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  • Monthly Archives: September 2011

    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on Green Jobs

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    The bankruptcy of solar energy company Solyndra is making national headlines and has put President Obama’s green jobs programs under the microscope. Click here to join the chat! We are joined by Heritage’s Energy and Environment Policy Analyst Nick Loris. He is taking your questions about what can really create … More

    Top 10 Reads: September 22, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe The Great $16 Muffin Myth – Kevin Drum, Mother Jones Global Meltdown: Investors Are Dumping Nearly Everything – Patti Domm, CNBC US walks out as Iran delivers anti-US speech – … More

    How Unions Hurt Women

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    Think big government unions affect everyone equally? Think again. Union contracts often hurt workers who need more flexible schedules or less traditional work arrangements. The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) recently published a policy paper regarding this unfair arrangement. IWF’s Carrie Lukas points out that, like many big government ventures, unions … More

    'Buffett Rule' Tanks in California, Is Bad News for Tech Startups

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    President Obama is touting his new mega tax on millionaires–a.k.a. “the Buffett Rule”–as the best thing since sliced bread (or since his plan to spend $447 billion on more stimulus), but not everyone agrees–namely, entrepreneurs and those who have seen the effects of soaking the rich in order to pay … More

    Video: Obama Bundler George Kaiser Discusses Securing Stimulus Funds

    This morning Scribe wrote about the tendency of large government interventions in the economy to nudge private economic actors into the political sphere, where they can curry favor with the people controlling the (massive) purse strings. The video above, via KFAQ Radio in Tulsa, OK, shows billionaire oilman George Kaiser, … More

    Constitutional Mythbusters

    Constitution Day

    What do the presidential candidates think about the Constitution? In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, Seth Lipsky proposed a televised debate for GOP presidential candidates to discuss their views on the Constitution. Sounds great! But if we are going to have a real conversation about the Constitution, let’s not … More

    Obama's Tax Plan Raises Price of Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear Plant Cooling Towers in Byron, Illinois

    Buried deep within the President’s tax plan is a proposal to “reauthorize the special assessment from domestic nuclear utilities.” Translation: The President wants to place an additional tax on nuclear utilities that will result in higher energy prices for consumers. The United States gets 20 percent of its electricity from … More

    Waiving Along Failure

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    President Barack Obama is slated to give a speech tomorrow lauding the benefits of granting waivers to states for the burdensome provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Obama, unhappy with the pace at which Congress is undertaking NCLB reauthorization, has decided to grant the conditions-based waivers to states to fulfill his own … More

    President Obama Should Accept Aquino’s Invitation

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    While in New York for the formal launch of the Open Government Partnership, a multilateral initiative aimed at bolstering transparency and eliminating corruption, President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines delivered a simple message to President Obama: Come visit the Philippines. Indeed, throughout this trip, President Aquino has extolled the U.S. … More

    Former Gang Members Find Work, Hope in Fresno Faith-Based Group

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    As featured in a recent issue of World Magazine, the faith-based organization Hope Now for Youth is successfully reaching out to young men embroiled in gangs and violence in Fresno, California. Hope Now helps gang members and their families break a generational cycle of violence and poverty by achieving lasting … More