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  • Yearly Archives: 2012

    Ryan and Rubio on the Promise of American Opportunity

    Paul Ryan

    At Tuesday night’s Kemp Foundation Leadership Award Dinner, Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) and Senator Marco Rubio (R–FL) talked about ways to promote opportunity, battle poverty, and get the country back on track. Both men aim to further successful reforms triggered by former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and longtime … More

    Jim DeMint to Become Heritage's Next President

    Ed Feulner and Jim DeMint

    Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) will leave the U.S. Senate next year to become president of The Heritage Foundation, succeeding Edwin J. Feulner, the man who first envisioned the think tank in 1973 and has led it as president for the past 36 years. Heritage’s Board of Trustees unanimously chose DeMint … More

    County to Boost Security After Anti-Fracking Activist Threats, Intimidation

    Controversial Hydro-Fracking Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania

    The Boulder, CO, County Commission has been forced to revise its security plan in the wake of disruptive and threatening actions by environmental activists at a recent Commission hearing on the use of public land for natural gas extraction. At a hearing on Tuesday, a group of activists shouted down speakers and … More

    U.S. to U.N. Conference: Hands Off the Internet

    Internet

    Regulating the Internet is a dream of autocratic governments and international organizations alike. This week and next, Internet governance will be the hot topic of the World Conference on International Telecommunications. The conference began on December 3 in Dubai and is hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a U.N. … More

    Morning Bell: Businesses Cutting Hours, Bracing for Costs of Obamacare

    Applebee's owner Zane Tankel, who has spoken about Obamacare's cost to businesses/employer mandate

    It seems that every day now brings another business owner in the news talking about cutting workers’ hours or making other cost-cutting moves in anticipation of Obamacare’s impact in 2013. Here are just a few of the business owners’ comments on the health care law: “We’ve calculated it will [cost] … More

    Chinese Investment: Stop Complaining

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    The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times had front-page stories yesterday on the Securities and Exchange Commission suing the China subsidiaries of major accounting firms for not cooperating with investigations into possible fraud at Chinese clients. The famous multinational auditors are complaining, the Chinese firms are complaining, the Chinese … More

    Funding for Promising Defense Program in Jeopardy

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    On November 29, the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) had its first successful test run, during which it intercepted an air-breathing target (that is, a missile that does not fly outside the Earth’s atmosphere). While the Pentagon decided not to procure the MEADS program, Congress recently eliminated the funding … More

    Fiscal Cliff Threatens America's Economic Freedom

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    The clock is ticking. Massive tax hikes are threatening to push America’s already declining economic freedom over the “fiscal cliff,” a politician-made economic catastrophe. President Obama’s proposal to avert the fiscal cliff is a $1.6 trillion tax hike plus new stimulus spending, along with expanded power for himself to raise … More

    Obama Promises to Increase Taxes on Small Business, Then Give Them a Tax Credit

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    In the midst of President Obama’s push to hike taxes on the most successful job-creating Americans, the President proposed a new “stimulus” of $25 billion to offer tax breaks to businesses for hiring new employees or paying workers higher salaries. Sound like déjà vu? That’s because Congress and the Obama … More

    Select Committee on Benghazi: Precedent Exists

    (L to R) Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, Utah National Guard of the U.S. Army, Eric Nordstrom, Regional Security Officer of the U.S. Department of State, Charlene R. Lamb, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the U.S. Department of State, and Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management of the U.S. Department of State, testify on the security failures in Benghazi. (Photo: Xinhua)

    In the aftermath of the September 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, the Obama Administration announced efforts to investigate the facts behind the attack and the state of U.S. security at overseas diplomatic facilities. While the reports, undertaken by the State Department’s Accountability and Review Board (ARB) … More