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  • Yearly Archives: 2012

    Bahrain and Kuwait Face Growing Internal Threats as Syrian Opposition Gathers in Qatar

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    Three Arab kingdoms in the Persian Gulf region have been confronted with the destabilizing fallout of growing political tensions in recent days. On Monday, a series of bombings in Bahrain’s capital of Manama killed two men, an ominous sign that the struggle between the island nation’s predominantly Sunni ruling elite … More

    The Top 3 Special Interests Expecting Favors During Obama's Second Term

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    President Obama enjoyed support from some key constituencies in his successful reelection bid. Some of those groups are surely expecting to benefit from another four years of his Administration. Here are three groups likely to get some sort of payout during a second Obama term. Big Labor Labor unions have … More

    Help Our Heroes This Veterans Day

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    Each year on November 11, Americans celebrate Veterans Day by commemorating the men and women who have heroically served our country and selflessly devoted themselves to the defense of freedom and liberty. This Veterans Day, we should honor these heroes by helping those service members who need our assistance. Since … More

    The Holes in the CIA’s Benghazi Timeline

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    In yet another attempt to counter the mounting evidence against the Obama Administration in the handling of the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the CIA last Friday leaked a timeline of events to foreign policy columnist David Ignatius. The CIA version makes its actions seem appropriate if insufficient. … More

    How to Explain the Entitlement Spending Crisis to Kids

    In a new video parodying Dr. Seuss’s whimsical style, the American Enterprise Institute puts the problem of growing entitlement program spending in a form elementary school kids can understand. It’s a good thing, too, because their generation will be burdened with paying for this skyrocketing spending if Congress and the … More

    Heritage Action: Stand With Us

    Last night, President Obama won reelection. This is a devastating blow, but not a decisive defeat. We conservatives cannot give up now. We have to reaffirm our resolve and renew our fight for conservative principles. Watch the new video from Heritage Action to find out how we will fight the … More

    Morning Bell: Now Is a Time for Commitment

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    Dear friends, I write to tell you to take heart. Yes, conservatives are disappointed that a President who recklessly spent trillions, expanded government and put many of our values and institutions at risk has won a second term. But many of us have been here before. In Washington, there are … More

    The Downfall of Russia's Defense Minister

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    On November 6, Russian President Vladimir Putin sacked Defense Minister Anatoly E. Serdyukov, who has held the post since 2007. Serdyukov had overseen the largest and most radical military reform of the Russian armed forces since the creation of the Red Army in 1918. Under Serdyukov, a former furniture businessman … More

    New Targeting Missile Would Knock Out Enemy's Electronics

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    On October 16, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force made history when they successfully test-launched a new missile with the capability of remotely disrupting or disabling an enemy’s electronics while inflicting little or no collateral damage. The weapon, developed under the Counter-Electronics High-Powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), never actually … More

    IMF: Fannie and Freddie Threaten U.S. Fiscal Health

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    Followers of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have long joked that the fund’s acronym stands for “It’s Mostly Fiscal.” For a long time it has helped bail out basket-case economies with severe fiscal deficiencies, such as Greece, Russia, and Argentina. But a recent report shows that the IMF is now … More