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by | Oct 31, 2013

Chairman of the Federal Reserve is arguably the most important unelected office in America. It wields enormous influence over the financial health of the nation, and indeed the world. So it is incumbent upon members of the Senate Banking Committee,…

by | Jul 12, 2013

It is commonplace today to regard liberty and democracy as inextricably correlated — if you have one, you must have the other. Yet as Egypt and other failed democracies are showing, that is not the case. Indeed, we are rediscovering…

by | May 22, 2013

The United States Senate will likely soon consider ratification the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which fell six votes short of the 67 needed last December. The CPRD’s stated purpose is “to promote, protect…

by | Apr 15, 2013

Following Hugo Chavez’s death, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador could be considered his likely successor as leader of South America’s pseudo-Marxist populist movement. True to form, he recently called on all Latin American countries to unify to combat the oppressive…

by | Apr 12, 2013

The vile outpouring of hatred against Margaret Thatcher from the British left that saw celebration parties (and violence) after her death was announced has now morphed into a campaign to get the Judy Garland song from the Wizard of Oz “Ding Dong…

by | Apr 8, 2013

When Margaret Thatcher was about to enter 10 Downing Street for the first time as Prime Minister in 1979, she surprised everyone by quoting a prayer of Saint Francis — “Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there…

by | Mar 26, 2013

When Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech at the Ross Sea Conservation Reception on March 19, he suggested that we should have called our planet Ocean rather than Earth. He went on to outline an international environmental agenda…

by | Feb 15, 2013

One of the few bright spots during the President’s State of the Union address was his promotion of two new major trade agreements, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a “comprehensive trans-Atlantic trade and investment partnership with the European Union.” More trade…

by | Jan 22, 2013

Have you ever seen a water faucet burst into flames? You have if you’ve seen the documentary film Gasland, by Josh Fox. It’s the central message of his movie – that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or “fracking,” is polluting…

by | Jan 7, 2013

We know that regulation costs – big-time, in fact. My colleague Wayne Crews estimates the cost of regulation to the American economy as around $1.8 trillion a year (and these costs are mostly hidden, a “costberg” as he puts it)….

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