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  • Monthly Archives: April 2008

    Sanity Returning to War Funding

    Liberals in Congress threatened earlier this month to to combine all federal government spending for the year into one massive appropriations bill. To avoid a veto of the tens of billions of dollars in new deficit domestic spending they want, liberals were prepared to hold hostage troops fighting in Afghanistan … More

    Morning Bell: The Ethanol Disaster Lesson

    The Environmental Defense Fund this week released a “study” purporting to show that instituting a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions in the United States would have virtually no economic impact. These claims would be laughably false if policies previously adopted at the behest of the environmental movement were not already contributing … More

    Bringing Hugo's Tax Policy to U.S.

    “ObamaNation” was apoplectic over ABC News’ decision to question Barack Obama over his associations with a Louis Farrakhan-sympathetic preacher and a college professor up from the Weather Underground. But the Illinois senator’s answers on questions that dealt with policy were even more illuminating. A segment on the economy included this … More

    Rise of the Machines

    Often overlooked in the global warming debate is how little actual scientific evidence exists about the specific effects of increased levels of carbon in various regions of the world. Eco-Imperialism author Paul Driessen tackles this issue in his latest column: Climate models do help scientists evaluate possible consequences of changing economic growth, … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    McClatchy columnist Daniel Weintraub takes California lawmakers to task for opposing the Colombia Free Trade Agreement despite its many benefits for the Golden State: Californians gain more from free trade than the people of almost any state in the country. But their leading representative in Congress – House Speaker Nancy … More

    Congress, Not Air Force, the Problem

    The Associated Press reports, “In unusually blunt terms, Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday challenged the Air Force, whose leaders are under fire on several fronts, to contribute more to immediate wartime needs and to promote new thinking.” The secretary made the remarks at the Air Force’s Air University at Maxwell … More

    Morning Bell: "An Act of War"

    This week marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most influential reports on the American education system. In 1983, the National Commission on Excellence in Education concluded in A Nation at Risk: “If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists … More

    Betraying an Ally

    Colombian President Alvaro Uribe still holds out hope that liberals in Congress will throw off their protectionist blinders and embrace the Colombian Free Trade Agreement. Thus his diplomatic response to questions from the Washington Post this weekend: Q. The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement was not brought to the floor of … More

    The Weakest Link

    Earlier this month the New York Times reported: “It is not easy to draw a straight line from the slumping economy to the war in Iraq and a trade deal with Colombia, but Democrats are trying to connect those dots.” The Democrats star witness in linking the economy to Iraq … More

    Is "The Pelosi Premium" Planned?

    The House Republican Conference released a video last week titled “The Pelosi Premium” contrasting then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) 2006 promise to pass a “commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices” with the steep rise in gas prices since she took the gavel. According to the video, the … More