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  • Monthly Archives: May 2012

    Morning Bell: Making Memorial Day Make a Difference

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    As part of my teaching duties at West Point, I took cadets on a study tour of the World War II battlefields in Normandy, France. The first stop is the cemetery on the cliffs overlooking Omaha Beach. It is hard not to realize who pays the price for fighting for … More

    MEADS Development Crucial to U.S. Defense

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    Former Representative Bob Barr’s (R–GA) criticism of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) anti-aircraft and missile program is understandable but misplaced. Representative Barr, quite reasonably, points to the Obama Administration’s plan to continue spending money on this cooperative program with Germany and Italy despite an announcement early last year … More

    Liberals Plan Propaganda Campaign to Sway Media After Obamacare Ruling

    Protesters oppose Obamacare at Supreme Court

    A month before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare, liberal supporters are already planning an aggressive propaganda campaign to sway media coverage and public opinion. The focus of the liberal public-relations campaign will be on “real people” — individuals who can speak about the … More

    Top Five Ways Obamacare Crushes the Middle Class

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    President Obama has repeatedly claimed that he is “going to keep on fighting for what matters to middle class families.” Well, in this “fight,” the President seems to be his own worst enemy. His health care law does far more damage than good to the American middle class. Here are … More

    Progressives: Caught in Their Own 'Living Document' Trap

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    We know that “progressives” favor what they call “living constitutions,” governing documents that change easily to accommodate the changing tastes of voters. Sometimes they rely on judges to “breathe life” into the Constitution, as the Supreme Court did in 1965’s famous Griswold v. Connecticut. But some also seem to be … More

    The New Math of Renewable Energy: $50 = $100

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    Suppose you could produce $50 of electricity but it cost you $100 to do so. Would that make any sense? It would if you work at the White House. In a speech at a wind-turbine blade manufacturer in Iowa, President Obama called for extending two sets of subsidies that turn … More

    Missile Defense: Problems with an Assurance to Russia

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    In today’s Wall Street Journal, Steven Pifer responded to Senator Jon Kyl’s (R–AZ) op-ed that argued that President Obama should refuse to provide written assurances to Russia that compromise America’s ability to defend itself. Pifer’s complaint with the Senate Republican Whip’s argument is that “an assurance could open a path … More

    Release of Sri Lankan War Hero a Victory; Keep up the Pressure

    Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka gestures to supporters as he leaves the main prison in Colombo on May 21, 2012. AFP/GettyImages

    Three days after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris met in Washington, D.C., to discuss Sri Lanka’s human rights record, former Sri Lankan Army General Sarath Fonseka was released from prison. Fonseka is viewed as a war hero by the Sinhalese majority for his … More

    Influx of Islamist Terrorists Boosts Concerns over Syria's Chemical Weapons

    Pro-Syrian-government protesters gather outside the US Embassy in Damascus

    Syria’s “Arab Spring,” long delayed by barbaric repression, is now rapidly deteriorating into a bloody civil war. The Bashar al-Assad regime’s stubborn rejection of political compromise and its brutal suppression of the opposition has led increasing numbers of Syrians to take up arms against the regime. They have been joined … More

    Morning Bell: Believe it. Obama's A Big Spender.

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    There are some things that are so apparent that they’re not even worth mentioning. What goes up must come down. The earth is round. President Barack Obama is a big spender. But this week, some in the media and in the White House are denying one of these totally obvious … More