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  • Monthly Archives: August 2011

    The Truth about Billionaire Warren Buffett's Tax Hike Pleas

    Newscom

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has a special request for the U.S. government: He wants to be taxed more, he writes in today’s New York Times. The trouble is, he leaves out some very important facts—while feeding into President Barack Obama’s calls for higher taxes. “Our leaders have asked for ‘shared … More

    New York Times Story on Rep. Issa Riddled With Factual Errors

    Rep. Darrell Issa at Oversight and Government Reform Committee

    A lengthy article in today’s New York Times about Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) contains at least five major factual errors, including one that the undermines the central premise of the story, the congressman’s office asserted in a high-profile showdown with the Grey Lady. The newspaper already admitted to one mistake … More

    For Russia, "Open Discussion" Means Divide and Conquer

    Russian government wrestles with Internet

    While Russia gives the illusion of looking for missile defense cooperation, it has waged a full-scale campaign against U.S. missile defenses. Dmitry Rogozin, special representative of the president of the Russian Federation for interaction with NATO in missile defense, recently stated that Moscow has been working to bring the issue … More

    From East to West: Piracy in Africa

    Amid growing threats of piracy, a Somali coastguard returns from a patrol off the coast on April 30, 2011

    At the beginning of the month, Lloyd’s of London, the world’s leading marine insurance market, designated Nigeria and Benin as “war-risk” zones due to an escalation of piracy. While the vast of majority of the world’s pirate attacks take place off the Horn of Africa and more specifically in the … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 15, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Gallup: Obama job rating sinks below 40% for first time – Michael A. Memoli, Los Angeles Times Economists’ outlook darkens: See 30% chance of recession – Paul Davidson and Barbara Hansen, … More

    Verizon Strike Update: Judge Prohibits Union From Throwing Feces

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

    A New Jersey Superior Court issued an injunction against a local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical workers, which is one of the two unions currently on strike against Verizon Communications, and represents about 10,000 of the 45,000 striking employees. The injunction prohibits a range of activities, some of … More

    Obama Donor Gets Plum Appointment on Federal Health IT Advisory Panel

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    A major donor to the Democratic Party has received favorable treatment from the Obama administration, including a choice appointment to a federal advisory committee, and lavish praise from the president himself. Yet health information technology vendor Epic Systems Corp. opposes a key administration position on health IT. Its founder, Judith … More

    Amphibious Forces Needed Around the Globe

    U.S. Navy Amphibious assault ships

    Forget “One if by land; two if by sea.” An Amphibious Ready Group can come at America’s enemies by land or sea—and in numbers much greater than ones and twos. These Navy–Marine task forces are deployed around the world to do everything from humanitarian assistance and refugee evacuation to combat … More

    Morning Bell: A Devastating Blow to Obamacare

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    Obamacare has suffered a devastating blow. On Friday, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation is unconstitutional. With its ruling, the court affirmed the principle that the Constitution means what it says—Congress does not have unfettered power to force … More

    Podcast: Mark Steyn on America's Impending Collapse

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    For Americans, the best-case scenario is that Washington’s ruling kleptocracy sleepwalks its subjects into smaller homes, smaller cars, smaller lives, and soft despotism so beguilingly they don’t notice it’s over until late in the day. A more likely prospect is a catastrophically convulsed America that descends into Balkanized ruin and … More