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  • Commentary posted March 8, 2013 by Robert B. Bluey From 'Moneyball' to Money Bombs: What Sports Analytics Can Teach Political Nerds

    A swarm of political strategists will descend on Austin, Texas, this week for South by Southwest's Interactive Festival. It's one of the premier tech conferences of the year -- the place where Twitter made its big splash in 2007. If the political class is going to embrace innovation, SXSW is a good place to start. As many of my peers prepare for the trip to Austin, I…

  • Play Movie Former Democrat Artur Davis Explains Why He No Longer Supports President Obama Video Recorded on June 20, 2012 Former Democrat Artur Davis Explains Why He No Longer Supports President Obama

    http://blog.heritage.org/2012/06/20/video-former-democrat-explains-why-he-abandoned-obama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5iF6a-Ky6U&feature=plcp Davis served four terms in the House as a Democrat representing the Birmingham area. An early supporter of Barack Obama, he ran for the Democratic nomination for governor of Alabama in 2010, which he…

  • Play Movie Businessman Faces Backlash After Appearing on Obama's Enemies List Video Recorded on May 30, 2012 Businessman Faces Backlash After Appearing on Obama's Enemies List

    http://blog.heritage.org/2012/05/30/businessman-faces-backlash-after-appearing-on-obamas-enemies-list http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYRuUhCF8QQ&feature=plcp Frank VanderSloot grew up a poor kid in rural Idaho. His father made $300 a month. His clothes came from the Salvation Army. Yet through determination and hard work—and with the help of…

  • Commentary posted May 19, 2012 by Robert B. Bluey Is Public Broadcasting’s $445 Million Subsidy Really a “Tiny Federal Investment”?

    NPR, PBS and other public broadcasting outlets are asking taxpayers to fork over $445 million in funding for the next fiscal year. But not if Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) have anything to say about it. The conservative lawmakers want to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the steward of the federal  government’s “investment” in…

  • Commentary posted May 3, 2012 by Robert B. Bluey SUVs Suck in Combat: A True Story From The War in Iraq

    Rebuilding Iraq during the raging insurgency was no easy task. It required ingenuity, courage and innovative ways to get the job done -- sometimes with equipment that offered little protection from the car bombs and rocket attacks launched by America’s enemies. For veterans of the Iraq war like Col. Kerry Kachejian (pictured above), it was a life-changing experience…

  • Townhall's Katie Pavlich on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy Audio Recorded on April 28, 2012 Townhall's Katie Pavlich on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy

    On this week’s Scribecast, Rob Bluey and Lachlan Markay interview author Katie Pavlich about her book, “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.” As the news editor of Townhall, she has asked tough questions and now pieced together a complete picture of how the government-run operation turned deadly. The interview runs about eight…

  • Neal Boortz on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy Audio Recorded on April 21, 2012 Neal Boortz on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy

    On this week’s Scribecast, Rob Bluey and Lachlan Markay interview talk-radio host Neal Boortz about his life in the media and current events. Boortz discusses the importance of consuming a variety of news sources, why President Obama is engaging in class warfare and his idea for tax reform. The interview runs about 12 minutes. Click here to subscribe to Scribecast, the…

  • The Team Behind “Kony 2012” on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy  Audio Recorded on April 14, 2012 The Team Behind “Kony 2012” on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy

    On this week’s Scribecast, Rob Bluey and Lachlan Markay interview Invisible Children’s Adam Finck and Resolve’s Michael Poffenberger about the wildly popular “Kony 2012.” The documentary exposed millions around the world to the Lord’s Resistance Army, a violent militia in Uganda led by the outlaw Joseph Kony. The interview runs about nine minutes. Click here to subscribe…

  • Play Movie John Stossel on Government, Free Enterprise, and Media Video Recorded on April 12, 2012 John Stossel on Government, Free Enterprise, and Media

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvqSeL1CI-E&feature=youtu.be http://blog.heritage.org/2012/04/12/exclusive-interview-john-stossel-says-government-cant-solve-our-problems/ John Stossel's skepticism of government and his storytelling approach about free-market economics have made him a rock star in conservative and libertarian circles. He…

  • Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy Audio Recorded on March 31, 2012 Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy

    On this week’s Scribecast, Rob Bluey and Lachlan Markay interview Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) about education reform. Bishop, a teacher for 28 years before coming to Washington, is the sponsor of the A-PLUS Act, which he describes as the conservative alternative to No Child Left Behind. The interview runs about 10 minutes. Click here to subscribe to Scribecast, the weekly…

  • Play Movie Senator John Barrasso On the Fight Against Obamacare Video Recorded on March 26, 2012 Senator John Barrasso On the Fight Against Obamacare

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqjWl5bxS1U&feature=youtu.be Sen. John Barrasso earned the nickname "Wyoming's Doctor" after working for 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon in Casper. Today he represents the state in the U.S. Senate and is one of the leading critics of Obamacare. More than two decades with patients gave Barrasso a firsthand glimpse of…

  • NFIB’s Karen Harned on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy  Audio Recorded on March 24, 2012 NFIB’s Karen Harned on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy

    On this week’s Scribecast, Rob Bluey and Lachlan Markay interview Karen Harned, executive director of the Small Business Legal Center at the National Federation of Independent Business. She previews the Supreme Court oral arguments for Obamacare and NFIB’s crucial role in the lawsuit. The interview runs about six minutes. Click here to subscribe to Scribecast, the weekly…

  • Play Movie Senator Marco Rubio Talks Cuba, Budget and Obamacare Video Recorded on March 22, 2012 Senator Marco Rubio Talks Cuba, Budget and Obamacare

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwuQ834ajnY&feature=youtu.be Pope Benedict XVI will visit the communist island of Cuba next week. But while there, the Catholic leader has no plans to visit Cuban dissidents who are fighting for freedom from the Castro regime. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), born to Cuban immigrants, told us in an exclusive interview Wednesday that the pope…

  • Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy Audio Recorded on March 17, 2012 Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy

    On this week’s Scribecast, Rob Bluey interviews Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski about their new voter integrity project. Blackwell served as Ohio secretary of state and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission. Klukowski is a fellow with the American Civil Rights Union and is on faculty at Liberty University School of Law. The interview runs about 10…

  • Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy Audio Recorded on March 10, 2012 Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki on Scribecast, the Podcast of the Center for Media and Public Policy

    On this week’s Scribecast, Rob Bluey and Nick Zahn interview Ichiro Fujisaki, Japan’s ambassador to the United States. They discussed the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, nuclear energy and the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of cherry blossoms to the United States. The interview runs about 12 minutes. Click here to subscribe to Scribecast, the…