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  • Yearly Archives: 2012

    Social Media in Warfare: The New Battleground

    IDF Twitter

    Twitter, blogs, and YouTube accompanied rockets, bombs, and aircraft as weapons in the conflict between Israel and Hamas that concluded in a ceasefire last week. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had taken to the blogosphere in order to update the world about the number of rockets that have hit Israel … More

    Shoe Shopping? Legislation Could Make Shoes Cheaper and Create Jobs

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    If Congress wants to create more jobs this holiday shopping season, it can start by eliminating many Depression-era tariffs on shoes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 186,110 Americans work for shoe stores, an industry that generates $4.6 billion in annual wages. Many people who work for large department … More

    Top 15 Tweets About the Fiscal Cliff

    Photo: Newscom

    “Fiscal Cliff” has been the catchphrase of the past few weeks, and tweets on the matter have been plentiful.  We compiled a list of the Top 15 tweets about the fiscal cliff that you should read:

    Union Corruption 2012: Big Labor's Federal Rap Sheet

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    America’s labor unions have amassed quite a federal rap sheet in 2012. According to the Justice Department, union officials nationwide have been arrested for or convicted of embezzlement, extortion, bribery, racketeering, money laundering, fraud, and witness tampering so far this year. Below are summaries of criminal actions taken against union … More

    U.S. Carbon Tax to Shovel Dollars to U.N. Bureaucrats?

    Newscom

    It appears there will be an international dining section for hogs at the carbon-tax trough. Any new tax that promises hundreds of billions of dollars per year, as a carbon tax does, would bring out the special-interest hogs, and one of the interests likely to be fed by any federal … More

    Watch: "Honor Flight" Filmmakers at The Bloggers Briefing

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    This summer the documentary “Honor Flight“ drew an audience of 28,422 to Milwaukee’s Miller Park, breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest film screening ever. It was later submitted to the Academy Awards for Best Documentary. Tomorrow at the Bloggers Briefing we’ll hear from Dan Hayes and Clay Broga, the two … More

    Time to Take Mexico Seriously

    Newscom

    When President Obama and Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto meet in Washington on Tuesday, their talks will highlight the critical relationship between our two nations. Today many businessmen and investors are increasingly bullish on Mexico. The potential for positive developments in Mexico, The Economist and others argue, are too easily … More

    Iron Dome and U.S. Takeaways for Missile Defense

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    In the past two weeks, the terrorist organization Hamas launched about a thousand ballistic missiles on Israel. Since then, the Iron Dome short-range missile defense system has occupied the front pages of the media. The system managed to intercept about 300 missiles and evaluated that about additional 700 missiles did … More

    Morning Bell: 4 Reasons Warren Buffett Is Wrong on Tax Hikes

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    Let’s talk taxes. In a New York Times op-ed yesterday, famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett once again argued that the wealthy should be taxed more. This isn’t the first time Buffett has made the case for higher taxes, and it’s not the first time he’s been wrong. … More

    China’s Claims on Its Neighbors Are No Laughing Matter

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    The Chinese continue to unite their neighbors against them. The most recent controversy is a map featured in new PRC passports that poses particular problems for Manila, Hanoi, Taipei, and New Delhi. It encompasses vast swaths of territory that their countries also claim—most of it water (and the underlying resources) … More