By Benjamin Zycher
By Michael Rosen
By Vaclav Smil
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At some point, support for the left and support for Israel must conflict, and unfortunately Jews tend to choose the former over the latter.
It’s no surprise that the export lobby and ethanol lobby are fighting fiercely to save their subsidies. What’s a bit odd is that, for the first time, there’s a powerful anti-subsidy lobby working against them.
Why so many empty church pews? Here’s what money, sex, divorce, and TV are doing to American religion
America’s churches have grown weakest in some of the communities that need them most: poor and working-class communities across the country.
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Republicans can’t talk seriously about opportunity without addressing education. But school choice is only a start, because it’s necessary and insufficient for improving schools.
We should spend less money through the tax code on the rich and use some of the savings to encourage work and reduce poverty among low-income Americans.
Tokyo cannot play the same security role in Asia that Washington does, nor does it want to. What it is seeking, however, under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is to slowly reshape regional security relations.
Despite another double-digit budget increase, the PLA may be headed for hard times as the Chinese economy stagnates and continental security concerns divert military resources away from the maritime domain.
It remains to be seen how the recent shooting of two police officers in Ferguson and the continued protests there will impact public opinion on the police moving forward. Current national polls show that blacks and whites see much room for improvement in police practices and in relations with the public.
Rather than usher in a new set of executive actions on student loans, it would be more productive for the Obama administration to actually work with Congress to streamline and reform a repayment process that is skewed significantly toward the well off.
Are you a conformist or an individualist? Most Americans believe they are the latter — to be exact, 64 percent of us in 2011, according to the World Values Survey. Perhaps you’re a cage-busting entrepreneur, or a transgressive artist. Or maybe you’re just a freethinking outlier at your Thanksgiving table.
The Fed’s decision to end the QE purchases was easy. The harder decision – when to raise the funds rate – lies ahead. Could the data provide a compelling case by June in favor of tightening given the risk of making a policy mistake that would be difficult to reverse? It’s possible, but not likely.