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  • Monthly Archives: May 2013

    Pro-Internet-Tax Groups Get the Facts Wrong

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    A letter from a small group of four pro-Internet-tax advocacy groups sent to Members of Congress yesterday claims that The Heritage Foundation is wrong on the policy and the facts regarding the issue of Internet sales taxes. Their assertion falls short. There are several fatal problems with the bill, which … More

    White House Spins Obama’s Role in Benghazi: From Competence to Irrelevance (VIDEO)

    With the weekend’s grand slam appearance on the Sunday talk shows by yet another official unqualified to talk about Benghazi, the Obama Administration has again shot itself in the foot. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer attempted to defend U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s mischaracterization of the Benghazi terrorist attack, which … More

    Energy Efficiency Bill Is a Big Step in the Wrong Direction

    Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call/Newscom

    Senator Byron Dorgan (D–ND) told Greenwire (subscription required) that an energy efficiency bill that passed through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee would be a necessary “first step” to more federal efforts to overhaul energy policy. The legislation, introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D–NH) and Rob Portman (R–OH), contains … More

    With Growing National Security Threats, A New Counterterrorism Direction Is Needed

    President Obama warns against sequestration with a backdrop of emergency responders. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom)

    Later this week, President Obama will travel to the National Defense University (NDU) for a major policy address. Under massive pressure to address his Administration’s mishandling of the terrorist murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and potentially illegal surveillance of Associated Press reporters, Obama will attempt to refocus the … More

    Prayers and Assistance for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

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    Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the Oklahoma tornado yesterday. The tornado, which touched down at 2:56 p.m. yesterday outside Oklahoma City, left massive destruction in its wake and took the lives of at least 24 people. On average, over a thousand tornadoes strike throughout the U.S. … More

    Cronyism: Companies like Amazon, Craigslist Use Government to Crush Competition

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    People line up to go to the Apple store, but can’t stand waiting in line at the DMV. That’s because consumers love good products and good service. Businesses tend to provide reasons for lining up, while governments simply force us to. So for years now, conservatives have rejoiced in the … More

    Morning Bell: A Bumper Crop of Food Stamps

    Cartoon by Glenn Foden

    Tweet this Where do food stamps come from? They come from taxpayers—certainly not from family farms. Yet the “farm” bill, a recurring subsidy-fest in Congress, is actually 80 percent food stamps and other government nutrition programs. The food stamps sweeten the farm deal for lawmakers, who admit that the combination … More

    President Obama, Bangladesh Has Faced Enough Tragedy, Don’t Take Away Jobs, Too

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    Since late last year, workers in Bangladesh have been beset by tragedy after tragedy. First there was a factory fire that killed over 100 garment workers in November. Then last month a garment complex collapsed, killing over 1,000 people. Now, as if to add insult to injury, the Obama Administration … More

    Germany Moves Closer to Listing Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization

    Sojka Libor/ZUMA Press/Newscom

    Germany is moving closer to supporting a move by the European Union (EU) to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, according to news sources. If true, this is a welcome development. German support for listing Hezbollah as a terrorist organization would help rectify the glaring and inexcusable omission by other … More

    Missile Defense: Another Successful U.S. Test

    Photo: PASCAL SAURA/AFP/Newscom

    Last Wednesday, off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, the Navy cruiser USS Lake Erie conducted a successful test of the next-generation missile defense weapon, engaging and destroying a dummy target warhead that had separated from a short-range attacking rocket. The Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) is designed to seek and kill both … More