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Mitch Kokai

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Why the concerted fight against voter ID? Here’s one possibility

Joe Schoffstall reports for the Washington Free Beacon on one factor that appears to be driving the nationwide fight against sensible voter ID requirements. A top priority of liberal billionaire George Soros is to enlarge the U.S. electorate by 10 million voters by 2018, according to leaked documents. The plan to grow the electorate byContinue Reading

Walter Williams challenges attacks on free trade

Walter Williams explores in a Human Events column the real impact of free trade on American jobs. It is true that the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States has been in steep decline for almost a half-century, but manufacturing employment disguises the true story of American manufacturing. U.S. manufacturing output has increased byContinue Reading

Shocker! Federal department failing to get its house (pun intended) in order

Kathryn Watson of the Daily Caller details the latest evidence of problems at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials have ignored 63 financial management recommendations from Congress’ investigative arm since 2012 and only half-heartedly followed many more, resulting in the $43 billion agency’s books toContinue Reading

More money for useful research, less for junk science

Henry Miller and Jeff Stier explain at National Review Online why Congress should exercise greater scrutiny of federal funding for scientific research. When Congress meddles in how federal agencies set research priorities and disburse grants, the scientific community is, understandably, distraught. But Congress is responsible for rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse at federal agencies,Continue Reading

Clinton’s efforts to shift blame

Rich Lowry‘s latest column at National Review Online focuses on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s employment of the “Colin Powell defense.” The influence that Colin Powell has over Hillary Clinton is something to behold. His word is her command. When he tells her to break the law and endanger the nation’s secrets, she doesn’t hesitate.Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a federal court case challenging alleged abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines the facts surrounding poverty in America.

NY Post columnist warns of journalism’s collapse

Michael Goodwin of the New York Post has detected one clear lesson from this year’s presidential campaign. Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalismContinue Reading

Welfare reform’s positive impact defended

Joseph Lawler of the Washington Examiner reports on a new study that defends the 1996 federal welfare reform law against its present-day left-of-center critics. A new analysis has rejected one of the popular criticisms of the 1996 welfare reform, namely that it led to an increase in deep poverty by preventing some single-mother households fromContinue Reading

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