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  • Monthly Archives: March 2009

    Heritage Fellow At The Border: Fighting Back

    I finish my trip to the border with the Pima County Sherriff Department by asking the tough questions. Are you making a difference? “We are just putting a dent in the cartels,” one deputy tells me. “These guys will send a 10,000 pound load of marijuana across the border as … More

    President Obama Forms Tax Reform Panel

    Out of the blue today, President Barack Obama followed in President George W. Bush’s footsteps and announced the formation of his own tax reform panel. President Obama should be applauded for taking on the important work of reforming the tax code because it badly needs an overhaul. Hopefully, the Obama … More

    Heritage Fellow At The Border: Driving the Border

    Landing just north of the border we meet up with a ground unit to drive some of the busiest smuggling routes. I ride with a deputy in one car and another deputy trails us in a second vehicle. “It is always smarter never to travel alone,” I’m told. While there … More

    EPA’s Global Warming Regulations: Time to Let the Facts Sink In

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent endangerment finding that greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, “are pollutants that endanger the public’s health and welfare” would come with monumental costs. The cumulative GDP losses for 2010 to 2029 approach $7 trillion. Single-year losses exceed $600 billion in 2029, more than $5,000 per house­hold. … More

    The AP Fact Checks Obama

    The AP’s Calvin Woodward has an item out today challenging some of the assertions President Barack Obama made in his press conference last night: OBAMA: “In this budget, we have made the tough choices necessary to cut our deficit in half by the end of my first term even under … More

    Geithner's Flawed, but not Larcenous, Bailout Plan

    Commenting on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s latest bank bailout plan, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told Reuters: Quite frankly, this amounts to robbery of the American people. I don’t think it’s going to work because I think there’ll be a lot of anger about putting the losses so much on … More

    Europeanization We Can Believe In

    The financial crisis has exposed a trend that has been in the works for some time. Since the fall of communism, some of the more socialist countries have learned lessons from the Soviet collapse: free markets work, and government planning does not. Meanwhile, the capitalist countries have slept through these … More

    10 Surprising Facts about American Health Care

    Via the National Center for Policy Analysis, Hoover Institution senior fellow Scott Atlas identifies 10 things you probably did not know about health care: Fact No. 1: Americans have better survival rates than Europeans for common cancers. Breast cancer mortality is 52 percent higher in Germany than in the United … More

    Leno on 'Stimulus' and Communism

    Jay Leno’s been on fire lately. Check out this hit he took on President Barack Obama’s borrow and spending plans: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTI6ttK4Z20[/youtube] Check out Jay’s entire monolouge which also took a shot at Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT).

    Cap and Trade: Wall Streeters Getting Ready to Cut a Fat Hog

    Last night President Barack Obama said: “Bankers and executives on Wall Street need to realize that enriching themselves on the taxpayers’ dime is inexcusable, that the days of outsized rewards and reckless speculation that puts us all at risk have to be over.” But who does he think is going … More