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  • Monthly Archives: August 2010

    Ignoring Arms Control History Carries a Cost

    Those following the debate over the New START treaty inked by Presidents Obama and Medvedev in April know that both governments dispute what it means. Russia says it’ll impose real restrictions on U.S. missile defenses. U.S. officials brush off those claims. The dispute centers on language in the preamble linking … More

    Celebrate the Constitution: Read It!

    The fireworks rarely fly on Sept. 17, but that holiday – Constitution Day – is just as significant as Independence Day. At least, that’s the thought behind a new joint venture of Constituting America and Let Freedom Ring. The two organizations have joined forces to promote a nationwide public reading … More

    Morning Bell: The Age of Entitlements Must End

    The latest Democracy Corps poll, performed by Democratic pollsters Stan Greenberg, James Carville and Bob Shrum, shows that by a 64% – 29% margin, the American people believe that things in this country “have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track.” But nobody seems to have bothered to tell … More

    Obamacare: A Parent's Worst Nightmare

    Nothing is more important to Larry Patterson than his family. His four kids, who range from a 2-year-old to a college graduate, shape his outlook on life. They’re one of the primary reasons he’s concerned about the devastating consequences of Obamacare. Patterson has good reason to be worried. The Patient … More

    Bolton's "Eight Days" Highlight Obama's Iranian Failure

    Former US envoy to the United Nations John Bolton made headlines Monday when he told Fox Business News that Israel “has to move in the next eight days” or else Iran will bring its first nuclear reactor online August 21 with help from a Russian nuclear fuel shipment. “Once that … More

    Does the Declaration of Independence Prevent Women’s Suffrage?

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    Did you know that the first female member of the Congress was elected prior to the ratification of the 19th amendment? It is true that today, August 18, 2010, marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, ensuring the right to vote regardless of sex. But that … More

    New Poll Shows More Trouble for New START

    Last week Rasmussen Reports released a poll of 1,000 American adults on national security issues. The results were not good news for President Barack Obama’s New START agenda. Some of the questions included:: How important is America’s nuclear weapons arsenal to the country’s national security? 51% Very important 26% Somewhat … More

    Why the Issue of Overpaid Government Workers Matters

    Government workers probably aren’t overpaid, and even if they are, we shouldn’t care. This is Paul Krugman’s message in a recent blog post that takes on the critics of government pay. He is wrong on both counts. The Heritage Foundation has written extensively about public-private pay disparities, and we have … More

    "Smart Policy" Change in Cuba Policy Will Not Advance U.S. Interests

    The Obama Administration is apparently readying a “Fall Surprise” regarding its policy toward Cuba. The New York Times reports that the White House intends to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba and return to the “people-to-people” policies of the Clinton Administration. It will also reportedly make private assistance flows easier. … More

    Americans to Obama: Don’t Cut Defense

    Following billion dollar bailouts and stimulus packages, the Administration is hoping to find “savings” elsewhere in the federal budget. One of its targets is defense. According to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the “gusher” of defense spending “has been turned off, and will stay off for a good period of time.” … More