Post-Election, Refocusing on National Security

According to research by Politico, interest in the impending automatic defense cuts took a dive leading up to the election. But as the post-election polling and punditry subside, American citizens are returning their focus to pressing matters such as the so-called fiscal cliff and sequestration. Yet on Capitol Hill—where these potential defense cuts are a […]

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Congress Seeks Answers on Benghazi

The laundry room at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. (Photo: MCT/Newscom) On Thursday, members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees should bring us closer to an understanding of what went so disastrously wrong at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi during the terrorist attack on September 11 that […]

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Requiem for Hu, Wu, and Wen

(L-R) Chinese President Hu Jintao, Chairman and Party Secretary of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Wu Bangguo, and Premier Wen Jiabao. (Photo: EPA/Newscom) Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, and Wen Jiabao will step down from the top of the Chinese Communist Party this week. In four months, or thereabouts, they will surrender their […]

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Obama Relection: Petitions to secede are filed for 23 states

It’s traditional for Americans to threaten to move to France or Canada when their candidate loses, but this year some disappointed voters are implementing a different plan. In the wake of the Nov. 6 election, petitions seeking to secede from the union have been filed on behalf of 23 states on the White House website, https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions. Most of the petitions contain […]

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What Are Economists Really Saying About Tax Rate Increases?

Beware of comparing apples to oranges when it comes to tax rate studies. On Friday, Representative Pete Sessions (R–TX) and House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) ran afoul of Glenn Kessler’s “Fact Checker” blog regarding a study of President Obama’s proposed tax increase. Before deciding on a tax change, policymakers are wise to look at the […]

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Hear a Veteran’s Story

For nearly 100 years, America has been celebrating on November 11. Originally it was to remember the end of the First World War that was supposed to be the one that would end them all. Sadly, this was not the case. In 1952, a small town in Kansas started to use the date to remember […]

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