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Where servants have higher salaries than their masters

By Marvin Olasky
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Government | What if the Downton Abbey servants had higher incomes than the Crawleys? That’s the looking-glass world of Washington, D.C., where “public servants”

Dollars and Sense: January was sunny, but ominous clouds loom on the horizon

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | January ends. The first month of the year is behind us, and from the stock market’s perspective it was a good month. The Dow was up 5.8 percent for the…

Signs and Wonders: Jobless Spaniards, defunding Scouts, Dollar settlement, Henry’s 100th

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Drain in Spain. The economic news in the United States has been pretty good lately. The Dow and the S&P 500 are at five-year highs. This week, the number…

Signs and Wonders: Hannity ratings drop, debt ceiling, minimum wage hikes, spirituality

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Ratings reversal. Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity predicted a Mitt Romney landslide in the presidential election. When that didn’t happen, Hannity’s…

Armadillo thoughts

Armadillo thoughts

By Marvin Olasky
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Government | While living in Texas for two decades I saw lots of dead armadillos. They learned, too late, that the middle of the road is not the safest place. Maybe…

No entitlements

By Cal Thomas
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Economy | SINGAPORE—While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month—a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "… in large part…

Unemployment rate rises to 7.9 percent

By Wire Reports
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Economy | WASHINGTON (AP)—U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought. The unemployment rate…

Weekly U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 363K

By Wire Reports
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Economy | WASHINGTON (AP)—Weekly applications for unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 363,000 last week, a level consistent with modest…

The second debate

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | In form, President Obama came back strongly in Tuesday's debate with Mitt Romney, but substantively he continues to lag behind the Republican candidate.

Newsweek ending print edition, job cuts expected

By Wire Reports
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Business | NEW YORK (AP)— Newsweek plans to end its print publication after 80 years and will shift to an all-digital format aimed at online users starting in…

U.S. unemployment aid applications jump to 388K

U.S. unemployment aid applications jump to 388K

By Wire Reports
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Jobs | WASHINGTON (AP)—Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months. The…

8.1 percent, 7.8 percent—whatever

By Cal Thomas
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Economy | To the millions of Americans unable to find work, to college graduates who can't get a job and are living with their parents, to the underemployed who are…

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