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  • Monthly Archives: July 2012

    Liberty-Crushing HHS Mandate Takes Effect August 1

    Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally

    Tomorrow, the government’s liberty-crushing mandate that has elicited widespread outcry and led a federal judge to grant a preliminary injunction against the rule for a for-profit business will officially take effect. On August 1, Obamacare’s preventive health services mandate will be implemented, and with it the Health and Human Services … More

    Milton Friedman: Father of the All-Volunteer Military

    Milton & Rose Friedman

    Milton Friedman, who would be 100 years old today, is primarily remembered as a Nobel Prize winner in economics. But for all his achievements in his chosen field, it is a very different accomplishment that may be his biggest legacy. Friedman is known by those in the defense field as … More

    International Religious Freedom Report: Time to Back Up Tough Talk with Tough Actions

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    Yesterday, the State Department issued its 2011 International Religious Freedom Report, which represents the culmination of an annual review the State Department must undertake pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA). However, other than exhorting countries that are egregious violators of religious liberties (as defined in IRFA) … More

    Best Way to Address Sequestration: Overturn It

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    Tomorrow, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on implementing the mandated defense cuts known as sequestration. Instead of implementing the cuts, Congress should be doing everything it can to overturn them. The committee has already projected the actual consequences of these across-the-board cuts, and the Secretary of … More

    Senate Republicans Have Spoken: No Votes on Judges Until After the Election

    Newscom

    On Monday night, Senate Democrats failed to reach 60 votes to cut off debate on the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. In a 56–34 vote, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R–KY) was successful in holding a majority of Republicans together … More

    The White House Attack Machine Backfires

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    If ever a political assault on the media misfired, it has to be the appalling attack last Friday by White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer in the White House blog on Charles Krauthammer, one of Washington’s most highly respected newspaper columnists. Pfeiffer chastised Krauthammer scathingly for misstating the fact that … More

    Yes, Federal Workers Are Overpaid

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    The Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report last week on federal and private-sector compensation showed that four recent studies agree: Federal compensation is higher than the private sector’s. Unlike the recent CBO paper on the same topic, the GAO did not crunch its own numbers or come to any firm conclusions. … More

    Jordan and Southerland: Conservatives Need to Get Back in the Game on Welfare Reform

    Photo by Don Irvine

    “It’s time for conservatives to get back in the game,” on welfare reform, write Representatives Jim Jordan (R–OH) and Steve Southerland (R–FL) in The Washington Times. While conservatives successfully reformed the largest cash assistance welfare program back in 1996, inserting work requirements and changing the program to the Temporary Assistance … More

    Taxmageddon and Obamacare: What Would Milton Friedman Say?

    Newscom

    “I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it’s possible,” economist Milton Friedman once said. So the Nobel Prize winner would undoubtedly be concerned this year as Taxmageddon, the one-year $494 billion tax increase that is poised to strike the … More

    WATCH LIVE: Stephen K. Bannon, Kate Obenshain on 'The Conservatives'

    The Bloggers Briefing

    To counter the decades-long pursuit of “fairness” fostered by the nation’s left-leaning educators, producers of a new film believe that the educational process should be a “no-holds-barred” affair of thoughtful exchange, not one-sided dogma that stigmatizes success and prosperity. The Young America’s Foundation has teamed up with director Stephen K. … More