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  • The many costs of the ’94 crime bill

    The Omnibus Crime Bill caused the number of increase by more than 45 percent — the number of inmates in American prisons and jails grew from 1.01 million in 1994 to 2.3 million today.

  • Disrupting the student loan bubble

    Government policies to extend student loans to help cover the cost of college are creating the very problem they purport to solve. Easy credit drives up the demand for higher education, which in turn drives up the price.

  • Missile defense is not optional

    Building a strong missile defense is challenging, but it's not optional. The technology needed to build a long-range, intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was once far out of reach for all but the most highly developed countries. Today, the regimes most hostile to the U.S. are arming up.

  • MANHATTAN MOMENT: 'The rates are too damn high'

    For a limited time, Hailo is lowering its fares during work hours, but price isn't the biggest advantage ridesharing services like Uber have over the traditional cab.

  • Burger King's not the problem, Washington is

    Burger King, Chiquita, and other iconic American brands are seeking more attractive tax provisions to better manage their businesses, as they also absorb the high impact of our costly regulatory environment, including the mandated requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Arming 'moderates': a cautionary tale

    America's short-sighted misadventure in Libya should haunt the debate in Washington as it considers arming rebels to fight the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

  • An independent Scotland: A high-taxing, free-spending declining oil state

    Without oil and its big financial sector employers, Scottish taxes would become too burdensome for high tech and good-paying industries, and those would ultimately leave, too.

  • Restoring freedom to information in the Freedom of Information Act

    Over time, federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act on its head.

  • A global epidemic of anti-Semitism

    Not every criticism of Israel, even strongly stated, is tantamount to anti-Semitism, nor is every critic a hidden anti-Semite. Some are even Jews. Nonetheless, a growing share of Israel-criticism is laced with anti-Semitism.

  • Next steps in the fight against the Islamic State

    President Obama has finally has acknowledged the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses, and his response â€" to begin the process of taking down this so-called caliphate â€" is welcome news.

  • DNC chair is a hypocrite in the 'war on women'

    I realize that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz opposes Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's policies, but to equate them to domestic violence is unacceptable.

  • Obama to Latinos: I'm not that into you

    In the annals of cynical political maneuvers, President Obama's decision to postpone executive action on immigration until after the election must win some sort of prize.

  • Cheaper drugs can also mean less choice without savings for patients

    The economics of American healthcare are dictated by the Golden Rule: "He who has the gold makes the rules."

  • Democrats' big government solutions don't provide answer to women's problems

    In politics, the more things change the more they stay the same. And with the midterm political season in full swing, Democrats are once again turning to the old "war on women" trope.

  • Ending Putin's petro-politics

    For Russian President Vladimir Putin, the annexation of Crimea isn't just a land grab; it's an energy grab.



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