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  • Monthly Archives: August 2012

    Indiana Superintendent: Obama Administration Nationalized Common Core Standards

    Classroom

    At a Tea Party gathering last month, Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett expressed his concern with the growing federal overreach of Common Core education standards. “This administration has an insatiable appetite for federal overreach,” he said. “The federal government’s involvement in these standards is wrong.” The Indianapolis Star adds: Bennett … More

    Trading Up to Create Better Jobs

    Newscom

    According to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll, creating good jobs should be the number one priority for the next President. One of the best ways to create good jobs is to expand free trade. Consider the following numbers: In the five years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) … More

    New Heritage Series Profiles Woodrow Wilson: The Godfather of Liberalism

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    Woodrow Wilson came to Washington in 1913, and he never left. He’s the only President buried in D.C. He became the first President since John Adams to personally address Congress, thus creating the spectacle that grew into the modern State of the Union address. And we’re all still living under … More

    With Marriage on Ballot in Four States This Fall, Prop 8 Supporters Seek Supreme Court Review

    Marriage

    Earlier this week, supporters of Proposition 8, the 2008 California marriage amendment, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the freedom of California voters to define marriage as one man and one woman in their state constitution. This request comes at the same time that voters prepare to vote on … More

    The 10 Most Revealing Solyndra Emails

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    On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a bombshell report detailing its investigation into bankrupt solar company Solyndra. Along with the report, the committee released a trove of emails between Solyndra stakeholders and administration officials. They paint a troubling picture of efforts to prop up the company despite its … More

    Idealistic Nuclear Reductions Detrimental to U.S. National Security

    NukeFreeBerkeley

    The Global Zero Nuclear Policy Commission Report, endorsed by retired Marine Corps General James Cartwright, is calling for dramatic reductions in the number of U.S. nuclear weapons. Since its publication in May, it has stirred discussions about perceptions of today’s strategic environment and competing visions regarding U.S. strategic posture. Mark … More

    Family Fact of the Week: One in Four Babies Born to Cohabiting Women

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    The percentage of babies born to cohabiting women has jumped substantially in the last 10 years, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics. “The number of births overall to cohabiting women increased from 14% of all births in 2002 to 23% in 2006-10,” reports USA Today. … More

    Panetta Attempts to Reassure and Restrain Israel on the Iran Nuclear Issue

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    After more than three years of downplaying the military option, the Obama Administration has shifted gears and become more hawkish on the Iran nuclear issue in recent weeks. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, in Israel on a Middle East tour, on Wednesday called for international leaders to keep “maximum pressure” … More

    Morning Bell: Has Any Administration Policy NOT Killed Jobs Lately?

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    Congress has headed off for its long vacation-and-campaign season, fleeing Washington as the unemployment rate rises. According to the Labor Department’s July jobs report, the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent, 12.8 million Americans are out of work, and 5.2 million have been out of work for at least … More

    Economic Freedom: The Freedom to Choose

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    A recent Pew Research Center study, The American-Western European Values Gap, shows that the U.S. is unique in its percentages of: People who believe that “freedom to pursue life’s goals without state interference” is more important than “state guarantees [that] nobody is in need,” People who disagree that “success in … More