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    Guest Blog: Following the Science? Not in Sex Ed

    How would it look if the federal government took the same approach to reducing teenage drinking that it takes to reducing teenage pregnancies? Instead of telling them to wait, the focus would shift to making teen alcohol consumption “less risky.” Then, strategies would be employed to make teen alcohol consumption … More

    Guest Blogger: Reboot the Welfare System

    To most Americans, the phrase “welfare reform” conjures memories of a bipartisan law that President Clinton said would “end welfare as we know it” in 1996. So why – 15 years later – has the situation only gotten worse? First, a little background (watch this quick video, too). The 1996 … More

    Guest Blog: Sen. Rob Portman on Job Creation and Economic Growth

    In my maiden Senate floor speech, I focused on the budget and economic issues we face and how our burgeoning debt and deficit is directly linked to the sluggish pace of job creation and economic growth in states like Ohio. As I said during the speech, I believe the twin … More

    Guest Blogger: Winning the Future, Rhetoric vs. Reality

    Is the President’s new “winning the future” slogan about America succeeding, or is it about his 2012 campaign hopes? President Obama’s FY2012 budget proposal makes it clear that he did indeed punt on making the difficult choices our country badly needs. He even failed to use the recommendations of his … More

    Guest Blogger Lt Col Todd Copeland: Missions Won't Change; Budgets Shouldn't Either

    After years of deficit spending and overreaching promises made by Congress, the time has come to pay the piper. As Congress searches for areas to reduce the burgeoning national budget, there are those who clamor for cuts to defense, the largest slice of the discretionary spending pie.  While inefficiencies certainly … More

    Guest Blogger: Americans Must Remain Vigilant as Terrorists Seek to Attack 'Soft' Targets

    In the past week, military excursions into the tribal regions of Pakistan targeted Islamist militants believed to have connections to a number of plots designed to strike at the European mainland. As more evidence comes to light, it becomes clearer that Islamist militants have been preparing to hit “soft” targets … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) on Empowering Small Business

    Small business is the backbone of our economy.  They create new jobs, employ half of the private sector workforce, and represent 99.9% of the businesses in this country.  In recent years, small businesses have created 7 out of every 10 private sector jobs.  In tough economic times, the government should … More

    Guest Blogger: Are Feds Giving a Safety Net to Massachusetts's Hospitals?

    Two of the most prominent “safety net” hospitals in Massachusetts are facing sizable budget gaps again this year, and are turning to the feds to bail them out. Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) have long received, in part because of their emphasis on the under- and … More

    Guest Blogger: Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) on Celebrating Constitution Day

    I have always been thankful that so many of our country’s greatest leaders and statesmen were able to be on this earth at the same time and place to draft the Constitution.  As a lifelong student of history and government, we were blessed as a nation to have individuals that … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) on Obamacare

    If at first you don’t succeed, change the message. That’s the lesson learned when it comes to the new trillion dollar health law passed this spring. One of the central advocacy groups who pushed for the Obamacare recently held a confidential ”messaging” conference call with the progressive movement where they revealed the … More