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October 24, 2014 • 10:26 am

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Attacks on Paul Ryan Show Liberals' True Character
By Ashton Ellis
Thursday, March 27 2014
The irony of Paul Ryan’s career is that he should be every liberal’s favorite conservative. On Medicare and Medicaid he accepts the premise that government has a role to play in providing access to medical care for the elderly and poor. Back in 2009, his ObamaCare alternative – the Patient’s Choice Act – used a similar framework as the president to increase access to health insurance, but with a decidedly free-market approach. And Ryan’s emphasis on alleviating poverty should make him a natural ally in helping the least advantaged. Yet aside from his support…
 
Affirmative Action for Disabilities? New Federal Regulation Creates Catch-22 for Employers
Here’s a new bureaucratic dilemma worthy of “Catch-22.”  Tragically, it captures…
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Will the 2014 Election Yield a Republican Senate (Part 1)?
President Obama and Democrats in Washington are in trouble. With the economy still listless, America…
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Gowdy’s ENFORCE Act: Obama’s Last Chance to Avoid Impeachment?
A new proposal by Trey Gowdy seems tailor-made to save Barack Obama from impeachment. But so far the…
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Free Market Royalty Act Modernizes Outdated Music Regulations and Levels the Radio Playing Field
Under current law, songwriters, music producers and others receive royalty payments when their songs…
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The High Price of Michelle Obama’s Food Nannying
Stumping for her husband on the campaign trail in 2008, Michelle Obama told a crowd in Puerto Rico, “Barack…
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Union: ObamaCare Will Kill Our Health Plan by 2017
With Democrats trying to pivot to income inequality before the 2014 midterms, a new labor union report…
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On Foreign Policy, An Unteachable President
Back during the 2008 presidential election, Hillary Clinton and John McCain were both prone to criticizing…
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Obama’s 2015 Budget Rejects Compromise, Cements Disastrous Legacy
While his foreign policy disasters accumulate, Barack Obama should be eager to seek domestic compromise…
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Honest Medicare Reform Impossible So Long as President Refuses to Follow the Law
For all the heated political rhetoric and hard-hitting campaign ads, there is a little-discussed reality…
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Obama’s War on Medicare
If the Obama administration is trying to kill half of Medicare, why aren’t liberals angry? No…
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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?