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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Senate Fails to Stop Obamacare from Fining the Good Samaritan

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    Today the U.S. Senate failed to save religious liberty from Obamacare’s collision course with freedom. The Senate blocked, by a vote of 51-48, a bipartisan amendment introduced by Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) that would have preserved the religious liberty American individuals and institutions have enjoyed until this latest Obamacare mandate … More

    An Anonymous War

    Activists in France protest in support of Anonymous and in opposition to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

    Anonymous, the shadowy hactivist group, may have just declared war on the United States. This raises questions: How would we know, and what does this really mean? The always troubling question for cyber-warriors is “attribution”—do you really know whom you are fighting? Sorting out evil actors online is difficult, but … More

    The Inspiring Life of Andrew Breitbart

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    I was in awe of Andrew Breitbart the first time I met him in the fall of 2005 at Restoration Weekend. Listening to his stories and watching him work was fascinating. His job, at the time working for the Drudge Report, was about the coolest gig a young reporter could … More

    Ireland Embraces What the EU Fears: Democracy

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    Earlier this week, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny shocked Europe when he announced that Ireland will hold a referendum on the Fiscal Stability Treaty. This will make Ireland the only member of the European Union that will allow its citizens to vote on the controversial treaty. There are many in … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #27: Don’t Dress Grandma!

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    The bosses at the Department of Labor (DOL) have decided that federal wage and overtime provisions should not apply when grandma’s “companion” assists her with toileting. Moreover, said companion is exempt from the regulations as long as he or she sticks to playing cards, watching television, or engaging in hobbies … More

    Remembering Andrew Breitbart

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    It was with great sadness that I heard this morning Andrew Breitbart passed away from natural causes at the young age of 43. Our first thoughts turn to his family: his wife Susie and his four children. He loved them with the same passion he had for his crusades on … More

    Obama Education Blueprint a Road Map to More Washington Control

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    On Monday, President Obama spoke to the National Governor’s Association (NGA), using the opportunity to reproach state leaders for not increasing education spending in their state budgets: Nothing more clearly signals what you value as a state than the decisions you make about where to invest. Budgets are about choices. … More

    Our Debt and China

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    Yesterday, the Department of the Treasury released an initial estimate of foreign holdings of U.S. securities, including Treasury bonds, as of June 30, 2011. This estimate serves as a correction of monthly figures Treasury publishes, known as the Major Foreign Holders series. There are three implications of the new data … More

    Morning Bell: Two Centuries of Religious Freedom Rolled Back

    Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol on July 1, 2011

    Since 1791, when the Bill of Rights was formally adopted, America has enjoyed the legal protection of religious freedom, enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Today, 221 years later, centuries of progress in the protection of religious and other liberties is at risk of being rolled back in one fell swoop. … More