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  • Monthly Archives: December 2009

    Michael Novak on Social Justice

    Social justice, the common good, and individual liberty—common terms, loosely used today. According to Michael Novak, “all three need, in every generation, to recover their often lost precision. Otherwise, the silent artillery of time steadily levels their carefully wrought strong points and leaves an entire people intellectually and morally defenseless.” … More

    It Depends On What Your Definition of "Enduring" Is

    When President George Bush made the case for the surge in Iraq in January 2007, he made it clear to the Iraqi people and our allies abroad that he would not bow to domestic political pressures by setting a date for troop withdrawal. President Barack Obama has chosen a different … More

    Watch Live: Cantor's Jobs Plan

    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) delivers a major address at 2 p.m. ET today at Heritage explaining why creating jobs doesn’t have to cost money. Cantor’s speech — which has already generated coverage from ABC News, National Journal, The Atlantic and The Hill — comes a day before President Barack Obama’s Jobs … More

    Reality Check on China

    Q: As we get closer to the United Nation’s conference on climate change in Copenhagen and nations begin setting their agendas, are their goals realistic? Last week, the U.S. and China each announced their emissions target goals. Are they big enough? Throughout the global warming debate, there have always been … More

    Video: How Obamacare Rations Mammograms

    Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) recently hosted Center for American Progress blogger Igor Volsky on their Senate Doctors Show. Volsky challenged Sen. Barrasso to identify where in the Senate Health Bill it empowers the federal government to ration mammograms. And Sen. Barrasso does. Watch: Here is how … More

    Napolitano Recognizes Reality, Scraps 100 Percent Scanning

    Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on the topic of transportation security. What she said about cargo security was something that everyone else in the homeland security community has been saying for the past two years. There are a number of serious challenges … More

    It's Called Morale Mr. President - You Are Supposed to Provide It

    Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said: “Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars.” So why did President Obama choose last night’s address to further disintegrate what morale is left in the fight in Iraq? Choosing the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York was on … More

    Five Unanswered Questions about U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Last night, President Obama outlined his strategy for Afghanistan. Thankfully, he spoke of the fact that this war is not optional, that our efforts there are in America’s vital national interests, and that the strategic goals and objectives of the United States are largely unchanged from March. Now that the … More

    Video: Estate Tax a Killer for Family-owned Businesses – Part 2

    The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on a bill that would permanently extend the estate tax (known better as the death tax) at its current rate and exemption level. This extension would prevent the death tax from expiring as scheduled on January 1, 2010. As such it … More

    Surgeons Oppose Government Takeover of Health Care

    Yesterday a coalition of 19 surgical organizations representing over 240,000 doctors nationwide sent a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), with copies to the entire U.S. Senate, explaining why they must oppose the Senate’s version of Obamacare. Read the whole letter here, or skip to their list of specific … More