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  • Monthly Archives: May 2011

    The Summer That Gave Us the Constitution

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    On this day in 1787, the Second Constitutional Convention embarked on a four month-long process that resulted in the masterful document responsible for shaping our country. Though battered and bruised today, the Constitution of the United States remains the framework for our nation’s government.  On May 25, 1787, however, the … More

    Former Attorney General Mukasey: Prosecuting CIA Agents 'Unconscionable'

    Attorney General Eric Holder came under fire today from his predecessor at the Justice Department for pursuing criminal action against CIA employees involved in the enhanced interrogation of terrorists. Following a speech at The Heritage Foundation, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey called Holder’s handling of matter “absolutely outrageous.” He said … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Ryan and the Truth About Medicare

    When it comes to the budget, there’s fact and fiction, distortions and reality. And today, the left has been lobbing lies about Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) House-passed Fiscal Year 2012 Budget – The Path to Prosperity – alleging that it puts Medicare at risk. In a new video, Chairman Ryan … More

    The Graph That All Tax Hike Mystics Need to Grapple With

    People often remember the entire decade of the ’90s as a period of robust economic growth. Economic growth was so impressive in the latter half of the ’90s, in fact, that some claim the Clinton-era tax hikes spurred the economy to prosper. But was that actually the case? Did tax … More

    Obama's UK Speech: Rhetoric Cannot Substitute for Achievement

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    President Obama’s address to Britain’s Parliament in historic Westminster Hall was of a piece with many of his speeches: a mixture of soaring generalities and devils in the details, with some dubious history thrown in. The President’s entire visit to Britain has delivered a mixed message. Both leaders have evidently … More

    Americans Fear Government Regulations Are Choking The Economy

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    What’s the monster under the bed keeping Americans up at night? Government regulations. According to a new poll, most voters say that too many federal government regulations are more of an economic threat than too few. Resurgent Republic reports: By a margin of 55 to 36 percent, voters are more … More

    Guest Blog: Rep. Cravaack on Protecting America from Terrorism

    This coming weekend we will celebrate the Memorial Day holiday. While it serves as the unofficial start of summer, it also marks a solemn remembrance of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. As a 24-year U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of the Naval … More

    A Smart Move to Education Reform: Downsize the Federal Footprint

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    On Saturday, President Obama used his weekly radio address to call for the quick reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Obama lauded the progress of Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee—his inaugural Race to the Top Commencement Address winner—and showcased the low-income school as an example of … More

    Veteran Chaplains Speak Out for Conscience

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    A prominent group of retired military chaplains has written a letter to current chief chaplains in the Armed Forces urging them to support conscience protection for currently serving chaplains and service members regarding homosexual behavior. The 22 chaplains, each of whom has held a leadership post as an endorsing agent … More

    More Careless Government Spending: Billions Delivered to Contractors that Didn’t Pay Taxes

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    President Obama has some explaining to do. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) yesterday revealed that 3,700 federal contractors — who were recipients of $24 billion dollars in stimulus funds — are tax evaders. In total, they owed the government at least $757 million dollars – probably more since the IRS … More