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  • Monthly Archives: September 2012

    Morning Bell: Clinton Is Wrong on Welfare Reform

    Bill Clinton hugs Obama at DNC 2012

    Last night, in his nationally televised speech, former President Bill Clinton said the charge that President Obama has gutted welfare reform was “a real doozy.” Clinton, who vetoed welfare reform twice before signing the welfare reform law in 1996, echoed the Obama Administration and media “fact checkers,” who have sworn … More

    Clinton Defends Obama on Gutting of His Welfare Reform Law

    Clinton at DNC 2012

    Last night, former President Bill Clinton claimed that President Obama had not gutted welfare reform. Clinton proclaimed that Obama would actually strengthen welfare reform by urging states to increase the number of people moving “from welfare to work” by 20 percent. What is Obama really doing? In July, the Obama … More

    Border Security Alone Not Enough to Stem the Tide of Violence

    Photo: Newscom

    The Texas Department of Agriculture has launched an online video campaign aimed to “shame” the federal government into enhancing U.S. border security. As part of the campaign, called “Texas Traffic—True Stories of Drug and Human Smuggling,” each week over the next four months the Department of Agriculture will release a … More

    EPA Argues for Subsidizing Domestic Oil Production

    Environmental Protection Agency

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s world is chock full of external costs and external benefits that it must rectify with taxes, subsidies, and regulations.  For instance, to cure this world of CO2-itis, the EPA, along with the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA), recently released the latest version of the … More

    Food Stamps Part of What Makes America Exceptional, Says the Left

    Newscom

    One in seven Americans is on food stamps. According to the left, this high rate of participation is part of what makes America exceptional. So boasts liberal political commentator Alan Colmes in Monday’s Wall Street Journal op-ed “How Democrats Made America Exceptional.” Since the food stamps program began in the … More

    Marriage: The Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

    Hunger 1

    The collapse of marriage, along with a dramatic rise in births to single women, is the most important cause of childhood poverty—but government policy doesn’t reflect that reality, according to a special report released today by The Heritage Foundation. Nearly three out of four poor families with children in America … More

    Did Castro Channel Marco Rubio and the American Dream?

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    A charismatic young Hispanic politician yesterday delivered one of the best speeches in recent memory on the American Dream. In retelling the story of his family’s rise from poverty, he hit all the right notes. He described America as “the land of opportunity,” praised hard work, stressed the importance of … More

    Major Obama Bundler Steve Westly Rewarded With Convention Speech

    Steve Westly

    Venture corporatist Steve Westly benefitted personally and financially from President Obama’s push for green energy after supporting the president with major campaign contributions. Tonight he’ll take the stage in Charlotte, NC, for a high-profile speech. Westly heads up the California-based venture capital firm the Westly Group. He bundled more than $500,000 for Obama’s … More

    Tactical Cyber Offensive Is In Play

    Marine Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills

    In a rare, open moment for a senior cyber official, Marine Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills recently discussed cyber operations that can only be labeled tactical and offensive. Given the ongoing debate about any cyber operations beyond pure defense (even so-called “active defense” is seen by some as a non-starter), … More

    To Improve National Security, Step Up Science and Technology Education

    Newscom

    The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) thinks we should strengthen domestic manufacturing, and to garner support, they have even taken out ads in conservative standbys such as RedState.com and Human Events. Their prescription, however, misses the mark. The AAM correctly points out that to strengthen our manufacturing sector, the U.S. … More