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U.S. Politics in the Age of Instability
By Troy Senik
Thursday, June 19 2014
One of the most peculiar facts about American exceptionalism is that we know it exists precisely because so many Americans are blind to its effects. Consider, for instance, all of the factors — each of them luxuries by historical standards — that Americans take for granted: power will peacefully be transferred from one political party to another after an election; American soil will be free from foreign invasion; even when economic growth is muted, we can still rely on a future where our standard of living will be beyond the wildest dreams of virtually all people at all times in human…
 
Copyright: “First Sale” Doctrine Unsuitable for Digital Goods
This month, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet…
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With Cantor Loss, Liberals Whistling Past the Graveyard
The Democratic Party may have finally landed on a campaign slogan for 2014: “Any port in a storm.”…
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If You Defer Action, Illegal Immigrants Will Come
When President Barack Obama’s executive order “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”…
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VA Scandal Scapegoating: Don’t Blame Insufficient Spending, Bush or Iraq and Afghan Wars
The burgeoning Department of Veterans Affairs scandal presages the dysfunctional future of ObamaCare…
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Barack Obama, Presidential Kamikaze
I have to admit, I’ve always had a hard time with arguments that President Obama is intentionally…
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Minnesota’s First “Unsession” Repeals 1,175 Laws
In an era when most liberals are busy trying to grow government, Democratic leaders in Minnesota just…
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New ObamaCare Fissures Emerge, as Stunned Labor Unions Chafe at Higher Costs
Pop some popcorn, grab a cold one, sit back and enjoy this emerging spectacle.  Labor unions were…
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Mind the Gap: The Dangerous Distance Between Civilians and the Military
In a just world, the scandal over the mistreatment of retired military members by the Department of Veterans…
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Is Indiana Governor Mike Pence Falling into ObamaCare’s Medicaid Trap?
Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence says his plan to use ObamaCare’s Medicaid dollars to expand…
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“Net Neutrality” and “Title II”: A Brief Primer on Two Dangerous Ideas
In recent days, the terms “Net Neutrality” and “Title II” have interspersed our…
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Question of the Week   
Voters in how many states will be asked in the November 2014 mid-term elections to accept or reject state-wide ballot measures to legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"In an effort to keep the public calm, the CDC pretended to know more about Ebola than it actually does.First, the CDC insisted that Ebola is very difficult to transmit from person to person. But, that is clearly not true. This particular Ebola strain appears to be more infectious than others. ...Second, the CDC insisted that Ebola is not airborne. That is probably mostly true, but it may not be entirely…[more]
 
 
—Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
— Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
 
Liberty Poll   

Thinking only about voting procedures and requirements in your state, how much confidence do you have that voter fraud will be kept to a minimum in the 2014 midterm elections?