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  • Monthly Archives: January 2009

    New Deal Never Solved Unemployment Crisis

    President-elect Barack Obama wants to blow at least $1 trillion, and probably more, on a New New Deal. Before he does, perhaps we should take a look at the real record of the Old New Deal on unemployment.

    Florida’s Success Improving Education

    As the single mother of a child who received a scholarship for disadvantaged children to attend a private school, I’ve seen how school choice can influence and change the life of a child. Not only have I seen it in my own son’s life, I’ve seen it in the lives … More

    No Proof Jesus Walked on Water ... Will Obama?

    We’re just asking, because the USA Today has the following headline today: No Proof Washington Said ‘So Help Me God’ Will Obama?

    Morning Bell: Nailing Down Daschle's Direction on Health Care

    Previewing the Senate’s confirmation hearing for President-elect Barack Obama secretary of Health and Human Services appointee Tom Daschle, the New York Times predicts: “Daschle to Face Tough Questions on Competition in Health Insurance.” And we certainly do hope that Senators press Daschle hard on his vision for a government run … More

    Correcting Krugman's Nonsense

    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was less than honest when he totally misrepresented my 2001 essay, “Taking Charge of Federal Personnel.” My point was simple: To achieve significant change, a president needs key appointees dedicated to pursuing his vision and mandate, not entrenched D.C. “wise men” intent on pursuing … More

    Our Socialist Energy Czar

    Remember those games when you were younger (they also have them at bars)where you would test your observation skills by picking out the 10 differences between two similar pictures. Here’s a simple example. Let’s try another. Open these two browsers by clicking (right-click, open new tab or window) here and … More

    More Nuclear Coming to Florida

    Despite a new study that warns of “staggering costs” for nuclear power, the contracts keep on coming. The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review reports, Westinghouse Electric Co. said Monday it signed a $7.65 billion deal to build two nuclear reactors in Florida — its third such contract in nine months. With 30 new … More

    Cut Non-Essential Spending First

    Some members of Congress who may have signaled support for “serious deficit spending” earlier in the week seem to have toughened their stance after news of just how serious the deficit looks to be. To help Congress begin the spending cuts, we’ve started a list of non-essential government spending that … More

    Trigger Lock! Democratic House Rules Thwart Fiscal Responsibility

    Two days into the new Congress, the majority has signaled they are unlikely to take their promise of fiscal discipline seriously. House democrats have turned off the Medicare trigger under the rules package for the 111th Congress, which means they are unlikely to even debate entitlement policy, let alone engage … More

    New Study on Staggering Cost of Nuclear Energy, Staggeringly Pessimistic

    Jack Spencer, Research Fellow in Nuclear Energy at the Heritage Foundation, authored this post. The Center for American Progress is promoting a  study called “Business Risks and Costs of New Nuclear Power,” which according to a CAP press release uncovers the “staggering” costs new nuclear power. The study prices out new … More