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THE FEDERAL RESERVE’S Unsound Policies | Cato Institute

By at May 11, 2013 | 12:58 pm

THE FEDERAL RESERVE’S Unsound Policies | Cato Institute

By John A. Allison The Federal Reserve is increasing the long-term risk in our financial system through both its monetary and regulatory policies. It is simultaneously redistributing wealth from moderate-income savers to high-income households and laying the foundation for another housing bubble. From 1914 until 2007 the Fed’s balance sheet grew to $900 billion. ... Go To Article

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VIDEO: Ted Cruz At NRA Convention: “Every Word Of The Constitution Matters” | RealClearPolitics

By at May 6, 2013 | 12:45 am

VIDEO: Ted Cruz At NRA Convention: “Every Word Of The Constitution Matters” | RealClearPolitics

Ted Cruz At NRA Convention: "Every Word Of The Constitution Matters" Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) addressed the NRA convention in Houston today. The following are key excerpts from his speech. CRUZ: "It seems to me that when the Constitution says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, that means the right to keep and bear arms shall not be ... Go To Article

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CONRAD BLACK: DEMOCRACY, in the End, Will Defeat Those Who Would Destroy It – TheNewYorkSun

By at May 3, 2013 | 1:45 am

CONRAD BLACK: DEMOCRACY, in the End, Will Defeat Those Who Would Destroy It – TheNewYorkSun

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | May 2, 2013 In an interview in the Wall Street Journal of April 27, eminent classicist and historian Donald Kagan suggested that democracy “has had its day.” Though apparently tossed off casually, this is a worrisome thought from a serious source. It is a commonplace to think that democracy is the only defensible form of ... Go To Article

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TAMERLAN TSARNAEV given $5,566 in college aid – Herald Bulldog First On The Street | Boston Herald

By at May 1, 2013 | 2:00 am

TAMERLAN TSARNAEV given $5,566 in college aid – Herald Bulldog First On The Street | Boston Herald

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, By:Joe Dwinell Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was awarded $5,566 in educational aid to attended two different community colleges, the state education department announced today. Below is the email from the department received by the Herald today from education department spokesman Matt Wilder: As the result of inquiries ... Go To Article

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GUN-RIGHTS LEADER: ‘We snookered the other side’ on Toomey-Manchin – Washington Times

By at April 15, 2013 | 12:36 am

GUN-RIGHTS LEADER: ‘We snookered the other side’ on Toomey-Manchin – Washington Times

By David Sherfinski-The Washington Times Sunday, April 14, 2013 A prominent gun-rights advocate claims his group’s staff was in the room during the drafting of the recently unveiled proposal to expand gun-purchase background checks and said that “we snookered the other side — they haven’t figured it out yet.” Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the ... Go To Article

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JOHN BOLTON AND JOHN YOO: Obama’s U.N. Backdoor Route to Gun Control – WSJ

By at April 14, 2013 | 4:38 pm

JOHN BOLTON AND JOHN YOO: Obama’s U.N. Backdoor Route to Gun Control – WSJ

OPINIONApril 14, 2013 Luckily, the Constitution gives the Senate exclusive power to ratify, or block, the Arms Trade Treaty. Even before his most ambitious gun-control proposals were falling by the wayside, President Obama was turning for help to the United Nations. On April 2, the United States led 154 nations to approve the Arms Trade Treaty in the U.N. General ... Go To Article

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SUPREME COURT: On the Smug Side of History – AmericanSpectator

By at March 27, 2013 | 10:29 am

SUPREME COURT: On the Smug Side of History – AmericanSpectator

By GEORGE NEUMAYR on 3.27.13 Liberalism grows ever more cocky and self-deluded. A country that stakes its future on lies will not have one. The fashionable lie of the moment is “gay marriage.” The push to deprive children of mothers and fathers for the sake of “genderless” marriage has never been stronger. The media propaganda about its “inevitability” ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK:: Marriage and the Supreme Court – WSJ

By at March 26, 2013 | 12:45 am

REVIEW & OUTLOOK:: Marriage and the Supreme Court – WSJ

This week the Supreme Court takes up same-sex marriage, amid shifting American mores and a healthy debate about equality. Yet the two cases before the High Court are less about the institution of marriage than the sanctity of democratic institutions and the proper role of the courts. Over time, through popular consent, the law comes to reflect an evolving social ... Go To Article

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MICHAEL McCONNELL:: The Constitution and Same-Sex Marriage – WSJ

By at March 22, 2013 | 12:45 am

MICHAEL McCONNELL:: The Constitution and Same-Sex Marriage – WSJ

By MICHAEL MCCONNELL -- For most Americans, the Supreme Court cases being heard on Tuesday and Wednesday next week are about same-sex marriage. But the cases—Hollingsworth v. Perry (the Proposition 8 case from California) and U.S. v. Windsor (the Defense of Marriage Act case)—also are a test of the nation's democratic and decentralized constitutional structure. ... Go To Article

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JAY COST:: Obama the Bargainer | The Weekly Standard

By at February 4, 2013 | 11:44 am

JAY COST:: Obama the Bargainer | The Weekly Standard

FEB 11, 2013, VOL. 18, NO. 21 • BY JAY COST  -- The recent inaugural festivities would have seemed more than a little strange to the Framers of the Constitution, had they been on hand to see the show. After all, here was their “republic” unified in celebration of vast executive powers being vested in a single human being. Did they not wage a bloody war to ... Go To Article

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