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  • Monthly Archives: September 2010

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) on Empowering Small Business

    Small business is the backbone of our economy.  They create new jobs, employ half of the private sector workforce, and represent 99.9% of the businesses in this country.  In recent years, small businesses have created 7 out of every 10 private sector jobs.  In tough economic times, the government should … More

    U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Human Rights Violators

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday announced the imposition of sanctions against eight Iranian officials who were responsible for severe violations of Iranian human rights during the June 2009 government crackdown. The officials included the Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s Prosecutor General, the Minister of Intelligence, and … More

    Morning Bell: The Bipartisan Fight Against the Obama Tax Hikes

    At 20 minutes after midnight this morning, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gaveled the House out of session, assuring that Congress will now adjourn until after the November elections without taking any action to stop the Obama tax hikes. Earlier in the day, 39 Democrats defied Speaker Pelosi and voted with … More

    Tipping the (Diseconomies of) Scale

    The Goldwater Institute has released a new report, authored by Dr. Jay Greene of the University of Arkansas and researchers Brian Kisida and Jonathan Mills, examining the “administrative bloat” at America’s colleges and universities. According to the report, Administrative Bloat at American Universities: The Real Reason for High Costs in … More

    Immigration Absconders

    Anyone concerned about immigration should read a guest column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by my former Justice Department colleague Mark Metcalf, a former immigration judge who was in the heart of the federal immigration-enforcement process. He points out that in its 2008 annual report, the Department of Homeland Security reported … More

    D-Day Memorial Board to Relocate Stalin Sculpture

    The National D-Day Memorial Foundation Board plans to relocate a controversial bust of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin — but not because the statue has drawn wide criticism, Foundation president Robin Reed said yesterday. The bust was removed from the memorial last night and will be reinstalled at a later date. … More

    California Congressman Offers Blueprint for America's Future

    This is the season for big ideas. Heritage has its Solutions for America. House Republicans have their Pledge to America. And Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has outlined a bold agenda in a new book, “Restoring the Republic: A Clear, Concise, and Colorful Blueprint for America’s Future.” Nunes, who represents an … More

    Exclusive Interview with Gov. Rick Perry

    President Obama and his administration have mostly escaped criticism during the week-long Education Nation series on NBC. But outside the friendly confines of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, there’s a different view of the Obama administration’s desire to centralize control in Washington, D.C. While an alarming number of states have signed on … More

    We Deserve a Break Today (from the Food Fascists)

    It’s enough to make Ronald McDonald join the Tea Party. San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is seriously mulling a ban on the Happy Meal and other toy giveaways associated with foods containing more sugar, sodium, and fat than the proponents of the ban regard as appropriate. The proposed “Healthy Food … More

    Lessons from Al Qaeda's Europe Plot

    Yesterday, U.S. and European intelligence officials revealed that they have detected an al-Qaeda plot to carry out a major, coordinated series of commando-style terror attacks in Britain, France, Germany, and possibly the U.S. Specifically, a suspected German terrorist allegedly captured on his way to Europe in late summer and now … More