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A peek beyond the great wall

Perhaps no nation has navigated such massive change in so short a time as China has since the late 1970s. My most recent trip there reconfirmed what an endlessly fascinating blend of opposites the country encompasses: East meets West, ancient meets modern, Third World meets First World, and political communism meets economic capitalism. Yet China has skillfully integrated these contradictions to create its most successful society in 5,000 years.

June 16, 2013 | By Douglas Young Guest commentary | Viewpoint


Con: Will immigration reform help boost America’s workforce?

WASHINGTON - How can "comprehensive immigration reform" benefit our American children and grandchildren, who will prosper from or suffer the consequences of our decisions?

June 09, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Steve King | Viewpoint


Pro: Will immigration reform help boost America’s workforce?

WASHINGTON - Throughout our nation's history, the world's biggest risk takers, boldest thinkers and hardest workers have flocked to America's shores in pursuit of greater freedom and opportunity.

June 09, 2013 | By Thomas J. Donohue | Viewpoint


Pro: Will some young Americans opt out of health care coverage?

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Virtually all Americans will be required to have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act starting in 2014, and President Obama especially wants young, healthy people to sign up.

June 02, 2013 | By Grace-Marie Turner For McClatchy-Tribune | Viewpoint


Con: Will some young Americans opt out of health care coverage?

WASHINGTON - What's generally termed ObamaCare wasn't the brainstorm of President Obama, but an Alice in Wonderland "witches brew" concocted in 2010 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with generous advice from Big Pharma, Big Insurance and the AARP.

June 02, 2013 | By Wayne Madsen For McClatchy-Tribune | Viewpoint


Commentary: Assessing life's urgency

The most important fact of life is death. Yet, we spend our whole lives busily running away from that fact to create an ever-more complex world of endless trivial tasks and diversions. But the ultimate reality is that our time here is so limited and ever closer to the end.

May 19, 2013 | By Dr. Douglas Young Guest columnist | Viewpoint


Commentary: Proposed trade helps Big Pharma, other corporate sectors, not workers

WASHINGTON - The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a very special trade agreement. It is so special that our government officials who are negotiating it want to keep it completely secret from us.

May 12, 2013 | By Mark Weisbrot | Viewpoint


Commentary: To protect American jobs, we need more global trade, not less

WASHINGTON - Those who think we can protect U.S. jobs by turning inward have got it exactly backward.

May 12, 2013 | By Myron Brilliant | Viewpoint


Commentary: Are we sending the wrong message on assimilation?

In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, many are asking how someone who came to America at the age of 9, attended some of our best schools, captained the wrestling team, went to the prom and became a citizen could have inflicted such a devastating attack on our society.

May 05, 2013 | By Mike Gonzalez Heritage Foundation | Viewpoint


Internet taxation: Fair or foul?

As a general rule, whenever one hears members of Congress talking about "fairness," you should hold on tight to your wallet.

April 28, 2013 | By James Gattuso The Heritage Foundation | Viewpoint


Commentary: Schools scandal in Atlanta reveals the dark side of offering incentives

Earlier this month, 35 public school teachers and administrators indicted for allegedly cheating to raise test scores in an Atlanta school district began turning themselves in to authorities. They may be the tip of the iceberg; a state investigation implicates 178 educators in the scandal.

April 21, 2013 | By Lynn Stout | Viewpoint


Commentary: Feds need it in order to rehire public employees

America's economy is poised to roar ahead if only Washington would stop holding it back.

April 14, 2013 | By William Rice | Viewpoint


Commentary: Government shouldn’t spend beyond its means

With Tax Day upon us, American families and employers are keenly aware of the deep cut the government is taking out of their household incomes and hard-earned profits - especially during the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression.

April 14, 2013 | By Martin A. Regalia | Viewpoint


Commentary: Follow FDR’s sage advice: Tax those most able to pay

America's economy is in the midst of a Great Stagnation that almost rivals the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the nation is fighting a costly and prolonged worldwide war against relentless Islamic terrorism.

April 07, 2013 | By Wayne Madsen | Viewpoint


Commentary: We need a income tax to offend every special interest

Tax reform talk is in the air, so it time to hold onto your wallet. But whenever the discussion turns to taxes, it's always tax someone else - they have more.

April 04, 2013 | By Peter Rush | Viewpoint


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