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December 5th, 2018
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By: Lenny Bernstein – washingtonpost.com – November 29, 2018 Life expectancy in the United States declined again in 2017, the government said Thursday in a bleak series of reports that showed a nation still in the grip of escalating drug and suicide crises. The data continued the longest sustained decline in expected life span at birth in a century, an...
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November 30th, 2018
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By: David French – nationalreview.com – November 29, 2018 The news was expected, but that doesn’t make it any less grim. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its annual report on American life expectancy, and it’s official — American life expectancy has declined again. As the Washington Post reported, our nation is experiencing the “longest sustained decline...
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November 26th, 2018
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By: Andrew Malcolm – hotair.com – November 16, 2018 Remember when Democrats mocked last year’s tax-cut legislation? And Nancy Pelosi called the tax breaks for Americans “crumbs”? But President Trump and congressional Republicans said they would ignite a booming economy and actually increase federal tax collections from greater economic activity including more consumer spending, business investments, higher wages and even...
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November 7th, 2018
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By: J. J. McCullough – nationalreview.com – November 6, 2018 Tuesday’s elections will herald a great many milestones for the country and Congress, including a record number of minority and female candidates. Far less interesting is the fact that they will also be the most expensive midterms in U.S. history, with a total price tag surpassing $5 billion, according to...
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October 29th, 2018
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By: Vance Ginn & Charlie Katebi – texaspolicy.com – October 22, 2018 We’ve set some pretty high goals for Texas’ budget for the upcoming biennium. And to achieve them, Texas need to overhaul its arcane and opaque budget-making process. On Sept. 25, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Heartland Institute, and 16 other member-groups of the Conservative Texas Budget Coalition held...
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October 29th, 2018
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By: Vance Ginn – vanceginn.com – September 14, 2018 Despite the economic success of the Texas Model of relatively fiscally conservative governance, a skyrocketing local property tax burden remains one of the state’s most pressing policy challenges. While Texans have the luxury of not paying a state personal income tax, which should be constitutionally banned, they’re currently weighed down by...
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October 4th, 2018
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By: Chuck Bentley – crown.org – September 7, 2018 Dear Chuck, My husband and I are just got married and are realizing the severity of our debt problems. We both just graduated with student loans, car loans, and some credit card debt. Until this point, we honestly didn’t know we should have been spending our money any differently. It was...
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August 15th, 2018
Millennials rally for socialism
By: Frank Newport – news.gallup.com – August 13, 2018 For the first time in Gallup’s measurement over the past decade, Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism. Attitudes toward socialism among Democrats have not changed materially since 2010, with 57% today having a positive view. The major change among Democrats has been a less...
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August 15th, 2018
By: WTHR Staff – wthr.com – August 13, 2018 Two-thirds of Millennial-Americans, between the ages of 21 to 32, have nothing saved up for retirement. The National Institute of Retirement conducted the study that shows 66 percent of Millennials aren’t saving, which means only a third are. However, they aren’t doing a great job. More than 80 percent of Millennials...
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