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November 28, 2014

Why the Ferguson Protesters Are Angry

Protests have started in Ferguson, Missouri, following the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. A police car was smashed, police are using tear gas, and reporters have said they heard gunshots. Expect to see a lot of... continue

November 23, 2014

The Numbers Behind Obama's Deportation Order

As many as 4.3 million people now subject to deportation are getting a reprieve -- and a chance to work legally -- thanks to the executive action that President Obama announced last week. But the phrase "as many as" is a critical one. The real number of people who take advantage of this program is likely to... continue

November 22, 2014

Inflation Nation: Paranoia Won't Go Away

Peter Schiff is one of the most famous investors in America. He might also be the person most wrong about America's economic struggles. In 2009, Schiff not only warned of impending inflation, but said it was already upon us. "An inflationary depression is going to be a protracted period of economic decline... continue

November 21, 2014

The GOP Response to Immigration Will Go Badly

There are several reasons why Obama's executive action on immigration has put Republicans in a terrible bind. There's the fact that conservatives are likely to respond by demanding a hardline position from the party's 2016 nominee, torpedoing his or her electability. There's the growing risk that... continue

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