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    President Obama: An Advocate for a Restrained Judiciary?

    Yesterday in a joint press conference with the Canadian prime minister and Mexican president, President Obama expressed his confidence that the Supreme Court will uphold his signature health care law, following more than six hours of oral argument before the Court last week. Obama suggested that the Court—not Congress—would be … More

    House Committee Subpoenas Interior Department on Gulf Coast Report

    A House committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday, demanding documents related to the administration’s Gulf Coast drilling permatorium. Republicans on the panel say the administration’s refusal to turn over documents made the action necessary. At issue is a controversial report issued by the Interior Department to justify its 2010 ban on new … More

    D.C. Votes, but Not for a Representative

    Today is primary day in Washington, D.C. Don’t expect a heated battle for Senator or Representative, though. D.C. does not have those offices. That’s because D.C.’s a federal city, not a state. The District’s status has long been a sore spot with some of its residents. Advocates of D.C. voting … More

    Ecotality Examined: For Electric Vehicle Company, Politics is Business

    Part two of a three-part series. Ecotality “is a great example of the stimulus act doing what it was supposed to do,” explained company spokeswoman Jeanine L’Ecuyer in May of 2010. “ETEC was teetering. It was a company trying very hard to stay in business. This grant has created jobs … More

    Religious Practice Alive and Well in America

    A new Gallup poll finds that a majority of Americans are very or moderately religious, a statistic that bodes well for individual well-being and the health of civil society. The study found that four in 10 Americans believe that religion plays an important role in their daily lives and frequently … More

    Falklands War, 30 Years Later: Argentina Still Gunning for Control

    Thirty years ago today, the Argentine army invaded the Falkland Islands, a sovereign British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic. A brutal military regime in Argentina calculated that a weakened United Kingdom, increasingly stripped of the elements of national power, would be unable to respond to a military fait accompli. … More

    Ecotality Examined: SEC Subpoena for Stimulus-Backed Company Revealed

    Part one of a three-part series. Scribe has obtained a copy of a Securities and Exchange Commission subpoena sent to Donald Karner, former CEO of Ecotality North America (formerly called eTec), the subsidiary of a company that recieved roughly $115 million in stimulus grants to manufacture charging stations for electric … More

    Welfare Is Cool at 'Food Stamp Friday' Party

    Apparently government assistance is the hip new thing. As The Daily Caller reports, “A nightclub in Montgomery, Ala. is raising eyebrows by hosting a ‘Food Stamp Friday’ party on April 6 that seems to glamorize life on the federal government’s food assistance program.” According to the article, patrons who present … More

    Income Inequality: Left Distorts the Facts, Again

    Earlier this month, University of California economist Emmanuel Saez released his latest installment on income inequality. Predictably, the media is trumpeting its message without considering crucial facts. In this newest update, Saez argues that in 2010, “the top 1% [of income earners] captured 93% of the income gains in the … More

    A 'Global Minimum Tax' if Biden Gets His Way

    If you think a “global minimum tax” sounds like a whacky conspiracy theory, you’d be wrong. According to Vice President Joe Biden, it’s the answer for helping to spur manufacturing in the United States. Here are his remarks at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa (in which he addresses the … More