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  • Monthly Archives: June 2011

    Why Van Jones' Anti-Tea Party Will Fail

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    He talks about “rebuilding America,” but his ideas will do nothing of the sort. Last night, Van Jones launched what he’s calling the “American Dream Movement.” Jones, as you may remember, was President Obama’s Green Czar before he resigned amidst controversy. He was hired last year by Princeton University as … More

    Grand Central Station for Human Smuggling

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    For the residents of Arizona’s Vekol Valley—80 miles north of the border with Mexico—Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano’s claim that security at the border “is better now than it ever has been” must seem like a joke. The area is a veritable highway for illegal immigrants traveling to the United States, … More

    Invest — in the Military

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    Yesterday’s topic at the New York Times “Room for Debate” blog series was on the President’s Afghanistan withdrawal announcement and what to do with the resulting “peace dividend”. Heritage’s Mackenzie Eaglen weighed in: Politics matters in war. It’s why the Army Chief of Staff after Vietnam tried to institute a … More

    House Votes Against Libya Mission; Keeps Funding Intact

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    The House voted this afternoon 295-123 against a measure that would have authorized the President’s military intervention in Libya. As Politico reports: The House delivered a stinging rejection of President Barack Obama’s military intervention in Libya on Friday, voting in bipartisan fashion against authorizing the mission for another year. This rebuke … More

    Pakistan Must Draw the Line on Terrorists

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    New information revealing a Kashmir-focused militant group with links to Pakistani intelligence helped shield Osama bin Laden demonstrates why the U.S. must press Pakistani authorities to take a more comprehensive approach to fighting terrorism. Pakistan has long sought to distinguish between al-Qaeda and Kashmir-focused groups it allows to function openly … More

    Semantics: “New Revenues” v. Tax Increases

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    If you’re following the evolving terms of the budget debate, the hip new phrase is “new revenues.” It sounds so much cooler than “tax increases.” Both parties are massaging their rhetoric in the debt ceiling fight, and the media are using the phrase “new revenues” to describe proposals to reduce … More

    VIDEO: Wisconsin Senator Blasts Obama's 'Depressing Display of Economic Ignorance'

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) spent 31 years in manufacturing before his election to Congress last November. He’s not letting that experience go to waste. Johnson is out with a new video this morning to coincide with President Obama’s visit to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to promote manufacturing. He criticizes … More

    Businessman-Turned-Lawmaker Has a Plan to Save U.S. Postal Service

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    Rep. Darrell Issa knows a thing or two about running a successful business. Before winning his seat in Congress, the California Republican turned a troubled company into a profitable enterprise that manufactured car alarms for the world’s most well-known carmakers. Issa is now turning his attention to saving the long-troubled … More

    Obama (Finally) Talks to Voice of America

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    The White House finally ended its boycott of Voice of America (VOA), the government’s own international broadcasting service, on Wednesday, hours before the President’s speech on U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Though every President since VOA’s creation in 1942 had appeared on air with VOA, Barack Obama had not; Obama … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama Abuses Nation's Oil Reserves

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    When it comes to making bad energy policy decisions, President Obama is a pro. Yesterday was no exception when the Obama Administration announced it would release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). This is part of an agreement with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to … More