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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    House Committee Subpoenas Interior Department on Gulf Coast Report

    Handout photo of the Scarabeo 9, a new Chinese-built drilling rig, in Singapore

    A House committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday, demanding documents related to the administration’s Gulf Coast drilling permatorium. Republicans on the panel say the administration’s refusal to turn over documents made the action necessary. At issue is a controversial report issued by the Interior Department to justify its 2010 ban on new … More

    D.C. Votes, but Not for a Representative

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    Today is primary day in Washington, D.C. Don’t expect a heated battle for Senator or Representative, though. D.C. does not have those offices. That’s because D.C.’s a federal city, not a state. The District’s status has long been a sore spot with some of its residents. Advocates of D.C. voting … More

    Dear Liberals, Originalism Is Not Activism

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    Obamacare’s day in court didn’t go so well, and liberals are in a panic. Sensing the demise of Obamacare, they have begun to preemptively accuse the conservative justices of “judicial activism.” But the more they try to explain how striking down Obamacare would be “judicial activism,” the clearer it is … More

    President Obama's Curious Paul Ryan Speech

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    Why would the President, elected to the highest office in the land, stoop to attack a plan authored by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Paul Ryan (R–WI)? It’s a budget whose individual policies stand virtually no chance of ever becoming law, if for no other reason than the … More

    So, Where Is the President's Solution to the Fiscal Crisis?

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    If President Obama wants to challenge the House Republican budget passed last week, he certainly should. His views would be more enlightening, however, if they actually said something substantial, instead of the shrill hyperbole he repeated today. In a speech at an Associated Press luncheon, Mr. Obama branded the House … More

    New Hampshire Joins Growing Movement, Embraces School Choice

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    The New Hampshire legislature recently passed a tuition tax credit option that would provide low- and middle-income students with increased educational choice. The School Choice Scholarship Act would provide tax credits to businesses that donate to nonprofit organizations that provide vouchers to low- and middle-income children. The participating businesses can … More

    President’s Plan Weakens at Least One Leg of Nuclear Triad

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    According to the U.S. Navy, America’s nuclear deterrent triad will be limping on one of its legs for over a decade because of the President’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. The Navy will fall below its 12-boat nuclear-armed submarine requirement for 14 years because the Obama Administration’s plans to delay … More

    Ecotality Examined: For Electric Vehicle Company, Politics is Business

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    Part two of a three-part series. Ecotality “is a great example of the stimulus act doing what it was supposed to do,” explained company spokeswoman Jeanine L’Ecuyer in May of 2010. “ETEC was teetering. It was a company trying very hard to stay in business. This grant has created jobs … More

    Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate

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    America is addicted to chocolate.  Foreign chocolate. A majority of us consume chocolate each day.  Although the U.S. produces only 6% of the world’s cocoa, we consume more than 20%. The threat is obvious.  It’s time for government to step in and promote alternatives. Any day, President Obama will be … More

    Turkish Survey Results Support Heritage Findings

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    According to a March 29 article in the Journal of Turkish Weekly, 54 percent of Turkish survey respondents favor Turkey developing its own nuclear weapons in response to an Iranian nuclear threat. The alternative provided to the respondents was for Turkey to rely on NATO’s security umbrella. Just 8 percent … More