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By Special Contributor | April 25, 2016 | 3 Comments
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By John Saccone


It seems to me that the minimum wage warriors simply don’t understand economic reality. They seem to focus, as usual, on “entitlement”. We hear cries of “greedy big corporations can afford it”, or “everyone deserves a living wage”. They make these emotional arguments out of sheer economic ignorance. Here’s how to break down that barrier.

Employers don’t pay you based on “what you deserve”, they pay you based on the value that your job provides. Arguably, a college graduate with an …

By Special Contributor | April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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By Daniel Horowitz:

The courts have already redefined marriage from the bench, preventing states from using their exclusive power over the institution to define it as it has been defined since our Founding. It was a matter of time before the courts found a constitutional right for a boy to use a girls’ bathroom, thereby denying state and local governments the ability to define a man as… well, a man.

Earlier today, Judge Henry Floyd, an Obama-appointee on the Fourth Circuit Court …

By Special Contributor | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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By Janet Levy

For the past few decades, British authorities have been caught up in the pervasive meme of multiculturalism — the falsehood that all cultures are equal and that to believe otherwise is to commit the worst modern day offense — to be “racist.”

Under this fallacy, the British government in 2001 introduced a series of restrictive speech codes that criminalized criticism of Islam, followed by a 

By Special Contributor | April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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***Update: Indeed, the Muslim Brotherhood was present at Saturday’s event with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan inaugurating the Lanham mega-Mosque.  The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and finance organization for Hamas, has posted a picture of their executive director, Nihad Awad with Erdogan. Award is a known Hamas supporter who recently criticized Ted Cruz for his support of beefed up …

By Special Contributor | March 31, 2016 | 3 Comments
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Gerard Gianoli, M.D.

In a previous editorial (Trump Transparent Pricing—Part One), I commended candidate Trump’s proposal of price transparency for hospitals and doctors. It is astounding that this has not been an element of the GOP formula for healthcare reform until now and that an outsider had to bring it up. It is so obviously part of a free market that only in an overly regulated healthcare market could it be overlooked. …

By Special Contributor | March 30, 2016 | 4 Comments
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Gerard Gianoli, M.D.

As a physician, I find a lot to like about Mr. Trump’s recently released healthcare plan. No other candidate has brought up price transparency, but it goes to the heart of a true free market in medical care.

I am a third-party-free physician and charge a fee for services rendered, but I have no contract with any insurer or with Medicare. Patients pay me, and my office gives them a claim form to submit to their insurance company for …

By Special Contributor | March 13, 2016 | 12 Comments
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By Michael T. Takac

This article is about a discovery of a universal relationship so powerful and elegant, so ancient and vast, so simple and profound that it includes human affairs relative to flow, encompassing  “unalienable Rights”—Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—an animate pattern found in the physical constructal law.  

The constructal law discovered in 1996 by American Professor Adrian Bejan, J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University in North Carolina. The constructal law governs evolution in biology, …

By Special Contributor | March 12, 2016 | 2 Comments
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For most of the modern primary cycles, the delegate math has been driven by momentum early on in the season. Typically, once the front-runner wins most of the key early primaries and comes out with more delegates and states on Super Tuesday, he becomes the presumptive nominee. The other candidates might hang in for another month and score a few wins, but they are usually fighting a losing battle similar to the confederate army in 1864. Primaries are driven by …

By Special Contributor | February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing is a great loss for America and for the liberties that make this country so great.

The Court now hangs in the balance, and President Obama must not be allowed to fill this vacancy.

The president has trampled on the Constitution, and Americans want to have a say in this decision come November.

It is now up to Republicans in the Senate to ignore the coming nomination, stand on principle, and withstand the Democrats’ attacks.

Unfortunately, most Senate …

By Special Contributor | February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Kirsten Lombard

So much ‘accountability,’ so little improvement…

When it comes to education today, the drumbeat is constant: accountability, accountability, accountability.

Private foundations, institutes, and policy centers continually think up “new” ways we can achieve accountability.

Education-based businesses rush to create “new” standards, curricula, assessments, and teacher training programs to facilitate accountability.

Federal and state legislators, governors, and state superintendents and boards of education regularly seek more stringent ways to impose accountability.

Yet, oddly, no amount of increased accountability seems to change a single thing—except …