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  • Monthly Archives: September 2011

    Top 10 Reads: Sept. 27, 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. Renewable Red Ink – Ed Feulner, The Washington Times Speaking the truth about right and wrong – Jennifer A. Marshall, The Heritage Foundation Strikes are reasonable, but not a cure-all … More

    Could America Prevent the Next Attack If Defense Is Cut - Again?

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    “The Department of Defense is not what’s causing the debt and the deficit. It’s the entitlement programs,” says former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in an interview with Human Events. Rumsfeld goes on to say that if the U.S. makes the mistake of cutting defense, the country will be facing another … More

    Obama Waives Congress Away

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    “Congress hasn’t been able to do it, so I will.” With this bold statement, President Obama announced last Friday that he would unilaterally replace the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) with conditions-based waivers. Obama’s waiver strategy is an alarming misuse of executive power that undermines the … More

    The U.S. in the Obama Era: Superpower or Doormat?

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    Sometimes the writing on the wall is 10 feet tall, and you have to be willfully blind not to see it. The September attack on the U.S. embassy in Kabul on September 13, which has now been linked to Pakistani secret service officials, is surely such an instance. Getting attacked … More

    Why the DOJ Gave Up Its Delaying Tactics in the Obamacare Litigation

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    Many predicted the Obama Administration would not stop its delaying tactics in the ObamaCare litigation, which most commentators thought were an attempt to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding the case before the 2012 elections.  The Administration received the equivalent of two judicial reprimands in the case brought by 25 … More

    Troy Davis’s Claims of Innocence: "Smoke and Mirrors"

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    Troy Davis, convicted cop killer, was executed last week by the State of Georgia for the 1989 slaying of Officer Mark MacPhail.  Anti-death penalty activists held Davis out as an innocent man, and repeatedly claimed that seven of the nine witnesses to the cold-blooded murder have since recanted their damning … More

    Restoring Economic Growth with a Stable Dollar

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    The world is in economic crisis. Quite understandably, much attention has been given to cutting runaway government spending, a fundamental cause of the crisis. Much less attention has been given to the fundamental defects of the monetary system. These defects are at the heart of the economic collapse. Both budgetary … More

    Congress Should Scrap the Energy Loan and Loan Guarantee Programs

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    Senator Harry Reid (D–NV) and his Senate colleagues rejected the idea of cutting $1.5 billion unspent from a $7.5 billion advanced vehicle manufacturing technology loan program and another $100 million from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) loan guarantee program—the same program that funded bankrupt Solyndra. The political squabbling did not … More

    President Ali Abdullah Saleh Returns to Yemen—Can’t Take a Hint

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    President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s return to Yemen on Friday after four months in Saudi Arabia has sparked renewed violence after protestors launched demonstrations against the government that were violently repressed. Since the beginning of the uprising last January, Yemen—an already volatile and poor country—has plunged deeper into chaos, dividing the … More

    Documents Show ATF Bought Guns with Taxpayer Money to Give to Drug Cartels

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    New revelations in the ongoing Fast and Furious investigation show that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) used taxpayer money to buy assault weapons that they then passed on to Mexican drug cartels. Sources have also claimed that ATF superiors ordered surveillance teams to stop tracking weapons … More