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  • Poverty fell in 2013, but incomes haven't recovered from the recession

    The share of Americans officially living in poverty in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012.

  • UN chief: Climate summit will 'lay the framework' for carbon price

    Ban Ki-moon said the meeting of more than 120 heads of states in New York will also "promote innovative financing mechanisms" to move beyond investments in fossil fuels, and that it would seek to make the "case for removing policy ambiguity" in hopes of pushing nations toward cleaner energy sources.

  • Alaska, West Coast lead U.S. in receiving welfare

    The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that almost 7 percent of people in the Frontier State receive public assistance from the federal or state government, more than a percentage point more than the state with the next highest rate.

  • Blacks must confront reality

    How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? To begin to get a handle on the answer, let's pull up a few historical facts about black Americans.

  • We can avoid more Fergusons

    Change has swept our nation over the years. Technologies abound that no one would have dreamed of. And millions of black Americans have moved into the ranks of the upper middle class, the rich and the super rich.

  • EXography: Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers

    West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.

  • Ferguson shows that blacks live in a different America

    The country still resembles what a presidential commission described in 1968: "two societies, one black, one white -- separate and unequal."

  • President Obama's zero-sum worldview

    We have a leader today who has a zero-sum worldview. It is not surprising that today's world, at home and abroad, increasingly shows these characteristics.

  • Here's the newest conservative alternative to the minimum wage

    A top conservative economist thinks he has found a way to take President Obama at his word, and ensure that no one working full time has to live in poverty -- while getting rid of the minimum wage.

  • Readin', writin' and social justice agitatin'

    It's back-to-school season across the country. But in an increasing number of districts, "back to school" doesn't mean back to learning. Under the reign of social justice indoctrinators, academics are secondary to political agitation. Activism trumps achievement.

  • Paul Ryan isn't seeking to relaunch LBJ's war on poverty: Examiner Editorial

    "The federal government has helped decrease material deprivation," House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wrote in a recent paper outlining new strategies for fighting poverty. But he added that the war on poverty cannot be won simply by satisfying people's creature needs.



From the Weekly Standard

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    It has become a staple of the political left to brand Republicans the anti-science, anti-reason party. This narrative congealed in a breathless 2005 book by journalist Chris Mooney entitled—does...

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  • The Ruggers of the Great War

    “Good old rugby football. All over the British Isles its exponents were in the van of those who went.” —Walter Carey, Bishop of Bloemfontein and former British Lion, 1921

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