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Immigration groups promote more burdens on taxpayers

Posted: January 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Illegal immigration has been a heavily debated topic during the presidential debates with candidates from the Democratic Party trying to leverage support from ethnic minorities under one promise: to grant immigration benefits for those who have entered the country illegally. Undocumented immigrants cross our borders every day. Detention facilities for those arrested at the borders […]

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The Right Way to Do Infrastructure Spending

Posted: December 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Back in early 2015, oil and gas company ConocoPhillips requested a permit from the Obama administration to launch an oil-drilling project in Alaska. The energy project, called the Greater Mooses Tooth development, is located within the National Petroleum Reserve and would create thousands of jobs in an economically depressed area of the state. The project […]

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The Problems With a Welfare State

Posted: November 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm   /   Business, Features, Politics, Top Stories

The first welfare state was established by the ‘Iron Chancellor’ Otto von Bismarck as one of his progressive reforms he constituted when he united the 39 independent states that formed Germany during his reign from 1862-1890. However, the idea of a welfare state was concocted long before, and warned against. In fact, in 1819, Nassau […]

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National Science Foundation Sinks $700K Into Climate Change Musical

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm   /   Politics

On February 10, 2016, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Scientific Research in the National Interest Act (H.R. 3293).  Its purpose: to ensure that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is open and accountable to the taxpayers about how their hard-earned dollars are spent. The bill was introduced by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar […]

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Honest School Information Crucial for School Choice

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 6:54 am   /   Politics

Supporters of education reform who advocate for government-funded choice mechanisms, such as vouchers, tend to argue the problems in K–12 schools in the United States are primarily economic matters, not pedagogical. This view is validated by much data, but the concept ought to be extended further to say the economic marketplace in which K–12 education […]

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To Your Benefit—or at Your Loss?

Posted: January 19, 2016 at 12:06 pm   /   Politics

The purpose of any economic exchange is to better one’s position, whether a person buys or sells something for money or barters for something else.  This is the essence of free market capitalism, where all economic transactions are voluntary because they are of mutual benefit.  They are all “win-win” situations in the minds of the […]

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SolarCity and the Silver Spoon

Posted: January 5, 2016 at 6:35 am   /   Politics

If you own a business—maybe a taco stand, a dress shop, or an insurance agency—you know it takes a lot of hard work, good market analysis, a better product or service than your competition, and advertising. Add in a bit of luck, and you hope to grow your business—though vacant storefronts and boarded up buildings […]

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Shafting Taxpayers – Promoting Crony Corporatism

Posted: December 23, 2015 at 7:59 am   /   Politics

President Reagan once said, “The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.” The omnibus budget package being negotiated on Capitol Hill is a perfect example. The wheeling and dealing is too complex and fast-moving for anyone to follow or understand. But much of it centers on […]

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