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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>CRIME: December 4, 2019</p>\n<p>There&rsquo;s a general assumption in public policy discourse that economic policy and social policy are separate universes.</p>\n<p> WHEN economic policy is the topic, we think about taxes, government spending, business, jobs, etc. When social policy is the topic, we think about marriage, family, children, abortion, etc.<br />\n But, in reality, the line between economic policy and social policy is ambiguous, if it exists at all.<br />\n In recent years, for instance, family structure has gotten increasing attention as an important factor to consider in policy discussions about poverty.<br />\n Now we have a new academic paper by economists -- Maxim Massenkoff and Evan Rose, both doctoral candidates in economics at the University of California, Berkeley -- that makes it even clearer that what we generally think of as social policy can fall into the realm of economic analysis.<br />\n The paper -- &ldquo;Family Formation and Crime&rdquo; -- examines the connection between the incidence of pregnancy, childbirth and marriage, and the incidence of crime.<br />\n The conclusion, in the words of the authors: &ldquo;Our event-study analysis indicates that pregnancy triggers sharp declines in crime rivaling any known intervention. For mothers, criminal offending drops precipitously in the first few months of pregnancy, stabilizing at half of pre-pregnancy levels three years after the birth. Men show a smaller, but still important 25 percent decline beginning at the onset of pregnancy, although domestic violence arrests spike for fathers immediately after birth.&rdquo;<br />\n Marriage, according to the authors, &ldquo;is a stopping point, marking the completion of a roughly 50 percent decline in offending for both men and women.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> THE ANALYSIS, again per the authors, is &ldquo;by far the largest such study ever conducted in the United States.&rdquo; They tapped information on over a million births and, using data in the state of Washington, matched records on &ldquo;criminal offenses, births, marriages, and divorces.&rdquo;<br />\n George Mason University economist Alex Tabarrok discusses the work on his enormously popular blog, Marginal Revolution.<br />\n Tabarrok notes his own research on crime deterrence, which shows that in the case of three-strikes laws, the prospect of an additional 20 years to life imprisonment reduced criminal recidivism by 17%. Compared with this, notes Tabarrok, &ldquo;the effect of pregnancy is astoundingly large.&rdquo;<br />\n Of course, demonstrating statistical correlation and explaining why the occurrences correlate are different things. Why is incidence of pregnancy followed by significant drops in criminal activity in both women and men?<br />\n What is it about birth and marriage that contributes significantly to reducing crime?<br />\n Tabarrok conjectures it&rsquo;s about &ldquo;socializing and civilizing both men and women.&rdquo;<br />\n I would speculate that it is similar to why, when a pregnant woman sees an ultrasound image of the child developing within her, she is less likely to abort that child.<br />\n It&rsquo;s a wake-up call to the awe and mystery of life, which produces a sense of meaning and personal responsibility.<br />\n It follows that we ought to be concerned about the decline in Americans&rsquo; sense of importance of marriage and children.<br />\n In a newly published survey from Pew Research Center, 57% of men and 46% of women said &ldquo;having a job or career they enjoy&rdquo; is &ldquo;essential for a ... fulfilling life.&rdquo;<br />\n Compared with this, only 16% of men and 17% of women said marriage is &ldquo;essential for a ... fulfilling life.&rdquo;<br />\n And only 16% of men and 22% of women said children are &ldquo;essential for a ... fulfilling life.&rdquo;<br />\n I love my work and agree that satisfying and meaningful work is rewarding. But I think something is wrong when Americans are saying work is three times more important for a fulfilling life than marriage and children.</p>\n<p> THE PUBLIC policy implications of this research showing a drop in crime after pregnancy are not clear. But what is clear is we should be thinking more about how our culture can do a better job conveying the importance of marriage and children.</p>\n', created = 1575927680, expire = 1576014080, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:1205a724a9f78803b636b03e76f41e69' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>ABORTION: November 27, 2019</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>Students stormed the football field at halftime at the Harvard-Yale game and held things up for about an hour, demanding that the schools divest holdings in fossil fuels investments.