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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Ryan Makes Case for School Choice

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    House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) made a strong case yesterday for the need to ensure that every child in America has the opportunity to attend a school of choice. “If we want to restore the promise of America,” Ryan stated, “then we must reform our broken public-school system.” … More

    Politically Connected Company Wins Offshore Wind Lease Despite Setbacks

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    A politically connected renewable energy company has received the go-ahead from the Interior Department to produce wind energy off the coast of Delaware, despite doubts that the project in question will actually materialize. Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with NRG Bluewater … More

    VIDEO: Campaign Staffer Caught Red-Handed Facilitating Voter Fraud

    Conservative activist and filmmaker James O’Keefe released a shocking video on Wednesday apparently showing Patrick Moran, son of and campaign field manager for Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), facilitating voter fraud by instructing an undercover videographer on how to forge documents to give to poll workers. Moran has since resigned from … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's "New Economic Patriotism"

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    President Obama has a new booklet—a glossy, 20-page spread called “The New Economic Patriotism: A Plan for Jobs and Middle-Class Security.” The title is completely Orwellian, since the plan—which is nothing new—would actually kill jobs, harming the middle class. As expected, the “new patriotism” means paying more in taxes for … More

    Friedman Foundation Takes a Critical Look at Administrative Bloat in Public Schools

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    The Friedman Foundation has published an excellent report detailing the administrative bloat plaguing our nation’s public schools. The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America’s Public Schools shows dramatic increases in teaching and non-teaching staff over the past five decades despite modest increases in student enrollment. As we … More

    Argentina's Ship of State Hits Choppy Waters

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    It’s Spring Break in Argentina, and tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest the policies of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Argentineans are angry—about rising crime, corruption, and the virtual ban her government has imposed on the purchase of foreign currencies as it attempts to … More

    CHART: Paul Ryan Lays Out a Vision for Reforming Welfare, Fighting Poverty

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    In his speech today at Cleveland State University, Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) laid out a vision for reforming the nation’s approach to poverty. “With few exceptions, government’s approach has been to spend lots of money on centralized, bureaucratic, top-down anti-poverty programs,” Ryan stated. “The mindset behind this approach is that … More

    Fact Checkers Get It Wrong on Jobs and China

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    Who fact-checks the fact checkers? After the debate Monday night, CNN engaged in a fact-checking exercise. Many criticize these exercises for being more slanted and less accurate than what’s being fact-checked in the first place, and sure enough, this is what happened with China trade and jobs. CNN, for example, … More

    Arab Spring Protests Underscore Urgent Need for Economic Reforms

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    In Monday’s foreign policy debate, Governor Mitt Romney briefly mentioned the importance of economic reform in addressing some of the problems associated with the eruption of the “Arab Spring” uprisings. The Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Economic Freedom confirmed that the lack of economic freedom was a major factor that … More

    Survey: Americans Do Not Believe Defense Spending Is Too High

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    According to the Foreign Policy Initiative’s (FPI) national survey, a majority of Americans support America’s role in world affairs and do not believe that we spend too much on defense. Therefore, action must be taken to change the current plan to haphazardly slash defense spending. After surveying 1,000 likely voters … More