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  • Monthly Archives: July 2012

    The Power of Public Opinion: A Tried and Tested Force for Full Repeal of Obamacare


    Today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to take a vote—its second—to fully repeal Obamacare. House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) said it best: “We will not flinch from our resolve to make sure this law is repealed in its entirety.” Repealing the massive law may seem like a tall order, … More

    North Korea Regime Shows It Really Is a Mickey Mouse Operation

    North Korea Disney Characters

    Is new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signaling that he will be more benevolent than his predecessors or that he will open the Hermit Kingdom to the outside world? Some in the media would have you think so. At a Pyongyang concert by an artistic troupe he created, the young … More

    Morning Bell: Top 5 Reasons to Repeal Obamacare


    The House is scheduled to vote today on full repeal of Obamacare. Although many reports are circulating that Congress has already voted on this numerous times, this is only the second time the House will have voted to fully repeal the law. Heritage has laid out the impacts of Obamacare … More

    Federal Grants May Have Illegally Funded Lobbying Activities

    Swine Flu update from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Federal funds may have illegally supported state and local lobbying efforts as part of a “prevention and wellness” program by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to HHS’s Inspector General. The IG noted that possibility in a letter to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who first raised concerns about … More

    No "Internet Doomsday," but the U.S. Needs Better Cyber Awareness


    This week’s “Internet doomsday” experience should serve as a notice to each individual on the Web: Cyber criminals are out there, but with a little cyber awareness and cyber hygiene, most viruses can be avoided or mitigated. On Monday, the FBI shut down Internet servers that were used as a … More

    Idaho Education Reforms: No Small Potatoes (VIDEO)

    Tom Luna, Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, has implemented some transformational reforms in the state—to far less fanfare than those implemented in Wisconsin under Governor Scott Walker (R) over the same time period. But they may prove to be just as instrumental in improving student outcomes. Through Idaho’s Students Come … More

    Reid's Unconstitutional Gambit on Small Business Taxes


    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) is trying to use the Senate to message on tax issues. The problem is that this political ploy is unconstitutional. It is important to note that any big tax idea—whether it be comprehensive tax reform, the President’s idea to extend only certain aspects of … More

    Sharpen the Scalpel of Special Operations Forces


    The U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) are the best young men and women the U.S. has fighting to preserve our freedom and interests. Yet as Congress decides what kind of government it will fund into the future, will the U.S. squander this valuable asset or make sure it is capable … More

    Google+ 'Hangout' With RSC Chairman Jim Jordan

    At 1:15 pm on Tuesday, Scribe’s investigative reporter Lachlan Markay will join Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, on a Google+ “hangout” to discuss issues currently before Congress. Once the event begins, video will appear in the window above. The “hangout” feature allows viewers to see live … More

    Deterring Economic Espionage


    The House is considering new legislation concerning economic espionage. While the private sector should play the key role in combating this, there is bipartisan support for policy measures—and with good reason. The U.S. relies on innovation. It has become more important in driving internal growth and, externally, America’s comparative advantage … More