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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    Karzai Putting Afghanistan’s Future at Risk

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    Afghan President Hamid Karzai is stubbornly refusing to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) that will guarantee a residual U.S. force presence remains in Afghanistan post-2014. In doing so, he is ignoring the advice of U.S. and Iraqi officials and his own country’s tribal leaders—and jeopardizing the security of Afghanistan … More

    A&E, Duck Dynasty, and the Climate of Intolerance in America

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    A&E enjoys rights to free contract and free speech in determining whom they employ and what they allow them to say. But just because you have a right to do something doesn’t make it the right thing to do. In a series of instances we have seen the gatekeepers of … More

    What Bitcoin Tells Us About Economic Freedom

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    Chinese regulators are cracking down on Bitcoin, the anonymous open-source virtual currency. Officials at China’s central bank announced this week that they were banning all third-party payment processors from accepting Bitcoin, effectively shutting down the exchanges they are sold on. This is nothing new. Regulators have been interested in Bitcoin … More

    It's Official—HHS Says Obamacare Is a Hardship

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    The latest announcement from the Obama Administration has confirmed what so many Americans already know: Obamacare is a hardship. With millions of reported insurance cancellations, unbalanced by just 500,000 sign-ups for coverage on the Administration’s excuse for a website, the White House is or should be in full panic mode. … More

    This Is No Obamacare Success Story, Mr. President

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    Most of the people applying for Obamacare are being funneled into Medicaid. President Obama boasted that sending these 803,000 people to Medicaid is an under-reported Obamacare success. But this does not equal success—in fact, it’s a negative for the enrollees themselves and for taxpayers. Here are four reasons why this … More

    How Privately Owned Warships Are Combating Piracy and Terrorism

    In his new book, Private Anti-Piracy Navies, award-winning author John-Clark Levin explains how private security companies are combating and preventing piracy and maritime terrorism by protecting merchant ships with armed escort vessels. In 2008, Somalia saw a steep increase in piracy when merchant ships were hijacked and prisoners taken ransom … More

    Obamacare Was Supposed to Help the Uninsured. So Why Don't They Like It?

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    Skepticism about Obamacare might have moved up from an all-time low in November, but a newly released New York Times/CBS News poll reports widespread disapproval remains among insured and uninsured Americans about the health law. The poll found 53 percent of the uninsured, who are supposed to gain the most … More

    Bankruptcy Is Better Than a Bailout

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    Today Senators John Cornyn (R–TX) and Pat Toomey (R–PA) introduced the Taxpayer Protection and Responsible Resolution Act to begin repairing some of the damage caused by the Dodd–Frank regulations. The 2010 Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act increased regulations on virtually every aspect of the financial sector and … More

    Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson Faces Backlash for Religious Views on Sexuality

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    Phil Robertson, the patriarch and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, is under attack for his religious views on homosexuality. The beloved TV personality was indefinitely suspended by A&E after saying homosexual acts are sinful. A&E’s decision has sparked heated debates, particularly on Twitter, where “A&E” and “Phil Robertson” have been … More

    Kansas Reclaims Control of Testing, Drops Common Core Assessments

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    Last week, Kansas decided to drop the Common Core–aligned Smarter Balanced tests in favor of having the University of Kansas craft the assessments that Kansas students will take beginning in the 2015–2016 school year. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports: After hours of in-depth discussion, the Kansas State Board of Education voted … More