No, You Can’t Have Closed Welfare and Open Borders

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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A free market is not meant to be a suicide pact.

8 Percent of Low Income Children are Enrolled as SSI Disabled

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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About four decades ago, most of the children S.S.I. covered had severe physical handicaps or mental retardation that made it difficult for parents to hold jobs — about 1 percent of all poor children. But now 55 percent of the disabilities it covers are fuzzier intellectual disabilities short of mental retardation, where the diagnosis is less clear-cut. More than 1.2 million children across America — a full 8 percent of all low-income children — are now enrolled in S.S.I. as disabled, at an annual cost of more than $9 billion.

A Nation of Takers Hurtles Toward the Fiscal Abyss

Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University. He is the author of nine books and numerous essays on classical culture and its influence on Western Civilization. His most recent book, Democracy's Dangers and Discontents (Hoover Institution Press), is now available for purchase.


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Obama shows the future of the country is the last thing on his mind.

America Nears the Demographic Tipping Point


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The youth vote doesn’t hold a candle to the effects of immigration.

The Problem With Multiculturalism


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Opening the gates to seditionists and parasites.

A Palestinian in Texas


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The lurid tale of Riad Elsolh Hamad.

Government Welfare Hits 1 Trillion Dollars

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Federal welfare programs increased $563.413 billion in fiscal year 2008 to $745.84 billion in fiscal year 2011 — a 32 percent increase.

How California Could Stop Its Population Exodus


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A draconian idea perfect for a state that disdains personal liberty.

Obama Policy Encouraging Immigrants to Go on Public Dole

After spending more than a decade in finance, Michael Volpe has worked as a freelance journalist since 2009. He's based in Chicago. Volpe published his first book in October 2012, titled "Prosecutors Gone Wild: The Inside Story of the Trial of Chuck Panici, John Gliottoni, and Louise Marshall." His new book, "The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers," is now available.


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Food stamps don’t count as public assistance?

Why Ryan’s Medicare Is Better for Seniors Than Obamacare’s Medicare

Peter J. Thomas is Chairman of The Conservative Caucus, a national advocacy organization established in 1974. Peter Ferrara is Senior Fellow for Budget and Entitlement Policy at the Heartland Institute, and Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis.


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The plan that really turns the government program into a “death trap” for its beneficiaries.