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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    DHS Admits It Is Unprepared for EMP Threat

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    In testimony delivered on September 12, Brandon Wales, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center, admitted that DHS remains unprepared for the possibility of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event or attack. Wales testified that the nation’s power grid is more vulnerable now than … More

    CHART: How Much Money Should Go to National Security?

    Marine FAST

    “It’s a ship without sailors. It’s a brigade without bullets. It’s an air wing without enough trained pilots. It’s a paper tiger,” said Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta about the effects of the looming sequestration, which will cut more than half a trillion dollars from the defense budget over the … More

    Morning Bell: Two Liberal Whoppers on Medicare

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    A debate that has been fought largely over the airwaves is about to go head-to-head. Medicare reform is a huge part of that debate, and the left—bolstered by the media—has been promoting two huge falsehoods on the issue. Several proposals from conservatives and liberals for Medicare reform, including The Heritage … More

    China Says U.S. Missile Defense "Destabilizing"

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    The Obama Administration is granting legitimacy to Chinese and Russian claims that strengthening U.S. missile defenses are aggressive and instigate conflict. More recently, it has done so regarding plans to place a second missile defense radar in Japan to defend against North Korean missiles. At a recent joint press conference … More

    The Constitution and Our Democracy...er, Republic

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    It’s usually considered bad form to show up late for a party and then trash the guest of honor. But at a recent Constitution Day event (held two days after the actual Constitution Day), Harvard law professor Michael Klarman attempted not to praise our nation’s governing charter but to bury … More

    What Does the Obama Administration Have Against Cheap Vegetables?

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    The Obama Administration’s Commerce Department recently took a preliminary position in favor of ending a 16-year-old trade agreement governing tomatoes imported from Mexico. The Florida Tomato Exchange asked the Administration to end the agreement because it doesn’t want to compete with low-priced tomatoes grown in Mexico. This announcement took Mexico … More

    10 Ways the Obama Administration Is Hurting America's Energy Economy

    Obama Forward

    One of the few bright spots over the past few years in America’s economy has been energy production, but this has occurred largely in spite of this Administration’s energy policies, not because of them. And the simple fact remains that our energy economy could be even brighter, but egregiously burdensome … More

    Dependent Premiums Slated for Future Increases

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    As Michelle Andrews reported for Kaiser Health News, “Thanks in part to the 2010 health law’s provisions that allow adult children to stay on their parents’ plans until they reach age 26, employers are scrutinizing their dependent coverage policies more closely.” Heritage’s Drew Gonshorowski has cautioned against the adverse side effects … More

    U.S. Foreign Policy Should Advance Economic Freedom

    Congressman Devin Nunes

    In his recent commentary, Congressman Devin Nunes (R–CA) penned a bold foreign policy idea that is based on advancing economic freedom: It’s time to try a new approach to foreign policy—creating an alliance of free-trading nations.… This alliance of free-trading nations will welcome any nation that wants close relations with … More

    Senator Rand Paul Gets It Right on Overcriminalization

    Newscom

    Apparently, Members of Congress have not been reading our Overcriminalization blogs. How do we know this? Because the International Fisheries Stewardship and Enforcement Act (IFSEA) is the embodiment of much of what our blogs have highlighted is wrong with legislation. The Senate sponsors of IFSEA didn’t have the votes to … More