Remembering D-Day

Today marks the 67th anniversary of Allied troops storming Normandy in what was known as D-Day. It was the knockout blow to Axis forces in Europe during World War II and the catalyst to ending the war in the Atlantic Theater. The heroism has been memorialized in countless movies and television documentaries, but nothing could […]

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Big Corn Going on Offense

Ethanol subsidies that are set to expire at the end of this year continue to lose support among the public and in Congress. King Corn, understandably not too happy about this change in public attitude, has launched an extensive lobbying campaign targeting Capitol Hill and beyond. The Corn Farmers Coalition has launched a visible ad […]

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House Warns President on Libya

After two and half months of watching President Barack Obama’s uncertain effort in Libya, the House has had enough. According to US News, “the House voted 268-145 to pass a resolution introduced by House Speaker John Boehner, which demands President Obama to give more detail on U.S. policy goals in Libya.”  The signal from the […]

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Continual Keynesian Collapse

The Keynesian policy of trying to increase total i.e. “aggregate” demand – either by having government spend, or by cutting taxes just to leave more money in people’s pockets in hopes that they’ll spend – to revive the economy, never works. The latest installment of Keynesian failure is the payroll tax cut. Predictably, like its […]

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Better Alternatives to No Child Left Behind

The Obama Administration is pushing hard for a reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) before the start of the 2011–2012 school year. Education Week reports that on Tuesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan told an audience that NCLB reauthorization “can’t be done on Washington time. It needs to happen on real people’s time.” But the […]

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Discuss & Debate Forums Now Open!

Click on the Discuss & Debate link at the top of the page to access the newly opened group forums!  Please feel free to discuss/debate any of our posts or any other topic that is relevant to the discussions.  As usual, we welcome your feedback to improve the forums or any other aspect of our […]

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TSA Gets A Pat-Down on Screener Privatization

Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released a scathing report that deconstructed the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) claims regarding the Screening Partnership Program (SPP). The SPP, created under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001, grants airports the ability to opt out of using federal screeners and instead rely on private screeners to […]

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Malkin: The Ick-arus of Capitol Hill

How long before Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner conducts his next meltdown press conference flanked by two adult-movie “goddesses” a la Charlie Sheen? Like the delusional bad-boy actor, Weiner actually thinks his self-destructive act is winning, too. The tweetaholic congressman spent the week dodging and deflecting questions about what he called a “randy” image that appeared […]

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47 Percent of Americans Cyber-Unserious

Earlier in the week, the media reported the Pentagon’s position that a serious cyber attack might require a military response—to which the only logical response is: You think? Now we have the findings of a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey that 53 percent “of voters agree with this proposed new strategy and think a […]

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