AFT poll found that 56 percent of respondents were opposed to “giving tax dollars to families to pay for private … More

    The Case for Medicare Reform

    Newscom

    The panel meets in secret, is controlled by special interests, and helps determine the allocation of nearly $100 billion in federal health care spending. Is it some clandestine panel created by Obamacare? Hardly. It’s a panel controlled by the American Medical Association (AMA)—and, as The Washington Post reported in a … More

    Colorado School District Rejects Common Core National Standards

    Newscom

    The Douglas County School Board in Colorado passed a resolution opposing the Common Core national standards due to the quality of the standards and on principle. Douglas County has been setting a great precedent for education policy with the Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program and its merit-based pay for teachers. … More

    Snowden “on a Leash”: The High-Stakes Game in Russia

    President Obama is considering cancellation of his summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the September G-20 confab over Russia’s harboring of the American fugitive Edward Snowden. This would be the first time since the end of the Cold War that the U.S. cancels a previously scheduled summit. Snowden gave … More

    Defunding COPS: Eliminating a Wasteful and Ineffective Grant Program

    Chris Kleponis/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom

    The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee marked up the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2014 last week. While the bill still allocates too much funding for activities that are duplicative or inappropriate for the federal government to undertake, the committee did get something right: … More

    Detroit and the Bankruptcy of Liberalism

    Credit: Jeremiah Robinson/ZUMA Press/Newscom

    Detroit is a showcase for the liberal agenda — and now it is bankrupt. More than 50 years of control by big-government liberals and union bosses have left a once-great American city crippled and deteriorating. Last week Detroit became the largest city in American history to declare bankruptcy. Few were … More