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  • Monthly Archives: March 2009

    North Korea's Peaceful Satellite Test

    North Korea has notified the appropriate international civilian maritime and aviation authorities to warn that Pyongyang will launch a satellite between 4 and 8 April. In the 2006 UN resolutions, the UN cited NK’s lack of a similar notification as dangerous and provocative. Pyongyang is trying to follow the rules … More

    Global Warming Science Report: Tropical Cyclone Activity

    Global warming alarmists link every natural disaster to global warming. Most recently, they blamed the Australian wildfires on global warming and, of course, one cannot forget their efforts to connect global warming with Hurricane Katrina. But is this really the case. The short answer is no. In fact, new findings … More

    Who is Holding the GAO Accountable?

    The USA Today cites an independent report that questions the effectiveness of the ground-based missile defense interceptors the United States plans to deploy in Europe to counter a potential long-range Iranian nuclear-tipped ballistic missile threat. The report comes from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an auditing and investigative arm of … More

    Morning Bell: The Durbin Doctrine's Assault on Free Speech

    Following a premeditated White House campaign to demonize Rush Limbaugh, Newsweek aided the left’s “Hush Rush” campaign with a cover story pushing for Rush to be silenced. Now Rush can handle criticism from the White House and Newsweek just fine. But there was also a little noticed vote in the … More

    What about Their Brothers and Sisters?

    This week, the White House signaled that it would prevent Congress from ending the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program, at least for participating children. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Wednesday: “It wouldn’t make sense to disrupt the education of those that are in that system,” Gibbs said … More

    China, Debt, and Influence

    Speaking at his annual press conference, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao expressed concern about the outlook for U.S. government debt: “We have made a huge amount of loans to the United States. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I’m a little bit worried. … More

    Wasting Homeland Security Dollars

    In a first of its kind, a report from The Heritage Foundation provides a fresh look at the billions of dollars in homeland security grants handed out to state and local governments. The report details the federal, state, and local spending from 2000 to 2007 in 26 states, the District … More

    Obama: I am "a Strong Believer in the Power of the Free Market"

    Breaking news: President Obama is a strong believer in free markets.  Yesterday, in an address to the Business Roundtable, Obama mounted a vigorous defense of the free market and private enterprise, explaining his basic approach to economics and regulation. In his own words, Obama has “always been a strong believer in the power … More

    Darling Needs a College Refresher

    In his piece “International Cooperation is the Way Out of the Financial Crisis” Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2009, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling makes three recommendations, the first two of which are wrong-headed and the third threatens much the same. Mr. Darling observes correctly that we are … More

    Profiles In Conservatism: Adrian Smith

    NAME: Rep. Adrian Smith OCCUPATION: Member of Congress HOMETOWN: Gering, Nebraska Congressman Smith currently sits on the House Agriculture Committee, House Natural Resources Committee, and the House Science and Technology Committee, where he serves as the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation. Through these committees – and … More