House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) is being criticized by the secular and religious left for comments he made about the role his Catholic faith played in crafting his budget. The most outrageous criticism is that it played any role at all. Read More.
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The typical poor person in the United States has a far higher living standard than the public imagines. While their lives are not opulent, they are far from the images of dire poverty conveyed by the press, liberal activists, and politicians. Policies to tackle poverty must address its major causes: the absence of married fathers in the home and low levels of work.
William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society
Vice President for the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity
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At critical moments in our nation's history, philanthropy has been an essential enabler to our Armed Forces. During World War II, philanthropists banded together — Read more
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