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  • Monthly Archives: March 2009

    In Britain’s NHS, A Death a Day Because the Doctor’s Away

    It’s another day, another failure, for Britain’s National Health Service. America has some prominent congressional advocates of a “single payer” system of national health insurance run by the government. They always promise high quality care at low cost. But, in fact, it always comes at a high price. Britons who … More

    Morning Bell: Taxpayers Should Be More Than a Little Scared

    Maybe Jay Leno should host Meet the Press. Bowling and canine questions aside, Leno pressed President Barack Obama hard on the House’s vote to strip AIG employees of their retention bonuses via the tax code: Well, here’s something that kind of scared me. Today they passed this thing that says … More

    ACORN Gets Plum Census Assignment

    Remember ACORN? The Association of Community Organizations for Reform (ACORN), which has been plagued by allegations of voter fraud and abuse? It appears the chips just keep getting cashed in for the group that President Barack Obama once counseled as an attorney. First it was discovered that they were going to … More

    Do You Smoke?: Twelve Easy Steps to Figuring Out

    Britain’s National Health Service is under fire, again, this time for the hideous conditions in the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust that killed between 400 and 1200 patients in a three year period. As always, bad news encourages others to come forward. An anonymous NHS doctor has just leaked [1] … More

    Poor Gordon Brown

    Can you imagine? It’s movie night at 10 Downing Street, and the Prime Minister of Great Britain has the popcorn popped and is ready to break into that set of DVDs that President Obama so graciously gave him on his recent visit to Washington. Then he sees the display say … More

    Wild Work Places

    What does creating an “enduring legacy for America’s wild places,” have to do with denying employees the right to vote by secret ballot during a union organizing election? Nothing—or so it seemed until the earlier this week, when the Sierra Club began urging its members to support the misnamed Employee … More

    What Russia Wants from the G-20: The End of the Dollar

    We know what the EU’s leaders want out of April’s meeting of the G-20 in London: lots of regulations to tie down Britain and the U.S. And we have a pretty good sense of what the outcome of the meeting will be: the Europeans will get what they want, and … More

    Protectionism in the Name of Global Warming Regulations

    Protectionism is always bad policy. But protectionism during an economic downturn, after taxes have already risen, and in addition to a massive $2 trillion tax on energy consumption is, well, not good. Yet that is exactly what Energy Secretary David Chu seems to be edging towards. In response to the … More

    Obama Will Shock Consumers with Higher Electric Bills

    Hold onto your thermostat as well as your wallet! Annual utility bills may rise $1,800 under President Obama’s “cap and trade” energy tax plan. That wipes out his pledge of a $800 a year tax cut for 95% of Americans. The White House admits low-balling the cost in Obama’s official … More

    The Outlines of the G-20 Deal Emerge, And They’re Not Good

    In the run-up to the G-20 summit in London on April 2, a curious division has emerged. On one side stand the U.S. and Britain, both sounding like continental Europeans in their enthusiasm for deficit spending. On the other stand France and Germany, rejecting stimulus packages but eager to impose … More