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  • Monthly Archives: April 2009

    Thank You Taxes!

    This is not a parody. The “Alliance for A Better Minnesota” (a coalition of leftist organizations including “the Blue-Green Alliance” and “SEIU Healthcare Minnesota”) is promoting a Thank You Taxes campaign urging Minnesotans to “Take a moment to share with us why you appreciate all the government services you use … More

    Scud in a Bucket

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates budget proposal includes a $1.4 billion cut to missile defense. In The American Legion Magazine Heritage analyst James Carafano outlines just one reason such cuts will leave America more vulnerable: Today, the nature of a nuclear threat is different. The United States is less concerned … More

    Americans Support Protecting a Doctor's Right

    On March 9, 2009, the Obama Administration proposed to rescind a regulation that protects the conscience rights of health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, and medical students. Today, Freedom2Care released a polling company poll showing that 63% of all Americans, and even 56% of adults who said they voted … More

    Castro's Pals on the Left

    The Congressional Black Caucus visited Cuba yesterday in an effort to convince Congress that they should loosen restrictions on access to and financial aid for the Communist nation. After the propaganda machine was well lubricated on both sides, some interesting quotes emerged: “A fourth member of the Caucus said that despite … More

    Morning Bell: The Public Plan Threat to Accessible Health Care

    This past Monday, the White House co-hosted an invitation only health care forum with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Times the event “was clearly programmed to showcase the broad goals” President Barack Obama has on health care, but “was light on details” with … More

    Renewable Energy: The Road Less Traveled for a Reason

    President Obama has been touting green energy investment and green jobs since his campaign trail, but he really kicked it into another gear once the economy tanked, calling the green stimulus a cure to the recession and to climate change. During his push for stimulus bill support, President Obama said … More

    Taxation amid Crisis: Statist and Market Approaches

    Amid a severe economic crisis Russia, along with many other nations, is facing grave difficulties in replenishing the federal budget. With the government continuing to task the government agencies in charge of the budget with ensuring maximum revenues, Federal Tax Service, the Economics Development Ministry and the Finance Ministry are … More

    Why Koh Matters

    On the plus side, the New York Times chose to write a story about the opposition former Clinton administration official Harold Koh is facing from conservatives over his appointment as State Department legal adviser. Unfortunately the NYT then completely ignored Koh’s most controversial legal beliefs in support of legal transnationalism. … More

    Who Is Going To Pay Off Obama's Debt? Our Kids

    Employment took another hit in march, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with job losses climbing another 0.4 of a percentage point to 8.5 percent, the highest level since 1983. What should we do? Heritage scholars James Sherk and J.D. Foster have an idea: These discouraging numbers underscore that … More

    Why Medical Students Should Care about Public Policy

    Over the past 25 plus years, the Federalist Society has helped establish a conservative legal establishment that has successfully pushed back against the liberal ideas entrenched in law schools and government. Tonight in New York City, the Benjamin Rush Society will host its inaugural under the leadership of Sally C. … More