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  • Monthly Archives: June 2011

    Discouraging Retirement Savings Is No Way to Reduce the Federal Deficit

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    It’s a fact that runaway spending, not lack of revenue, is the cause of long-term federal deficits. Still, some continue to push for higher taxes to solve the problem. A favorite tool of would-be revenue raisers is to eliminate “tax expenditures”—revenue the federal government “forgoes,” they say, due to tax … More

    Get Your Cyber War On

    According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, “The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.” Since the military has been … More

    Recovery Still Sluggish with More Bad News on Jobs

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    Though the official report on May’s job performance doesn’t come in until Friday, early signs aren’t looking good for the U.S. economy. The LA Times reports that “U.S. private-sector payroll growth slowed sharply in May, falling to the lowest level in eight months,” according to an ADP Employment Services report. … More

    Obama Can’t See the Icebergs

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    President Obama could learn a lesson from this fable about a great ship. Having received ample warning of icebergs ahead, some of the crew of the HMS Titanic proposed changing course to avoid them. But the captain objected. “Making that maneuver would end this cruise as we know it.  It … More

    In The Green Room: Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Keeping America Strong

    As a former service member, Congressman Allen West (R-FL) brings a valuable perspective to his work on the House Armed Service Committee. That knowledge and passion was on display during his speech yesterday at The Heritage Foundation on the importance of having clear foreign policy objectives and a military prepared … More

    Poland and Visa Waiver: Obama Gives Thumbs-Up

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    President Obama’s trip to Poland last week offered a glimmer of hope regarding Poland’s potential membership in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The President not only endorsed the idea in conversations with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski but then sent a letter to Congress the same day lending his support for … More

    Federal Government Shouldn’t Mandate Kids’ Meals—or Their Education

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    If you thought school cafeteria food was bad, take a look at what the federal government has on the menu for school children. The recent reauthorization of federal nutrition programs has slapped additional regulations onto school cafeteria menus, dictating everything from the number of orange slices a child must put … More

    Civil Union Law Forces Catholic Charities to Drop Adoption Service

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    Yet another faith-based organization has fallen victim to a state government’s refusal to defend religious liberty. After more than 100 years serving the most vulnerable children in Illinois, the Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford will cease its state-funded adoption and foster care services today. The diocese decided to … More

    Environmental Police Strike Again

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    The environmental police have struck again. This time, they are hindering efforts to produce domestic oil and causing regulation headaches for those just doing their jobs. Agencies partaking in a natural gas drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” are facing a lawsuit alleging that they’ve failed to give … More

    Russia: New Media, Old Tactics

    Did Russian President Dmitry Medvedev blush when he signed off on the G-8 declaration of the “Renewed Commitment for Freedom and Democracy” at last week’s G-8 Summit in Deauville, France? Probably not, but he should have. Russia today is not exactly an example of political freedom or democracy as we … More