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  • Monthly Archives: November 2011

    Even in Liberal California, School Choice Gets Thumbs Up

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    A new poll shows that in one of the most liberal of states–California–charter schools are impressing voters by a wide margin, particularly among Latino parents. The Los Angeles Times reports: Among those surveyed in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, 52% had a favorable opinion about charters; only 12% had an unfavorable … More

    Putin to Coordinate Oil Production with OPEC?

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    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that his country, the world’s leading oil and gas producer, plans to work closely with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the oil cartel. Russia has long spoken about linking up with OPEC, but at this point the extent of its participation has … More

    Morning Bell: America's $15 Trillion Nightmare

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    This week, the U.S. national debt clock hit a nightmarish milestone: a record $15 trillion. Words can’t even begin to describe the scope of borrowed federal spending, but it is no doubt a staggering figure that has risen dramatically in the last decade and is more than $4 trillion higher … More

    Supercommittee Dithers on Tax Hikes - But Where are the Spending Cuts?

    Hiking Taxes to Pay for Entitlements Would Require Doubling Tax Rates

    What’s a supercommittee to do? Total national debt just hit a new record at $15 trillion, an increase of approximately $700 billion since the Supercommittee’s August inception.  Hard as its members try, they just do not seem to be able to deliver the required $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction measures.  … More

    72 Representatives Know What America Needs, and It Is Not a Tax Hike

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    Seventy-two Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), have joined 33 U.S. Senators in standing tall against continued overspending, overborrowing and overtaxing. In a letter today to the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the Supercommittee, the 72 … More

    The Founders on War & Peace

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    Next Tuesday, the contenders for the GOP presidential nomination will square off in another debate, this time focused on foreign policy. If the last few months are any guide, at least one of those debaters will argue that if America just withdrew its military and stopped taunting other countries, then … More

    The Administration’s Mixed Messages to Syria

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    U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford is home following an informal and indefinite recall. The Obama Administration cited concern for Ford’s personal safety as the basis for this decision. A more likely explanation, however, is the failure of the Administration’s policy of “engagement” with Bashar al-Assad’s repressive autocratic regime. Assad’s … More

    America Hits $15 Trillion of Debt

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    Yesterday, the United States hit an unsavory milestone–$15 trillion in total national debt. Unfortunately, the number shouldn’t have come as a surprise. America’s debt has been growing at a rapid clip. How bad is America’s spending problem? Heritage’s Alison Fraser, Patrick Knudsen and Mackenzie Eaglen put it into context: At … More

    Obamacare Threatens Life and Liberty

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    The Supreme Court’s announcement on Monday that it will consider the constitutionality of some of Obamacare’s provisions, including the individual mandate, has reignited discussion of the health care law’s many problematic provisions. In addition to increasing insurance premiums and hampering job growth, Obamacare poses significant threats to the religious liberty … More

    Remembering Fred Ikle

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    Fred Ikle’s insights guided the Reagan policy discussions on all the major strategic questions of that era. Quietly and yet effectively, he marshaled his arguments and expanded his influence by the sheer power of his intellect. To meet with Fred was both to receive a lesson in grand strategy and … More