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  • Monthly Archives: February 2012

    Obama Administration Errs in Pressuring Israel Rather Than Iran

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    The Obama Administration, still clinging to its failed engagement policy on Iran, is pressuring Israel to hold off launching an attack on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in self defense. The public admonishment of a close ally is a grave error that is likely to backfire by easing pressure on Iran and … More

    Buffalo Teachers Receive Free Plastic Surgery

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    Add this story to the file of union policies that are good for adults and not in the best interest of children. In Buffalo, N.Y., the local education union has secured a compensation package that allows all of its teachers to get free plastic surgery as part of their contract. … More

    Defense Budget: Proper Metrics Required

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    In a recent Wall Street Journal column, George Will criticizes the GOP for failing to provide a national security policy that Americans would agree upon. Will argues that Obama has stolen the GOP advantage on national security as a result of the GOP’s reluctance to gut the defense budget. Will … More

    Two More Religious Liberty Lawsuits Filed Against Obamacare Mandate

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    The Obamacare anti-conscience mandate has suffered two more blows this week. The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) announced it has filed legal complaints on behalf of two private, religiously affiliated schools, each opposing the Obamacare mandate that forces almost all employers to provide health insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and … More

    More Pressure on the Higher Ed Bubble

    Despite the fact that the “cost of basic knowledge is cheaper than ever before,” the cost of attending college continues to skyrocket. In large part, dramatic increases in college tuition are the result of ever-growing federal higher education subsidies, which have allowed universities to raise prices while incentivizing students to … More

    Hugo Chavez's Surgery and the Politics of Deception

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    On February 21, President Hugo Chavez told the Venezuelan people he will soon undergo another round of surgery. The breaking story was characteristically brief and uninformative. Chavez said doctors had detected a new lesion in the area of previous cancer surgery. He claimed the lesion is small. Following the removal … More

    VIDEO: The Perfect Storm of Regulations on American Energy

    Coal energy powers the small Colorado town of Craig — quite literally. The community relies on the energy produced at the Craig Station plant to keep the lights on and the economy moving. New regulations, however, threaten the community’s prosperity. Colorado imposed a renewable energy mandate that stipulates 30 percent … More

    The Way to Stop Discrimination Is to Stop Discriminating

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    In what is most likely a positive development, the Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Fisher v. University of Texas, a lawsuit filed by Abigail Fisher, whose application to UT Austin was rejected in 2008. As I explained in an article at National Review, Fisher would almost certainly have been … More

    Obama's $10,000 Subsidies for Electric Cars Aren't So Popular

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    President Barack Obama wants to see one million electric cars on the road by 2015, and he wants to spend more taxpayer dollars to make it happen. But if electric vehicles were economically competitive, they wouldn’t need the government’s help. It should be no surprise that, with the nation $15 … More

    Opposition to Anti-Conscience Mandate Continues

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    In Obamacare’s collision course with Americans’ freedom, one of the first casualties is religious liberty. Despite the Administration’s obfuscating press comments, the finalized preventive services mandate changed nothing from the interim rule. It put into law the requirement that many religious employers violate their deeply held beliefs by paying for … More