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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Is Obama Turning the Economy Around?

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    President Obama took to the national stage today and again repeated his claims that administration policies are producing a robust economic recovery. However, public opinion polls and recent election results underscore a very different perception: working Americans see an economy still deeply depressed in key sectors and much slower everywhere … More

    Paring Back the Regulatory State

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    Here’s a question that will be important throughout 2012 and probably for many years beyond: What did the Dodd–Frank financial regulation accomplish? The best answer is: “We don’t know.” Because in a very real way most of this law, passed almost two years ago, hasn’t been written yet. How’s that … More

    Iran Is Serious About Cyber

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    Iran’s fondness for paramilitary and semi-official organizations is nothing new, but a recent report by a private intelligence company has revealed thatIran has multiple paramilitary organizations dedicated to cyberwarfare. These groups include the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Iranian Cyber Army, and Basij, a paramilitary militia that helps maintain … More

    Morning Bell: After Obamacare

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    For the past two years, America has witnessed headline after headline reporting on flaws in President Barack Obama’s health care law. And as America learns more about this intolerable act, the opposition to Obamacare continues to grow. Yesterday, a new poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News showed that … More

    When Will the President Reveal a Secret Deal with the Russians?

    President Barack Obama and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

    Congressman Mike Turner (R–OH) recently released a video asking what secret deal with the Russian Federation President Obama had in mind when he told Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev that he will have “more flexibility” after the election. Turner’s efforts are warranted, because the American people place a fundamental trust … More

    Bernanke’s Message to Congress: Your Turn for Good Economic Policy

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The stock market rose Wednesday in anticipation of Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke’s remarks Thursday. Traders sold Treasury bonds and bought stocks, hoping Bernanke would announce a new monetary stimulus. They were sorely disappointed. Speaking to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, Bernanke emphasized that the Fed has America’s … More

    Taxmageddon Veto? Obama's Recent History Suggests Otherwise

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    Former President Clinton caused quite the commotion earlier this week when he said on CNBC: What I think we need to do it find some way to avoid the fiscal cliff, to avoid doing anything that would contract the economy now, and then deal with what’s necessary in the long … More

    On Missile Defense, Russian Paranoia Trumps Reality

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    Yesterday Nikolai Korchunov, Russia’s acting representative to NATO, had an article in The New York Times about NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defense entitled: “You Say Defense, We See Threat.” Unfortunately, Korchunov did not elaborate on how NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defense system is an actual threat to Russia. NATO leaders have said … More

    U.S.–Russia Trade and the Magnitsky Act

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    Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act (H.R. 4405), a measure designed to promote human rights in Russia. The committee’s vote has important implications for both human rights and international trade. In a few months, Russia will become a member of … More

    The Morality of Conservatism

    Newscom

    Liberals often appeal to morality in policy debates with conservatives—with much success. But conservatives should not cede the moral high ground. In fact, a strong case for conservatism can be made on the basis of morality. Consider why shrinking government is moral. The more the federal government provides for people, the more … More