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Entrepreneurs versus regulators

Every election cycle rekindles private sector complaints about excessive Washington regulation. This year, a businessman as presidential candidate adds fuel to the customary fire. Yet, ever since the SEC failed to rein in the creativity...

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A bombshell in the broadband privacy debate

The unique American right to privacy – the Constitutional right to be “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects” birthed as a direct response to the British crown’s unfettered “general warrant” rights to search colonial homes is so...

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Americans want a shark fin ban

Earlier this summer, headlines across the country blasted the news that the federal government was moving to ban sales of any products containing elephant ivory within the United States —strengthening an already-in-place ban on the import of...

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The ties that bind

Much has been written in recent weeks about the US-Turkey relationship.  Turkey is an important NATO ally. With all the problems facing our world, we must make sure NATO remains strong.  It is...

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Where have all the small banks gone?

Eight years ago, employment numbers were in freefall. The housing bubble burst, and Americans witnessed the federal takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the collapse of the financial services firm Lehman Brothers, and the...

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Two-faced hypocrisy of Republican religious freedom

The Syrian refugee crisis has lately become political cannon fodder for a supposed clash between Muslim and Western values. Donald Trump and American conservative media organizations like the Daily Caller have claimed that the existence...

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