Category: The Beacon
American Exceptionalism

When others do it, it’s terrorism; when Americans do it, it’s national defense. When others do it, it’s a war crime; when Americans do it, it’s collateral damage. When others do it, it’s torture; when Americans do it, it’s enhanced interrogation. When others do it, it’s unprovoked attack; when Americans do it, it’s shock…
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The Federal Student Loan Fiasco

$1.2 trillion borrowed to fund Federal Direct Student Loan Program.

‘Grand Bargain’ Is Bay State’s Grand Disaster

Increased minimum wage and forced paid leave will ultimately hurt workers.

W.E.B. DuBois on States Rights and the CSA

A matter of state’s rights?

Three Surprises About Nobel Laureate Nordhaus’s Model of Climate Change

A deeper look at the work of this year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Science recipient.

What Is Your State’s Fiscal Health Ranking?

Poor fiscal health calls for reform and law enforcement.

For Most Americans, U.S. Defense and Foreign Affairs Take Place in a Parallel Universe

Americans have a unique advantage (or disadvantage, depending on how one looks at it) in experiencing their nation’s defense and foreign affairs, namely, that for the great majority such affairs take place “over there” somewhere, often in a place they can’t locate on a map and about which they know approximately nothing. They don’t…
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What California Can Teach Harvard

CA Prop 209 laid groundwork for ending race-based discrimination.

More Evidence of FDR’s Hostility Toward Free Speech

“As the supper [in May 1939] progressed, I found myself revising my previous concept of [Franklin D. Roosevelt]… I had long admired him for his sagacious statesmanship. Hearing him in this informal atmosphere, I realized how much I had idealized him. He was as neither wise nor as proud as I had supposed him…
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Federal Spending Drives Budget Deficit in 2018

Despite tax cuts, tax revenue actually increased in FY18.

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