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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Cornering #Kony

    Kony

    While the rest of us were watching YouTube about the infamous Ugandan militia leader Joseph Kony, someone was actually doing something about Kony and the Lord Resistance Army (LRA). An article in Philanthropy Roundtable explains how Bridgeway, an investment company based in Houston, funded efforts to help combat LRA raids … More

    Is Anti-Conscience Mandate Dragging Down Obama's Approval Rating?

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    Journalists and pundits are chalking up President Obama’s plummeting approval rating to the high cost of gasoline. No doubt that’s having an impact. But there’s another important factor to consider: Obama’s decision to trample on the religious liberty of Americans. Since the Department of Health and Human Services announced its … More

    Global U.S.–Russian Rivalry Fuels Syria Clash in the U.N.

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    On Monday, Washington and Moscow clashed yet again in the U.N. Security Council over what to do about the bloody conflict in Syria. Neither side came up with a solution the other one agrees to. But this rivalry is about much more than just Syria. According to the AP wire … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's New Regulations Cost Billions

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    If you fly across the country, it’s easy to see signs of America’s ingenuity and productivity — skyscrapers in New York City, steel mills in Pennsylvania, factories in Chicago, farmland in the Great Plains, and the glittering technology of Silicon Valley. But what you can’t see, though it’s very real, … More

    Strategy Memo Details Liberal PR Plan to Promote Obamacare

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    The White House and its liberal allies are planning a comprehensive public-relations campaign for the second anniversary of Obamacare and the Supreme Court oral arguments that will take place later this month. A four-page strategy memo obtained by The Heritage Foundation outlines the strategies and messaging planned for the coming … More

    Photo ID for DOJ, But Not for Texas

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    To no one’s surprise, the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division have objected to the voter ID law passed by the Texas legislature. The DOJ under Attorney General Eric Holder claims that it is discriminatory under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for Texas to require voters to present … More

    Alleged Killings by American Soldier Rattle Afghanistan

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    Details are still emerging on the killings of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier in Kandahar province. U.S. officials call it an isolated incident in which one rogue soldier acted alone. Obviously if the initial reports are true, this is a horrifying event that will shake how Americans and … More

    Gulf Coast Businesses Suffer Strain of Offshore Drilling Slowdown

    As gas prices continue to climb, approaching a nationwide average of nearly $4, lawmakers in Washington turned their attention to the drilling slowdown in the Gulf of Mexico. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held the oversight hearing Thursday examining how the Obama administration’s policies have put a … More

    A Day Without Twitter?

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    Reporters Without Borders notes that today is World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. For some time now, the organization has been highlighting cases of oppression and abuse of freedom of speech against the world’s online community. For example, it labels Syria an “Enemy of the Internet”: Bashar Al-Assad’s regime responded with violence … More

    School Choice Increases Student Safety

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    A newly released report by David Deming, assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School for Education, shows that school choice doesn’t just foster academic improvement and increased graduation rates—students are also safer. Deming studied data on the amount of criminal activity that occurred in the Charlotte–Mecklenburg school district (CMS) after … More