• Why “The Income Gap” is a Losing Issue

    Democrats plan to focus on income inequality in the upcoming presidential election but a former advisor to Bill Clinton says they're making a mistake. William Galston notes recent polls by CBS News and Gallup showing less than 4% who list the income gap as their main concern. Distance between rich…

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  • The Wrong Candidate to Reform Big-Money Politics

    The Wrong Candidate to Reform Big-Money Politics

    In the rocky roll-out of her campaign, Hillary Clinton has listed four goals for her presidency: expanding opportunity for the middle class, strengthening families and communities, confronting foreign threats, and somehow breaking the connection between money and politics. “We can fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out…

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  • A Phony “Crisis” that Harms America

    A Phony “Crisis” that Harms America

    In eight tumultuous years of the Bush presidency, it's tough to think of even one famous case of an unarmed African-American killed by police. This doesn't reflect some uncelebrated triumph for George W. Bush, but it does provide needed perspective on the current hysteria over black victimization by law enforcement.…

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  • For California, Gay Astronaut Beats Sainthood

    For California, Gay Astronaut Beats Sainthood

    Which Californian represents the state's splendor and greatness most appropriately; the Catholic saint who founded nine settlements that grew into major cities or a recently deceased astronaut who completed two missions on the space shuttle? Does the answer change because the astronaut in question – Sally Ride– happened to be…

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  • Happiness Soars – Along With Inequality

    Happiness Soars – Along With Inequality

    For contemporary liberals, income inequality is the source of all evil and the root cause for the world's social, racial and economic problems. Capital In The Twenty-First Century, by the French professor Thomas Piketty has become the most influential leftist book of our time – one of those weighty, cinder-block…

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  • Inequality Is Up? But So Is Happiness

    Inequality Is Up? But So Is Happiness

    A prominent researcher at Cal Tech reports surprising data contradicting common liberal assumptions that inequality brings misery. Gaps between rich and poor grew dramatically during the recession but Steven Quartz reports “the percentage of Americans who say they are thriving has actually increased.” What's more, “happiness inequality” has gone down:…

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  • Rand and Ted Begin Their Excellent Adventure

    Rand and Ted Begin Their Excellent Adventure

    But Who Won in the Dueling Announcements of Candidacy? Rand Paul may not beat Ted Cruz in presidential primaries, but he certainly topped him in his announcement of candidacy. In the end, neither of these freshman senators (Paul has served four years in Washington; Cruz has been there for two)…

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  • Challenging “The Candidate of Experience”

    Challenging “The Candidate of Experience”

    The Hillary for President team takes great encouragement from recent polling showing Americans seeking “experience” in a candidate for president more than a “new direction.” They will therefore position their candidate as a seasoned “pragmatic problem solver” and “middle class champion.” But in terms of experience, what will they emphasize?…

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  • Do Disproportionate Crime Rates Mean Racist Laws?

    Do Disproportionate Crime Rates Mean Racist Laws?

    African-Americans make up 40 percent of the nation's prison inmates, but only 13 percent of the overall population. Does this mean the laws that sentenced these prisoners are all racist, and need to be repealed? Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul seems to think so. In his announcement of candidacy, when…

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  • Does Sex Deserve More Protection than Faith?

    Does Sex Deserve More Protection than Faith?

    The irresponsible media hype surrounding the so-called “Battle of Indiana” emphasized the issue of gay rights—even though not one word in the Hoosier State's religious liberty law impacted the lives or liberties of gays and lesbians. The press promoted the pernicious idea that legislation protecting the right of people of…

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