</p>\n<p> THE DISRUPTORS were cheered on by presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren while actress Alyssa Milano decried wealthy universities &ldquo;invested in the destruction of the planet.&rdquo;<br />\n When you have important work to do like saving the planet, you certainly have a right &mdash; it&rsquo;s assumed by these activists &mdash; to violate the time and property of others as you wish.<br />\n But these same environmental activists, who feel empowered to interrupt our personal and commercial lives in the name of their planet-saving crusade, conclude just the opposite when it comes to unborn children.<br />\n In their view, it is not our right to use the cheapest and most readily available energy and electricity, because they have decided this endangers the planet. But at the same time, they insist it is the right of any woman to destroy the unborn child developing inside of her.<br />\n This point of view characterizes the current field of Democratic candidates running for president.<br />\n Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has entered the fray, supposedly to provide a more moderate alternative for Democrats.<br />\n But Bloomberg is also a climate change activist who believes destruction of unborn children is just fine. Save the planet while we destroy our children. I guess clear thinking is not a prerequisite for becoming a billionaire.<br />\n Bloomberg boasts of having reduced the &ldquo;carbon footprint&rdquo; of New York City while he was mayor from 2002 to 2013.<br />\n But New York City also has a well-deserved reputation as the nation&rsquo;s abortion capital.</p>\n<p> THE ABORTION rate in 2016 in New York City &mdash; the number of abortions per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 &mdash; was 31.1. In the U.S. in 2014, per the Guttmacher Institute, it was 14.6.<br />\n How about black women?<br />\n Reported Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal in 2018: &ldquo;In New York City, thousands more black babies are aborted than born alive each year, and the abortion rate among black mothers is more than three times higher than it is for white mothers. According to a city Health Department report released in May, between 2012 and 2016 black mothers terminated 136,426 pregnancies and gave birth to 118,127 babies. By contrast, births far surpassed abortions among whites, Asians and Hispanics.&rdquo;<br />\n Former President Barack Obama stood out in the Democratic &ldquo;save our planet, not our babies&rdquo; school.<br />\n He was the first sitting American president to address the national meeting of Planned Parenthood, the nation&rsquo;s largest abortion provider.<br />\n And Obama led us into the Paris climate agreement, concluded at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The U.S., per this agreement, committed to 26% to 28% carbon emissions reduction below 2005 levels by 2025.<br />\n The Heritage Foundation estimated that the agreement would have cost an American family of four 13% to 20% more in annual electricity costs.<br />\n In 2017, President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of this agreement, saying he was elected to represent &ldquo;Pittsburgh, not Paris.&rdquo;<br />\n One characteristic that distinguishes the &ldquo;save our babies&rdquo; crowd from the &ldquo;save our planet&rdquo; crowd is humility.<br />\n When most of us hear the weather forecast for one week out, we take it with a grain of salt. Who would make huge investments based on accuracy of the weather forecast?<br />\n Yet the &ldquo;save our planet&rdquo; crowd takes predictions about what will be in 25, 50 or 100 years with grave seriousness and wants to impose huge costs today on working families based on these speculations.</p>\n<p> A CHILD in the womb is not speculation. This is life. This is our future. Respecting the sanctity of this life, and the sacred activity and responsibility in producing it, is really the behavior and attitude that will save our planet and our world.</p>\n', created = 1575927680, expire = 1576014080, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:e34e33f5b7a1c418c7df9d2dd8802fbd' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>TRUMP PRESIDENCY: November 20, 2019</p>\n<p>President Donald Trump recently launched his black-outreach operation &mdash; called Black Voices for Trump &mdash; in Atlanta. The objective, of course, is to move more African American voters to the Republican Party. There is good reason to believe Republicans can attract more than the 8% of the black vote they got in 2016.</p>\n<p> THE HEADLINE, logically, is the good economic news &mdash; a robust economy that has produced a historically low black unemployment rate.<br />\n However, religion is also a subject that should get more attention from Republicans.<br />\n A new survey from the Pew Research Center focusing on the role of religion in society shows an enormous disconnect between the religious attitudes and behavior of blacks and their political behavior.