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  • Chart of the Week: Federal Spending on Defense vs. Entitlements

    Providing for the defense of the United States is Congress’ constitutional obligation. Lawmakers should recognize defense is a necessity, if not the federal government’s most important responsibility. In recent years, however, defense spending has continued to decline as entitlement spending increased. Priorities are being misplaced as the gap between entitlement … More

    Chart of the Week: U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Is Uncompetitive

    The U.S. is a worldwide business leader. However, high corporate taxes increase the difficulty for businesses to compete internationally in this age of globalization. Private investment in the U.S. can be increased if the federal statutory corporate income tax rate is reduced. According to Heritage analysts, the federal corporate rate matters … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 12, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe.  It’s Now Obama’s Economy – Henry Miller Leave ‘No Child’ behind – The Detroit News Faster yuan rise on cards – Zhong Nan “We’re inches away from no longer having a … More

    Washington in a Flash: Packers invade White House

    After a night of fun in New York, President Obama will welcome the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers to the White House today, despite the bitter rivalry between the President’s beloved Bears and the Cheeseheads. The Packers will be honored for their victory and team efforts. They will also be … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 11, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe.   South China Sea: It’s not Beijing’s lake – Kim Holmes Are federal social programs working? No one knows. – David Muhlhausen Every Single One: The Politicized Hiring of Eric Holder’s … More

    Washington in a Flash: GOP takes on Iowa

    Republican presidential candidates are gearing up for the first Iowa presidential debate tonight. FOX  News and The Washington Examiner are presenting the debate, which will take place at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The event leads into Saturday’s Iowa Republican Party Ames Straw Poll, which can be a pivotal moment … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 10, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Russian ‘reset’ malfunction – Ariel Cohen How Obama can get re-elected: Act like Reagan – Neil Reynolds After $65 billion, Fannie and Freddie want more of your money – Abby W. … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 9, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Fueling higher gas prices – Ed Feulner Yemen looks like al Qaeda’s new heartland – James Carafano Left’s Tea Party Invective on Boil – Brian Darling Pity the debt-paying generation – … More

    Washington in a Flash: Polls Open in Wisconsin for Recall Elections

    Wisconsinites are headed to the polls to cast their votes in the Wisconsin recall elections. The recall campaigns — against six Republicans today and against two Democratic state senators next week — have gained national attention. They stem from the fierce standoff between the Legislature earlier in the year. The … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 5, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. House forces pro-forma sessions to avoid recess appointments – Pete Kasperowicz The dead remain on Wisconsin voter list – M.D. Kittle Twitter’s ‘Who to Follow’ List Overwhelmingly Promotes Liberal Pundits, Media … More