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The Reality of Voter Fraud, Unholy Unions, & Is The Postal Service Doomed?


The Arkansas Project

9 states that have no income taxes have seen 50% faster growth than their income-taxing counterparts. Is it time for Arkansas to consider doing away with its income taxes? I moderated a state rep. debate in Heber Springs last weekend. Read what these candidates had to say on the most important issues facing our state. And why is Arkansas advancing towards Obamacare implementation while other states--even Obama's Illinois--are retreating?


Feds, Dems Lead Way In Creating More Student Loan Defaults

Instapundit Glenn Reynolds, who has been covering the higher education bubble like nobody's business, has a sharp op-ed in the New York Post on student loan woes. Take a look at Reason.   


Unholy Unions

Labor unions, like the United Nations, are all too often judged by what they are envisioned as being - not by what they actually are or what they actually do. Thomas Sowell expounds at National Review.


The Left's Favorite Bad Statistic

An entire movement has grown up around the factoid that American women make about 80 percent of the pay of men. It is a reliable talking point of Democrats who insist the country is racked by a "War on Women." Rich Lowry explains at NRO.


Ask Me About Your Volt

The president of the United States stooped to telling the United Auto Workers that he'll buy a Volt the day he leaves office. No president ever had to endorse the Model T. Daniel Foster explains at NRO.


The Reality of Voter Fraud

The 2012 elections will feature many close races, likely including the presidential contest. That makes concern about voter fraud and ballot integrity all the more meaningful, and a conference held here last weekend by the watchdog group True the Vote made clear just how high the stakes are. John Fund opines at NRO.


School Discipline Has Become A Criminal Matter, Says ACLU

Once upon a time, misbehaving in school meant detention, or a conference wth your parents, or - in extreme cases - a temporary or permanent boot through the schoolhouse door. But school officials are increasingly handing even routine disciplinary matters to law-enforcement officers and the criminal justice system, according to a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union. J.D. Tuccille explains at Reason.


Is The Postal Service Doomed?

If you ran a business with $25 billion in losses over the last five years, $20 billion in annual losses projected in the coming years, and 80 percent of its locations losing money, do you think that your company would stay afloat? Should it be rescued with a bailout from its customers? Heritage Foundation discusses the fate of the USPS.


Will Americans Ever Control As Many Of Their Health Dollars As Others?

Americans control a smaller share of their health spending than do residents of most other developed countries.  The gradual sidelining of out-of-pocket spending by American health care consumers reduces the potency of market forces in aligning supply and demand, and contributes to inflated health care prices, says John R. Graham, director of health care studies at the Pacific Research Institute.


Elizabeth Warren, Box Lady

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate running against Massachusetts senator Scott Brown, claimed for a decade in law-school directories that she was Native American even though her only evidence for her status was family "lore." John Fund analyzes how her checking or not checking boxes reveals her hypocrisy at NRO.


A Nation of Julias

In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we may already have a winner. It is "The Life of Julia," the Obama reelection team's cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government at every step of her life. Rich Lowry elaborates at NRO.


America's Budget Crisis In Pictures

It's pretty clear to most Americans that Washington is broken and spending money well beyond the country's means. In fact, Sunday marked three years since the U.S. Senate last passed a budget. Getting the fiscal house in order clearly isn't their top priority. But just how bad is the country's spending and debt crisis? See the picture evidence from Heritage


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