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  • Monthly Archives: July 2011

    VIDEO: Reid Goes Ballistic Over Cut, Cap and Balance

      Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) today unloaded on the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act recently passed by the House of Representatives. While announcing that the Senate would be voting on the legislation Friday rather than Saturday (as previously expected), Reid excoriated the bill: “If they [Senate Republicans] want to debate … More

    Study: Marcellus Shale an Economic Godsend for Pennsylvania

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    A study released Wednesday, commissioned by the Marcellus Shale Coalition and conducted by three Penn State University energy policy experts, offers a striking view of the massive economic benefits produced by the Marcellus natural gas fields, which stretch from Western New York, through much of Pennsylvania, and into parts of … More

    Coburn Bets 'A Porterhouse Steak' that Obama Will Sign Cut, Cap and Balance

    How confident is Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that President Barack Obama would sign Cut, Cap and Balance legislation if it makes its way to his desk? So confident that he would wager a Porterhouse steak. He issued the high stakes wager in a press conference today, making the point that America … More

    Bloomberg Harms Environment with Gift to Sierra Club

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at press conference announcing partnership with Sierra Club on July 21, 2011

    Sometimes things don’t work out the way we expect. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced a $50 million gift to the Sierra Club. His motive? “Coal is a self-inflicted public health risk…and the leading cause of climate disruption.” But what will actually come out of the Bloomberg gift? 1) … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 21, 2011

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    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Reining in the CFPB – Diane Katz The End of the Growth Consensus – John B. Taylor Obamacare No Prescription for Hiring – James Sherk The NAT GAS Subsidy – David … More

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Opens Its Doors. America, Look Out.

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    Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) officially opened its doors in Washington, making it the first major new federal agency in nearly 10 years. Americans should take notice, and they ought to be concerned. Heritage’s Diane Katz explains in The Daily Caller that the sheer scope of the agency’s … More

    Families Helping Families Escape Poverty

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    Last week (and again yesterday in a follow-up article) The New York Times featured the poverty-fighting work of the Family Independence Initiative (FII). Founded by Maurice Lim Miller in 2001, FII is a nonprofit, community-based organization that helps working poor families escape poverty by encouraging and rewarding personal initiative and … More

    Natural Gas: Boom or Bust? All Signs Point to Boom

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    According to many experts, the United States stands to be the Saudi Arabia of natural gas production. Last month, the New York Times reported otherwise, questioning the economics of shale gas extraction and overstating the amount of gas available in the vast formation in the United States. The story included … More

    Bipartisan Rejection of Obamacare's IPAB Rationing Board Grows

      This week, the House Budget Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee held hearings to examine the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a board of unelected bureaucrats tasked under Obamacare to reduce the growth in Medicare spending. During the Budget Committee hearing, Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute, described … More

    Heritage’s Bill Beach: Fix the Debt, or Taxes Will Double for Millennials

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    In a new interview with The Boundless Show, Bill Beach of The Heritage Foundation shocked host Lisa Anderson and her young-adult audience with his statement: “If we don’t immediately act to solve the debt crisis, what will happen is tax rates will basically double by the time the current millennial generation is … More