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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    Sexual Assault in the Military: Top JAGs Slam Gillibrand Scheme

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    The first two female Judge Advocates General (JAGs) of the Navy and Army, joined by the other top uniformed JAGs from the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, wrote a strongly worded letter warning about the dangers of the legislative scheme by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D–NY) to address the … More

    Is the Administration Offering Insurers an Obamacare Bailout?

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    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released guidance to state insurance commissioners implementing President Obama’s “fix” for people losing their insurance. Not only does it violate the explicit text of Obamacare itself, but it also raises the possibility of insurers getting access to a new pool of … More

    MEADS Passes Test; U.S. Should Re-establish Support for Program

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    The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) recently completed its third successful test—locating, tracking, and destroying two targets attacking simultaneously from the north and south. Instead of backing out of the MEADS program, the United States needs to recommit to it to ensure a robust and comprehensive missile defense system. … More

    Maintaining Strong Ties with the Baltic States Benefits the U.S.

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    Some of the United States’ most eager and engaged international partners are in Eastern Europe. A new report by The Heritage Foundation highlights the contributions of America’s Eastern European allies and underscores the importance of security cooperation between the U.S. and the Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. As noted by … More

    Girding the Grid: Educating Leaders Is Key

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    According to a recent report sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. power grid is under threat from nation-states, organized crime syndicates, hacktivists, and terrorists. More needs to be done to protect the nation’s power grid and mitigate these threats. A little more than ten years ago, a … More

    Promoting Economic Freedom in Asia: Time for Secretary Lew to Step Up

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    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is touring Asia this week. He will visit Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam and end with a much-anticipated visit to China. What should he be promoting while meeting with high-level officials in the region? Well, economic freedom, of course. Asia is home to some of … More

    Employee Rights Act: Protecting Workers from Union Overreach

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    Sponsored by Representative Tom Price (R–GA) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R–UT), the Employee Rights Act addresses insufficient protections employees have vis-à-vis unions. The bill would guarantee employees the rights to: Vote privately in a secret ballot election before forming a union; Opt out of having their personal contact information provided … More

    “Use It or Lose It” Shows There’s More Room to Cut Spending

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    As the budget conference committee meets to negotiate U.S. federal spending, lawmakers should not lose sight of the billions in taxpayer money still being wasted each year by federal government agencies. The end of the fiscal year in September is an annual showcase of waste just to spend the very … More

    Obama's Cancellation "Fix": Violating the Law for a Short-Term Public Relations Move

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    President Obama has told Obamacare’s critics that the law is “settled” and “here to stay.” But today he is saying he’ll violate the law to put a Band-Aid on it for another year. That’s in addition to the one-year delay in the employer mandate and numerous other “fixes” and delays. … More

    Obama Becoming a Punchline, but Obamacare Is No Joke

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    “The Tonight Show” is a cultural bellwether, so when its studio audience roars its approval at Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) quip that Obamacare is “the biggest job killer in this country,” you know something’s happening across our land. The truth is now gushing out on the President’s signature legislation, which … More