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  • Monthly Archives: November 2011

    Michigan Pre-Republican Presidential Debate Reception and Townhall

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    The Heritage Foundation and The Mackinac Center for Public Policy are hosting a Michigan Pre-Republican Presidential Debate Reception and Townhall on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Red Ox Tavern in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The townhall will explore issues important to conservative voters in advance of the CNBC | … More

    Morning Bell: Debunking Obama's Latest Jobs Myth

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    Imagine a high-speed train zooming down hundreds of miles of glistening train track stretching across sunny California, connecting Anaheim to San Francisco. It’s a bullet train dream, and it’s a prime example of President Barack Obama’s latest plan to create jobs in America. The trouble is that this dream is … More

    Blame Dick Durbin for Bank Fees

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    Bowing to competitive pressures, Bank of America yesterday scrapped plans to impose a monthly debit card fee. The proposed charge antagonized customers and provoked vitriol from politicians all too eager to deflect blame for the dumb regulations that prompted the fee in the first place. But as much as one … More

    Face the (Family) Facts

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    FamilyFacts.org has increasingly become a trusted hub for policymakers and researchers searching out the latest charts and social science research on family, religion, and community issues. One factor spurring this growth is an informative short feature now airing on more than 370 radio stations nationwide, also called Family Facts. Marriage … More

    Podcast: Keynes vs. Hayek

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    Make sure to listen to a recent radio interview with Nicholas Wapshott, author of the new book, “Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics.” What was the relationship between Keynes and Hayek really like? Why did Keynesian thought dominate from WWII until 1980? Why did Hayekian thought dominate from 1980 … More

    Yet Another Attack on Marriage

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    Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin debate on legislation that would repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In 1996, Congress passed DOMA by wide margins, and President Clinton signed the bill into law. DOMA defines marriage as one man and one woman for purposes of federal law … More

    Is Russia Becoming Iran's Diplomatic Godfather?

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    Moscow has shown yet again that it is determined to protect Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Russia and China have asked Yukiya Amano, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) director general, to stall U.S.-backed plans to publicize information on Iran’s nuclear program. This information is available in a diplomatic note acquired … More

    The Audacity of Obama's Big Book Promo

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    After President Barack Obama entered the White House in 2009, U.S. embassies around the world apparently felt that foreigners still did not know enough about him, despite the unprecedented blaze of global publicity surrounding his election. As has been remarked, U.S. public diplomacy in the age of Obama often amounts … More

    Boehner Keeps the Faith on Congress' Constitutional Role

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    Two years ago, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) shocked many Americans by dismissing a question about Obamacare’s constitutionality with the flippant retort: “Are you serious? Are you serious?” So much for the oath she swore to “support and defend” the Constitution. By comparison, the current Speaker of House, John Boehner … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Student Loan Gift to Occupy Wall Street

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    In the 2008 election, Senator Barack Obama reached out to young Americans with a fresh message that appealed to their dissatisfaction with the nation’s political process. He called it hope and change, and he connected with their hearts and minds with such success that he captured 66 percent of the vote … More