Government

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The American people’s gridlock

The American people’s gridlock

By D.C. Innes
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Congress | Everyone’s down on Congress. Public approval for the institution stands around 13 percent. Even three billionaires, whom the law generally serves well, used…

The never-ending war on poverty

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Poverty | WASHINGTON—President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared a “war on poverty” in January 1964. Fifty years later, Congress is still debating…

Debt decisions

Debt decisions

By David Skeel
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Money | A better idea for student loan reform

Why ‘compassionate conservatism’ died

By Marvin Olasky
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Politics | About once a month I get a letter from a WORLD reader asking me what happened to what became known as “compassionate conservatism.” Here’s a quick…

The federal government has a $100 billion budget leak

By Andrew Branch
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Government | Federal agencies admit to making almost $100 billion in benefit payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them. But congressional…

Gay-rights groups drop ENDA support over religious exemption

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | WASHINGTON—The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a slew of gay rights groups on Tuesday announced they are withdrawing support for the Employee…

Court gives Arizona’s illegal immigrants a ticket to ride

By Kristen Eicher
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Immigration | The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday struck down an Arizona policy prohibiting young illegal immigrants from getting drivers’ licenses. In 2012,

Midday Roundup: Obama requests cash to deal with border crisis

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | More money, please. President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to contain the influx of illegal immigrants who have overwhelmed the nation’s…

Colleges could lose federal funds over sexual assault policies

By Allie Hulcher
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Education | WASHINGTON—Senators on Capitol Hill pressed Department of Education employees last month about how to ensure student safety, decrying the number of sexual…

Developers battle FAA over new building height restrictions

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A recent Federal Aviation Administration proposal to decrease building height near airports has drawn battle lines between real estate developers and…

Can Robert McDonald’s corporate experience save the VA?

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the scandal-plagued Veterans…

America’s DNA: <em>The Federalist Papers</em>

America’s DNA: The Federalist Papers

By Cal Thomas
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History | There are many ways to lose freedom: conquering armies, surrendering without a fight. Unfortunately, we are currently surrendering our freedom, not to a…

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