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July 30, 2013 1:12 PM
The Daily Fix for Tuesday, July 30th
Posted by Staff
2016 ready or not here it comes

Here we are in 2013 and already it's time to start gearing up for 2016. On the left, you have NBC's "Hillary" miniseries serving as a prequel to, what will no doubt be, their adoring media coverage of Mrs. Clinton's campaign. Meanwhile, on the right, Republicans are starting to actually debate ideas. Even this early into the race, a new type of nuclear option is beginning to confront the Republican Party: the nuclear option of Fat Man and Little Boy-or, to be more precise, a choice between Chris Christie and Rand Paul. Republicans have to decide whether it's going to be a party supporting more of an establishment, big business, Neo-conservative stance, or whether it is going in a more Libertarian direction? Who will represent you in 2016?

Rector rectifying poverty

Robert Rector, Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, insists that a lack of funds and welfare spent in the inner-cities is not responsible for the immense poverty. Instead, the strongest causal factor leading to poverty is "right in the data." It, quite simply, is "the decline of marriage." Unfortunately, as Rector laments, this factor "is a big secret. No one in the media wants to talk about the fact that this is why we have child poverty." Given this factor's obscurity, we, as society, often fail to teach or emphasize the proper lessons our children need to escape poverty: "From the time a kid is five years old, we tell our kids that they need to graduate high school. But if you go across the low income communities in the US, you will never find any social system that tells this population that being married is just as important as graduating high school." (Listen free) Facebook Fark Furl
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