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  • Monthly Archives: February 2013

    Reagan's Legacy: "The Sacred Value of Human Life"

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    Yesterday we celebrated Ronald Reagan’s 102nd birthday. A little-known fact about President Reagan is that he is the only sitting president to have ever published a book—a book promoting the culture of life. In Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation, published in 1983, Reagan explained what Roe had wrought … More

    Obamacare Hassle: A 127-Million-Hour Paperwork Burden

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    Three House committees have added up the total hours of burden that Obamacare’s regulations will cost Americans: over 127 million hours per year of paperwork. Federal law requires agencies to estimate the paperwork burden created by rules and regulations, so the estimates for hours of burden come from the Obama … More

    Benghazi: Panetta, Dempsey Face Questions

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    Today at 10 a.m., Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be grilled by Senators on the Benghazi terrorist attack. The Senate Armed Services Committee has to do a better job and dig deeper than the Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) … More

    Senate Cybersecurity Report Twists the Facts, Falsely Claims the Support of Businesses

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    Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee issued a report to their chairman, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D–WV), claiming that most businesses supported an approach to cybersecurity similar to his Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (CSA). After reading their report, however, one thing is absolutely clear—most businesses do not support Rockefeller’s approach and … More

    Morning Bell: Stop Apologizing for America and Start Promoting Liberty

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    In some families, a father will proudly pass a car he’s driven for many years along to his son. But Air Force pilot David A. Deptula has gone even further. He earned his wings and flew an F-15 for the first time in 1977. Thirty years later his son, Lt. … More

    EU Must Take Action Against Hezbollah Terrorist Threat

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    Bulgarian authorities yesterday accused Hezbollah of perpetrating a bombing that killed six people last summer, a finding that should lead to a reversal of the European Union’s policy of appeasement towards the Lebanon-based terrorist group. Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced the long-awaited results of the investigation into the July … More

    S&P Suit: No New Laws Were Needed for 2008 Collapse

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    The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) civil suit against credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) shows that laws that existed well before the financial crash of 2008 were more than sufficient to deal with its potential causes. While the specific charges in this suit will need to be litigated before … More

    VIDEO: Rand Paul on the Rise of Islamic Radicalism

    How can American foreign policy meet the challenge of radical Islam? By adopting the principles America used to win the cold war, said Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) in a major foreign policy speech at The Heritage Foundation. “What the United States needs now is a policy that finds a middle … More

    Trade Deficit Doesn't Matter - Trade Freedom Does

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    On February 8, the government will release data on imports and exports for 2012. This annual release often ignites a misguided debate about trade deficits. A recent news report perpetuated a popular misstatement about how international trade works: Net imports suck cash out of the economy, subtracting from gross domestic … More

    Union Head Convicted, Showing Need for Union Transparency

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    Last week, the government convicted Tyrone Freeman, president of SEIU Local 6434 in Los Angeles, of 14 counts of illegally diverting union dues into his own pockets. His conviction illustrates the need for union financial transparency. However, the Obama Administration has steadily rolled back union transparency requirements. Freeman’s former local … More