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The Demographics of Social Security
Why Entitlement Reform Needs a Fertility Boost
By James C. Capretta
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
If the U.S. fertility rate were to rebound to levels seen in earlier decades, there would be no financing crisis in Social Security. Therefore, reform of the program should focus on helping families raise the next generation of Social Security contributors.
Beyond Mediscare
By Yuval Levin
Thursday, May 26, 2011
President Obama's cynical complaisance and demagoguery risk killing Medicare, and doing grave damage to the budget and the economy along the way.
Obama’s hard-Left tilt is real.
By Stanley Kurtz
Thursday, May 26, 2011
President Obama's pro-Palestinian past spells trouble for Israel's future.
Catholic Conservatives and the Common Good
By Stephen P. White
Thursday, May 26, 2011
While progressive Catholics have long held a virtual monopoly on the more communitarian principles of Catholic social doctrine, it constitutes an astonishing failure of imagination to insist that the only moral means for promoting the common good are to be found in social assistance programs devised in the middle of the last century.
The Death of Osama bin Laden
By George Weigel
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The death of Osama bin Laden demonstrated yet again how badly the just war tradition has been received by the men and women who are supposed to be its intellectual custodians.
If Only Elections Were More Like 1800!
By Peter Wehner
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The historic friendship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams has lessons to teach us in the here and now.
The End of the Bernardin Era
The rise, dominance, and decline of a culturally accomodating Catholicism
By George Weigel
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin died on November 14, 1996, after a moving and profoundly Christian battle with pancreatic cancer that edified Americans across the political and religious spectrums.
The Role of Churches in Promoting Democracy in Latin America
A Panel Discussion with Dr. Timothy Samuel Shah and Dr. Monica Duffy Toft
Friday, May 27, 2011
On Friday, May 27, Dr. Timothy Samuel Shah and Dr. Monica Duffy Toft, co-authors of God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics, and Harold Caballeros, Presidential Candidate in Guatemala, will participate in a panel discussion moderated by EPPC Senior Fellow Rick Santorum. This event is sponsored by the Program to Promote and Protect America's Freedom.
Newt Gingrich and the Adultery Question
By Peter Wehner
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Since the founding of the republic, most Americans have believed there is an important connection between personal character and political leadership. And thanks to politicians on both sides of the aisle, the issue of character often gets reduced to marital fidelity. Which raises the question: How relevant is adultery when it comes to choosing a president?
Israel in Peril
By Rick Santorum
Monday, May 23, 2011
Israel has long enjoyed the support of the United States. Our mutual ties have been historical, cultural, religious, and strategic. Today those ties have been put in more doubt than at any other time in the history of our relationship. Israel hasn't changed, the United States has.
The $6,400 Question
The ongoing delusion of the price-control solution
By James C. Capretta
Friday, May 20, 2011
The key assumptions in a CBO analysis used to attack Congressman Ryan's Medicare plan are highly implausible and reveal a systematic tilt toward government-run health care.
Israel and Obama's Radical Past
By Stanley Kurtz
Friday, May 20, 2011
President Obama's long-standing ties to pro-Palestinian activists tell us something important about his Middle East policies today.
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Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America

In Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America (HarperCollins), EPPC Fellow James Capretta and his co-authors show how disastrous ObamaCare will be for the health care of Americans, for the economy, and for long-term fiscal sanity. They also explain how to do health-care reform the right way. 

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 The 2012 election will provide a historic opportunity to repeal the massive folly of ObamaCare and to adopt sensible market-based health-care reforms that reward efficiency and innovation. To pave the way for repeal, EPPC health-care expert Jim Capretta is directing a new website,, that is tracking news about Obamacare's implementation from around the country and that will be a repository of essential facts, statistics, and analysis. Read Jim's introductory essay