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  • Monthly Archives: August 2013

    Wind Power: Only When the Wind Blows and the Subsidies Flow

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    Wind turbines produce power only when the wind is blowing. But perhaps more importantly, wind production builds only when the subsidies are flowing. The wind industry is experiencing slow growth through the first half of the year and blaming uncertainty over a massive subsidy as a reason why. Alex Guillen … More

    Defense Department's Strategic Review Will Leave the Nation Less Safe

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    “The entire sequester, hitting defense and non-defense, was bad policy when lawmakers passed it, it was bad policy when they let it begin, and it remains bad policy,” the Washington Post correctly points out in its recent editorial. Sequestration includes a $500 billion cut to the Pentagon’s budget between now … More

    House Pushes Back Against White House Carbon Measures

    Rep. Tim Murphy, R-PA. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Photos/Newscom)

    Before the House dismissed for August recess, it sent two important messages related to regulating (or not) carbon dioxide. The House decisively passed an amendment to the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act raised by Representative Steve Scalise (R–LA) that would require congressional approval for a … More

    Obamacare: Taking Away Americans' Health Coverage

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    In Indianapolis, married couple Rod Coons and Florence Peace are satisfied with their current health insurance coverage: I’d prefer to stay with our current plan because it meets our needs. Unfortunately, that’s not possible—because Obamacare’s government bureaucrats are forcing Coons and Peace off their health plan. As Kaiser Health News … More

    Accounting for Facts While Courting Vietnam

    Vietnam's President Troung Tan Sang in the Oval Office with President Obama. (Photo: YURI GRIPAS/REUTERS/Newscom)

    Fact: When the United States negotiates trade agreements with countries that oppress their people, the opportunity exists to liberalize institutions and ultimately create political reform—provided we have leadership with the vision to do so. Seeking economic growth, the government of Vietnam is slowly liberalizing key economic sectors. Vietnam’s inclusion in … More

    VIDEO: How to Stop Obamacare, According to Jim DeMint

    Heritage President Jim DeMint is “sounding the alarm” and encouraging Americans to get engaged. But why? Obamacare. It’s a message he echoed on this morning’s “The Daily Rundown” with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, and a message he’ll be talking about at Heritage Action’s town hall meetings this August. “This law is … More

    Why Ignoring Russian Arms Cheating Leaves the United States Vulnerable

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    The Obama Administration appears to be ignoring Russian violations of arms control agreements in favor of securing future agreements, which will eventually leave the United States vulnerable to Russia’s growing intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capabilities. In a recent article, Mark Schneider of the National Institute for Public Policy points out … More

    Liberal Logic: To Help Kids, Ban Summer Vacations

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    It is absolutely amazing what otherwise intelligent people will say once they embrace the idea that everyone should have exactly the same opportunities in all areas of life (sameness of opportunity). Last year, for example, French President François Hollande proposed to ban homework to “restore equality.” After all, it’s just … More

    Morning Bell: Where NOT to Travel This Month

    The State Department closed 21 U.S. embassies over the weekend and issued a travel alert for Americans regarding the Middle East and northern Africa, warning of possible terrorist threats in the region. Where did the intelligence come from that prompted the caution? As NBC’s Brian Williams said, “It all began … More

    War of Tweets: The State Department Takes on Islamists

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    Twitter and other social media are the new battle ground in the war of ideas between Islamist radicals and the U.S. State Department. Since July 17, Islamist tweeters and the State Department’s Digital Outreach Team (DOT) have been dueling on Twitter. The DOT is part of the State Department’s Center … More