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China ramps up competition with the United States

The Olympics are over and the United States predictably led the field with 121 total medals. Perhaps just as predictably, China finished second with 70 medals—leapfrogging Germany and Russia.

Americans have grown accustomed...

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The UN should investigate the 1988 massacre in Iran

In the summer of 1988, thousands of political prisoners in Iran were systematically executed in a matter of a few months. The killings were not only horrific in scale, but remains shrouded in mystery with the regime blocking all attempts to...

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Still waiting for humans on Mars

For over 50 years the United States has talked about sending humans to explore the planet Mars.  Landing humans on Mars has been an integral goal of U.S. space policy for many years, and the Red Planet has garnered more interest and...

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'CREATES Act' would only create more lawsuits

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., ACU Lifetime Rating: 5%) is leading the effort in the Senate to diminish the property rights of inventors.  His legislation would fundamentally weaken the patent protection...

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The right – and the wrong – approach to VA reform

Some issues have been largely overlooked in this presidential race, not the least of which has been the dismal state of veterans’ health care. This omission is not only insulting to America’s veterans – it is downright dangerous.

The...

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