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  • Yearly Archives: 2012

    Who Altered the Benghazi Talking Points?

    Bipartisan outrage is a rarity in Washington these days, but the Obama Administration’s lack of transparency over Benghazi has provoked it. This $64,000 question occupied Congress in open and closed hearings last week as well as the Sunday talk shows: Who altered the Administration’s talking points on the Benghazi terrorist … More

    Japan's Post-WWII Recovery Can Be a Lesson for the World

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    Although Japan is now best remembered for two decades of economic stagnancy, its post-war development plan can still serve as a model for emerging countries and economies recovering from crisis. This notion was on display in October, when, for the first time since 1964, Tokyo hosted the annual meetings of … More

    Ron Wyden's Revisionist Solyndra History

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    In a recent interview with Platts Energy Week TV, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), incoming chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, discussed his plans to revise government loan programs that he claimed don’t do enough to boost innovative green energy projects. “Right now they’re not doing enough to encourage … More

    Driver's License Insecurity: Your Identity (And America) May Be at Risk

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    Today’s Jeff Rossen recently reported that a Texas kindergarten teacher received the surprise of her life when she was told that she had purchased a house and cars in a state she hadn’t even visited. When applying for a mortgage, Candida Guitierrez found out that another woman in Kansas, Benita … More

    232 Business Leaders Urge Obama, Congress to Reform Entitlements

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    A letter from 232 multi-industry organizations, in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is calling on President Obama and Congress to restructure the nation’s entitlement programs and put them on a path toward financial sustainability. These organizations recognize that the country’s rising debt poses grave economic risks. In the … More

    Heritage Finds Solutions to Sequestration

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    With sequestration—the automatic reductions to the federal government set to occur January 2, 2013—looming ever closer, The Heritage Foundation has put forth a proposal to replace these cuts and avert the disaster. Heritage’s Patrick Louis Knudsen recently detailed $150 billion worth of savings to be found in the federal budget … More

    Oil Rig Explosion Shouldn’t Lead to More Drilling Bans

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    The Coast Guard is searching for two people, and a number of workers are in critical condition after an oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana. First and foremost, our thoughts are with the workers and their families and friends who were affected by the incident. It will be … More

    Morning Bell: The Escalating Conflict Between Hamas and Israel

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    Over the last four days, militants in Gaza have fired more than 840 rockets at Israel. Hamas rockets have reached the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the first time, thanks to the smuggling of Iranian rockets into Gaza. The increasing range and sophistication of Palestinian rockets has expanded the … More

    More Misleading Numbers on Poverty

    Hundreds wait in line for section 8 housing vouchers in Bloomington, Indiana, in July. (Photo: Polaris)

    This past week, media outlets have been abuzz, heralding the news that poverty levels in the United States are higher than previously thought. But the numbers are misleading. The Census Bureau reported last week that, according to its new “supplemental poverty measure,” 49.7 million Americans are in poverty. This figure … More

    Foreign Policy: No Apology for American Greatness

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    While conservatives might be in a bit of a post-election funk, this is no time to compromise our principles—especially on foreign policy and national security, where Team Obama’s record has been less than stellar to say the least. Rather, now is the time to dig deep and fight for the … More