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  • Monthly Archives: August 2011

    Marriage Keeps Love Alive and Hearts Pumping

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    Many a bachelor has taunted and teased a groom-to-be that “I do” will be his famous last words. But for all the jesting predictions about the finality or fatality of marriage, walking down the aisle could be the healthiest thing you do to keep your relationship alive and your heart … More

    MLK Memorial: Remembering the Dream or Rehashing the New Deal?

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    Martin Luther King is rightly remembered for his dream, first articulated on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 48 years ago this Sunday, that the principles embodied in “the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence” would one day be vindicated and applied to all men, regardless … More

    Morning Bell: When Catastrophe Strikes

    Workers pour into the streets alone 1st street after their buildings where evacuated after a earthquake sent tremors from the nation?s capital to New York City and New England Tuesday afternoon, the result of what officials said was a 5.9 magnitude temblor based in Virginia. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Roll Call)

    Yesterday at 1:51 p.m. Eastern Time, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck near a small town outside Washington, D.C., the strongest such tremor in 67 years. The geological event, which affected the eastern third of the United States, sent thousands of workers in our nation’s capital (and in New York City) scurrying … More

    Live Online Chat on Homeland Security

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    Please join us today at 3 PM ET for a live chat on Homeland Security 4.0. We will be joined by Dr. James J. Carafano and he will be taking your questions about the current state of the military, where it needs to be, and the future. If you would … More

    U.S. Agenda for Libya Must Include Securing of WMD, Arms Stockpiles

    A Libyan rebel holds a Kingdom of Libya flag at Bab Al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli August 23, 2011.

    Rebel forces reportedly took control of Muammar Qadhafi’s fortified Bab al-Aziziya command base in Tripoli today as they further consolidated control of the capital. Confusion reigned amid reports that Qadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam, whom the opposition Transitional National Council had claimed to detain, apparently roamed free inside Tripoli rallying support … More

    All Shook Up: Earthquakes 101

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    This morning we wrote about hurricanes, and then Washington, D.C., had an earthquake. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides information about what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. FEMA also provides an index with contact information on state agencies. As residents of the East Coast found out … More

    Breaking Down the Urban Area Security Initiative

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    A recent report by the National Urban Area Initiative Association attempts to demonstrate that the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant program, created in 2003, is an effective homeland security program. Administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the UASI program allocates grant funding to help high-risk, high-density urban … More

    DOJ's Troubling Trend of Political Uniformity in Hiring

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    Since Eric Holder took the reins as Attorney General, the Justice Department has hired 15 career attorneys in the Civil Rights Division’s Employment Litigation Section. Every one of them boasts stellar left-wing ideological credentials. All have either associated themselves with prominent Democrats, worked for left-wing legal organizations, or staked out … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 23, 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 Year of School Choice – Ed Feulner, The Washington Times Beware: New Obamanomics Plan Ahead – Brian Darling, Human Events Health insurance mandates threaten everyone’s freedom – Chuck Donovan, Daily … More

    Learning from Libya

    Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) conduct electronic checks

    The debate over whether the U.S. should have intervened in Libya and how things will ultimately turn out in the troubled country will linger for some time. The issue of who will control the country is far from resolved. For the U.S. military, however, there are lessons that are already … More