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    Scribecast: What Really Motivates the 'Occupy' Protesters?

    “Occupy” protesters wear their movement’s leaderless decentralization on their collective sleeve. The attitude fits with a group that claims “democracy” as its chief political end. But it also makes ascertaining their conctete political objectives far more difficult, since, in theory, there can be no established political platform. Polling conducted at … More

    A Christmas Tale -- 1919

    It’s easy to complain in the midst of a stressful holiday season. But my family has a unique remedy: We remember one special Christmas in 1919 that gave us the freedom and liberty we enjoy today. This will be the 89th anniversary of the year my father celebrated Christmas Eve … More

    VIDEO: Season of Giving at Occupy DC? Not Quite.

    Amid all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the Occupy Wall Street movement continues in Washington, DC’s Freedom Plaza encampment. Since it’s the season of giving, Accuracy in Media‘s Ben Johnson donned a Santa Claus hat and visited the site to ask for donations for the homeless. Was … More

    Most Charitable Nations Are Among the Most Economically Free

    Four of the world’s five most charitable nations also rank among the ten most economically free, a comparison of a pair of studies finds. The Charities Aid Foundation released its annual World Giving Index on Wednesday. The survey ranks the nations of the world according to a definition of charity … More

    Pelosi's Economic Policy Forums Included Husband's Business Partner

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is knee-deep in allegations that she used her influence to personally enrich herself and her family since becoming speaker of the House in 2007. Scribe reported last week that Pelosi stands to benefit financially from major energy legislation called the NAT GAS Act. Pelosi, … More

    Obamacare Set for Oral Argument

    Today, the Supreme Court released the oral argument schedule for the consolidated Obamacare challenges.  The Court will hear oral argument on March 26, 27 and 28, 2012, with a nearly unprecedented amount of time allotted for argument. First up on March 26, the Court will hear argument on the Anti-Injunction … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: December 19 – December 23

    Analysis: Over the weekend the Senate passed a two month extension of the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance and SGR (the doc fix) along with a provision to expedite the decision making process for the Keystone XL pipeline.  The House will return today to vote on this Senate compromise and … More

    Obama's $4 Million Hawaii Vacation

    President Obama had hoped to be in Hawaii today for the start of his 17-day Christmas vacation. Instead, he’s stuck in Washington until Congress finishes its work for the year. But in the Aloha State, residents are already abuzz about the first family’s trip — and its high price tag. … More

    Increasing Instability in China Bodes Ill for 2012

    For the last three months, the village of Wukan in Guangzhou, China, has been the scene of unrest. Locals were outraged that, for years, their lands were often being sold from under them by village officials. When petitions to provincial-level authorities brought no relief, they began to stage public protests, … More

    Poll: Americans Reject Class Warfare Talk by Obama, Occupy Wall Street

    A new poll from Gallup suggests that President Obama’s class warfare argument and the Occupy Wall Street movement are failing to resonate with Americans — and might actually be backfiring. The new survey reveals that Americans today are less likely to think of the country as divided into “haves” and … More