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Portrayal of Violence in Middle East Impedes Political Attempts at Peace

With every passing day, the Arab unrest and political revolution confirms that a sea-change is going on in the Middle East.
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Biased Media Representation Draws Incomplete Picture of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

First, I would like to thank the American Students for Israel and the UCSB College Republicans for bringing Sgt. Benjamin Anthony on campus to discuss his service in the Israeli Defense Forces and U.S...
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Wisconsin Republicans Whittle Away at Rights of Union Workers

There is a crisis in Wisconsin. It is not accidental. It is calculated. The crisis is not about state budget deficits; it is about weakening and breaking unions.
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Power Seeking Public Sector Unions Undermine a Prosperous Recovery

Last week’s union riots were a complete and utter disgrace, and those planned for this week will be embarrassing too. Times are tough for everyone, not just teachers and union members.
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Individual Freedom Nourishes Human Dignity and Economic Development

Valentine’s Day just ended and I’ve decided, out of the kindness of my heart, to provide a public service and discuss the traumatic, conflicting and combative, yet never-ending relationship betwee...
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Constitutional Liberties Insufficient for Promoting the General Welfare

Where did our bipartisan relationship go wrong, my conservative valentine? Back in the good old days, your liberal northeastern Republicans interested me and you could always get along with my conserv...
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Health Care Act Threatens Individual Liberties At Steep Price

President Obama and Congressional Democrats have had some disappointing court rulings in regards to their cornerstone Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
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Individual Mandate Ensures Responsibility of American Citizens

What do Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama all have in common? All of these men supported the extension of health care to more Americans through what is called an ...
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Middle East Unrest Demonstrates Difference from American Values

The question of whether freedom is unique to Western culture seems to be answered by each crisis in the Middle East...
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Bipartisan Alliance Demonstrates Sensitivity of Egyptian Politics

Washington D.C. is experiencing its first real test to the idea of bipartisan “civility.” The results can be seen in American political leaders’ reactions to the Egyptian unrest that began last ...
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Development in Chinese Policy Dependent on Cooperation Between Foreign Powers

Chinese President Hu Jintao’s recent visit to the U.S. has highlighted the U.S. government’s inability, regardless of the party in power, to influence the domestic social policy of China.
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U.S. Relations With China Should Combine Diplomacy With Dose of Doubt

Last week the Paramount Leader of the People’s Republic of China, Hu Jintao, visited the United States.
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Media’s Fury in Tucson Incident Wrongly Directed at Political Parties

Since last Saturday’s tragic events in Arizona, the media can’t seem to stop talking about political civility. Commentators, columnists and political personalities alike have driven the subject in...
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Arizona Shooting Points to Corrupt Politics and Poorly Formed Legislation

The tragic shooting in Tucson that took the lives of six and injured 14 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was a sobering wake-up call for both U.S. lawmakers and citizens.
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New State Government Threatens Fiscal Growth and Security

Last week California said goodbye to Arnold Schwarzenegger and welcomed Jerry Brown back to Sacramento. However, the change in leadership didn’t change the state’s fiscal crisis.
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