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  • Monthly Archives: May 2011

    Pay Freedom Forward, Properly Arm Our Armed Forces

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    As Americans begin the Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have given their lives to defend the freedoms and way of life that we enjoy. The Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano writes in The Sacramento Bee that as we honor them, we must also “do our utmost not to add … More

    The Great Liberator: Remembering Ronald Reagan at 100

    I had the privilege of attending the Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala in Washington earlier this week. Superbly organised by the Reagan Presidential Foundation, it was a truly magnificent event remembering the greatest American president of the last 100 years. Lech Walesa, the brave Polish freedom fighter who stood up to … More

    Global Debt Exploding, but G8 Leaders Fiddle with the Internet

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    With Europe facing a massive fiscal mess and the United States buried under $14.3 trillion in debt, one might think that the leaders of the world’s eight major economies would get down to business to talk government overspending. But as Heritage’s Jim Roberts writes in The Christian Science Monitor, President … More

    Bye-Bye, Medicare! (As You Know It)

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    The hot Washington Medicare debate centers on whether congressional Republicans will, in the language of the left, “End Medicare As We Know It.” But the dirty little secret on Capitol Hill is that Obamacare already ended the program as we know it. They don’t tell you that in those clever … More

    Everything’s Bigger in Texas – Including Job Growth

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    The private sector is where its at; less bureaucracy, more opportunity to advance and the ability to create and maintain jobs even in the midst of a recession. It certainly kept Texas on its feet and winning the jobs race by a landslide in the past decade. According to a … More

    Morning Bell: School Choice Is the New Normal

    Students at Milwaukee's private Urban Day School compete for the teacher's attention

    Finding effective solutions to our nation’s education problems is one of the most pressing issues facing America today. Many children lack quality educational options and are too often relegated to attending low-performing schools. A lack of educational choice is a reality for thousands of low- and middle-income children across the … More

    A Nuclear Triangle?

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il’s visit to China this week has again raised questions about the nature of their relationship. A recently leaked U.N. report described suspected ballistic missile technology exchanges between North Korea and Iran. The technology transited through an unnamed neighboring country, which several U.N. diplomats, under the … More

    On the Budget: Ryan 40, Obama Zip, Senate Dems—No Show

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    In just about any contest, a score of 40–0 is a pretty impressive trouncing. In football, that’s five touchdowns, a field goal, and a safety—think Ohio State versus Northern Virginia Community College. In baseball it’s almost beyond belief. Ditto basketball. Yet that was the score yesterday in the United States … More

    EPA Gives Money to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection

    Crowds on Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China

    Normally, in exchange for a loan, you agree to pay the bank the principal borrowed along with interest. You would never think of then giving the money back to the bank so that the bank could remodel, sweep the parking lot, or buy cases of those squiggly government-approved light bulbs. … More

    Why Are Deadlines OK for Afghanistan but Not for Libya?

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    At yesterday’s joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Barack Obama ruled out any deadline for ending NATO’s air assault in Libya. “Qadhafi and his regime need to understand that there will not be a let-up in the pressure that we are applying,” Obama said. “Ultimately,” he … More