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  • Monthly Archives: August 2011

    President Obama's Regulatory Dust-Up

    President Barack Obama gestures as he steps aboard Air Force One in Peoria August 17, 2011.

    Rock Katschnig, a corn and soybean farmer in Prophetstown, Illinois, spoke for millions of business owners this week when making a polite appeal to President Obama: “Please don’t challenge us with more rules and regulations from Washington, D.C., that hinder us.” The scene: A “town hall” forum on the third … More

    Crocodile Tears for Texas from the Department of Education

    arne-duncan

    “I feel very, very badly for the children there,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week. No, he wasn’t talking about underprivileged children in South America, malnourished kids in Africa, or children in war-ravished regions throughout the world. No, the Secretary was referring to children in Texas. According to Bloomberg … More

    Enhancing Public Safety By Giving Criminals a Pass

    Man behind bars sits in jail

    Just imagine if a President announced that his administration would not be prosecuting anyone for violating the following federal crimes currently on the books: (1) willfully disturbing or killing any bird, fish, or wild animal not in compliance with wildlife regulations; (2) anyone who obstructs or interferes with peaceful picketers … More

    Egypt Must Take Stronger Action After Sinai Terrorist Attacks

    Funeral following attacks in Israel on August 19, 2011

    A string of coordinated cross-border terrorist attacks against Israelis launched from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula and Gaza yesterday underscored one of the ominous side effects of the “Arab Spring”: Egypt’s state security institutions have lost control over the Sinai region and are fighting a losing battle against Islamist terrorist groups and … More

    Nigeria: Boko Haram has al-Qaeda’s Backing

    Violence in Nigeria

    This summer, Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency, has gained rapid notoriety following a string of brutal killings. While its attacks are domestic in nature, primarily targeting the Nigerian government, evidence reveals that Boko Haram has received support from international terrorist groups, namely al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Boko Haram’s … More

    Backdoor Amnesty - Abusing the Constitution and Presidential Authority

    Mexican-U.S. border

    When President Obama was inaugurated, he swore an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”  Article II, Section 3 directs the President to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”  Unfortunately, in what has become an all too common occurrence in this administration, Obama … More

    The Northern Sea Route: Mired in Ice and Red Tape

    Arctic Ocean

    The accelerated melting of the polar icecaps and recent Russian announcement that the Northern Sea Route (NSR) is now “ice-free” beg the question of whether or not the passage is already a commercially viable option. The Heritage Foundation examined Russia’s ambitious plans for the “last frontier” in the High North … More

    Close Encounters of the Green Kind

    Jabba the Hutt - STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. RELEASED: 1983

    In a scenario best-saved for a science-fiction novel, two scientists from Penn State and another scientist from NASA have sounded another bell in global warming alarmism – Aliens. Yes, aliens. According to a report published by the three scientists, so-called “Universalist Aliens” may view our over-use of greenhouse gases as … More

    Obama Runs Down Wrong Road on Immigration

    US-Mexico Border

    Everything about the recent decision by the White House to just stop deporting illegal immigrants reinforces the conclusion that the Administration has adopted exactly the wrong policy. This will not help solve the problem of America’s deeply flawed immigration policies and broken borders. I received a form email today from … More

    In Verizon Strike, Unions Protest Obamacare Law They Supported

    Telecom workers rally for good jobs and reliable services at Verizon.

    Two unions are on strike against Verizon Communications in protest of proposed company policies that the unions themselves helped bring about. The new Obamacare law, which both unions supported, dramatically hikes the cost of Verizon’s employee health care plan. Efforts to pass some of that cost on to employees have … More