Posts By Bethany Stotts

Short Telegram with Big Ideas

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Authors James Carafano and Paul Rosenzweig argue that America is facing the same enemies as it has in the past, such as Marxism or Fascism; terrorism springs from an ideology of “evil ideas” which will once again bring “hundreds of millions of people under [its] sway, leading. . .millions of victims to misery.”

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Reading Between The ACTs

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The new ACT 2007 College Readiness Report, released August 15, congratulates American educators once again for improving student scores “on all four subject-area tests: English, mathematics, reading and science” but a closer examination of the data reveals that of the approximately 1.3 million students took the curriculum-based, national ACT college placement exam this year, average scores have been increasing incrementally within each subject.

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Is Plame to Blame?

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The Valerie Plame Affair, which resulted in the conviction of White House aide Louis “Scooter” Libby, serves as rallying point for many opponents of the Bush Administration. However, some conservatives remain skeptical of Plame’s alleged victim status.

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Under the Radar

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While America may have been content to sit back and ignore political developments in other less powerful countries in the past, aggressive foreign powers have dedicated a significant amount of their time and energy to identify—and exploit— America’s weaknesses.

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Head Start on Marketing Restrictions

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On August 6, 2007, Associated Press writer Lindsey Tanner released an article, “Marketing Tricks Tot’s Taste Buds,” detailing how Dr. Tom Robinson’s August 2007 new study concluded that marketing campaigns can alter a child’s perception of taste and convince them that the name brand is more desirable.

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Unexpected Lessons of Vietnam

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Heated comparisons between the Iraq and Vietnam wars have often been used by public officials ranging from Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) to Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Nebr.) to prove that America must simply ‘pull out’ from its doomed attempts at nation-building in the Middle East. However, a variation of the Vietnam model may actually enhance our military’s ability to counteract the Iraqi insurgency by providing useful data-collection models, the lessons of which can be applied to the Iraq war.

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