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  • Monthly Archives: May 2012

    Obama's Afghanistan Visit Timed Conveniently for Campaign Impact

    President Barack Obama delivers an address to the American people on US policy and the war in Afghanistan during his visit to Bagram Air Base

    This week, the President marked the death of Osama bin Laden with a self-congratulatory campaign ad. If Lincoln had spent the entire Gettysburg Address talking about himself, it wouldn’t have been quite that crass. Now, the President zips to Afghanistan—coincidentally on the anniversary of the Seal Team Six raid. House … More

    What Obamacare's Tax Hikes Mean for All Americans


    In a recent article for MarketWatch, Andrea Coombes writes, “Whatever their opinion of the health-care reform law, wealthy Americans have a lot of money at risk in the Supreme Court’s coming decision on the law’s constitutionality.” Yes, the rich will pay higher taxes under Obamacare. But they aren’t the only … More

    New York Times: Every Day, in Every Way, Obama Is Getting Even Better

    New York Times office in Manhattan

    The mainstream media propaganda machine for the Obama Administration has shifted into high gear. The New York Times, which used to be a newspaper, has announced a new age of peace and goodwill in international relations. Such gushing suggests that the discipline of “optimistic autosuggestion,” invented by the French philosopher … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Mothers’ Religious Involvement Bolsters Children’s Well-Being


    A new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family examines how single mothers’ religious participation may influence their young children’s behavioral outcomes. Using a Princeton University survey that followed over 1,100 urban single-mother families for the first five years of the children’s lives, the study finds that mothers’ religious … More

    Critics of Missile Defense: Wrong Since 1983 and Counting

    Photo: Newscom

    Missile defense continues to come under attack despite significant advancements of the technology, especially since the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2001, writes Peter Huessy, President of GeoStrategic Analysis, in his most recent piece. Since President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative speech in 1983, critics of … More

    Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Newspaper Offices and University

    Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (Newscom)

    The past week has been a bloody one for Nigeria. Attacks in the capital city of Abuja and across the north have strongly implicated the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram. Yesterday, a suicide bomber targeted the police commissioner of Jalingo’s motorcade. Although the attacker missed the motorcade, 11 people were … More

    U.S. v. Heicklen: The Nullification of Free Speech


    Prosecution for exercising one’s free speech rights is becoming a trend in the current Administration and the Department of Justice (DOJ). In April, the Legal Center highlighted the DOJ’s outrageous prosecution of Mary Susan Pine, a pro-life advocate. Thankfully, when the rubber hit the road, the DOJ lawyers had nowhere … More

    National Organization for Marriage Seeks Investigation of Stolen IRS File

    The Bloggers Briefing

    The National Organization for Marriage is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute the individuals responsible for leaking the organization’s confidential U.S. tax return and then illegally publishing it. The stolen tax return was first published by the Human Rights Campaign and subsequently the Huffington Post. HRC … More

    Despite North Korean Launch Failure, U.S. Missile Defense Is Vital

    This file photo shows North Korea's launch of the Unha-2 rocket on April 5, 2009.

    Representative Michael Turner (R–OH), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, recently published an opinion piece in Roll Call entitled “Proposed Missile Defense Cuts Reflect Obama’s Naiveté.” This article is a welcome addition to the public discourse in response to President Obama’s proposed cuts to national missile … More

    Occupy Wall Street: A Post-Mortem?


    As “Occupy” protesters engage in their “general strike” on Tuesday, it’s worth considering whether the movement that began last fall has retained its character, or whether it has transformed into something wholly different from the group of rag-tag protesters that spawned it. In an effort to address these and other … More