• 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 Does this mean the laws that sentenced these prisoners are all racist, and need to be repealed?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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  • How to Handle a Problematic Father

    How to Handle a Problematic Father

    In his recent announcement of candidacy, Rand Paul faced a dilemma in how to acknowledge the presence of his father, former Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul. The family patriarch has compiled a long history of isolationism, support for crackpot conspiracy theories, expressions of sympathy for Iran and hostility…

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  • Stay Out of Our Beds and Pews

    In order to find the proper perspective for controversies in Indiana and other states over “religious liberty” legislation, it's worth looking back at the long history of sodomy laws in the United States. That's not because the rules to protect religious believers compare in outrageousness with the criminalizing of gay…

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  • For Her Campaign, Hillary Selects Contradictory Goals

    For Her Campaign, Hillary Selects Contradictory Goals

    The Democratic frontrunner has reportedly selected the two themes she plans to emphasize in her presidential campaign but seems unconcerned that the twin goals contradict one another. The March 23 headline in the New York Times proclaimed “Hillary Clinton Tests Two Themes for 2016: Working Together and Inequality.” Laura Meckler…

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