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  • Monthly Archives: September 2012

    Save the Whales NOAA

    Marine biologist Nancy Black is being prosecuted by NOAA.

    Nancy Black is a marine biologist who has dedicated her life to the preservation and study of whales. National Geographic and PBS have featured her work. Yet, the federal government is now prosecuting her—persecuting her would not be too strong a term—for her efforts to learn more about whales. Why? … More

    South African Government Using Mining Industry as a Scapegoat for Shootings

    Thousands of striking miners singing and carrying sticks march on on the Lonmin Marikana mine on Sepember 5 (photo: AFP).

    The South African government has responded poorly to the shootings at the Lonmin mines. Instead of considering its own regulatory policies and the burdensome influence of unions, the government has blamed the mining industry for the tragedy. Last month, workers at the Lonmin mine went on strike, demanding higher wages … More

    What Makes America Exceptional? Hint: It Is Not Social Security

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    In Alan Colmes’s view, social welfare programs have made America “exceptional.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Colmes’s preposterous article in The Wall Street Journal Monday, “How Democrats Made America Exceptional,” gave me a momentary flashback. I recalled vividly my days in Denmark as an impoverished university student. One … More

    GM Shuts Down Chevy Volt Production

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    General Motors is halting production of the poorly selling Chevy Volt to accommodate a redesigned Chevy Impala. The impending four-week shutdown of the electric car represents yet another setback following news of disappointing sales for the second year in a row: General Motors Co. (GM), the largest U.S. automaker, is … More

    Morning Bell: $16,000,000,000,000

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    Yesterday, the U.S. national debt passed $16 trillion. On President Barack Obama’s watch, the debt has increased by 50 percent, as campaign promise after campaign promise has drowned in a sea of federal spending. When he was running for President, Obama condemned George W. Bush for adding $4 trillion to … More

    U.S. Should Quit U.N.'s "Programme of Action"

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    Today marks the second week of the 2012 Review Conference for the U.N.’s “Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects,” commonly known as the PoA. Unlike the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which collapsed for the … More

    Secretary Clinton's Asia Tour: Keep the Pressure on South China Sea

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the midst of a 10-day tour of the Asia-Pacific. Certainly there are many things to be discussed over the week-and-a-half visit, but high on the Secretary’s agenda should be the brewing conflict over the South China Sea and assertion of American interests there, … More

    U.S. Debt Hits $16 Trillion

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    Today, the U.S. debt clock hit $16 trillion. Compare that to the end of 2008, just days before President Obama officially took office, when the total federal debt was short of $10 trillion. That’s a 60 percent increase in the federal debt in less than 4 years! Now more than … More

    DHS Deportation Numbers Again Called into Question

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    Reports are circling again this week that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to overstate its deportation numbers. After boasting the highest number of removals of illegal immigrants in agency history late last year, DHS was criticized by Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX) for artificially inflating its deportation numbers by … More

    Condoleezza Rice's Inspirational Remarks on School Choice

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    Listening to Condoleezza Rice’s speech at the Republican convention the other night, I have never felt so proud. Not because, like me, she is African American—and not because, like me, she is conservative—but because she makes everything so clear. We both grew up in the South and experienced so many … More