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  • Monthly Archives: November 2010

    New Daisy vs 33 Minutes on New START

    The American Values Network has released a new online ad aimed at pressuring the Senate to pass the New START nuclear arms agreement with Russia in the upcoming lame duck session of Congress. The ad is a carbon copy of President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 “Daisy” ad, which equated a vote … More

    Memo to the Next Congress: Americans Want to Cut Government, Not Defense

    Ask the average American about the strength of our nation’s defense, and the answer may surprise you. According to a poll earlier this year, Americans are now more likely to believe the U.S. national defense is “not strong enough.” Intuitively, many Americans support the government in spending what is necessary … More

    Net Neutrality Goes 0 for 95

    For years, supporters of Internet regulation have argued that it is a political winner—that voters would flock to candidates who promised to impose so-called neutrality rules on the Web. Last week, that proposition was put to the test, as a group called the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) released a … More

    The Attack on Alexander Lebedev: A Blow to Russia’s Rule of Law and Freedom of the Press

    This week, two seemingly unconnected events took place in Moscow. Yet, considered together, they have are of tremendous importance and serve to weaken the rule of law in Russia. Last Tuesday, imprisoned former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky delivered a passionate speech at the end of his kangeroo court proceedings … More

    Reject All-of-the-Above Energy Approaches

    With Congress divided, will anything actually get done in the next two years? President Obama recently suggested energy policy as an area in which bipartisan support could exist. Rather than trying to pass  a large climate change bill, Obama stressed the importance of increasing technologies and energy sources to reduce … More

    Morning Bell: Get to Work Repealing Obamacare

    During his post-election press conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama was asked: “As you’re well aware, obviously, a lot of Republicans ran against your health care law. Some have called for repealing the law. I’m wondering, sir, if you believe that health care reform that you worked so hard on is … More

    Presidential Mojo No Substitute for Understanding America

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    Almost two years ago, after President Obama’s obsequious bow before a Saudi prince, many Americans began to wonder whether this “citizen of the world” knew what he was doing with America’s foreign policy. The passage of time has revealed a stunning lack of diplomatic sophistication and a dangerous misunderstanding of … More

    Lunch With Heritage Chat

    The American people spoke loud and clear on Tuesday. They do not want to continue on the path that the Obama Administration was taking us on. The Heritage Foundation released a checklist of five things the new Congress MUST do. Brian Darling, Director of Government Relations for The Heritage Foundation  … More

    WaPo Gets One Right: Sharing Data Saves Lives

    The Washington Post is right. In an editorial today, the paper called to account the European Parliament, whose fixations on “amorphous anxieties” about privacy (to use the Post’s words) are threatening American security. The Parliament, for reasons one suspects of local politics, is rushing headlong toward a confrontation with the … More

    School Choice in the Supreme Court: Does All Your Money Belong to the Government?

    Tuesday’s election results aren’t the only outcomes this week likely to impact the future of school choice across the country. Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn to determine whether the Grand Canyon State’s scholarship tax credit program violates … More