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  • Monthly Archives: July 2012

    Warriors Coming Home: From the Front Lines to Fly Fishing

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    We as a nation have to do a better job of serving those who served. There is a terrific group in Bozeman, Montana, that could teach us all a lesson. Warriors and Quiet Waters works with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans using the therapeutic effect of fly fishing to help heal … More

    Today at Noon: Fast and Furious and the Fight Over Executive Privilege

    Fast & Furious

    Join us at The Heritage Foundation Wednesday at noon or tune in online for a presentation by Katie Pavlich, Townhall editor and author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up, along with comments on executive privilege by Todd Gaziano, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for … More

    D.C. Public Schools Spend Almost $30,000 Per Student

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    You would think $30,000 a year would get you a decent education. For just a few thousand more, you could cover the cost of Harvard’s yearly undergraduate tuition or send your child to the prestigious Sidwell Friends School, which the Obama daughters attend. But spending $30,000 to cover the cost … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare Falls Short of Promises to Uninsured

    Protesters oppose Obamacare at Supreme Court

    Two new reports out yesterday continue to knock down President Obama’s promises about Obamacare: his “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” and the promise to significantly shrink the ranks of the uninsured. According to a new study from consulting firm Deloitte, almost one of out of 10 … More

    Congress Meets to Consider the Continued Threat of Terrorism

    Newspaper headlines mark bin Ladens' death on May 1, 2011

    Today, the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on “Understanding the Homeland Security Threat Landscape.” In announcing the hearing, committee chairman Peter King (R–NY) explained: U.S. counterterrorism and intelligence communities have made significant progress over the past 15 months since the killing of Osama bin Laden. However, even … More

    The Arms Trade Treaty: Just A Gateway Drug

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    The outcome of the U.N. Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is still uncertain, but one thing’s for sure: The ATT is not going to go away. It’s obvious that there’s no consensus yet on the crucial parts of the treaty, including its scope (what kinds of weapons, items, … More

    Navy Pushes Biofuel Fleet Despite Concerns About Damage to Equipment

    USS Nimitz participates in Great Green fleet demonstration.

    The U.S. military is touting biofuels as a way to sever itself from diesel and other fossil fuels. While the high cost of biofuel purchases is a major roadblock to the Navy’s “Green Fleet” plans, as Scribe documented on Monday, some observers have noted a more fundamental — and troubling — … More

    A Thirst for Power: Liberal Health Initiatives

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at press conference announcing partnership with Sierra Club on July 21, 2011

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s large soda ban has received a lot of media coverage since he first proposed it as a step in his anti-obesity campaign. If only this thirst for health could be considered a sweet victory for all. Seth Goldman, an entrepreneur in the health drink … More

    New York Naval Militia Takes to the Waters

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    Boaters on New York and Vermont’s Lake Champlain may see a new face over the next few weeks. Working with the U.S. Border Patrol, members of the New York Naval Militia will be out on the waters helping to inspect pleasure boats entering the United States from Canada and direct … More

    Who's "Playing Politics with Our Military"?

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    Despite the disastrous defense cuts that are looming with sequestration, the two main players—President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV)—see the situation as win-win. Sequestration will hit several areas in government, but defense will eat the lion’s share: 47 percent of the cuts come from defense, considerably less … More