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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    DeMint on Fox News: "Obamacare Puts the IRS on Steroids"

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint appeared on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” tonight to warn about the new powers granted to the IRS as a result of Obamacare. “Obamacare puts the IRS on steroids,” DeMint said. “It opens the door for the IRS to come into … More

    The IRS, Obamacare, and You: The Complexity

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    The many federal bureaucrats working on Obamacare implementation within the IRS stand at the center of an intricate web of government and regulation that will ensnare all Americans in its grasp. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) last year released a report with a chart showing all the bureaucratic offices and … More

    Benghazi Investigation Still Very Much Ongoing

    Rep. Darrell Issa at Oversight and Government Reform Committee

    Benghazi is back in the headlines with a vengeance as investigations continue on several congressional fronts: Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA) subpoenaed the State Department to deliver more email threads on the Benghazi talking points; The House Government Reform and Oversight Committee threatened to subpoena Ambassador Thomas Pickering regarding the Accountability … More

    Opposition to Burma’s “Two-Child Policy” Mounting

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    Burma’s political icon, Aung san Suu Kyi, is finally speaking out about the plight of ethnic populations in Burma, and the U.S. State Department seems to be listening. Burma is facing opposition from the U.S. for its “two-child policy” targeting the Muslim minority Rohingya. Recent enforcement of the 1994 two-child … More

    Chinese Hackers Compromise U.S. Weapons Systems

    Newscom

    The Washington Post is reporting that the designs for many of the U.S.’s “most sensitive advanced weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers.” While the U.S. has started to increase its pressure on China, it is a dollar short and a day late. Rather than allow state-sponsored hackers to … More

    The Rich and Famous at the Farm Bill Trough

    Joe Sohm Visions of America/Newscom

    Congress is considering the renewal of massive agriculture subsidies that proponents characterize as a crucial “safety net” for struggling family farms. In fact, most of the taxpayer support is actually pocketed by the well-to-do, including former President Jimmy Carter, the current Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and … More

    China Hacks U.S. Defense Department

    Chinafotopress/ZUMApress/Newscom

    The Defense Science Board (DSB) just released a report indicating that Chinese hackers have compromised the designs of perhaps two dozen of America’s top defense programs. The sheer breadth of China’s cyber espionage, as reflected in the types of programs, is breathtaking, ranging from missile defense systems (AEGIS, Patriot PAC-3, … More

    A Conservative Agenda for Trade: Eliminate the Threat of Tariffs

    Newscom

    When it comes to trade, the ultimate objective for conservatives should be to eliminate tariffs—not just reduce some or all, but take them completely off the table and make it as difficult as possible to impose or threaten to impose tariffs (or quotas). Many Americans believe that tariffs are a … More

    Morning Bell: Join the Fight Against Common Core

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    Two competing forces are pushing on America’s K–12 education system today. One is an effort to infuse education choice into a long-stagnant system, empowering parents with the ability to send their child to a school that meets her unique learning needs. The other is an effort to further centralize education … More

    Internet Sales Tax Could Lead to Higher Prices

    Newscom

    If the House approves the Marketplace Fairness Act, Villa Lagoon Tile won’t be out of business, but it might be forced to raise its prices. In an interview with National Public Radio, owners Lundy Wilder and Dave Perry talked about the “tremendous burden” the Internet sales tax will create for … More