<br />\n Looking inside the Democratic Party, 66% of white Democrats say churches and religious organizations &ldquo;have too much influence in politics,&rdquo; compared with only 30% of black Democrats who have this opinion.<br />\n Thirty-seven percent of black Democrats say churches and religious organization &ldquo;do not have enough influence in politics,&rdquo; compared with 10% of white Democrats.<br />\n Forty percent of black Democrats feel it is a &ldquo;bad thing&rdquo; that religion is &ldquo;losing influence in society,&rdquo; compared with 23% of white Democrats.<br />\n The 37% response by blacks that churches &ldquo;do not have enough influence in politics&rdquo; is identical to the response of Republicans.<br />\n In a Pew survey of last year, 75% of blacks, compared with 49% of whites, said religion is &ldquo;very important.&rdquo;<br />\n Given that roughly 8 out of 10 blacks identify as Christian, according to Pew, how can we understand their disproportionate support for a Democratic Party that views the importance of religion so differently than they do?</p>\n<p> THE HUGE migration of black voters to the Democratic Party came with the civil rights movement. In 1964, Lyndon Johnson won 94% of the black vote, compared with John Kennedy, who got 68% in 1960.<br />\n Since 1964, 85 to 90% of the black vote has gone to the Democratic presidential candidate.<br />\n But the country and the Democratic Party have changed dramatically since 1964.<br />\n The civil rights movement was a religious, moral movement to end racial discrimination and achieve equal rights under the law.<br />\n The civil rights organization that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. founded was called the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.<br />\n According to one historical account: &ldquo;One of his (King&rsquo;s) most trusted aids urged him to drop the word Christian from the new organization. It was argued that such an explicit religious reference would alienate Northern liberals, whose support would be crucial in the years ahead. King was adamant, however, and the word Christian remained.&rdquo;<br />\n King&rsquo;s famous &ldquo;I Have a Dream&rdquo; speech was less a political speech than a pastor&rsquo;s sermon.<br />\n In 1964, less than 10% of babies born were born to unwed mothers, compared with more than 40% today. Seventy-five percent of American adults over 18 were married in 1964, compared with 50% today.<br />\n In 1973, the Roe v. Wade decision made legal abortion part of American cultural reality.<br />\n Religion and politics parted company, with the Democratic Party leading the way to the secularization of America.<br />\n The moral wasteland capturing America today disproportionately hurts poor communities, whether we are talking about what children hear in the broken public schools they are forced to attend or the impact of a prevailing culture of meaninglessness on the traditional family.<br />\n The conservative majority we now have in the Supreme Court &mdash; thanks to President Trump &mdash; may well find, during this term, the Blaine Amendments in the constitutions of 37 states to be unconstitutional. This major roadblock to parents using public funds to send their children to religious school will be gone. It would be an Emancipation Proclamation in education for black children.</p>\n<p> THE DEMOCRATIC Party of today is no home for blacks. Republicans need to do the work to get to black voters the truth that they can find a home in the Republican Party.</p>\n', created = 1575927680, expire = 1576014080, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:d8e8b318830c10da6d038b73ed8c4483' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>2020 ELECTION: November 13, 2019</p>\n<p>American voters are motivated by a fever pitch.<br />\n That&rsquo;s the message from last week&rsquo;s elections.</p>\n<p> THE HEADLINES were the Democratic sweep of the state legislature in Virginia that put the entire state government under Democrat control for the first time in 25 years and the defeat of incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky.<br />\n An important part of the story is that voter turnout was off the charts.<br />\n In Kentucky, an estimated 43% of eligible voters turned out compared with 31% for the last gubernatorial election, in 2015.<br />\n Voter turnout in Virginia was the highest it has been for a state legislature-only election in at least the last 40-some years.<br />\n There&rsquo;s a lot of noise in the political and cultural arenas in America today, and it&rsquo;s exactly what I talk about in my new book, released this week, &ldquo;Necessary Noise: How Donald Trump Inflames the Cultural War and Why This is Good News for America.