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  • Monthly Archives: November 2012

    Election Day: Ten State Ballot Measures to Watch

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    While elections for political office will likely get most of the media attention on Tuesday, 38 states will be voting on a combined 188 ballot measures affecting a host of major issues. Scribe has broken down 10 of those measures that will be worth watching as returns start coming in … More

    Morning Bell: Today Is Your Day—Vote, America

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    In urging the delegates to a New York convention to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1788, Alexander Hamilton emphasized the principal strength of the new Constitution: “Here, sir, the people govern.” The federal government gets its mandate from the American people. You are in charge. Express your will: Vote. You … More

    Green Technology Investor Looks to Keep Friends in Washington

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    Real estate giant Forest City Enterprises is getting into the renewable energy market, investing in waste-to-methane conversion, a technology one company executive says “can survive without public subsidy.” But so far, that technology is reliant on taxpayer dollars, and Forest City is also “investing” in politicians who will likely keep … More

    HHS Withholding Findings on Head Start Effectiveness

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    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has once again failed to release a timely evaluation of the federally funded Head Start program. What exactly is taking so long? It may be that the study results will likely yield similarly poor results as the evaluation of two years ago. … More

    Media Scandal in the Making: CBS Posts Still More of President's Benghazi Interview

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    On Sunday night, a full 54 days after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, CBS finally posted a critically important segment of the 60 Minutes interview with President Obama conducted on September 12. Unbelievably, it was left on the cutting room floor even as 60 Minutes aired a long segment … More

    Green Graveyard: 19 Taxpayer-Funded Failures

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    While there’s speculation over which federally supported green energy company may be the next to declare bankruptcy, plenty have already gone belly up. In one of the most extensive compilations to date, Heritage has identified 19 bankrupt green energy companies—unable to make it even with the $2.6 billion in financial … More

    India Helps U.S. Join Asian Maritime Grouping

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    Last week, India assisted the U.S. in securing dialogue-partner status in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC), a 20-member grouping of littoral nations of the Indian Ocean. India and the U.S.—as well as other Indo-Pacific nations such as Australia, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia—share an interest in maintaining … More

    National Education Standards: Been There, Didn't Do That

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    While 46 states have jumped on the national education standards bandwagon, it’s not too late to hit the brakes. We’ve been down this road before. During the 1990s, the push to nationalize standards and testing reached a fever pitch. There were the infamous national history standards, which were so poor … More

    Russia Ramps Up Missile Tests

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin recently oversaw a strategic exercise—including a series of coordinated missile tests—that drew on Russia’s nuclear “triad” (bombers, intercontinental-range ballistic missiles [ICBMs], and submarine-launched ballistic missiles [SLBMs]). Both the ICBM and the SLBM reached their respective targets after having traveled distances of more than 6,000 kilometers. Less … More

    By the Numbers: Medicare Costs for Seniors to Rise Under President's Plan

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    Under current law, as amended by Obamacare, seniors enrolled in traditional Medicare can expect to face higher Part B and Part D premiums. Moreover, President Obama has planned in his 2013 budget proposal to increase income-related Part B and Part D premium coverage by 15 percent. As a result, out-of-pocket … More