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  • Monthly Archives: August 2012

    The Building Blocks of “You Didn’t Build That”

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    Tuesday is “We Built This” night at the Republican National Convention. “The GOP is turning what some see as a presidential slight aimed at business owners and entrepreneurs into a theme,” reports Fox News. That slight, of course, was contained in some off-the-prompter remarks President Obama made during a speech … More

    Morning Bell: How Obamacare Robs Medicare and Hurts Seniors

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    The rhetorical Medicare wars have heated up this week, after President Obama declared in his Saturday radio address that his proposed reforms “won’t touch your guaranteed Medicare benefits. Not by a single dime.” This is incorrect. Obamacare cuts $716 billion from Medicare over the next 10 years, according to the … More

    With Hurricane Isaac Coming, Everyone Asks the Wrong Question

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    As Tropical Storm Isaac is upgraded to Hurricane Isaac, the national media’s focus is on comparing the potential impact of Hurricane Isaac to Hurricane Katrina. Given that Hurricane Isaac appears headed to New Orleans and may hit land exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina did, this focus is natural. With … More

    Venezuela Refinery Disaster Spotlights Chavez's Mismanagement

    Fire continues on August 27 after the August 25 explosion at the Amuay refinery. (Photo: EFE)

    Early on August 25, a gas leak in a storage facility at Venezuela’s largest refinery led to a deadly explosion that so far has claimed 41 lives and injured at least 80 others. The horrific accident took place in the Amuay refinery, part of the Paraguaná refinery complex, one of … More

    Two More Evangelical Colleges Oppose HHS Anti-Conscience Mandate

    Grace College and Seminary

    Two more evangelical schools are challenging the Obama Administration’s anti-conscience mandate, filing a joint lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is representing Grace College and Seminary, an evangelical institution in Winona Lake, Indiana, and Biola University, a prominent Christian college in … More

    U.S. Should Augment Missile Defenses in Asia

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    The United States is planning to expand its ballistic missile defenses to Asia, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). This is a welcome initiative since the ballistic missile threat to U.S. allies in the region is growing. However, previous Obama Administration cuts to missile defense programs, draconian cuts to … More

    15 States File Brief in Support of DOMA

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    Fifteen states have filed an amicus brief in support of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), urging the Supreme Court to review an appellate court panel’s decision striking down the law. Passed by broad bipartisan majorities and signed by President Clinton in 1996, DOMA defines marriage as between one … More

    Back to School: Some Surprising Education Numbers

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    As children head back to the classrooms, let’s look at two important figures to consider this school year: 308,000 and $11,400. 308,000: Number of members lost by the National Education Association. Education special interest groups, such as the teachers unions, are experiencing a decline in membership. As Stephen Sawchuck reports … More

    Want Cheaper Gasoline? Waive Regulations

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    Even as the summer travel season is winding down, drivers have certainly noticed that gas prices are marching back up. Since the law of supply and demand hasn’t yet been repealed (or even suspended by executive order) the answer seems simple enough: increase the amount of gasoline available. A recent … More

    Downsizing America: The Obama Doctrine in Action

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    A poorer, smaller, humbler, less influential America—that is Barack Obama’s vision for America as presented by Dinesh D’Souza, who spoke at The Heritage Foundation last Tuesday about his new book on this country’s 44th President, Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream. The book’s incisive analysis arrives at many conclusions similar … More