&rdquo;<br />\n A new Gallup poll measuring voter enthusiasm reports that 64% are &ldquo;more enthusiastic&rdquo; compared with previous elections, a percentage &ldquo;among the highest Gallup has measured across presidential election years.&rdquo;<br />\n It&rsquo;s actually the highest ever measured because previous levels in this range were reported one to five months before upcoming election. Voter enthusiasm at this accelerated level one year before an election is unprecedented.<br />\n Also unprecedented is that high voter enthusiasm is bipartisan.<br />\n As Gallup reports, usually enthusiasm is notably higher among the opposition party. &nbsp;<br />\n But this time, it&rsquo;s not the case.<br />\n Reported enthusiasm is 66% among Republicans and 65% among Democrats.<br />\n It&rsquo;s not a surprise to me. It&rsquo;s why I wrote &ldquo;Necessary Noise.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> THE NOISE that is ramping up voter heartbeats is the sound of American democracy at work. It&rsquo;s a consciousness-raising noise that is waking up Americans to the fact that muddling through the mediocre middle is no longer an option. And the man responsible for generating this noise is President Donald Trump.<br />\n Donald Trump is the great disruptor.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />\n Political candidates always run on an agenda of change. &nbsp;<br />\n But Donald Trump understood that given what is happening in America today, the agenda must be disruption, not change.<br />\n Change does not take place at the roots. The change conventional politicians offer up amounts to rearranging deck chairs. Disruption reaches down deep and severs at the root the status quo kept in place by special interests and habit of thought.<br />\n America needs this kind of disruption today because we have drifted too far from our founding, too far from what the nation is supposed to be about.<br />\n An America that grew and thrived because it was &ldquo;biblical and free&rdquo; is transforming into a nation that is &ldquo;secular and statist.&rdquo;<br />\n There is no better way to know what Americans are thinking and feeling than to travel and talk to people.<br />\n This is what I have been doing for 25 years. It&rsquo;s why I know that the people who voted in 2016 for the disruptor Trump are those who have had enough with where we&rsquo;ve been going. They are the people of America&rsquo;s heartland, and I have been listening to them.<br />\n Now, as result of disruption, the pretentions of the mediocre middle are gone. Because of Trump the disruptor, Americans will have a clear choice to make. &nbsp;<br />\n Move to the right, or move to the left. &nbsp;<br />\n Part of the drama of the effectiveness of Donald Trump is that his own background and personal history provide an unlikely resume for the role he now plays.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s why so many still have a hard time with him.<br />\n As I point out in &ldquo;Necessary Noise,&rdquo; the process of disruption produces the noise we need, whether it&rsquo;s draining the swamp of interests in Washington; taking on the politics of political correctness, gender and race; or restoring a society of ownership and property.</p>\n<p> THE ONLY thing I can predict for sure is that come November 2020, Americans will have a clear choice, and for this we should thank Donald Trump.</p>\n', created = 1575927680, expire = 1576014080, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:8fff88cc14d5f64f640df148728f6db2' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>IMPEACHMENT: November 7, 2019</p>\n<p>Two American women of color.<br />\n Two diametrically opposed views about America.</p>\n<p> THIS CLASH of worldviews helps us to understand that what is going on in our nation is not a legitimate impeachment process but an attempt to wipe out a sitting president for personal and ideological reasons.<br />\n Rep. Rashida Tlaib was sworn in as a freshman Democratic congresswoman for Michigan on Jan. 3, 2019.<br />\n At a reception following the event, Tlaib, speaking about the president of the United States, said, &ldquo;We&rsquo;re gonna impeach the (expletive).&rdquo;<br />\n It had to be unprecedented that a newly elected representative publically used that kind of language about the nation&rsquo;s president and expressed intent to impeach him, with no support from leadership of her own party.<br />\n Were there grounds for impeachment? No. The alleged basis was the Mueller investigation, which subsequently found that allegations that President Trump and his campaign conspired with Russia to interfere with the presidential election were false.<br />\n What happened to the sacred principle of innocent until proven guilty?<br />\n Tlaib had already convicted Trump. He&rsquo;s guilty for being Donald Trump and for what he stands for. The law is irrelevant.