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    Chinese Military Modernization Gains Steam

    A speech by Chinese leader Hu Jintao, who is head of the powerful Central Military Commission that oversees the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), has attracted a fair amount of attention. Western news reports note that Hu talked about the need to “accelerate its transformation and modernization in a sturdy … More

    Congress Should Stop Subsidizing Warren Buffett's Health Care, Not Increase His Taxes

    Reports have surfaced that conservatives in Congress may propose further increasing income adjustment in Medicare to lessen the program’s insolvency. This is a great idea. While the left continues to argue for higher taxes for the likes of Warren Buffett to maintain the status quo of a costly, failing Medicare … More

    Left-Wing Political Groups Protest Congress Under 'Occupy' Banner

    “Occupy Wall Street” is being absorbed into the existing network of liberal grievance groups, turning what began as an unconventional, generally spontaneous amalgam of demonstrations into simply an apparatus for the professional left’s unending campaign of protests. The group Rebuild the Dream staged protests on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon, flying … More

    Huntsman Rejects 'Unilateral Disarmament' to Combat Global Warming

    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman clarified his position on how policymakers should deal with climate change.  In a speech Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation he said, “There’s not enough information right now to be able to formulate policies.” Even if there were a consensus that there is global warming, and … More

    How Can America Be Just If It Didn't Abolish Slavery Right Away?

    On this December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was adopted and slavery was abolished. There has always been intense debate about the existence of slavery in American history, precisely because it raises questions about this nation’s dedication to liberty and human equality. At the time of the Founding, there were … More

    Consumers Need Protection from Consumer Protection Bureau

    The Senate is slated to vote this week on the nomination of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). If confirmed, the former Ohio attorney general would become the envy of regulatory zealots far and wide—wielding unparalleled powers with virtually no accountability. President Obama, of course, … More

    Meet the Staff of Occupy Wall Street's Downtown Manhattan Offices

    CNN had an interesting look last week at the “Occupy Wall Street” offices in downtown Manhattan. The fact that they have offices seemed noteworthy in itself, given that Occupiers frequently bill their protests as leaderless and completely decentralized. We decided to look into some of the names that popped up … More

    Whoa There! Time to REIN in Runaway Bureaucrats

    America’s out-of-control administrative state can best be compared to a runaway stage coach—trampling American workers and careening away with their money. Next week, Congress will have an opportunity to bring much-needed oversight to America’s regulatory process by voting for the aptly named REINS Act (Regulations from the Executive in Need … More

    After the Super Committee: 'Massive' Education Cuts? Think Again

    The “super committee’s” failure to reach an agreement to reduce federal spending is supposed to trigger automatic spending cuts—some of which could decrease funding for the Department of Education beginning in 2013. This has the education unions and Secretary Arne Duncan up in arms. Randi Weingarten, president of the American … More

    Infographic: Weak Job Growth in the Obama Economy

    Yesterday on Meet the Press, host David Gregory confronted Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod with the grim reality of America’s employment picture, the still-high unemployment rate, and the fact that 315,000 people dropped out of the work force last month, asking “Do the new numbers change the way the president looks … More