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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 The Safety of Fracking: Lachlan Markay on Cavuto Video Recorded on December 29, 2012 The Safety of Fracking: Lachlan Markay on Cavuto

    Investigative reporter Lachlan Markay debunks the myths surrounding the "unsafe conditions" and "environmental hazards" of fracking on Fox News' Cavuto.…

  • Commentary posted November 26, 2012 by Lachlan Markay Congress Should Heed Paul Krugman on Unemployment Benefits

    As Congress ramps up its negotiations over the fiscal cliff and impending tax hikes, left-wing groups have taken to the Hill to lobby lawmakers for an extension in unemployment benefits, despite evidence that such an extension could prolong the country’s years-long joblessness spell. The National Employment Law Project and other left-wing groups dispatched members to…

  • Commentary posted November 1, 2012 by Lachlan Markay Out-of-State Enviros Boost Michigan Ballot Measure as Local Businesses Resist

    A proposed Michigan ballot initiative that would require the state to generate 25 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025 has pitted out-of-state environmentalist groups against the local businesses that will bear the brunt of the economic burdens the measure would impose. Proposal 3 would amend the state's constitution to incorporate the "25…

  • Commentary posted October 22, 2012 by Lachlan Markay The Moscow Rules

    The President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney touched on many topics during their second debate. Here are the five most factually challenged statements that emerged: •  Obama falsely claimed he called Benghazi attacks “acts of terror” in Rose Garden speech. The president’s claim that he did, contrary to Romney’s critique, call the Benghazi attacks “acts of terror” in a…

  • Commentary posted October 22, 2012 by Lachlan Markay Five Factually Challenged Statements

    President Obama and Gov. Romney touched on many topics during their second debate. Here are the five most factually-challenged statements that emerged: 1) Obama falsely claimed he called Benghazi attacks “acts of terror” in Rose Garden speech. The president’s claim that he did, contrary to Gov. Romney’s critique, call the Benghazi attacks “acts of terror” in a Sept.…

  • Heritage in Focus: The DNC Rundown Audio Recorded on September 6, 2012 Heritage in Focus: The DNC Rundown

    Investigative Reporter Lachlan Markay discusses the hottest issues and speeches coming out of the 2012 Democratic National Convention from the floor in Charlotte, NC while President Obama prepares to take the stage for the headlining address. Jackie Anderson hosts.…

  • 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…

  • Play Movie Senator Tom Coburn on the Video Recorded on May 24, 2012 Senator Tom Coburn on the "Debt Bomb"

    http://blog.heritage.org/2012/05/25/video-senator-tom-coburn-on-the-debt-bomb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3uKFQFSBKs&feature=plcp…

  • 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…