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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Happy 237th Birthday, U.S. Navy!

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    Today, we commemorate and give thanks for the sacrifice and service of the men and women in uniform of the U.S. Navy. On October 13, 1775, Congress authorized the procurement of two armed vessels to search for British ships supplying munitions to the British army in America. Today, the Navy … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #36: USDA Lays a Regulatory Egg

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    The Obama Administration fervently opposes state laws requiring voter identification to cast a ballot. But it is insisting that the nation’s farmers prove the identity of every chicken transported across state lines. Under the fowl rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a flock that has been hatched, … More

    Debunked: Biden Claims HHS Mandate Not an Assault on Religious Liberty

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    When the vice presidential debate last night turned to the issue of religious liberty and Obamacare’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, the discussion didn’t get all the facts straight. Vice President Joe Biden explained his view of the mandate, saying: With regard to the assault on the Catholic church, … More

    Unraveling the Libya Debacle: Biden's Disregard for the Facts

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    Vice President Biden’s assertions during the debate last night showed either a lack of information or a willful disregard for the facts. Biden stated in relation to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi—which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens—that “We weren’t told they wanted more … More

    Medicare Roundup 10/12: Setting the Record Straight

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    In recent weeks, liberal politicians, editorialists, and policy analysts have vigorously attacked reform of Medicare based on a defined contribution financing. In fact, this approach to reforming Medicare has a long bipartisan tradition, going back to the 1980s and Representatives Richard Gephardt (D–MO) and David Stockman (R–MI). In fact, much … More

    USS Cole Bombing, 12 Years Later

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    On the morning of October 12, 2000, the USS Cole, under the command of Commander Kirk Lippold, docked in Aden harbor for a routine fuel stop in Yemen. At around 11:18 a.m. local time, a small craft approached the port side of the 8,400-ton destroyer . A blast — believed … More

    Biden Is Wrong on Defense Spending

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    Philip Ewing, in an article on Politico Pro about the vice presidential debate, asserts that comments about defense spending by Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) signal that Governor Mitt Romney could abandon his pledge to maintain the defense budget at 4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Ewing is jumping to … More

    Vice Presidential Debate: True/False Quiz on Taxes and Entitlements

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    Taxes and entitlements were two important domestic policy topics discussed during the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan. Among the many claims made were some that were true and some that were false. Can you guess which ones are true or false? Medicare and Social Security … More

    Vice Presidential Debate: True/False Quiz on Medicare

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    During the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan, several claims were made about Medicare. Some of these were true, others false. See which ones you can guess right: Biden: “We saved $716 billion and put it back, applied it to Medicare.” False. According to the Congressional … More

    United Nations Conceals Inconvenient Salary Data

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    The International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) recently updated its information on salaries for U.N. personnel, but it is concealing some very important information. Earlier this week, I wrote a paper using U.N. information detailing how net remuneration for U.N. professional staff is 31.3 percent higher than that of theirU.S. equivalents … More