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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Trade Deficit Increases. . . or Does It?

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    The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) just announced that the country’s current account deficit for 2011 was $473.4 billion. This number includes transactions like exports and imports. Cue the “sky is falling” headlines. However, the BEA did not point out that the overall U.S. international transactions deficit was $0. … More

    Nationalizing Education

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    Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently said that the idea that the Obama Administration is working to implement national standards and tests “is a conspiracy theory in search of a conspiracy.” Duncan can deny that the federal government is on the verge of creating a national curriculum—an unprecedented federal overreach—but as George … More

    CBO Shows Obama's Budget Produces More Staggering Spending and Debt

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    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate of the President’s budget reveals a reckless fiscal plan that shirks the spending cuts in the Budget Control Act and increases spending by more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years. It confirms that Obama is the first President to preside over four … More

    Pop Quiz: 10 Questions to Test Your Knowledge on Gas Prices

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    Americans are upset over the rising cost of gasoline. As the national average for regular unleaded climbs to nearly $4 per gallon, President Obama’s approval rating is headed in the opposite direction. As drivers pay closer attention to the price at the pump, they’re also growing more displeased with the … More

    Releasing Oil from SPR Still Not a Good Idea

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    Reuters reported that President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron discussed jointly releasing oil from emergency reserves. Although the White House denied the report, releasing oil from our nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still not a good idea. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), managed by the Department of Energy (DOE), … More

    Wiki Worries

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    Oops! In order to prevent leaks over the trial of alleged Wiki-leaker Bradley Manning, e-mail filtering for government prosecutors inadvertently screened out messages from the judge and Manning’s defense team. Another reminder that Wiki War, the competition online for safe and secure communications, is like every other kind of competition—a … More

    Iran’s Menace in Azerbaijan

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    Not even a month after Azerbaijani counterintelligence services arrested Iranian agents planning terrorist attacks against Israeli diplomats and prominent members of the Jewish community, a network of 22 more Iranian agents were arrested Thursday. These alleged Iranian operatives were hired by the Iranian spy agencies to carry out terrorist attacks … More

    Morning Bell: The Secret Plan to Defend Obamacare

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    This week, The Heritage Foundation’s Rob Bluey obtained a four-page strategy memo that outlines a White House-coordinated campaign to force an unwilling public to accept Obamacare. Once again, all the strategies by the Administration and its liberal allies involve how better to message this hated law as the anniversary of its passage approaches and … More

    The Millionaire Surtax: Back from the Dead?

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    The “millionaire surtax” is the Michael Meyers of bad tax policy. Like the villain in the Halloween movie franchise, it keeps rising from the dead. Just as the writers of the infamous horror movies keep coming up with more preposterous ways to revive Mr. Meyers, the surtax keeps coming back … More

    Online Chat on Regulations

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    The Heritage Foundation recently released a paper titled Red Tape Rising: Obama-Era Regulation at the Three-Year Mark. The paper talks about the regulations that the Obama Administration has put in place that not only effect businesses, but also every citizen. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch … More