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  • Monthly Archives: August 2011

    Honoring Fallen Border Security Agent Brian Terry

      Customs Border Protection Agent Brian Terry was just doing his job when he was killed in an Arizona shootout in December 2010 by assault weapons sold illegally to Mexican drug cartels – guns sold under the supervision of the U.S. government. The undercover weapons trafficking, widely known now as … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 3, 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. Time for a red-tape rescue – Ed Feulner Debate continues on balanced budget amendment – Trish Choate Test cheating rooted in centralization – Lindsey Burke Bill Clinton Does ‘Jim Crow’ – … More

    Nigeria Appeals to Islamic Militants

    Nigerian President Goodluck Johnathan

    In recent months, Nigeria’s infamous Islamist militant group Boko Haram has increased its attacks against the Nigerian government and its people. Instead of addressing Boko Haram’s attacks through a bold counterterrorism strategy, last weekend Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan announced plans to negotiate with the organization. Founded in 2002, Boko Haram … More

    What the Debt Deal Means for Medicare

    President Obama with Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    The congressional enactment of the Budget Control Act to increase the national debt limit was mostly a triumph of process, not substance. But substance cannot be avoided. The looming question is how this process will deal with the biggest entitlement challenge: Medicare. On Medicare, Congress has only two options: (1) … More

    "Saving Our Schools" or Maintaining the Status Quo?

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    If you happened to be in Washington, D.C., last weekend, you may have run into the “Save Our Schools Rally”—perhaps more accurately titled “Maintain the Status Quo in Education Rally.” The folks over at Reason TV were on hand to talk with participants of the rally and created this short … More

    A Continued Threat to Aviation Security

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    According to the U.S. State Department, since 2003 over 32,000 illicitly held and loosely secured shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles have been destroyed. More commonly known as MANPADS (man-portable air defense systems), these weapons can shoot down civilian and military aircraft. It is estimated that since the 1970s over 40 aircraft have … More

    Ignited States of America

    Americans have lit a fire under Washington. At town-hall meetings, Tea Party events, and the ballot box, citizens are making their voices heard. On October 7–9, thousands from across the land will gather at the Values Voter Summit to speak out on the issues that matter and listen in as … More

    Morning Bell: Why Does America Welcome Immigrants?

    Understanding America

    Across the country, lawmakers are working to limit illegal immigration and reform policy so that more individuals can honorably and legally become American citizens. Last year’s notorious immigration battle in Arizona was met with hostility from pro-illegal immigration forces who misunderstood the Founders’ intent for a legal and meaningful naturalization … More

    Scribecast: Gov. Scott Walker on Job Growth in Wisconsin

    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin

    Last month’s employment report from the Department of Labor offered more dismal news about the U.S. economy. And while many areas of the country continue to struggle, there are a few bright spots. Gov. Scott Walker happens to be presiding over one in Wisconsin, which added a net of 9,500 … More

    Washington in a Flash: Recess!

    Newscom

    Now that President Obama has signed the Budget Control Act into law following weeks of grueling debate, lawmakers are packing their bags and heading home for August recess. Both houses of Congress return the first week of September, but neither passed a formal adjournment resolution, denying Obama the opportunity to make … More