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  • Monthly Archives: May 2011

    Corporate Tax Reform Should Focus on Rate Reduction


    The United States will soon have the highest corporate tax rate in the world once Japan enacts its pledge to cut its rate. This dishonorable distinction is driving both Washington lawmakers and the business community to finally call for long-overdue reform. Politico reports that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will release … More

    Guest Blogger: Maintaining the Last Line of Defense - American Vigilance

    The FBI Ten Most Wanted are listed on their website with a special mention of Osama Bin Laden, marked deceased, seen on Monday, May 2, 2011

    With the killing of Osama bin Laden, a significant strategic and symbolic blow was dealt to al-Qaeda and its network of affiliated terrorist organizations. The cache of intelligence obtained during the raid on bin Laden’s compound revealed the terrorist mastermind to be an active and integral player in the engineering … More

    The Coming Obamacare Train Wreck

    The four co-authors of Why Obamacare is Wrong for America recently addressed The Bloggers Briefing at The Heritage Foundation. Grace-Marie Turner provided the Foundry exclusive highlights from her remarks. Obamacare may be fading from the headlines, but the health law still is steaming toward us like a freight train. Obamacare is … More

    Balanced Budget Amendment Is the Price for a Debt Limit Increase

    Silhouetted Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Capitol Building with American flag at sunrise in Washington DC

    A battle is raging within the conservative movement on Capitol Hill whether to shoot at the flag stick or lay up (in golf terms). The battle is between the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) versus a statutory spending cap bill. Both factions have good points. The bold, shoot-at-the-flag-stick faction of the … More

    It Takes a Village to Lobby: The Hypocrisy of Planned Parenthood


    Large majorities of the public favor parental notice before an abortion can be performed on a minor girl, and the laxity of current laws on the issue continues to draw the attention of policymakers- and the support of abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, which routinely challenges parental rights in this … More

    Lost in Space: The Administration’s Rush for Sino–U.S. Space Cooperation


    The Obama Administration appears absolutely intent on engaging the PRC in space cooperation. How else to explain the claim by White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren that the congressional restriction banning U.S.–Chinese space cooperation under just about any circumstances was not, in fact, a ban? … More

    South Carolina Taking Light Bulb Ban into Its Own Hands

    Light bulb glowing in hand

    Fed up with the federal government’s ban of the traditional incandescent light bulb, state representatives in South Carolina are pushing for the state to produce and use incandescents solely for its state. The Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act, which unanimously passed South Carolina’s Senate panel, would allow South Carolina manufacturers … More

    A Free Market Victory for El Paso Street Vendors

    Hot dog vendor in Toronto

    Competition beat regulation in a big way two weeks ago in El Paso, Texas. Recently, the city made it illegal for mobile food vendors to sell anywhere within 1,000 feet of a restaurant or grocery store.  The  vendors of El Paso weren’t happy about the business killing regulation, which served … More

    Pentagon Not Only Place “Hollowing” Out

    US Coast Guard

    In the 1970s, rather than rebuilding the military after the Vietnam War, President Jimmy Carter let it go hollow—the military looked okay on paper, but readiness dropped to appalling levels. President Bill Clinton adopted a similar strategy after the Cold War. They both did it for the same reasons: Wanting … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Attack on Private Industry


    You might think that a U.S. company’s decision to expand its manufacturing facilities and create 1,000 new jobs here at home — rather than overseas — would be hailed by the Obama Administration as a step in the right direction, especially with nine percent unemployment. You’d be wrong. Instead, President Barack … More