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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    Morning Bell: Obama Slams Supreme Court over Obamacare

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    The highest elected official in the United States dished out an extra helping of irony yesterday when, in speaking at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court as an “unelected group of people” who will … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Adds $17 Trillion to Long-Term Unfunded Government Spending

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    Last week, the Senate Budget Committee Republican staff released a report revealing that, over the next 75 years, Obamacare will add an additional $17 trillion in unfunded obligations—i.e., the benefits promised by the federal government that haven’t yet been paid for. Before Obamacare, federal programs were already responsible for racking … More

    Religious Practice Alive and Well in America

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    A new Gallup poll finds that a majority of Americans are very or moderately religious, a statistic that bodes well for individual well-being and the health of civil society. The study found that four in 10 Americans believe that religion plays an important role in their daily lives and frequently … More

    The Case Against the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

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    On Friday, The Heritage Foundation, the National Institute for Public Policy, and the Center for Security Policy co-hosted an event “The Flawed Case for Reconsidering the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.” The event is a response to the recently released National Academy of Sciences report purporting having resolved all of the … More

    Snails-Pace Senate Finally Moves on Public Diplomacy Chief

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    Belatedly, last week, the new Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy, Tara Sonenshine, and a bundle of other diplomatic nominees received the Senate stamp of approval. Having someone competent and knowledgeable to steer the U.S. government’s communication to the rest of the world is critically important. Yet this job has been vacant … More

    Falklands War, 30 Years Later: Argentina Still Gunning for Control

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    Thirty years ago today, the Argentine army invaded the Falkland Islands, a sovereign British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic. A brutal military regime in Argentina calculated that a weakened United Kingdom, increasingly stripped of the elements of national power, would be unable to respond to a military fait accompli. … More

    House Homeland Security Committee Steps Up Pressure on Boko Haram Terrorism Designation

    A screen grab made on October 21, 2010 in Kano from a video allegedly released by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram in northern Nigeria reportedly shows two alleged sect members standing against a background of a Google Earth shot of the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi with the triangular city prison visible. Boko Haram 'spokesman' claims responsibility for the attack on the UN building in Abuja that killed 18 on August 26, 2011.

    The Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram is on its way to being designated a terrorist organization. That is, if Representatives Peter King (R–NY) and Patrick Meehan (R–PA) have anything to say about it. Today, King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Meehan, chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and … More

    Ecotality Examined: SEC Subpoena for Stimulus-Backed Company Revealed

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    Part one of a three-part series. Scribe has obtained a copy of a Securities and Exchange Commission subpoena sent to Donald Karner, former CEO of Ecotality North America (formerly called eTec), the subsidiary of a company that recieved roughly $115 million in stimulus grants to manufacture charging stations for electric … More

    Presidential Whispers: Just Stating the Obvious or Revealing Future Plans?

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    Major Garrett, a White House correspondent for National Journal, recently authored a piece that seeks to shed light on President Obama’s true missile defense intentions and is a welcome addition to the public discussion. On the eve of a global nuclear security summit in Seoul, South Korea, President Obama whispered … More

    In the Court of Public Opinion, Government-Run Health Care Never Wins

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    No matter what decision the Supreme Court releases in late June, in the court of public opinion, Obamacare has been a loser since day one. Polls over the last two years have shown the public does not support the law. As Heritage expert Bob Moffit explains via a brief lesson … More