<br />\n Months later she held a press conference calling President Trump a racist and again calling for his impeachment. She noted: &ldquo;I represent the third-poorest congressional district in this country. ... I was elected to fight for them.&rdquo;<br />\n The Bureau of Labor Statistics just issued its October jobs report, which the Wall Street Journal called &ldquo;impressive.&rdquo; &ldquo;The current job market is attracting middle- and working-class workers who have been on the sidelines for years,&rdquo; reported the Journal.<br />\n And, black unemployment ticked down a notch to 5.4%, another new historic low.<br />\n But just as legal facts mean nothing to Rep. Tlaib, economic facts mean nothing.<br />\n Let&rsquo;s now turn to another American woman of color, former South Carolina governor and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.</p>\n<p> SHE RECENTLY spoke at a dinner at Washington&rsquo;s American Enterprise Institute.<br />\n Haley, who as Republican governor of South Carolina had the Confederate flag removed from the grounds of the state Capitol, said at AEI: &ldquo;when we retreat into identity and grievance politics, we make the choice for victimhood over citizenship. By constantly blaming others, we reject personal responsibility for ourselves, our families and our communities.&rdquo;<br />\n Are you listening, Congresswoman Tlaib?<br />\n Haley spoke about her parents, who immigrated to the U.S. from India: &ldquo;We were different. We stood out. And my family felt the pain of being judged by our difference. ... But my parents refused to let it define them. They chose citizenship over victimhood.&rdquo;<br />\n Haley quoted Lincoln, who, in 1862 when the country was torn apart in civil war, called America &ldquo;the last best hope of Earth.&rdquo;<br />\n She added: &ldquo;President Trump is a disruptor. That makes ... some people very mad. But if we are a country that lives by the rule of law, we must all accept that we have one president at a time and that president attained his office by the choice of the American people.&rdquo;<br />\n Haley hailed the American freedom and exceptionalism enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and noted how, at the UN, representatives from despotic countries would approach her in private and express admiration for our country.<br />\n Rashida Tlaib is a poster child for her party. Despite the Russia conspiracy charges discredited by the Mueller report, Democrats have not given up looking for an excuse to impeach a president they hate. Now we have the ridiculous claims from a tainted whistleblower about a conversation Trump had with the president of Ukraine.<br />\n It&rsquo;s not about Russia or Ukraine. It&rsquo;s about Nikki Haley or Rashida Tlaib; loving our free country or hating it; citizenship or victimhood; rule of law or guilty until proven innocent.</p>\n<p> I MEET so many wonderful Americans in my travels around the country.<br />\n I&rsquo;m optimistic we&rsquo;ll make the right choice.</p>\n', created = 1575927680, expire = 1576014080, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:c7c13614b54ca31aed40112d50c01b50' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>ISIS: October 30, 2019</p>\n<p>The Washington Post obituary read, &ldquo;Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;(A)ustere religious scholar&rdquo;? How about terrorist?!</p>\n<p> AFTER TWITTER world went berserk, the Post obituary reappeared with a new headline: &ldquo;Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist leader of Islamic State, dies at 48.&rdquo;<br />\n At a time when we should all share President Trump&rsquo;s exuberance about catching and destroying a terrorist, mass murderer and rapist &mdash; a threat to our nation and all the civilized world &mdash; the Washington Post accused the president of &ldquo;creating spectacle&rdquo; around this great achievement.<br />\n Once again we are made aware of the enormous chasm that exists in America between the right and the left.<br />\n For those who see good and evil in the world, the defeat of evil is cause for celebration.<br />\n But for those on the left, who reject the moral clarity of our Judeo-Christian ethos, we live in an ambiguous murk of moral relativism, and any claim to moral clarity is itself the problem, not the solution, even when it comes to the apprehension and destruction of a notorious terrorist/murderer.<br />\n The Washington Post, the nation&rsquo;s capital&rsquo;s megaphone for the American left, criticized the president for not being &ldquo;more measured&rdquo; in his tone, as was then-President Obama, per the Post, after the elimination of Osama bin Laden.<br />\n We might recall that Obama&rsquo;s two terms were bookended by two notable and revealing stands in international affairs.<br />\n Obama&rsquo;s first major international appearance was in June 2009, when he traveled to Cairo, Egypt, to give a speech to the Muslim world with the objective of apologizing to them for the behavior of his country.