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  • Monthly Archives: August 2011

    Chart of the Week: U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Is Uncompetitive

    The U.S. is a worldwide business leader. However, high corporate taxes increase the difficulty for businesses to compete internationally in this age of globalization. Private investment in the U.S. can be increased if the federal statutory corporate income tax rate is reduced. According to Heritage analysts, the federal corporate rate matters … More

    NLRB Refuses to Comply With House Oversight Subpoena

    Rep. Darrell Issa at Oversight and Government Reform Committee

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) claimed on Friday that the National Labor Relations Board had refused to comply with a subpoena the committee issued on Sunday. The subpoena asked for documents related to the NLRB’s action against Boeing, and requested they be sent by today … More

    A Stunning Victory for the Constitution over Obamacare

    Constitution Day

    This afternoon, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional.  The carefully worded and thorough (over 300 page) set of opinions may be a … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 12, 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’s Now Obama’s Economy – Henry Miller Leave ‘No Child’ behind – The Detroit News Faster yuan rise on cards – Zhong Nan “We’re inches away from no longer having a … More

    Postal Service: Down the Chute?

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    Will the last one to leave the post office please turn out the lights? Things are looking pretty grim at the Postal Service. In a report made public today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) proposed cutting 220,000 positions, leaving its workforce—which once ranked with Indian Railways and the People’s Liberation … More

    Long-Range Strike: The American Javelin

    Air Force plane flies over Iraq

    While American defense budgets are in a rapidly escalating free-fall, Chinese defense budgets have seen annual double-digit increases. China’s rapid military modernization is focusing on anti-access and area denial (A2/AD) technologies, which are designed to deny American naval and air forces access to the skies and waters off the Chinese … More

    Obama Administration Continues to Make Policy Through Waivers

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    On Monday, the White House announced that it will start issuing waivers for states to avoid the onerous provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The White House is making states sign on to Obama education policies in order to receive a waiver, completely bypassing Congress and the normal legislative … More

    America: The Stabilizing Superpower

    USS Preble in Da Nang, Vietnam, on July 19, 2011

    In an atmosphere of deep defense cuts, many are questioning whether America really needs to maintain its position as the world’s only true superpower. Perhaps America can nation-build at home at the expense of our military posture abroad. However, American power underpins the most prosperous global order the world has … More

    The Sun Is Not Always Your Friend

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    In the early morning of August 9, the sun released a massive solar flare—the largest in four years—sending huge blasts of radiation out into space. Thankfully, the solar eruption was facing away from the earth. Yet, if the site of the solar eruption had been slightly different, the outcome could … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama Sticks to Stimulus Script

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    In the 1993 comedy Dave, a small-town presidential impersonator is called on to pretend to be the actual President of the United States when the commander in chief takes ill. Dave steps into the White House, takes his new role too far, and with wide-eyed innocence promises America, “I’m initiating … More