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Debate Forum Left 09/29/10

The Facts Are Pretty Clear That… By Benjamin Tomkins Anyone who says we are still in a recession either hasn’t looked at the data, doesn’t care about the data, or isn’t using the word correctly. Now, if you haven’t looked at the data and are claiming that the recession is fervently underway, I would like […]

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Debate Forum Right 09/29/10

Government Economists Embarass Themselves And Fellow Economists By Mark Luedtke As President Obama pushes for another $50 billion stimulus boondoggle, his fifth by my count, and economist after economist warns that the economy is still in decline, the wise men at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the recession that began in […]

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Debate forum topic 09/22/10

Can more federal “Stimulus” spending turn around the sputtering economy? The Obama administration has the difficult task of trying to convince Congress and an even more skeptical American public that additional federal spending can turn the tide on a dormant U.S. economy. After more than $1.1 trillion in earlier stimulus spending, the unemployment rate remains […]

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Debate forum left 09/22/10

Obama’s plan: It worked for FDR By Rana Odeh While 9.6 percent is the official unemployment rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the underemployment rate is 16.5 percent. Everyone complains about the deficit out of fear of consequential inflation, but the reality is that the inflation rate for this year is 1.1 percent […]

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Debate forum right 09/22/10

Obama’s summer of recovery has become our autumn of discontent. By David H. Landon President Obama decided to seize the economic initiative last week in a Labor Day speech to one of his main constituent groups: labor unions. His solution to get the anemic U.S. economy out of its doldrums was to announce yet another […]

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Debate Forum Left 09/08/10

Lamberth Got it Wrong By Benjamin Tomkins We expect a lot intellectually from our federal judges when they rule on controversial issues. For instance, if they reason like Carrie Prejean that we should deny a group of people their civil rights because “that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be,” […]

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Debate Forum Right 09/08/10

Judge Frees Stem Cell Research From Federal Oppression By Mark Luedtke A headline from reads, “Cancer Cure Setback – Judge Blocks Funding for Stem Cell Research.” Besides being alarmist, as if a cure for cancer was right around the corner until this judge ruined it, the headline is backwards. Stem cell research will be […]

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Debate Forum Center 09/08/10

Debate Over Embryonic Stem Cell Research Heats Up Again Two weeks ago in Washington, D.C., Royce C. Lamberth, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s efforts to expand stem cell research. Judge Lamberth, in a 15 page decision, ruled that the new guidelines designed to […]

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Debate Forum Center 09/01/10

A Historic Point For The U.S. Mission President Obama is making good on his promise to end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq. As of August 31, all designated combat troops will have been out of Iraq and Operation Iraqi Freedom will have officially ended. The remaining 50,000 U.S forces still in Iraq are there […]

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Debate Forum Left 09/01/10

Although there remain 56,000 troops and over 100,000 private contractors in Iraq, the mainstream media has reported the withdrawal of the last U.S. combat units in Iraq as if it means the end of the Iraq War. What this announcement signifies is the rebranding of a war, but not the end of the occupation. The […]

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Debate Forum Right 09/01/10

Thanks Mr. President, But Where Were You When We Needed You? By David H. Landon While none of the 2008 crop of Democratic Presidential candidates could be considered “pro-Iraq War,” Barack Obama attempted to stake out his especially strong anti-war position in order to separate himself from the others and especially from his chief rival, […]

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Debate Forum Center 08/18/10

Should We Amend The 14th Amendment To End ‘Anchor Baby’ Citizenship? The debate continues to rage in political circles, media and the Internet over how to control the influx of illegal aliens migrating across U.S. borders. Recently there has been a focus on the “Citizenship Clause” of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment. As state governments […]

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Debate Forum Left 08/18/10

A Derogatory Idea By Benjamin Tomkins I love children. They are born innocent of the crimes of their parents and wholly defenseless against the evils of the world. As such, I consider it our social duty to care for and protect them. Realistically I understand that we simply can’t let everyone in, but if we really […]

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Debate Forum Right 08/18/10

We Can’t Allow ‘Anchor Babies’ To Sink The Boat By David H. Landon Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) recently called for a revisiting of the issue of “birthright citizenship.” Somehow, through a series of laws passed by Congress and never challenged on their questionable constitutionality, the United States currently grants citizenship to the all babies who […]

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Debate Forum Center 08/11/10

Proposed Site for Mosque Near Ground Zero Stirs Emotion New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission gave the final approval needed for a proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by voting unanimously last week to deny landmark status to a 152-year-old building. Organizers of the mosque […]

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Debate Forum Left 08/11/10

More Conservative Socialism By Mark Luedtke I’m sick of hearing about the so–called mosque at Ground Zero. From the way conservatives have whined about it, you would think the U.S. was surrendering to Osama bin Laden. It only took a couple of seconds of research to find out all the alarmism is a sham. First […]

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