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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    The New Frontier in School Choice: Education Savings Accounts

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    Parents are using Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) to tailor their child’s education to meet that child’s individual learning needs and are highly satisfied with the flexibility the accounts provide, according to two reports released by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. In 2011, new ground was broken in the fight … More

    Happy 377th Birthday, Army National Guard

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    Created by the members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 to defend the earliest American community, the Army National Guard celebrates its 377th birthday today. Originally a militia group made up of all able-bodied colonists over the age of 16, the National Guard in its current form wasn’t created … More

    After Budget Deal, Will John Boehner Turn to Immigration Reform?

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    The House of Representatives wrapped up its work for the year without tackling the thorny issue of immigration reform, prompting both Republican and Democrat members of Congress to suggest it will be a priority in 2014. And that’s exactly why House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has vocally criticized conservative organizations in … More

    China’s Increasingly Aggressive Stance Toward Its Territorial Claims

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    A Chinese naval vessel nearly collided with the U.S. cruiser USS Cowpens last week after another Chinese vessel had ordered the U.S. ship to stop, according to reports. Beijing appears intent upon establishing its dominance over the entire Asian littoral, from Japan in the north to Indonesia in the south, … More

    Vladimir Putin Disbands RIA Novosti, Tightens His Grip on Russian Media

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    This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin disbanded the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency. A new agency—Russia Segodnya (Russia Today)—will be taking over its assets with the mission of improving the image of Russia internationally. It will be headed by a hard-line propagandist, TV anchor Dmitri Kiselev, leaving no doubt about … More

    U.S. Suspends Aid to Syrian Rebels as Islamists Seize Supplies

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    Washington has suspended nonlethal aid to Syrian rebels after Islamist militants seized warehouses containing U.S.-provided supplies close to the Turkish border, U.S. officials announced Wednesday. General Salim Idris, commander of the Free Syrian Army, the non-Islamist rebel group that the United States has weakly supported, was forced to flee Syria … More

    When a Voter ID Is Worth a Thousand Words

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    It is an old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that is certainly true with a photo of Nelson Mandela turned up by the Daily Caller. After a “progressive advocacy group” called One Wisconsin Now issued a statement calling on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his … More

    China Promises Relaxed One-Child Policy: Will It Deliver?

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    Chinese Communist party leaders recently declared in an official communiqué that the government could begin to slightly relax its infamous one-child policy. Though vague, the new plan will apparently allow certain couples to have more than one child, assuming one of the parents is an only child. But the U.S. … More

    Poll: 65 Percent of Americans Think Congress Can Find More Spending Cuts

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    As the Senate prepares to take up the new House-passed budget that undoes sequester cuts and increases spending, a clear bipartisan majority of American voters—65 percent—“firmly disagree[s] that ‘there are no more cuts to make’ to federal spending,” according to a recent poll conducted by the Tarrance Group. The poll, … More

    VIDEO: Senator Mike Lee Outlines Reform Agenda to Unite Conservatives

    With tensions between GOP establishment and conservative groups reaching a fevered pitch, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) outlined a plan he believes would unite Republicans and the grassroots. “That toxicity could become paralyzing if we allow it to be. That’s why we need a conservative reform agenda,” Lee told a full … More