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  • Monthly Archives: April 2008

    Why Is the Senate Passing a Bill That Increases Foreclosures and Depresses Home Prices?

    The Heritage Foundation has been raising doubts about the Senate’s efforts to “do something” on the housing crisis for weeks now. With a vote scheduled for 2:15 PM today, it seems the rest of nation is catching on to the fact that the principles in this bill will only increase … More

    Morning Bell: The Questions That Matter

    The report from Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker to the Senate today could be a clarifying moment in the debate over Iraq if the right questions are asked. Unfortunately, it appears presidential politics will motivate the Senate’s anti-war candidates to ask only backwards looking questions that will not … More

    But We Thought The "Debate" Was Over?

    Promoting his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth Al Gore claimed that “the debate in the scientific community is over.” And in his movie he asserted global warming had become a “moral” demanding government action now. Well someone forget to tell the scientists. The Los Angels Times, New York Times, Washington … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    President Bush finally sent the Colombian free-trade deal to Congress today … just in time for it to qualify for fast track status. Congress now has 90 days to vote up or down on the deal. Trade with Colombia faces stiff opposition in the Democrat controlled Congress. Just a decade … More

    Is Anyone Defending This Bill?

    Considering how quickly the Senate is moving on a housing bailout bill (cloture scheduled for 2:15 Tuesday), it is surprising how universally unpopular some of its provisions are. Apparently Senators believe they have to show Americans they can “do something” on housing, but the details of this bill have few … More

    This Week in Washington: Keep Pork Out of the War Supplemental

    Here’s a preview of the week ahead in Washington. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ySXAXT2vaI[/youtube] Congress will soon consider a $100 billion emergency war supplemental. Some want to load it up with non-military proposals that have nothing to do with the war. Special-interest projects include unemployment insurance, funding for national parks and money for local … More

    Morning Bell: Liberal Incoherence on Iraq

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. The last time Gen. Davis Petraeus testified MoveOn.org tried to discredit the war effort by taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times labeling Petraeus “General Betray Us” that claimed he was lying about the levels of violence … More

    Will Congress Prolong Economic Downturn?

    American businesses shed 80,000 jobs in March and 232,000 jobs in the first quarter of 2008, confirming that economy ground to a halt in the first quarter of 2008. The unemployment rate rose to 5.1% — the first time it climbed above 5% since September 2005 — although that’s still … More

    Big Labor Loves Big Government

    In today’s Wall Street Journal, Kimberly Strassel details what exactly the labor movement is expecting from Democrats in return for their nearly $1 billion in election spending tis cycle. On the big labor wish list: a rewrite of NAFTA and an end to more trade deals new union only jobs … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    With rumors swirling that President Bush will submit the Colombia Free Trade deal to Congress Tuesday, Presdient Alvaro Uribe sat for interview with the Wall Street Journal. When told that Barack Obama opposed the deal citing violence against unions, Uribe replied: I deplore that Sen. Obama, apparently because he wants … More