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A Christian political tradition died with Margaret Thatcher
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In religion, as in so much else, Mrs (later Lady) Thatcher was a bundle of paradoxes. She was the last British prime minister openly and emphatically to acknowledge the influence of Christianity on her thinking, in particular terms not fuzzy ones. Her …

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Madonna 'Saddened' by Malawi Government's Criticisms
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Madonna said she was "saddened" by the Malawi government's assertion yesterday that she made VIP demands during a recent visit to the impoverished African country. "I was very happy to visit with the children of Malawi earlier this month and to see …

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A Less Intrusive Government Could Still Maintain a Safety Net
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They're conceived in the popular imagination of right-leaning Americans as bastions of big-government socialism that might as well be identical. I'd rather live in America than Denmark or France. But as Jason Brennan once put it in his book …

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How Much Money Does the Government Really Make From Student Loans?
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In his new budget, President Obama has suggested tying rates on all student loans to the government's cost of borrowing. But of course, presidential budgets are just glorified suggestions until Congress acts on them. Meanwhile, student advocates have …

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Military in Syria Is Accused of Massacre
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But it also castigated the Free Syrian Army, and other armed adversaries of the Assad government, saying insurgents did not take sufficient care to avoid deploying forces and setting up headquarters in or near densely populated areas. “An attacking …

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NPR Still Fondly Remembering Hugo Chavez, And Agreeing White …
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Thatcher, Schmatcher. NPR is still obsessing over its loss of leftist Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. On Wednesday's Morning Edition, anchor Steve Inskeep reported from Caracas and interviewed Rory Carroll, …

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MICHAEL NOONAN Struggling to lose weight? You might be addicted to junk food
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The more calories you consume, the more weight you will gain, right? So says the modern weight-control theory, which is based on the idea that weight loss is a simple mathematical formula of consuming fewer calories than you use up. I have seen …

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Jeremy Rozansky: Debt scare ignores bigger crisis
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Barack Obama is expected to send his newest budget to Congress today. With the Republican House and Democrat Senate already passing their budgets, Washington will be in for a moment that has seemed to annually come up short under this president: a …

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