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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    VIDEO: Voter ID 'Sting' Targets Eric Holder

    A new undercover video by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe shows a man being offered Attorney General Eric Holder’s District of Columbia ballot. The poll worker caught on film tells the cameraman that he doesn’t need to see identification. The video, released Monday, contrasts clips from the “sting” with quotes from … More

    Commerce Case Study: Cyberstupid

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    It would be funny if it all wasn’t so tragic. According to The Washington Post, an agency in the Department of Commerce was so ravaged by a malicious virus that its entire information technology infrastructure, from desktop computers to hand-held cell phones, had to be shut down. Ironic. The Department … More

    Look Out! Obama Puts IRS to Work on Implementing Obamacare

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    While the Supreme Court deliberates whether the Affordable Care Act should stand, the Obama Administration is busy at work ensuring that the President’s health care law is implemented. The Hill reports that the White House has allocated half a billion dollars to the IRS to put Obamacare in place: The … More

    Morning Bell: Hispanics and the 2012 Election

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    After last week’s Republican primary elections in Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., the 2012 presidential primary season is reaching an inflection point, and eyes are turning toward America’s final decision on Election Day in November. While pundits and pollsters speculate on the horse race and who will capture the hearts … More

    Chart of the Week: Obamacare's Bundle of Budget Gimmicks

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    President Obama has touted reports from the Congressional Budget Office claiming his health care law would actually decrease the deficit. But due to a bundle of budget gimmicks and other legislation, calculations show that Obamacare actually adds $698 billion to the deficit. This week’s chart outlines each of those budget … More

    Scribecast: Charles Murray Challenges Americans to Get Out of Their Bubble

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    Charles Murray likes making the upper middle-class a bit uncomfortable. That was exactly the goal of his latest book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.” Included in it is a popular quiz, “How Thick Is Your Bubble?” The 25 questions offer a test for how well you related … More

    Obama Stumbles While Stepping Back on Supreme Court Comments

    U.S. President Barack Obama announces the with draw of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year in the briefing room of the White House

    Although the Supreme Court Justices are tight-lipped, most everyone else has condemned President Obama for the attack he launched at the judiciary on Monday.  Even the Washington Post editorialized that “the comments strayed perilously close to a preemptive strike on the court’s legitimacy.” On Monday, Obama – who often is … More

    Empower Workers, Not Unions with Political Agendas

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    Claire Waites, an Alabama school teacher who joined the local teachers union to obtain liability insurance, was pressured by her union to donate to the NEA Fund for Children. In reality, she found out later that the funds went to political action groups chosen by the union—which turned out to … More

    Deferring to Congress on ObamaCare

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    In a Washington Post opinion piece, Charles Krauthammer makes the case that it is ObamaCare that is on trial—not the Supreme Court. The focus should remain on this “fundamentally transformative law” that “remak[es] one-sixth of the economy.”  Krauthammer notes that ObamaCare passed on strictly partisan lines, unlike other major social … More

    Obama Jumps the Shark, Takes One Leap Too Far

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    This week, President Barack Obama lashed out at the Supreme Court, slamming it as an “unelected group of people” who will have turned to “judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint” if they strike down Obamacare. In other words, he was implying that the Court does not have the authority to … More