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Even the Best Laws Cannot Save Our Society. Here’s What We Need.

I’m approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I’m from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth—namely, the temptation to think that today’s behavioral standards have always been. …

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In Cold War Flashback, Russia Designates VOA, Radio Free Europe as Foreign Agents

The Russian Duma is engaging in tit-for-tat with the U.S. government by designating American government-funded broadcasters Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as foreign agents. In late November, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a measure rushed through the Duma to push …

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US Arms Sale to Georgia a Long-Overdue Show of Support for Eurasian Ally

The U.S.- Georgian relationship was taken to a new level on Nov. 20, when President Donald Trump approved something that never occurred during President Barack Obama’s eight years in office. That would be an estimated $75 million deal to sell Javelin anti-tank missiles to the …

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Contra Activist Judges, Not Allowing Transgender Individuals to Join Military Is Not Illegal Discrimination

On Dec. 11, a federal lower court judge in Washington, D.C., refused to stay her earlier October 30 order blocking President Donald Trump’s August 25, 2017 directive regarding transgender military service. That directive, transmitted to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, put to a …

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Student Debt Is a Symptom of Our Broken Education System. This Bill Would Spark a Change.

We are facing an education crisis in this country. While the value of continued education after high school is undeniable, our nation’s singular focus remains on the necessity of traditional four-year degrees, which come at a soaring cost to students and their families. For many …

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Latest ICE Operation Snaps Up 101 Illegal Immigrants, Mostly Criminals, in New Jersey

Federal agents arrested more than 100 foreign nationals wanted for immigration violations in a five-day operation in New Jersey, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday. The operation, led by ICE’s enforcement and removal division, netted a total of 101 illegal immigrants who were either criminal …

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Why Setting the Corporate Tax Rate to Benefit Wealthy Taxpayers and High-Tax States Is a Terrible Trade-Off

Tax reform that broadens the tax base, reduces unfair and distorting loopholes and deductions, and cuts marginal tax rates promises to grow the economy. Yet Congress is considering undermining the full potential of tax reform because of pressure from special interests. Eliminating a federal tax …

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Trump Ties New York Terror Attack to Immigration Reforms

President Donald Trump pointed to Monday morning’s terrorist attack in New York as a clear demonstration of the need for tougher immigration laws—specifically family-based immigration. “Today’s terror suspect entered our country through extended-family chain migration, which is incompatible with national security,” Trump said in a …

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Conservatives Push for 20% Corporate Tax Rate

Following a report suggesting the corporate tax rate in Republicans’ final tax reform bill could be higher than 20 percent, some conservatives are making the case again for the 20 percent rate. “If we want to see wage growth to help America’s families, a rate …

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In the Pronoun Wars, Be Thankful for the Founding Fathers

It is sometimes astounding the kind of foresight the Founding Fathers had in protecting future generations from tyranny. The current international push to criminalize free speech in the name of various social movements should make us thankful that we have the First Amendment. Most other …

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