Monitor The Strategic Trends
“It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.”
-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
The Best of Times?
By many reckonings, it appears to be the best of times in America: We enjoy a robust economy, reinforced by continually advancing technologies. At least one computer in every home, and a personal telephone on almost everyone’s belt. People are buying their 3rd and 4th cars. Our military is the most feared throughout the world. Indeed, in many ways, it seems like the best of times.
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The Many Benefits of Traditional Marriage - The benefits of marriage are most observable within the measurable realms of health, wealth, and (self-reported) sexual fulfillment. In each of these categories, married couples experience immense advantages that cohabitating couples, or individuals who remain single, do not.
Is Homosexuality Genetic? - This site contains a variety of resources on the health dangers of the homosexual lifestyle and evidence that homosexuality is not innate and unchangeable.
The Declaration of Independence -
The Federalist Papers - A definitive review of the Constitution written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
The American Center for Law and Justice -
Same-Sex Marriage & Domestic Partnerships - Yahoo! Full Coverage
Abortion Rights Debate - Yahoo! Full Coverage
Elian: Sign of America's Decline? -
America's Criminal Class: The Congress of the United States - Capitol Hill Blue
Obama’s Tanking Approval Rate Pulls Down Democrats, Poll Finds - President Obama’s approval rate is taking a plunge and he is pulling Democratic lawmakers down with him, a new Quinnipiac University national poll finds. The president’s job approval score is currently at 38 percent according to the poll released Tuesday, down from 39 percent in a Nov. 12 poll. The president’s approval among young voters ages 18-29 has dropped to 41 percent and he is hovering at 50 percent among Hispanic voters. He is in single digits with Republicans at 6 percent, 30 percent with independents and 70 percent with Democrats.
High Court Ends Liberty University Lawsuit Over ObamaCare - The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to ObamaCare brought by a Virginia-based Christian university, ending for now one of the biggest remaining legal fights against the health care law. The justices, in turning away the lawsuit from Liberty University and leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling dismissing it, did not comment on their decision.
American High School Students Slip in Global Education Rankings - The influential Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released its much-awaited triennial study of global education systems, and once again, the U.S. earns bad grades. According to the study, American 15 year-olds tested were average in reading and science skills, below-average in math.
End of an Era: Last U.S. Lead Smelter to Close in December - In December, the final primary lead smelter in the United States will close. The lead smelter, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has existed in the same location since 1892.
Report: America Spied on Israeli Military - The United States National Security Agency (NSA) spied on “high priority Israeli military targets,” the New York Times has reported. The report is based on documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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