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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    The Obama Doctrine: The Not So Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Pete Marovich / Pool via CNP

    The state of U.S. foreign policy under President Obama resembles nothing so much as the mess surrounding Obamacare. This was the grim message of Thursday’s event at The Heritage Foundation. The event featured chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul (R–TX), followed by a panel of experts on … More

    Fictitious Obamacare “Fixes”

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    As millions of people are learning that Obamacare is resulting in their insurance policies being canceled, the President’s “answer” and the legislative solutions being voted on by Congress are to issue a possible and limited one-year delay of the benefit mandates. Somehow, it is supposed to be reassuring to people … More

    Remembering Kristallnacht and the Victims of Nazism

    FLORIAN SCHUH/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom

    Last week marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht—“The Night of Broken Glass.” On the night of November 9, 1938, across Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland, synagogues were burned, Jewish-owned businesses were looted, and 91 people were killed. An estimated 30,000 Jewish men were carted off to prison or concentration camps, … More

    Changing the Transportation Status Quo: Empowering the States

    Mike Lee Speaks at CPAC (February 11, 2011)

    Senator Mike Lee (R–UT) and Representative Tom Graves (R–GA) have introduced twin bills (S. 1702 and H.R. 3486) called the Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA), which would phase out the federal gas tax that motorists pay at the pump and empower the states to manage their surface transportation. Congestion in the … More

    Obama Debunks Claim of Republican Obstruction on Judicial Nominations

    AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages

    President Obama recently highlighted his success with judicial nominations, saying: We are remaking the courts…[and] when it comes to the district court, [we are] matching the pace of previous Presidents. When it comes to the appellate court, we’re just a little bit behind. This statement stands in stark contrast to … More

    303 Hours and Counting: N.C. Man Still Can't Delete Personal Information from HealthCare.gov

    Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom

    Justin Hadley, the North Carolina man who could access a stranger’s private information on HealthCare.gov, is counting down the hours until his account is removed from HealthCare.gov — literally. Time since he first contacted the Department of Health and Human Services and received no help: about 303 hours. His countdown … More

    Liberals Angry About Food Stamp Program "Cuts" They Supported

    Newscom

    Food stamp program benefits decreased at the beginning of November when a temporary boost from the 2009 stimulus package expired. This reduction is now being dubbed a “cut” by the very members of Congress who voted to speed this expiration. The food stamp boost was set to last until 2015, … More

    How President Obama Is Killing Jobs

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    Five years on and President Obama still refuses to assume responsibility for his woeful economic record. The buck stops with Republicans, other countries, changes in the weather, etc.—anywhere but the Oval Office. Of course, it’s not new having a chief executive who refuses to admit failure. What is rare is … More

    Do You Believe Obama This Time? How About Now? …Now?

    AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

    Once upon a time, Obamacare was “settled” law that was “here to stay.” Or so President Obama said—before Obamacare failed to survive contact with reality. The reality is that the Administration is delaying the impact of major parts of the law, including the employer mandate and now the benefit mandates … More

    Ashton Kutcher: "The Only Thing That Can Be Below You Is to Not Have a Job"

    Ashton Kutcher is at it again. The Hollywood golden boy surprised America several months ago when he launched into an inspiring speech on the values of hard work and responsibility at the Teen Choice Awards. He hasn’t let up on that message — to kids, and anyone else who will … More