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Mona Charen
American columnist for Creators Syndicate Inc.

Democrats ... believe that all money belongs to the government, which is why they refer to "spending" money on a tax cut.

Feb. 12, 2001 - from "About those Reagan tax cuts", Creators Syndicate Inc.
Though out-of wedlock births in the United States have skyrocketed in the past several decades, the number of babies available for adoption has plunged. Only 1 percent of women with unplanned pregnancies choose adoption. ... The decline in domestic adoptions is lamentable not principally because it denies children to infertile couples, but because it almost universally translates into more unhappy children. ... What is so troubling is to witness every segment of society with influence over young pregnant girls setting them up for trouble. ... It seems doubtful that the stigma against premarital sex will return with its former authority. But at least we can remind girls, at every step of the process, what a wise, unselfish and moral thing it is to place a child for adoption.

Jul. 7, 2000 - from "The baby dearth", published by Creators Syndicate Inc.
Context [in liberal parlance] suggests that "working families" are those who must work hard to make a living, in contrast to the rich who keep bankers' hours. But bankers' hours have gone the way of the typewriter. In fact, as research by MIT economist Dora Costa and others has shown, hours worked by the college-educated have been increasing and those worked by the non-college-educated have been declining since 1940. At that time, the rich really did work fewer hours than the non-rich, but no longer. Today, those in the top 10 percent of earners work an average of 52 hours a week, whereas those in the bottom 10 percent of earners work only 45 hours.

Aug. 18, 2000 - from "Working families and other myths", published by Creators Syndicate Inc.