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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    Trying to "Contain" China Makes No Sense. So What's the Right Strategy?

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    In 1962, the Beatles auditioned for Decca Records. Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro. And China invaded India. More than 2,000 died in the harsh mountain combat. A self-declared “non-aligned” power, India never expected to be attacked by a Cold War protagonist. Unprepared, New Delhi threw ground troops into the … More

    Obamacare Is a Bad Deal for Young People

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    By now, young adults have heard that they are key to making Obamacare work, and the Obama administration has spent ample resources trying to convince them that the law is a good deal for them. But they don’t seem to be buying in. A new Harvard poll shows that 57 … More

    All I Want for Christmas Is an On-Demand Uber Ride

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    Taxi and limousine companies must wish they themselves had thought of Uber, an app-based service that connects drivers with passengers and eliminates the need for cash payment. Uninhibited by the regulatory hurdles that plague conventional taxi service (if you can call it “service”), Uber is revolutionizing urban transportation. Uber is … More

    What Capitalism's Critics Get Wrong

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    Attacking capitalism never seems to go out of style. Over the past 100 years, few institutions have been attacked so fiercely, so falsely and so foolishly. Yet capitalism’s resilience continues. Governments based on the idea that capitalism is evil and that the state can create wealth by controlling an entire … More

    This Duck Dynasty Picture Is Going Viral. Have You Seen It Yet?

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    Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson managed to spark a debate about the culture of intolerance in America when he expressed his religious views on homosexuality. It led some political leaders like Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to speak out. Heritage shared this image on our Facebook page Friday night. Millions of … More

    Innocent People Have Their Homes Seized in Philadelphia

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    Philadelphia is known as the “City of Brotherly Love,” but for residents who have had their homes seized under the city’s civil forfeiture scheme, it hardly seems brotherly. Sisters Tracy and Sheila Clements lived together in their childhood home bequeathed to them by their mother. On April 21, 2010, their … More

    Q&A on the Trouble in South Sudan, the World’s Youngest Country

    Residents of Juba arrive at the U.N. compound, where they sought shelter. (Photo: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom)

    South Sudan is dangerously close to becoming embroiled in a civil war. Rival factions within the national army clashed in the capital, resulting in an attempted coup at the beginning of the week. Two Indian U.N. peacekeepers have been killed in the Jonglei state. Over 500 people have been killed … More

    U.S. Should Support Postponing Elections in Bangladesh

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    The Bangladesh government’s announcement late last month that parliamentary elections would be held on January 5 has been met with much opposition. Current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the ruling Awami League party eliminated the constitutional requirement to install a neutral caretaker government to oversee elections, prompting the major opposition … More

    Much Ado About Blubber: Marine Biologist Faces Fines, Probation for Research

    Marine biologist Nancy Black is being prosecuted by NOAA.

    Nancy Black has dedicated her career to the research and conservation of wildlife. Now, she will have a criminal record and potentially faces a $100,000 fine, five years’ probation, and 300 hours of community service. Because of blubber. We previously wrote about Nancy, a nationally renowned marine biologist who has … More

    Cameron Rightly Draws a Line in the Sand on an EU Army

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    The United Kingdom sagely blocked attempts by the European Union to develop an EU army at a recent EU Council meeting in Brussels. Long the dream of EU bureaucrats, an EU Army would undermine NATO, transatlantic cooperation, and, ultimately, European security. British Prime Minister David Cameron made it very clear … More