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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    U.S. Nuclear Deterrent in Danger

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    After President Obama released his fiscal year 2013 budget, it became clear that the Administration reneged on its promise to fully fund the needs of the U.S. nuclear complex to the Senate pursuant to its advice and consent to the New Strategic Arms Control Treaty (New START). Thankfully, though, some … More

    Secular Employers: Obamacare Threatens Our Religious Liberty, Too

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    The fact that the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate undermines religious liberty for faith-based organizations has been well-documented. Attracting less attention is the fact that many other organizations will be negatively impacted as well. As one report makes clear, the mandate—even with the Obama Administration’s proposed “accommodation”—runs afoul of the religious liberty … More

    Morning Bell: Bringing the Light of Freedom to Cuba

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    The society that Pope Benedict XVI will find when he lands in Cuba next week will be a destitute one, prostrate in every way. The once proud and comparatively wealthy Cubans are now among the poorest in the hemisphere, definitely the least informed and, consequently, the least free. For outsiders, … More

    Chu Uses Power Marketing Administrations to Implement Green Agenda

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu Testifies On Solyndra

    When it comes to finding alternate pathways to force their green agenda onto Americans, President Obama and his Administration know how to dream up creative solutions. In this latest installment, Energy Secretary Steven Chu is directing Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) to invest in a smart electrical grid that also serves … More

    Bin Laden's Final Days and al-Qaeda's New Direction

    Newspaper headlines mark bin Ladens' death on May 1, 2011

    Washington Post columnist David Ignatius offered an op-ed on March 19 about the final years of Osama bin Laden, and the piece portrays an isolated strategic thinker who reflectively considered the position of his global terrorist network and the possibility for success. The U.S. government allowed Ignatius to read some … More

    Stimulus Dollars Disproportionately Went to States Represented by Dems

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    According to a new report on President Obama’s stimulus package and its effect on the economy, the amount of stimulus money that went to each state was correlated with the number of Democrats in each state’s congressional delegation. The data is revealed in a new book by Grover Norquist, president … More

    Senate to Prevent Rosoboronexport Helicopter Sales to Afghanistan?

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    Recently, 17 Senators expressed a concern over U.S. government trade ties to Rosoboronexport, a leading Russian arms exporter that supplies weapons to the defiant Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. On March 12, the Senators addressed a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stating that “Russia remains the top supplier of … More

    Marriage: The Heart of a Healthy America

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    Marriage is good for the heart—literally. Based on a new study out of Emory and Rutgers Universities, researchers find that married individuals are about twice as likely to survive within five years of having heart surgery as compared to unmarried individuals. The Wall Street Journal reports: Much of the long-term … More

    Pope Benedict XVI Should Meet with Cuba's Democratic Opposition

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    On March 24–26, Pope Benedict XVI will visit Cuba. This is the first papal visit since Pope John Paul II visited in 1998. Many fear that while the pope’s visit will generate fervor among the Catholic faithful, it may actually be harmful to the prospects for greater freedom on the … More

    PODCAST: Grover Norquist on Taxes, Economic Growth

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    In a special Heritage podcast, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist discusses his new book: Debacle, Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future. Click here to listen. What’s the most important piece of advice for Congress and President Obama to get … More