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  • Monthly Archives: May 2012

    Family Fact of the Week: Honoring Military Members and Their Families

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    Memorial Day honors service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. While they set aside the comforts of American life and place themselves in danger, their family members are making enormous sacrifices daily. Chart Source. As Jeff Hensley, former fighter pilot in the U.S. … More

    More Than Just a Statue: Ronald Reagan's Legacy in Georgia

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    Recently, a statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. Since I am in Georgia this week speaking at a conference and meeting with Georgian officials, I thought I would take the time to visit it. The statue sits just above the Kura River, which snakes … More

    Wedded to the Truth

    Marriage

    Americans don’t like to be misled, which is why the guys on the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters can make such a good living debunking false beliefs. However, before you can disprove a “myth,” you have to start with a myth—something that’s simply not true. Recently, the Washington Post’s Sunday “Five Myths” … More

    Morning Bell: The White House Defends Public Equity

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    Up is down, left is right, good is bad, and day is night. If you wander inside the Washington, D.C., beltway, you’ll enter a bizarro world where, at times, commonsense is replaced by a localized logic that is completely divorced from the reality. The latest example of political gobbledygook comes … More

    Businessman Faces Backlash After Appearing on Obama's Enemies List

    Frank VanderSloot grew up a poor kid in rural Idaho. His father made $300 a month. His clothes came from the Salvation Army. Yet through determination and hard work—and with the help of America’s free-enterprise system—today he’s the successful CEO of a global supplier of wellness products. VanderSloot’s rags-to-riches story … More

    Obama Insults Poland Again

    Newscom

    President Obama has a long track record of insulting the Poles. In 2010 he chose to play golf on the day of the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. Eight months earlier he humiliated Warsaw by pulling out … More

    Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Democratic Socialists of America Chair

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    President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and … More

    DOJ Hack Emphasizes the Need for Smart Cybersecurity Action

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    Last week, the U.S. Justice Department acknowledged that its Bureau of Justice Statistics website had been hacked. The hacker group Anonymous claimed credit for the hack and published 1.7 gigabytes of data. Included in the data were internal e-mails, which possibly contained personal or sensitive information related to crimes, criminals, … More

    The Next StuxNet?

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    The Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs has released a report on a new, sophisticated malware variety called FLAME. It has been found on various targets in Iran, Israel, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. The purpose appears to be mass harvesting of sensitive data. Kaspersky claims that the malware … More

    Lawmakers Probe Fast-Track Approval for Connected Green Companies

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    Congressional investigators are probing potential cronyism in a pair of federal green energy programs, including the Energy Department loan program that guaranteed a $535 million loan to now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra. In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar sent on Tuesday, embedded below, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), chairman of … More