Obama Plans to Spend $150 Million for Green Energy Projects (Because It’s Worked So Well Before)

Rainer Jensen/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom Just what America needs: More taxpayer-funded green energy projects. The Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service released plans to re-allocate more than $150 million in remaining manufacturing tax credits for “green” energy projects originally authorized by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the stimulus bill), according to Recovery.gov. […]

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Marriage: Children, Freedom, and a Crucial Debate

Those pressing the Supreme Court to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 essentially argue that marriage as we’ve always known it is not constitutional. But redefining marriage would make marriage about the desires of adults rather than the well-being of children. That was the takeaway from a media briefing […]

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Obamacare at Three Years: Increasing Cost Estimates

Newscom Today marks three years since Obamacare was signed into law, and taxpayers probably aren’t celebrating. Over the last three years, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has revised its cost estimates for Obamacare’s new entitlements—the Medicaid expansion and exchange subsidies—many times, and they have more than doubled since 2010. The first estimate in 2010 pegged […]

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Israelis Experience Obama’s Charm Offensive

KOBI GIDEON/G.P.O./SIPA/Newscom President Obama wowed his youthful audience in Israel on Thursday. Having arrived on Wednesday with a mere 10 percent approval rating, Obama clearly hoped to win Israeli hearts and minds with his almost hour-long speech. He went straight to the Israeli people with his pitch, eschewing a more traditional and formal address toIsrael’s […]

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The Arms Trade Treaty, Day Four: As a New Draft Arrives, China Speaks and the EU Begs

Arms Trade Treaty conference session (Photo by Ted Bromund) The fireworks at the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference in New York started late on Wednesday. By Thursday afternoon, the atmosphere, which had in previous days been calm, felt like last July, when the last negotiating conference collapsed into failure. The fun began with an […]

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Academy of Pediatrics Endorses Same-Sex Marriage, but Science Not So Sure

Newscom The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement yesterday indicating its support for same-sex marriage. Based on “extensive research,” this statement from a scientific organization may seem authoritative. In reality, however, the AAP’s position is based on ideology, not science. The AAP claims that children “receive similar parenting whether they are raised […]

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