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  • Monthly Archives: September 2012

    Free Speech Threatened at United Nations

    Newscom

    The skies over New York are thick with chickens coming home to roost for the Obama Administration. No sooner had President Obama delivered his oration to the U.N. General Assembly—in which he both defended the principle of free speech and denounced the exercise thereof if it hurts Muslim religious feelings—than … More

    Dropping the Ball on Unions

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    The NFL’s replacement referees have missed a number of calls in recent weeks. But they’d be correct if they decided to flag Washington Post writer Brad Plumer for unsportsmanlike conduct. He recently committed the sin of bringing politics to the newspaper’s sports section. Having done that, Plumer deserves an additional … More

    Attempting to Decipher the Perplexing Rhetoric of Ahmadinejad's U.N. Speech

    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 66th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 22, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s highly anticipated U.N. speech can be summed up in one word: erratic. Although he toned down most of the incendiary language he used in previous years, Ahmadinejad whined about how “the current world order is discriminatory and based on injustice.” To replace it, Ahmadinejad tried to … More

    Michigan's Mandate for Pricier Energy

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    If an energy technology has so much promise, why would you need a constitutional amendment to require its production? Energy consumers in Michigan should be asking this question. On the Michigan ballot this November is Proposal 3, or “25 x 25,” which sets out to amend the Michigan constitution to … More

    What Did the Obama Administration Know and When Did It Know It?

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Libyan President Mohamed Magarief on September 24.

    Mounting evidence suggests that Obama officials may have been less—much less—than forthright with the facts of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Reportedly, U.S. intelligence sources knew within the first 24 hours of … More

    Are Religious Institutions and Individuals Being Treated Like Second-Class Citizens?

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    Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which the American system of government is based. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In a 1789 letter to the United Baptists … More

    Sebelius to Continue Campaigning for Obama Despite Hatch Act Violation

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    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will campaign for President Obama this week, days after federal officials ruled that she illegally did so in her official capacity earlier this year. Sebelius will appear “in per personal capacity” at a handful of New Hampshire events, according to a report in … More

    Obama’s Appeasement

    Obama at the U.N., 9/25/12

    The attacks on United States embassies in the Middle East raise questions about President Obama’s policy in the region. But the administration’s reaction to these events is troubling as well. Its strong condemnation of a video it claims incited the violence, its attempt to censor the video, and its weak … More

    Matt Damon's "Promised Land" Twists the Fracking Facts

    "The Informant!" Press Conference - 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

    What happens when ideology and facts go their separate ways in Hollywood? Stick to the ideology — and that’s just what happened in Matt Damon’s newest anti-fracking film, “Promised Land,” according to documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer: So, according to sources close to the movie, they’ve come up with a solution … More

    Morning Bell: Obama and Congress Are Choosing to Cause a Recession

    Obama Forward

    President Obama recently said, “The most important lesson I’ve learned is you can’t change Washington from the inside.” That’s demoralizing to hear when a recession is bearing down on the economy—and it’s an inside job. The Congressional Budget Office has forecasted a fresh recession to hit next year if Taxmageddon, … More