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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    Chart of the Week: Entitlement Spending Will Nearly Double by 2050

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    President Obama has called Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget “an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country,” but as this week’s chart illustrates, if something radical doesn’t happen, entitlement spending will nearly double by 2050. The amount of spending on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Obamacare subsidies will soar … More

    Scribecast: Katie Pavlich on the Scandal of Operation Fast and Furious

    Katie Pavlich speaks at The Bloggers Briefing on April 24. Photo by Don Irvine.

    Katie Pavlich’s new book, “Fast and Furious,” assembles the devastating evidence that implicates the Obama administration for its ill-advised gun-walking operation and ensuing scandal to mislead Congress and the American people. Few journalists have devoted as much time reporting on Fast and Furious as Pavlich. As the news editor of … More

    Senator Mike Lee on Violence Against Women Act

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    Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) made the case that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), passed by the Senate, “oversteps the Constitution’s rightful limits on federal power.” Sen. Lee argued on the Senate floor that “everyone agrees that violence against women is reprehensible.”  He went on to make the case that … More

    Opening the Door to Health Care Rationing Under Obamacare

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    One of the biggest fears Americans have about Obamacare is who will ultimately control health care decisions: the government or patients and their doctors. New research by Heritage health policy analyst Kathryn Nix explains that while the law does not explicitly put those decisions in the hands of the government, … More

    Taking on the Taliban Online

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    Somebody hacked a Taliban website. Big surprise. Actually, no surprise. No surprise that the Taliban and other terrorists groups are online. When the issues of terrorism and the Internet are joined in one conversation, most people talk about the threat of cyberterrorism. But the reality is that terrorists mostly use … More

    A Year after Osama bin Laden's Death: Al-Qaeda Alive and Kicking

    Newspaper headlines mark bin Ladens' death on May 1, 2011

    Nearly a year ago, America did the world a favor and killed Osama bin Laden. Now the Obama Administration is taking credit for al-Qaeda’s defeat. Not so fast! Since 9/11, the United States has foiled 50 terrorist plots on U.S. soil, including two so far this year. In January, Sami … More

    Don't Strand the Marines on the Beach

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    The United States and Japan released a revised deployment plan for U.S. Marine Corps forces in the Pacific. It is an improvement over the 2006 Guam Agreement, but it still sacrifices alliance military capabilities for political expediency. The new plan is more flexible and operationally focused, since it maintains Marine … More

    PODCAST: Dennis Prager Discusses American Values

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    In a special podcast, national radio host and author Dennis Prager discusses his new book, Still the Best Hope, Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph. Click here to listen. What are American values? What is Leftism? Why does Leftism succeed? Click the link to listen to Mr. Prager answer … More

    China's Premier Is Not a Reformer

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    Both The Washington Post and the Financial Times have more front-page stories today on the seemingly endless saga of the fall of senior Chinese Communist Party official Bo Xilai. These particular two stories claim that Bo’s ouster has boosted China’s economic reformers, led by Premier Wen Jiabao. This is a … More

    Side Effects: The $8.35 Billion Attempt to Fool Seniors

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    A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that a demonstration program created by the Obama Administration in Medicare Advantage (MA) is primarily designed to “demonstrate” how to hide politically unpopular parts of Obamacare. The Quality Bonus Payment demonstration program will take place from 2012 to 2014 and … More