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  • Monthly Archives: February 2012

    City Says "No!" to Multi-Million Dollar Handout from Uncle Sam

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    The city of Troy, Michigan, prides itself as being “The City of Tomorrow … Today,” but now it has another slogan to affix to its city hall: “Stimulus Dollars Not Welcome Here.” What’s this all about, you ask? Why would a city say “no” to free money? As The New … More

    Nuclear Reductions Should Not Be Driven by Numbers

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    “There are very solid grounds for re-evaluating our nuclear force structure,” writes Major General Paul Monroe (Ret.) in his recent Politico op-ed. He comes out in support of the recent nuclear reductions announced by the White House, which is contemplating options to go to as low as 300 operationally deployed … More

    The Future Put on Hold

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    The Airborne Laser Test Bed (ALTB) was recently retired to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, primarily due to the assertion that “the program’s proposed operational role is highly questionable.” While this might be true in some scenarios, the program did build some advantages for the future. The ALTB is an … More

    Another Congressman Doesn’t See What the Constitution Has to Do with Obamacare?

    Before Obamacare became the law of the land, members of Congress could not escape the question: Does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate? Then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) responded that constitutional questions were not serious questions. Convinced those constitutional questions were serious, one citizen … More

    Women Speak Out: Obamacare Mandate Tramples on Religious Liberty

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    Anyone who hasn’t heard the women’s voices speaking out against the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate over the past few weeks hasn’t been listening very well. Yesterday, to make sure they’re heard, women from diverse backgrounds gathered at Heritage to join their voices with countless others in dispelling the myths about mandate … More

    If Nobel Were Alive, Would He Take His Prize Back?

    US Army Private Bradley Manning (C) is escorted out of the courthouse following the closing arguments in his pre-trial hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland, on December 22, 2011. Manning is charged with providing thousands of classified documents to whistleblower website WikiLeaks. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

    Shocker news: Apparently, you don’t have to do anything to promote the cause of peace to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Bradley Manning, the disturbed young soldier on trial for handing over classified government information to WikiLeaks, has been nominated for the prize. They might as well have … More

    Wind Subsidies vs. Oil Subsidies

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    In sharp contrast to wind turbines, the wind lobby is spinning at 100 percent capacity—in order to keep the industry in the taxpayers’ pockets. Their dizzying logic makes you wonder if they have been riding the blades instead of examining the facts. First, they make two contradictory assertions: (1) Wind … More

    IPAB Spells Gloom And Doom For Medicare

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    Tomorrow, the Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up legislation to repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). IPAB is a dangerous mechanism that puts the power to limit seniors’ treatment options and access to care in the hands of unelected bureaucrats, essentially ending Medicare as we know it. Despite … More

    Morning Bell: How Chrysler Can Actually Help Detroit

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    Did you know that there are no Volkswagen manufacturing plants in the Detroit area? Or Mercedes-Benz? Or Kia? Or Hyundai? Or BMW, for that matter? The Motor City has a well-earned reputation for having the greatest auto workers in the nation, yet honorable Michiganders largely build cars for only three … More

    Obamacare's Top 5 Broken Promises

    The Future under Obamacare

    Talking about his health care law, President Obama has said, “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.” In keeping with that spirit, below is a list of Obamacare’s top five biggest broken promises: 1.) “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep … More