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Forget The Research; Our Minds Are Made Up

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
Do kids raised by same-sex couples turn out as well as those raised by parents of the opposite sex? In recent years, the accepted answer among social scientists has been that there is no difference: Families headed by a mother and father are no better at child-rearing than those headed by two mothers or two fathers.2012-06-20T13:08:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZJeff Jacoby
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Subsidizing Abortion in Connecticut

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
As the controversy over President Obama's birth control mandate continues to rage at the national level, lawmakers in Connecticut are making news with their recent determination that elective abortion is an “essential health benefit” and must therefore be covered under all insurance plans developed according to the new guidelines established by Obamacare.2012-06-20T12:36:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZKen Connor
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America = France?

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
The G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico is, thankfully, over. During the proceedings we watched as President Barack Obama maneuvered himself into a position of being - if not totally inconsequential - certain a minor member of the chorus. 2012-06-20T08:45:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZRich Galen
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Is the Worm Turning?

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
Those "cannibals" who recently turned up in Miami aren't the only people eating their own. Following President Obama's 54-minute snoozer of a speech in Ohio last week, even his "friends" are beginning to feed on him. 2012-06-20T08:16:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZCal Thomas
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If This Fed Governor is Right, Then We're Headed for Trouble

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
If Kocherlakota is right, and further Fed action will do more harm than good, then your portfolio may be carrying too much risk. 2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZDavid Sterman
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It's Time For An American Economic Miracle: Good Money, Good Jobs

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
Our presidential candidates squared off in Ohio last week, each merrily indicting the policies of the other. Both speeches lacked one crucial plank in their platforms. Good jobs require good money. The absence of good monetary policy is submerging the whole world in a second decade of “Dark Ages” stagnation … and misery.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZRalph Benko
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Ultimate Occupy Movement

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
As I have said repeatedly, Greece is nothing but a sideshow, with the election last Sunday in France far more important than the election in Greece that has had everyone's attention. 2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZMike Shedlock
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Regulating Political Speech

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
It's presidential season, so again pundits are indignant that money is spent on politics. Spent by corporations! And rich people! Because the Supreme Court allowed that, "2012 will be a miserable year," says The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZJohn Stossel
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Random Thoughts

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
What is scarier than any particular political policy or issue is the widespread tendency to treat political issues as personal contests in talking points -- competitive skill in fencing with words -- rather than as serious attempts to find out what the facts are and what the options are.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZThomas Sowell
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Gold Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
My sense is there is a solid foundation for gold’s upward movement that is not dependent on the actions of the Fed, though a definitive statement suggesting the Fed will not be providing further stimulus would certainly hurt gold prices in the short term.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZChris Poindexter
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The Benefit of Bloomberg's Big Beverage Ban

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
Everyone expected that New York City's Board of Health, all 11 members of which were appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, would rubber-stamp his proposed 16-ounce cap on servings of sugar-sweetened soft drinks. But at a meeting last week, several board members zeroed in on the most obvious problem with Bloomberg's plan to treat adults like children: It does not go far enough.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZJacob Sullum
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Obama Campaign Tears America Apart

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
Remember when President Obama inspired Americans with such tired bromides as, "There are no red states or blue states, just the United States"? Remember when Obama declared that Americans had to pull together, because what united us was stronger than what divided us? Yeah, not so much.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZBen Shapiro
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Science Confirms Reality- Children Really Need Both Mom and Dad

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
For the last two decades, proponents of same-sex “marriage” have tirelessly worked to convince average, everyday citizens that same-sex relationships and same-sex “parenting” are no different than traditional relationships and parenting, and in some cases, have even advocated that they are better. 2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZAustin Nimocks
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Are the Dems Doomed?

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
Is it time to start talking about the inevitable demise of the Democratic Party? Since the 1990s there's been a thriving cottage industry of doomsaying about the Republican Party. The gold standard of the genre is undoubtedly 2002's "The Emerging Democratic Majority" by Ruy Teixeira and John Judis, which argued that the Democrats were destined to become a majority party because demographic and cultural trends were on their side.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZJonah Goldberg
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How Obama Bureaucrats Fueled Western Wildfires

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
The smell of singed air here is inescapable. Less than 50 miles west of my neighborhood, the latest wildfire has spread across 1,100 acres. It's the fifth active blaze to erupt in our state over the past month. But ashes aren't the only things smoldering.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZMichelle Malkin
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Racial Double Standards

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
Back in 2009, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said we were "a nation of cowards" on matters of race. Permit me to be brave and run a few assertions by you just to see whether we're on the same page.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZWalter E. Williams
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The Brief Against Obama: The Rise, Fall and Epic Fail of the Hope and Change Presidency

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
The Brief Against Obama: The Rise, Fall and Epic Fail of the Hope and Change Presidency is my new book, and new books mean book tours, both real and virtual. Thus I began the week in Las Vegas, moved to New York City and am headed to Phoenix Thursday, promoting the book and the website as I go, dashing between television studios and dialing radio stations spread across the country.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZHugh Hewitt
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‘New York Jew’: No Longer Synonymous With ‘Liberal’

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
Ethnic stereotypes generally bear some connection to reality, but the well-established image of the “New York Jewish Liberal” looks less relevant than ever before, based on rapidly changing demographics of the nation’s largest Jewish community.2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZMichael Medved
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If You've Ever Wanted to Own a 12%-Yielding Stock, Then Here's Your Chance

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
You'd expect that opportunities to pick up royalty trusts at good prices would be next to impossible. After all, who doesn't want a stake in an oil field... especially when that stake throws off a yield of 10% or more? 2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZPaul Tracy
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The Futility of European Elections

Wed, 2012-06-20 13:10
The Greek vote has settled nothing. In fact, it may not even lead to the formation of a government; the last election failed to produce a government and forced this election. 2012-06-20T00:01:00-04:002012-06-20T18:10:10ZGeorge Friedman
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