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  • Monthly Archives: September 2013

    U.S.-Brazil Relations: Where Do We Go from Here?

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (Kena Betancur/EFE/Newscom)

    In an unusual move, Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, canceled a state visit to the U.S., citing her discontent with the Obama Administration’s response in the wake of National Security Agency (NSA) spying allegations. This embarrassing snub should force the White House to redress its foreign policy toward the region. … More

    Mark Levin and Glenn Beck Join Senator Ted Cruz, Jim DeMint, Dr. Ben Carson at Values Voter Summit

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    Raising the profile even further for the Values Voter Summit 2013, media heavyweights Glenn Beck and Mark Levin have been confirmed as featured speakers at the Washington event October 11–13—along with four current U.S. Senators, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, and dozens of conservative leaders. Founder of The Blaze, Glenn … More

    Obamacare Exchange Glitches and Delays Keep Coming

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    With just six days before the Obamacare insurance exchanges open, news of glitches and delays abounds. Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal noted several examples of how officials in Washington and the states have suffered new and significant problems implementing the law’s exchanges: Colorado became the second state, after Oregon, to limit … More

    The Case for Medicare Reform in One Chart

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    Last week’s release of the annual long-term budget outlook by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) illustrates the need to control federal spending, and spending on health entitlements in particular. One chart from the report explains why the Medicare Part A trust fund could “be exhausted just beyond the coming decade,” … More

    Isolating the Problem at the United Nations

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    Look how far Progressivism has come: As he prepared to lead the United States into World War I (less than a year after being re-elected by campaigning that he’d kept us out of the war), President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that our intervention would make the world “safe for democracy.” Not … More

    "Great Green Fleet" Not So Great After All

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    When it comes to funding the military, costly biofuel experiments should not interfere with U.S. security interests. However, that’s exactly what’s happening right now as the Navy pursues a “Great Green Fleet,” which some Members of Congress argue “makes no sense.” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus warns that America’s dependency on … More

    Rouhani’s U.N. Speech: Softer Rhetoric, but Iran Remains Defiant

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    President Hassan Rouhani of Iran snubbed the Obama Administration’s efforts to stage a symbolic meeting and delivered an underwhelming speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Although he brought a change of tone, there was little change in substance: Iran continues to refuse to comply with U.N. Security … More

    Debt Ceiling Raised Seven Times Under Obama, Costing $43,000 Per Household

    Did you know that since President Obama came into office, the debt limit has been raised seven times? With those increases, Congress has added $43,000 in debt for every American household in just the last four years. And now the debt limit deadline is looming again. Treasury will run out … More

    As Kerry Signs “Less Than Useless” U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, Congress Responds

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    Today, Secretary of State John Kerry signed the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on behalf of the United States. The reaction from Congress has been immediate, and rightfully so. In his remarks at the Signing Ceremony, Secretary Kerry offered the usual tired justifications for the treaty, which will supposedly “lift … More

    “Zero Tolerance” Zombies: Seventh Graders Suspended for Playing with Toy Gun

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    It didn’t look like a real gun. It shot plastic pellets. It was labeled “Zombie Killer.” It didn’t hurt anyone. And it was being used on private property by a seventh-grader. Nonetheless, some officious intermeddler called the Virginia Beach police when she saw Khalid Caballo holding an air-soft gun on … More