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  • Monthly Archives: April 2009

    Preventing the Rationing of Your Health Care

    When President Barack Obama included $1.1 billion for comparative effectiveness research in his economic stimulus bill, we warned that such funding would set the stage for government rationing of your health care: The House and Senate bills would establish a framework and funding for comparative effectiveness research and health information … More

    Inside Guantanamo

    This Sunday, April 5 at 9 p.m. EST, the National Geographic Channel is premiering a new documentary as part of their award winning Explorer series entitled “Inside Guantanamo.” Charles “Cully” Stimson, Senior Legal Fellow in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation was instrumental in granting … More

    The Circus Comes to Town

    The G-20 summit has finally begun. For the security forces in London, it can hardly end soon enough. Protests on Wednesday resulted in 88 arrests, the trashing of a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland by activists, and the death by heart attack of a man on his way … More

    Avoiding Incrementalism in Afghanistan

    In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, head of U.S. Central Command Gen. David H. Petraeus disclosed that American commanders have requested the deployment of an additional 10,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan next year, but he said the request awaits a final decision by President Obama this fall. … More

    The End of Conservatism?

    Dr. Lee Edwards, a Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, gave a lecture  at the Heritage Foundation that asked the question: Is Conservatism dead? One could make a strong case that it is. Conservatives suffered a crushing defeat in the 2006 elections and, more recently, the 2008 elections. However, things have … More

    President Obama and Iraq: Toward a Responsible Troop Drawdown

    The Iran Policy Committee (IPC) launched its fourth book in a series at the National Press Club today looking at the situation in Iraq, titled President Obama and Iraq: Toward a Responsible Troop Drawdown. The book was written by Prof. Raymond Tanter, Georgetown University and President of the Iran Policy … More

    Removing Conscience Rights: A Dangerous Prescription in Health Care

    America is facing a shortage of qualified health care professionals, including doctors and nurses. The Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) has identified over 6,000 Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas across the country, with 64 million Americans living in them. According to HRSA, it would take over 16,000 new … More

    The Obama Health Care Budget: A Trillion Dollar Down Payment on What?

    The President’s Budget The Actual Cost: The $634 billion in the President’s budget is only a “down payment” on health care reform. Experts believe that the actual cost of Obama’s health care plan could reach $1.6 trillion over 10 years. This is in addition to the trillions of dollars Obama … More

    Countdown to the Summit of the Americas: Cozying up to Sudan’s Omar Bashir and Cuba’s Fidel Castro

    The Fifth Summit of the Americas kicks off in Trinidad and Tobago on April 17. President Obama will attend. U.S. diplomats are hard at work to make it the starting point for a “New Day” in Latin American partnership. Several Latin American leaders, however, are working hard to create difficulties … More

    Morning Bell: A Budget We Can Believe In

    There are now two ten-year budget plans being offered in Washington. One budget dumps a staggering $9.6 trillion in new debt onto the American people; the other borrows $3.6 trillion less. One budget creates $63,000 in debt per household; the other creates $23,000 less. One budget raises taxes by $1.4 … More