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Minimum Wage War Reaches Tipping Point

Minimum Wage War Reaches Tipping Point

December 9, 2013 at 11:58 am

WASHINGTON TIMES 12/09/13 By Michael Shank and Ed Lazere WASHINGTON, December 9, 2013 —As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushes for a national minimum wage increase this Congressional session – and as the Seattle area suburb of SeaTac, Washington passes the highest minimum wage in the country last week at […]

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Turkmenistan Cautiously Opens to the World

Turkmenistan Cautiously Opens to the World

November 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/26/13 By Michael Shank and Kim Toogood WASHINGTON, November 26, 2013 — The Republic of Turkmenistan has turned a new corner. It is a country that has spent the last few years shedding its ultra-conservative status, thanks to a slightly more progressive President. As a result, the country […]

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UN Climate Change Negotiations in Poland This Week

UN Climate Change Negotiations in Poland This Week

November 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/18/13 By Michael Shank and Matt Lichtash WASHINGTON, November 18, 2013 – With the United Nations meeting this week in Warsaw, Poland, for its annual conversation on climate change, one wonders if the international community can come together quickly enough to respond to this month’s warnings from the […]

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Tea Party, Progressives Unite on Fast-Track Trade Authority

Tea Party, Progressives Unite on Fast-Track Trade Authority

November 13, 2013 at 9:44 am

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/13/13 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, November 13, 2013 — With the Tea Party coming out hard against President Obama’s trade agenda, there may be some synergy among conservatives and progressives in tackling this year’s hottest transnational conflict. Outspoken critic of the Obama trade agenda and Washington Times Communities […]

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No Iran Deal, but Significant Progress in Geneva

No Iran Deal, but Significant Progress in Geneva

November 12, 2013 at 9:43 am

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/12/13 By Michael Shank and Kate Gould WASHINGTON, November 12, 2013 — Even without a final nuclear deal with Iran, this weekend’s intensive negotiations in Geneva resulted in major diplomatic achievements that warrant mention. First and foremost, since direct contact between U.S. and Iranian diplomats has long been […]

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Why the White House Won’t Win the Afghanistan War

Why the White House Won’t Win the Afghanistan War

November 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/07/13 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, November 7, 2013 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry desperately needs a win on the Afghanistan war. Unfortunately, however, it appears increasingly unlikely he will get one. Despite repeated visits and discussions, Kerry has so far failed to secure a clean Bilateral […]

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Why NFL’s Washington Redskins Needs Renaming

Why NFL’s Washington Redskins Needs Renaming

November 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/05/13 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, November 5, 2013 —  The escalating conflict between the Washington Redskins football franchise, its owners and fans, and the growing community of concerned citizens, tribal leaders and District of Columbia City Councilmembers who want the football team to change its name is reaching […]

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Report: Food Insecurity Rising as Crop Production Falls

Report: Food Insecurity Rising as Crop Production Falls

November 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/03/13 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, November 3, 2013 — America’s food security is at immediate risk, according to a report leaked this month by the New York Times. Americans should expect crop production to fall by as much as 2 percent each decade for the rest of the […]

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Will Domestic Law Enforcement Paranoia Turn US Into a Police State?

Will Domestic Law Enforcement Paranoia Turn US Into a Police State?

November 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/01/13 By Bryana Johnson Judging by the way the Department of Homeland Security is spending your money, domestic unrest may be coming soon to a city near you. The DHS has been making purchases lately that seem to signal a federal fear of riots across the nation in […]

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Inside the Beltway: Pillars of Liberty

Inside the Beltway: Pillars of Liberty

July 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 07/25/12 By Jennifer Harper THE COST OF AURORA “Why must the tragic Colorado theater shootings stimulate a debate on more than mere gun control? Not simply because, or however remarkable the fact that, violent mass killings — whether in Columbine, Virginia Tech or now Aurora — tend to […]

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