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  • Monthly Archives: April 2009

    Not Ready For Prime Time Players: Axelrod Edition

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXZPqdnhe1Q[/youtube] White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod spoke with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace on yesterday morning, and clarified what had previously been an incoherent policy on missile defense and global threats to America and our allies: Well, I think that, uh, uh, missile defen-, the the missile, the the … More

    Tomorrow's Cap and Trade Horror Story Today

    The Nation’s Chris Hayes writes: Two years in Washington have started to make me feel jaded. I’ve come to expect that even nobly conceived laws will be manipulated and distorted for private ends. But once in a while I hear a story that gives me the queasy feeling that I’m … More

    Illegal Bailouts Threaten Economic Recovery

    Rule of law? Who needs it! That seemed to be the message of the Obama Administration as it seeks to maneuver around restrictions imposed by Congress on bailout recipients. As the Washington Post describes, the Administration is laundering money to bailout recipients by “set[ing] up special entities that act as … More

    D.C. Voting Deception: Release the Secret Memo

    Ed Whelan has a strong column in yesterday’s Washington Post on the Attorney General’s attempt to suppress an Office of Legal Counsel opinion concluding that the pending D.C. “voting rights” bill is unconstitutional. (We share that view.) This is not, as the Post had put it previously, a case of … More

    Escape from New Jersey

    Today Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will host a regional public meeting in Atlantic City to gather information and public comment on whether the Outer Continental Shelf should be freed for energy development. Heritage analyst Ben Lieberman explains the process: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmEVJCPF3os&feature=channel_page[/youtube] So if you can’t make it to Jersey today, be … More

    Need A Government Grant? We’ll Spy On You To Find Out!

    A wonderful story from Britain illustrates all the problems with the over-active, snooping state. First, the facts. The Broadland District Council in Norfolk hired a plane equipped with a thermal imaging system to fly over local towns at night to spot the ‘hottest’ buildings. Initially, the plane was only going … More

    An Adequate Defense Budget for a Full-Spectrum Force

    Major 2010 defense budget cuts expected to be announced by Secretary Gates today are part of a broader theme laid out in last year’s National Defense Strategy and his Foreign Affairs article seeking more “balance” in the military’s equipment portfolio away from high-end systems to fight conventional wars and more … More

    What Didn’t Get Done, or Said, at the G-20 Summit

    Unraveling the meaning of the G-20 summit will be the work of months, if not years. Many of the announced measures are vague, and the ones that are less vague are not encouraging. The promise to continue “expansionary policies for as long as needed” is an open-ended invitation to tax, … More

    Morning Bell: Not Just a Stereotype

    This past Friday the Iowa Supreme Court rewrote the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples. Justifying their rejection of the argument that “the optimal environment for children is to be raised within a marriage of both a father and a mother,” Justice Mark Cady wrote: “The research … suggests … More

    SNL: Obama Picks Winners