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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Morning Bell: The Grecian Formula for Economic Decline

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    The President and his team have been blaming “European headwinds” for some of the U.S. economy’s woes. But the truth is that the policies pursued by Washington and Athens are frighteningly similar—and the outcomes are not good for either country. Both countries are in need of comprehensive fiscal reforms, yet … More

    Movie Mocks Lawmakers Who Don't Read Legislation Before Voting

    House Speaker John Boehner famously dropped a copy of President Obama’s stimulus bill on the House floor during the debate over its passage, calling it a 1,100-page bill “that not one member of this body has read.” But the stimulus is only one example highlighted in Jerrol LeBaron’s documentary “Fools … More

    True Democracy: Principles over Process

    April 20, 2012 - Cairo, Egypt - Egyptian Islamist and Liberal parties march together into Tahrir Square for the first time since early in the revolution.

    Many around the world have been quick to tout the Arab Spring, with its deposition of tyrants and the occurrence of elections, as democracy in action for parts of the Middle East. But in places like Egypt, civilian rule and fair elections appear more and more likely not to happen … More

    Five Devastating Effects Obamacare Will Have on Young Adults

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    In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision, it is important to remember that the constitutionality of the law’s individual mandate isn’t the only concern. For example, Obamacare will negatively impact many younger Americans. Here’s a list of five ways young adults will be hurt by the law:  Premium increases. … More

    The Case Against Obamacare, on Abortion

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    As the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare, much attention has been paid to the constitutional questions surrounding the individual mandate—and rightly so. Considerable attention has also focused on the ways Obamacare has already and will further harm our nation’s health care and how it has trampled religious … More

    Egypt Drifts Away from Democracy

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    Egypt has been plunged into confusion by the judicial coup mounted against the recently elected parliament, which was dissolved by a ruling of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court. The Egyptian army undoubtedly acted behind the scenes, using the court as a sock puppet to limit the power of the Muslim Brotherhood, … More

    McConnell Describes Political Left's Efforts to Restrict Free Speech

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    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Friday that the Obama administration is pursuing restrictions on political speech through whatever means possible, including bypassing Congress and the federal judiciary. “What they haven’t been able to achieve through the courts or Congress, they’re already attempting to achieve through regulations,” McConnell said in a … More

    Wildlife Hunting: Friends of Animals Threaten Endangered Species in Texas

    Is it really better for endangered species to vanish from existence than to be hunted? It is for Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals. For her, the bottom line is that endangered species should never be hunted. Her main concern is for the African scimitar-horned oryx. This species of … More

    When It Comes to Cybersecurity, a Flexible Approach Is Key

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    A majority of Americans agree that sharing information on cybersecurity threats is the best way to protect the country’s networks. According to a Washington Post poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans support responsible information sharing, while only 39 percent of Americans support the idea of mandatory regulations. These percentages span party … More

    What Productivity Really Means

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    A recent Heritage post responded to an article in The New York Times that suggested we be less productive. One comment challenged our rebuttal: The takeaway you should have gotten is that we are so addicted to the concept of efficiency that we forget that in some instances being more … More