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  • Monthly Archives: July 2011

    Americans React to Government's Ban on Crib Sales

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    Tuesday’s deadline for retailers to dispose of any unsold cribs has come and gone, but won’t soon be forgotten. Americans are speaking out about the unintended consequences of the government’s regulatory efforts. Commissioner Anne Northup of the Consumer Product Safety Commission posted reactions on her blog. Northup and Nancy Nord, … More

    Why We Celebrate Independence Day on July 4

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    We celebrate America’s birth on July 4. Why? It was July 2 that the Continental Congress resolved, “That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.” Shouldn’t that day, as John Adams predicted, “be the most memorable epoch in the history of America”? No. … More

    America, the Great Beacon of Liberty

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    The signing of the Declaration of Independence was a glorious day for our country’s history. With a stroke of a pen, our founders sealed an enduring document representing the triumph of liberty over tyranny. And yet, centuries after this, one of the most important events in our country’s history, it’s … More

    NEA Convention Reminds Us: It’s About Union Power, Not Children

    It’s hard to forget former National Education Association (NEA) General Counsel Bob Chanin’s farewell address during the 2009 NEA national convention. “It is not because we care about children; and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child,” Chanin boasted. “The NEA … More

    Kucinich Invites Foreign Intrigue with NATO War Crimes Letter

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    Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) recently sent a letter to the United Nations and the International Criminal Court enjoining them to initiate an investigation of NATO and its military commanders for potential war crimes related to civilian deaths in Afghanistan and Libya.  Kucinich concluded his exhortation: “NATO has repeatedly and wantonly … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 1, 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. It Won’t Be Pretty, as the Post-Gates Era Begins at the Defense Department – Jim Carafano Coolidge only president born on the Fourth of July – Julia Shaw U.N. Budget Cuts: … More

    Rumsfeld: Cutting Defense 'A Grievous Mistake'

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    As the White House and Congress continue to work toward a debt-ceiling deal, it appears that opposition to defense cuts is dwindling, even among House Republicans. The Hill reported Thursday that “As few as 30 House Republicans would likely consider voting against a debt-ceiling deal that cuts $300 billion from security … More

    Good News on Marriage: A Recent Rise in Durability

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    A new chart from Heritage FamilyFacts.org bears good news: Recent marriages are lasting longer. This is great for happily committed couples, and it also represents a boon for civil society because of the social and economic benefits marriage provides. Commitment to marriage steadily declined from 1960 to the early 1980s, … More

    No, the President Can’t Violate the Debt Ceiling

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    For some partisans—especially those who believe in the “living Constitution”—the Constitution sanctions all they favor and forbids all they oppose.  So it is with the debate over the debt limit. All of a sudden, politicians who have never cared much for constitutional fidelity are citing a little-known section of the … More

    House Subcommittee: Obamacare Will Burden Small Businesses

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    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health recently held a hearing to review how Obamacare regulations will affect employers’ ability to maintain health coverage. To illustrate the magnitude of the new regulatory burdens on businesses, subcommittee chairman Joe Pitts (R–PA) displayed a stack of over 3,500 pages of Obamacare … More