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  • Monthly Archives: August 2012

    Keeping the Military from Voting in Ohio

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    Numerous military veterans groups have expressed consternation over a recent lawsuit filed by Obama for America as well as the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party against the Ohio Secretary of State over early voting in Ohio. They are right to be concerned. The lawsuit is over a … More

    Utah Takes First Step in Regaining Control of Education

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    When the fight for control over what is taught in American schools is won, Utah will be remembered for having fired the shot heard ’round the country’s classrooms and statehouses. In a move that should inspire other state leaders concerned with the Obama Administration’s push to nationalize standards and tests … More

    Pentagon Official: Sequestration a Step Toward 'Hollow' Military Force

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    A senior Defense Department official testifying before the House Armed Services Committee last week said implementing sequestration, across-the-board budget cuts set to take effect in January, “would represent a major step toward creation of an unready, ‘hollow’ military force.” Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the Pentagon’s second-in-command, told House members that sequestration … More

    India Blackouts Are a Reminder of the EMP Threat

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    The recent blackouts in India offer many lessons for the United States regarding the threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. The power failures plunged more than 600 million people into darkness, making it the world’s largest power failure event and affecting more than twice the total population of the … More

    You Can Build That—with the Help of the Market

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    President Obama’s “You didn’t build that” comment has drawn much attention. The reactions from both the President’s defenders and his critics illustrate a profound misunderstanding about how the market actually allows us to cooperate. As Milton Friedman, echoing Foundation for Economic Freedom founder Leonard Reed, pointed out: “not a single … More

    Unions Retaliate Against Philly Construction Company

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    Beaten workers. Blocked deliveries. Late-night vandalism. The news surrounding the Goldtex construction project in Philadelphia reads like a script for The Sopranos. What is going on? In early March, Post Brothers Construction, owned by brothers Matt and Mike Pestronk, began converting a 10-story loft building into 163 apartments. They decided … More

    Latest Iranian Missile Test Seeks to Erode American Resolve

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    As the debate over the size and scope of our nation’s anti-ballistic missile defense system continues, one thing remains constant: Iran continues to engage in a provocative game of military brinksmanship. Days ago, the Iranian Defense Ministry proclaimed that their nation had “successfully” launch tested an upgraded version of its … More

    Amtrak Records $834 Million Loss on Food Sales Over Past Decade

    Amtrak spent $1.70 for every dollar it earned on food and beverage sales last year, leading to a loss of $84.5 million on the service, according to information provided to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week. Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) blasted the “inefficient and wasteful” record of … More

    Morning Bell: Solyndra Revelations Show It's Time to Close the "Bank of Washington"

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    “The Bank of Washington continues to help us!” bragged Solyndra CEO Chris Gronet in emails released last week. An investigation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee revealed that Solyndra—the solar company that went under, taking more than $600 million in taxpayer funds with it—wasn’t ever supposed to be an … More

    Marriage on the Ballot in Four States This Fall

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    When citizens in Maryland, Maine, Washington, and Minnesota go to the polls in November, they will be confronted with ballot initiatives that speak to the central question of what marriage is. In Minnesota, voters will consider whether to amend their state constitution to preserve the definition of marriage between one … More