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More Evidence that Balanced Budget Rules Don’t Work as Well as Spending Caps | International Liberty

…consider the fact that balanced budget requirements haven’t prevented states like California, Illinois, Connecticut, and New York from adopting bad policy. Or look at France, Italy, Greece, and other EU nations that are fiscal basket cases even though there are “Maastricht rules” that basically are akin to balanced budget requirements…

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Bringing Your Interests to Life: Great Decisions Expands to the Northside

By Dr. Tana Durnbaugh

The opportunity to discuss foreign policy in a guided format is unique to Great Discussions the Foreign Policy Association Nationwide program. The Chicago League of Women Voters has used this program for over five years and as a participant I found it to be a challenging and thoughtful exploration of foreign affairs. 298 more words

We Need to Stop Lying to Ourselves About Ideological & Theological based Terrorism

The narrative goes like this.  Violent extremists are everywhere and throughout history all religions are equally represented among the perpetrators.  The next point is to remind the listener about all the ethnic cleansing and politically-motivated attempts to exterminate those that don’t agree with a certain political agenda or that stand in the way of power; all of this is held up as proof that there is nothing new going on here and no need to point fingers. 1,003 more words

Helping Older Adults Remain Living at Home: The Olmsted Act

Olmstead Ownership for Older Adults

By Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging

Today marks the 17th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court decision. In  301 more words

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"Over-Inflating Impressions Of Trump’s Strength": Clinton’s Lead Over Trump May Be Bigger Than You Think

A fresh round of hand-wringing among Democrats broke out over the weekend, and at the core of it was the same old storyline that we keep hearing again and again: … 886 more words

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