Pearl Harbor 70 Years Later – A Lesson for Today’s Defense

Seventy years ago today, the Japanese shocked the American conscience and propelled the United States into World War II when it attacked Pearl Harbor. With 353 fighters, bombers and torpedo planes, Japan’s strike took the lives of 2,402 Americans and wounded 1,282 others. President Franklin Roosevelt accurately described it as “a date which will live […]

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Left-Wing Political Groups Protest Congress Under ‘Occupy’ Banner

“Occupy Wall Street” is being absorbed into the existing network of liberal grievance groups, turning what began as an unconventional, generally spontaneous amalgam of demonstrations into simply an apparatus for the professional left’s unending campaign of protests. The group Rebuild the Dream staged protests on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon, flying the figurative ‘Occupy’ flag, and […]

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EPA to Raise Electricity Prices, Risk Blackouts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), seemingly undeterred by the slow economic recovery, is marching ahead with air pollution regulations that would increase electricity prices, raise costs for businesses and consumers, and risk power outages. The EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) are scheduled to go into effect […]

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Infographic: Weak Job Growth in the Obama Economy

Yesterday on Meet the Press, host David Gregory confronted Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod with the grim reality of America’s employment picture, the still-high unemployment rate, and the fact that 315,000 people dropped out of the work force last month, asking “Do the new numbers change the way the president looks at the economy?” Axelrod’s muddled […]

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Breaking News: Iran Shoots Down U.S Aircraft

A senior Iranian military official says Iran’s Army has shot down a RQ-170  reconnaissance drone operated by the US military in the eastern part of Iran. The informed source said on Sunday that Iran Army’s electronic warfare unit successfully targeted the American-built RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft after it crossed into Iranian airspace over the border […]

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Chart of the Week: Runaway Spending, Not Low Tax Revenue, Fueling Deficits

Following the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) criticized liberals for insisting that any deal include a massive tax hike. In a speech at Heritage last week, he said tax revenue isn’t the problem facing the United States in the future; it’s the massive increase in federal spending. […]

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Bureaucrats Gone Wild: Will Congress REIN in the Administrative State?

Next week, Congress will have an opportunity to bring much-needed oversight to America’s regulatory process by voting for the aptly named REINS Act (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny). If passed, this law would require any new, major regulation—defined as one that would cost more than $100 million, lead to a major increase […]

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