• Student Loans Amount to a Disastrous Investment

    Student Loans Amount to a Disastrous Investment

    Student loan debt has quadrupled since 2000 and stands at a staggering $1.2 trillion today—a situation comparable to the housing crisis that wrecked the economy nearly 10 years ago. Already, 7 million student-borrowers are in default—with millions more likely to follow suit. Most of these troubled loans involve young people…

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  • Can We Count on Trump to Pick the Right Judges?

    Can We Count on Trump to Pick the Right Judges?

    Despite Donald Trump's obvious shortcomings as a candidate, his enthusiastic supporters argue that his commitment to appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court should persuade all Republicans to unite behind him. His racially-tinged assault on federal judge Gonazlo Curiel, however, and his repeated promises to use the justice department and…

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  • Transgender Awareness in Kindergarten?

    Transgender Awareness in Kindergarten?

    Public school officials in Washington State recently revealed an appalling new program to teach transgender awareness beginning in kindergarten as part of a new curriculum that will leave children even more confused and troubled as they approach puberty. Kindergartners are in Washington are now supposed learn that “there are many…

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  • Fourth Party Prospects for Victory

    Fourth Party Prospects for Victory

    Third party candidacies are generally a waste of time, but this year a fourth party candidacy could capture the White House. Here's how it might work: with Democrats deeply divided, the Bernie brigades might walk out of the convention, with Senator Sanders or someone from his camp running as the…

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  • An Empty Museum for an Empty “Nationality”

    An Empty Museum for an Empty “Nationality”

    Leaders of the Palestinian Authority recently dedicated the Palestinian Museum: a $24 million building meant as “a space to celebrate and redefine Palestinian art, history and culture.” The only problem: the sprawling museum opened with no exhibitions at all—highlighting the troubled nature of Palestinian identity. What is “Palestinian art, history…

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  • “Body Art” and Conservative Values

    “Body Art” and Conservative Values

    New York Times Magazine recently praised the current craze for “artistic” self-mutilation, declaring that “the danger, the fear, the foolishness and the pain of getting a tattoo contribute to the thrill.” A new Harris survey suggests that more than one-in-four Americans have now pursued that “thrill,” with 47% of adults…

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  • Election is Crucial, Beyond Presidential Choice

    Election is Crucial, Beyond Presidential Choice

    Many conservatives feel discouraged at the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for president of the United States but that doesn't mean we should lose interest in the crucial election this November. Important Senate races in ten different states will impact our future security and prosperity, no matter who…

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  • Keep Uncle Sam Out of Student Bathrooms

    Keep Uncle Sam Out of Student Bathrooms

    Of all Barack Obama's reckless policy initiatives, none has shown more contempt for common sense and rule of law than the new bullying on transgender bathrooms. Department of Education “guidelines” threaten to cut off federal funds to school districts that don't allow children to enter washrooms, showers or changing rooms…

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