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  • Monthly Archives: June 2011

    NLRB Faces Backlash on Eve of Boeing Hearing

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    An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board takes up the agency’s dubious charges against Boeing tomorrow in Seattle. The hearing comes at a time when the NLRB, currently controlled by liberal appointees, is facing widespread backlash for its decision. The dispute between Boeing and the NLRB came … More

    Fathers Matter: Dads Are Not Optional to Child Well-Being

    Recent social commentary has heralded men’s supposedly diminished role in American society and families. One piece went so far as to proclaim the “end of men.” But as Mark Twain might say, reports of the death of men have been greatly exaggerated. As Father’s Day 2011 approaches, it’s a good … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: June 13-17, 2011

    House Cloakroom: June 13-17 Analysis: The House returned from a weeklong recess today and began legislative business.  Completing work on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill is first on the agenda today. Tomorrow, the House will convene at 10:00am and will consider the Agriculture Appropriations Bill.  Patent Reform … More

    In the Green Room: British MEP Daniel Hannan on His Warning to America

    As a member of European Parliament, Daniel Hannan has seen our future, and it isn’t pretty. The fiery British politician (and YouTube sensation) was at The Heritage Foundation last week to discuss his new book, “The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America” and to sound the … More

    Obama Administration (Sort of) Goes to Bat for Free Trade Agreements

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    The Obama Administration recently made its strongest statement yet in support of free trade agreements. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented on the challenges of implementing trade agreements: It does mean you have to take on entrenched interests and respond to concerns about new competition, while making the case over … More

    Barron's Roundtable Market Pros Blame Washington for the Economic Doldrums

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    Barron’s magazine published their mid-year round-table discussion with ten money managers and financial market experts on Saturday. The ten are unanimous in their belief that slower economic growth is in store for the second half of 2011. Slower economic growth makes it harder to find or keep a job. It … More

    Security and Hospitability Can Go Hand in Hand: Expand the Visa Waiver Program

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    When President Obama went public with his support for expansion of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) while in Poland last month, it was a long-overdue acknowledgement of not just Poland’s but Europe’s critical importance as an ally of the United States. (It may of course also have been an … More

    Why You're Not Getting the College Education You Paid For

    Anywhere else it would have been grounds for dismissal. But when J. Michael Bailey, Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, allowed demonstrations with sex toys as a part of a course, he was immune to firing, let alone outside pressure, because he had tenure. ­That was just one of the … More

    The Founders on a Standing Navy: American Military Action Abroad (1783-1860)

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    In 1794, President George Washington requested and Congress authorized the building of six frigates, a type of warship widely used at the time. The presence of a standing U.S. Navy was deemed necessary in order to defend American citizens and commerce from European wars and the Barbary Coast pirates. By … More

    Saving the Future for a Longer Life

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    In the past 30 years, U.S. life expectancy has increased by an average of five years. Since 1935, when Social Security was first enacted, it has increased by almost 18 years. It’s no wonder that Americans are working more years as they enjoy longer, healthier lives thanks to improved healthcare … More