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Putting America Back to Work

Most Americans are not even aware that, from 1999 through 2009, we had zero growth in private-sector employment. In fact, we lost more than a million private-sector jobs in those years. The only growth in employment was in government jobs.

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  • Perspective

    Cheating "Honest" Men

    Sometimes I like to remind myself of what a nobody I am. It does not take much to trigger these fits of humility. A glance in the mirror or at the ever-expanding bulge in my vest is usually enough to call to mind at least two deadly sins that...

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    Love Is a Decision

    Small-town America is dying, but not without help. According to Patrick Carr and Maria Kefalas, it takes effort to leave your home, and small towns are doing a fantastic job of encouraging their best and brightest to do just that.

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  • Heresies

    The Art of Spanking

    The story appeared at, and it was about parents spanking children, so right there from the get-go you’re bracing yourself for another left-wing diatribe against what my parents, and their parents, and, well, a fair number of the...

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