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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Clean Energy Standard: Another Energy Tax in Disguise

    National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy

    When are we going to be honest about the impact of “clean energy” standards, renewable energy standards, cap and trade, and all the other policies to cut energy use under the guise of helping future generations? These policies are not things we do for our grandchildren; they are things we … More

    Readiness Concerns Point to a Bleak Future for U.S. Military

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    In a recent op-ed, defense expert Mackenzie Eaglen points to the USS Essex as an unfortunate example of concerns about military readiness. Equipment failures prevented the amphibious assault ship from setting sail on schedule—for the second time in seven months. Eaglen lists various other malfunctions across the armed services that … More

    Apple, the iPad, and Real Entrepreneurship

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    Today, Apple announced the long awaited revamp of its blockbuster iPad tablet computing device, and experts are speculating on the impact the product will have on the “post-pc” world. One impact we know already is how Apple has generated new employment opportunities in the U.S. economy. As liberals in Washington … More

    The 10 Terrible Provisions of Obamacare You May Not Have Heard Of

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    Obamacare includes such a variety and volume of negative policies that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Here is a list of 10 terrible provisions that every American should be aware of: It increases taxes on families earning over $250,000. In 2013, the employee portion of the Medicare … More

    Obama Cuts FHA Fees, Taxpayer Bailout Looms

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    President Obama has announced that he ordered the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to cut in half the fee paid by homeowners whose mortgages the agency guarantees. The good news is that this reduction will save those homeowners who are able to refinance their homes about $1,000 annually. The Administration says … More

    Hacker Down--Not So Anonymous Anymore

    The main website of the Greek Ministry of Justice in Athens, Greece, is seen hacked by Anonymous members from Greece and Cyprus warning that they will attack other ministries and press websites.

    An ace hacker brought down by the FBI gave up enough on fellow members of the shadowy hackavist group Anonymous to indict six individuals in Europe and the United States. If there is an object lesson in this story, it is a reminder that most of our thinking about battling … More

    Iranian Broadcasting Targets Latin America

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    Challenges to U.S. international broadcasting and public diplomacy continue to mount. Iran, joining China and Russia, also nourishes ambitions as a global power and is moving forward with soft-power advances in Latin America. (Not that there is anything “soft” about Iranian soft power.) Part of the explanation is that Iran … More

    CBO Debunks Myth That Tax Code Favors Oil Over Renewables

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    Environmental activists and liberal politicians are fond of bemoaning the supposedly disproportionate tax benefits that go to the fossil fuel industry compared to its renewable energy competitors. The president specifically has made “ending tax breaks for oil companies” a pillar of his paltry efforts to reduce the federal deficit. But … More

    Morning Bell: Press Conference Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

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    Yesterday, President Barack Obama ended his months-long press conference drought and faced the White House press corps. Unfortunately for the American people, questions on some of the biggest issues facing the country remain unanswered. The 100-ton elephant in the room that wasn’t discussed? The economy. Though the President would like to … More

    McCain Calls for Air Strikes on Syria

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    Senator John McCain (R–AZ) yesterday called for a U.S. military intervention in Syria that would include air strikes on Syrian government forces to protect the Syrian people. McCain said that “Providing military assistance to the Free Syrian Army and other opposition groups is necessary, but at this late hour, that … More