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  • Monthly Archives: July 2011

    U.S. Shale Gas: The Geopolitical Impact

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    A report released last week by the Baker Institute at Rice University, “Shale Gas and U.S. National Security,” focused on the foreign policy benefits of this domestically produced fuel. The authors undertook the study in light of the tremendous growth in discoveries of natural gas from shale in North America … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 28, 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. Praying for the Right (or Left) result – Cal Thomas Ideals vs. Realities – Thomas Sowell Rural US disappearing? Population share hits low – Hope Yen Government Soliciting Contracts for Dubious … More

    Convicted Terrorist Megrahi Cheers While Qadhafi Still Reigns

    Freed Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi

    On Tuesday, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, appeared on Libyan state TV at a rally in support of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi—the brutal dictator and continued target of NATO forces. Megrahi was in a wheelchair, appearing frail … More

    Morning Bell: The Obama EPA's Brave New Future

    President Barack Obama speaks to the nation before General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson speaks to the media at a press conference to announce company plans to seek federal bankruptcy protection at the GM Building in New York City on June 1, 2009.

    Say goodbye to cars and trucks as you know them. Say hello to a brave new future ushered in by the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s one where the federal government reshapes a major U.S. industry by administrative fiat, all in pursuit of a policy goal that will cost money, jobs, … More

    More Terror at Fort Hood?

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    Media reports claim that three soldiers at Fort Hood have been arrested in alleged terror plot. The very first thing that ought to be said about this is that we ought to learn a lesson from the recent terrorist act in Oslo, Norway, and wait for the facts before pontificating. … More

    Obama Running Not One Auto Company but All of Them

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    When President Obama bailed out General Motors, he stressed that he had “no intention” of running the auto company. Now he’s intent on running all of them. The Obama Administration tomorrow will announce new auto efficiency regulations that will create stricter miles per gallon (mpg) standards for cars and light-duty … More

    The Truth about Obama's Budget Deficits, in Pictures

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    Through the fog of the debt limit negotiations, President Obama has attempted to shift the blame for America’s deficit crisis to politicians at large, claiming that “neither party is blameless for the decisions that led to this problem.” Though the culture of overspending is endemic in Washington, don’t let the … More

    Washington in a Flash: House to Vote on Boehner's Debt Plan

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    Lawmakers are still scrambling to agree on a debt deal. The newly rewritten plan by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is expected to be voted on by the House. The newly rewritten bill has more savings than what the Congressional Budget Office originally projected. Numerous conservatives have voiced concerns about Boehner’s bill. Rep. … More

    Issa Hopes White House Official Aware of Fast and Furious Will Testify

    Rep. Darrell Issa at Oversight and Government Reform Committee

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said on a conference call Wednesday evening that he will try to get a White House official who may have had knowledge of the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But Issa, who chairs the committee, … More

    Harry Reid and the Chamber of No

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    Washington is boiling, and it’s not just the temperature. Dueling debt ceiling proposals, presidential veto threats, and heated rhetoric between and among parties have political tempers flaring, while the President’s rhetoric is seemingly designed to bring the markets to a full-throttle meltdown. House Speaker John Boehner’s (R–OH) debt-ceiling plan sparked … More