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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    Obama's New Budget Chief: Green Job Spending 'Totally Impractical'

    President-elect Barack Obama has asked the Democrat Congress to produce an economic stimulus bill that he can sign on his inauguration day. The price tag on this bill is already in the $500 billion to $1 trillion range, so it is going to be difficult to track all the boondoggle’s … More

    A Setback in the Fight Against Terror

    A European Union court yesterday annulled a new move by the E.U. to freeze the assets of an exiled Iranian opposition group in the latest in a string of legal setbacks to its blacklist of suspected terrorist groups. This is a setback for European efforts to fight terrorism. The group … More

    Morning Bell: Moving Forward With Missile Defense

    Sometime today a missile will be fired from Kodiak, Alaska. As it sails over the Pacific, it will be followed by four target-tracking sensors that will help guide a long-range interceptor fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The missile from Kodiak will be representative of the type we … More

    Tankosphere Today: Dec. 4, 2008

    Change We’ve Seen Before – FRC Blog The Washington Post reports today that the very impressive e-mail and cell phone number lists that Obama’s political campaign amassed will now be moving over to the White House to be used as an action arm of the Administration… If Obama Rewrites NAFTA, … More

    Obama's Undemocratic Plan for Central Planning on Carbon

    It is looking more and more likely that President Obama will not try to pass any new cap and trade legislation through Congress. This is not the good news it appears to be. Instead, Obama will try and marshal legal authority from existing statutes, primarily the Clean Air Act, to … More

    Enjoy That Bacon Cheeseburger While You Still Can

    When environment ministers from 187 nations gather in Poznan, Poland next week to hammer out the next Kyoto global warming agreement, a new item will be featured on the policy menu: meat. The New York Times reports: The trillions of farm animals around the world generate 18 percent of the … More

    Don't Target Defense Budget to Fund Domestic Priorities

    Providing for the common defense is the primary responsibility of government as prescribed in the U.S. Constitution. Robust national defense is the first principle of government, without which all others fall away. Even though defense spending is at an historical low today (less than 4% of gross domestic product), many … More

    Disenfranchising Our Military: Shameful Behavior of Virginia Board of Elections

    The liberal political establishment is always expressing its concern over the possible “disenfranchisement” of voters (claims that almost always turn out to be completely exaggerated), but their concerns seem to disappear when the disenfranchised are military voters. How else can one explain the almost total lack of interest expressed over … More

    Is Senator Clinton Eligible for Secretary of State?

    There is a growing debate on the web and in the media regarding Senator Hillary Clinton’s eligibility to be appointed to the office of Secretary of State by President-Elect Barack Obama. The controversy centers on the “Emoluments Clause” of Article I, section 6 of the United States Constitution, which states that “No Senator … More

    Morning Bell: Health Care Reform We Believe In

    Yesterday the nation’s largest health insurance trade group, the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), unveiled its proposal for major reform of the U.S. health care sector. AHIP President Karen Ignagni told the Los Angeles Times, “The nation is on the eve of a national discussion about healthcare. This comes around … More