<br />\n &ldquo;9/11 was an enormous trauma to our country,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;The fear and anger that it provoked was understandable, but in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our ideals.&rdquo;<br />\n Nowhere did the American president convey to his worldwide Muslim audience that there is anything unique in American principles &mdash; principles that created our strong and prosperous nation &mdash; or anything worth paying attention to and emulating.</p>\n<p> IN DECEMBER 2016, at the conclusion of Obama&rsquo;s second term, his administration abandoned our friend and ally Israel by abstaining from a vote in the U.N. Security Council, allowing passage of a resolution condemning Israel for its settlement activity.<br />\n One Israeli minister said that the U.S. &ldquo;abandoned Israel, its only ally in the Middle East,&rdquo; while the Palestinian Authority called it &ldquo;a victory.&rdquo;<br />\n Anyone who loves our country and loves what it stands for will be as exuberant as President Trump was in his announcement of the death of this evil man from ISIS.<br />\n Was the president being political? Of course. Politics is the means through which we as a nation define and choose sides.<br />\n You&rsquo;re either going to be on the side of a free nation Under God, identifying with the sanctity of life, liberty and property, or not.<br />\n President Trump and American conservatives are. The Washington Post and America&rsquo;s left are not.<br />\n This is where we are today.<br />\n Sen. Lindsey Graham summed it up well in his remarks at the White House.<br />\n He described the operation saying, &ldquo;(T)he best of America confronted the worst of mankind, and the good guys won.&rdquo;<br />\n We need to make another distinction between President Trump and his predecessor. A mission such as this requires intense focus and coordination. President Trump did this, despite daily scrutiny by a hostile press and being under constant siege by Democrats in Congress looking for an excuse to impeach him.<br />\n Sen. Graham was right to call this &ldquo;a game changer.&rdquo; Putting fear in the hearts of terrorists is the only way, and President Trump is doing it.<br />\n Many were killed on their side. On our side, only one military dog sustained serious injury.</p>\n<p> LET&rsquo;S FOLLOW Graham&rsquo;s advice here also: Let&rsquo;s pray for the dog.</p>\n', created = 1575927680, expire = 1576014080, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:4a6f4cb58e87096672f5d7d9ca924481' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Star Parker

12/09/2019 - 2:39pm
CRIME: December 4, 2019 There’s a general assumption in public policy discourse that economic policy and social policy are separate universes. WHEN economic policy is the topic, we think about taxes, government spending, business, jobs, etc. When social policy is the topic, we think about marriage, family, children, abortion, etc. But, in reality, the line between economic policy and...
12/01/2019 - 8:43pm
ABORTION: November 27, 2019   Students stormed the football field at halftime at the Harvard-Yale game and held things up for about an hour, demanding that the schools divest holdings in fossil fuels investments. THE DISRUPTORS were cheered on by presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren while actress Alyssa Milano decried wealthy universities...
11/25/2019 - 1:10am
TRUMP PRESIDENCY: November 20, 2019 President Donald Trump recently launched his black-outreach operation — called Black Voices for Trump — in Atlanta. The objective, of course, is to move more African American voters to the Republican Party. There is good reason to believe Republicans can attract more than the 8% of the black vote...
11/18/2019 - 6:37pm
2020 ELECTION: November 13, 2019 American voters are motivated by a fever pitch. That’s the message from last week’s elections. THE HEADLINES were the Democratic sweep of the state legislature in Virginia that put the entire state government under Democrat control for the first time in 25 years and the defeat of incumbent Republican...
11/11/2019 - 11:43pm
IMPEACHMENT: November 7, 2019 Two American women of color. Two diametrically opposed views about America. THIS CLASH of worldviews helps us to understand that what is going on in our nation is not a legitimate impeachment process but an attempt to wipe out a sitting president for personal and ideological reasons. Rep. Rashida Tlaib was sworn in...
11/02/2019 - 3:25pm
ISIS: October 30, 2019 The Washington Post obituary read, “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48.” “(A)ustere religious scholar”? How about terrorist?! AFTER TWITTER world went berserk, the Post obituary reappeared with a new headline: “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist...
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