Something Is Wrong – Don’t Look Now, But Islam Is Becoming the MSM’s Official Religion of America

By Ben Stein on 9.24.12 @ 8:27AM Don’t look now, but Islam is becoming the MSM’s official religion of America. Now, it’s not just that no one bats an eye at the amazing truth that the United States is beaming TV ads all over Pakistan apologizing for a derogatory Internet trailer for a nonexistent movie […]

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Batter Up: What’s on Deck for the Supreme Court’s October Term 2012 Term

While other events may compete for our attention this fall (baseball playoffs, football, national election campaigns), next Monday, October 1, marks the beginning of a new Supreme Court term. The Court’s last term also reminds us that the judiciary sometimes plays an outsized role in our republic. Thus, as Heritage’s Elizabeth Slattery explained last week, […]

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Dangerous and deepening divide between Islamic world, West

WASHINGTON (Reuters)– For those who believe in a clash of civilizations between the Islamic world and Western democracy, the last few weeks must seem like final confirmation of their theory. Even those who reject the term as loaded and simplistic speak sadly of a perhaps catastrophic failure of understanding between Americans in particular and many […]

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President Obama: Wrong on Rhetoric, Wrong on Trade Policy

Trade policy is once again in the spotlight with President Obama’s announcement this week of a new suit against China in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The President announced the action—which argues that China unfairly subsidizes parts of its automotive industry—during a speech on Monday in Ohio. In announcing the action, the President claimed that […]

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Chart of the Week: 70% of Spending Goes to Dependence Programs

Federal spending concentrated on the 47 dependence-creating government programs that include housing, farm subsidies, and entitlements now comprises more than 70.5 percent of total federal expenditures as of 2010, according to Heritage’s Index of Dependence on Government. This represents the fourth year in a row that the Index of Dependence on Government has risen, increasing […]

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Energy Dept. Spends $10 Million on Water Turbine to Power 25 Houses

Photo credit courtesy of NREL The first underwater turbine to make use of tidal energy went live last week in Maine, supported by a $10 million investment by the Department of Energy. The Ocean Renewable Power Company Maine’s Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Pilot Project received the Energy Department money to build, install, and operate the […]

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Concerns Deepen about Syria’s Chemical Weapons as Iran Admits Propping Up Assad Regime

A Syrian defector, who was formerly involved in Syria’s chemical weapons program, charged that the Assad regime has mulled using chemical weapons against opposition forces and predicted that the regime would not hesitate to do so as a last resort. Major General Adnan Sillu, who defected to the opposition three months ago, also contends that […]

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The Medicare Roundup: Setting the Record Straight

In recent weeks, liberal politicians, editorialists, and policy analysts have vigorously attacked reform of Medicare based on a defined contribution financing. In fact, this approach to reforming Medicare has a long bipartisan tradition, going back to the 1980s and Representatives Richard Gephardt (D–MO) and David Stockman (R–MI). In fact, much of this criticism is distorted, […]

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