The “Untouchable” $23.6 Billion

Untouchable.  That’s the treatment being given to the $23.6 billion being spent right now to implement Obamacare. This $23.6 billion is part of the $105.5 billion appropriated by the last Congress to fund Obamacare.  The remainder (Think of it as post-dated checks for the other $81.9 billion.) automatically becomes available between now and FY2019. None […]

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Japan Abandons Nuke Plant

A spike in radiation levels at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has forced workers to abandon their operation, a government spokesman says. He was speaking after smoke was seen rising from reactor three. Earlier, a blaze struck reactor four for the second time in two days On Wednesday, Japanese Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said at […]

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Japan’s Nuclear Situation Nearing Severity of Chernobyl

(CNN) — The explosion Tuesday at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has elevated the situation there to a “serious accident” on a level just below Chernobyl, a French nuclear official said, referring to an international scale that rates the severity of such incidents. The International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale — or INES — goes […]

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Asian Countries Warning Citizens of Fallout

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Renato Solidum says, according to ABSCBN News: A text message has been circulating around, warning Filipinos to stay indoors since radiation coming from a leak in a devastated Fukushima nuclear plant may hit local winds starting 4 p.m. today. In an interview with ANC’s Dateline Philippines, however, […]

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Senator DeMint on School Choice

South Carolinians for Responsible Government has produced a new video featuring Senator Jim DeMint (R–SC) on the importance of school choice. DeMint outlines the keys to achieving educational success not just in South Carolina but in the rest of the country: If we want true innovation in education to reach the widest range of student […]

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Japan Seeks U.S. Help With Nuclear Reactor Emergency

Japan Asks U.S. Nuclear Commission for Help With Fukushima’s Troubled Reactors. By DAVID MUIR and JESSICA HOPPER March 14, 2011— The Japanese government formally asked the United States’ Nuclear Regulatory Commission for help in stabilizing its troubled nuclear reactors in the wake of the country’s massive earthquake and tsunami. The NRC sent two boiling water […]

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A Prayer of a Chance for Those Most in Need

World magazine recently highlighted the impressive impact of the community outreach of one urban congregation in Manhattan. This inspiring story is just one example of the uniquely powerful effectiveness of indigenous faith-based service in neighborhoods burdened by enormous financial and societal problems. At a time of cutbacks in government services, the faith community remains as […]

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