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  • Monthly Archives: August 2011

    Coast Guard Budget Crucial to Homeland Security

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    Most of the doomsday budget-cutting talk has focused on the Pentagon—and rightly so, as cuts being bandied about will unquestioningly turn the United States into a second-class military power. The worst news, however, is that the cuts could have an even more disastrous impact on homeland security, in particular the … More

    Obama Administration Takes Long-Overdue Action on Syria

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    The Obama Administration, which has been tragically slow to condemn President Bashar al-Assad’s violent repression of peaceful demonstrators and call for his resignation, finally took action to do so yesterday. After muting its criticism of Assad’s serial mass murders of his own people for five months, the White House released … More

    Morning Bell: China Threatening U.S. Space Superiority

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    Yesterday in New York City, NASA’s last space shuttle astronauts visited a World War II aircraft carrier-turned-museum docked on the west side of Manhattan. The carrier is one of four museums where retired NASA shuttles will go to rest now that the historic shuttle program has ended. But as NASA sends its … More

    Toyota Confirms Another Glaring Error in New York Times Story on Rep. Issa

    Rep. Darrell Issa at Oversight and Government Reform Committee

    A new problem has surfaced with New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau front-page story on Rep. Darrell Issa. Toyota confirmed that DEI Holdings, a company Issa founded, is not a “major supplier” to the car manufacturer. That’s a direct contradiction to Lichtblau story. Issa asked for a correction Monday. Lichtblau … More

    Podcast: Obamacare and the 11th Circuit Ruling

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    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, experts Nina Owcharenko and Todd Gaziano discuss the recent Obamacare ruling from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, from both a legal and policy angle. Listen here. Though the decision did not uphold the entirety of Judge Vinson’s prior ruling in Florida, conservatives won … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 18, 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. The Movie Obama Won’t Want You to See – James Jay Carafano, FoxNews.com Why Tea Party should resist gutting defense – John R. Bolton, The Washington Times Big Brother Goes Green … More

    Russia Debuts Stealth Fighter—with Implications for the U.S.

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    The chief of Russia’s air force announced this week that the PAK FA, Russia’s fifth-generation stealth fighter, will enter service in 2015. This would be close to the time when two U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter variants for the U.S. Air Force (F-35A) and the Navy (F-35C) are expected to … More

    Photos of Sliced Verizon Fiber-Optic Lines Support Sabotage Charges

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    ***UPDATE BELOW: Video of Verizon’s Bernadette Phillips discussing the many instances of apparent sabotage.*** Verizon has alleged more than 200 incidents of vandalism and sabotage against its equipment and facilities since 45,000 company employees went on strike on August 7. A source sent these photos, which seem to show very … More

    Kraft Foods' Divorce Prize a Miraculously Bad Idea

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    A too-clever-by-half marketing team at Kraft Foods has come up with what they think is a hot seller: a contest offering a cash prize to the best YouTube video answering the question, “How has Miracle Whip Affected Your Relationship?” The winner of the contest, which runs until August 23, takes … More

    Anatomy of An Obama Jobs Speech

    Aug. 17, 2011 - Atkinson, Iowa, U.S. - President Barack Obama speaks during a Town Hall Meeting at Wyffels Hybrids Inc. in Atkinson, Illinois Wednesday August 17, 2011

    Yesterday, the White House announced that President Obama would once again be giving a “major jobs speech” in September after his Martha’s Vineyard vacation. If spending three years delivering identical speeches created jobs, President Obama would be taking credit for 4% unemployment today. Alas, they do not. In fact, President … More