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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    On the Outpost of Sovereignty at Sea

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    A driving, wind-swept rain pummels the deck of the USCG Stratton. A typical day at sea for the Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter when it plys the Bearing Straits or protects fisheries in America’s Arctic waters. But today the Stratton is not at sea—it’s commissioning day at the pier … More

    Scribecast: Rep. Rob Bishop Outlines an Alternative to No Child Left Behind

    Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

    More than half of states have asked the U.S. Department of Education for a waiver from No Child Left Behind. Ten years after President George W. Bush signed the law, the Obama administration appears willing to grant waivers, so long as states adopt a new set of requirements favored by … More

    Income Inequality: Left Distorts the Facts, Again

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    Earlier this month, University of California economist Emmanuel Saez released his latest installment on income inequality. Predictably, the media is trumpeting its message without considering crucial facts. In this newest update, Saez argues that in 2010, “the top 1% [of income earners] captured 93% of the income gains in the … More

    PODCAST: Rep. Steve King on Obamacare, Budget

    Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

    In a special Heritage podcast, Congressman Steve King (R – IA) discusses Obamacare’s challenge in the Supreme Court and the budget. Click here to listen. In the case the Supreme Court does not rule Obamacare unconstitutional, is Congress still willing to fight the law? If so, how? And is it … More

    No Fooling: U.S. Now Has Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World

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    This April Fool’s Day, the joke is on all of us. That’s because as of April 1, the U.S. now has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. Our high corporate tax rate has long made the U.S. an uncompetitive place for new investment. This has driven new … More

    Comprehensive Strategy Needed to Counter Boko Haram

    A screen grab made on October 21, 2010 in Kano from a video allegedly released by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram in northern Nigeria reportedly shows two alleged sect members standing against a background of a Google Earth shot of the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi with the triangular city prison visible. Boko Haram 'spokesman' claims responsibility for the attack on the UN building in Abuja that killed 18 on August 26, 2011.

    When Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist insurgency, reemerged from its year-long hiatus in 2010, few in Washington took notice. The bombing of the United Nations headquarters last August in Abuja changed this. Last November, the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence of the House Homeland Security Committee released a report and … More

    A 'Global Minimum Tax' if Biden Gets His Way

    If you think a “global minimum tax” sounds like a whacky conspiracy theory, you’d be wrong. According to Vice President Joe Biden, it’s the answer for helping to spur manufacturing in the United States. Here are his remarks at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa (in which he addresses the … More

    Strengthening U.S.–Philippine Cooperation Key to Stability in the South China Sea

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    A renewed U.S. interest in the Philippines, our oldest treaty ally in Asia, has come amid heightening tensions in the South China Sea, where six nations—including China and the Philippines—maintain competing claims over the area and its resources. China, whose claim expands to within mere miles of Philippine territory, has … More

    Justices Take Next Step in Deciding Obamacare's Fate

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    The morning news cycle has been buzzing with anticipation as the Supreme Court meets for its first conference after the Obamcare oral arguments, and some are reporting that the justices “will likely know the outcome of the historic health care case by the time they go home this weekend.” In fact, … More

    Defending Paul Ryan on Defense

    Paul-Ryan

    Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) generated a few headlines defending his defense budget. When pressed about why he wanted to invest more in the military than the Pentagon brass asked for, Ryan had an answer that raised eyebrows: “We don’t think the generals are giving us their true advice,” Ryan said … More