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  • Monthly Archives: April 2009

    Swine Flu: Don't Panic

    Swine flu panic has claimed it s first victim. Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) is calling for the Mexican border to be shut down. He told The Hill: “The public needs to be aware of the serious threat of swine flu, and we need to close our borders to Mexico immediately … More

    Morning Bell: A 9/10 Security Mindset

    Yesterday the citizens of New York and New Jersey who lived through 9/11 were witness to an ominous flashback. A massive aircraft, trailed closely by an F-16 fighter jet, descended towards the city and flew so close and low to Manhattan skyscrapers that office building windows rattled. Fortunately this was … More

    The First 100 Days: Best and Worst Moments

    Early this morning we asked a question on the Heritage Foundation’s Twitter and Facebook pages: What were Obama’s best and worst moments in his 1st 100 days, in your opinion? The response was overwhelming. We had 130 comments on Facebook and over 100 replies/messages on Twitter. Although there were many responses, the theme … More

    100 Days With a Hole In Your Pocket

    It Must Grow on Trees The Stimulus Bill: In his first 100 days, President Obama signed a $787 billion “stimulus” bill that with interest totals $1.1 trillion in new spending. At no time during these 100 days did anyone on Capitol Hill read the entire bill, despite its rapid of … More

    Awkward...

    The President’s now famous reliance on a teleprompter has led to some tough moments for him, but none tougher than today’s awkward back and forth between him and the glass screen.

    Save Those Pennies: Obama's "Cuts" Are Bogus

    President Barack Obama is attempting the mitigate the sting of his astronomical spending spree during his first 100 days by lauding a forthcoming $100 million spending cut. Heritage budget expert Brian Riedl has some real ideas on how to save money and grow the economy, but in the meantime even liberal … More

    Green Job Creation is Not the End All Goal

    Pepperdine economist George Reisman reminds us, and hopefully our policymakers, that we shouldn’t be creating jobs for the sake of creating jobs: Indeed, advancing the goals of environmentalism is capable of creating a virtually limitless number of jobs. Big-rig trucks and their “polluting” emissions might be done away with by … More

    Obama Enables Union Corruption

    In August of 2008, the president of the largest SEIU local in the country, former-Los Angeles local member Tyrone Freeman, resigned after the Los Angeles Times revealed that Freeman fleeced his fellow union members — who make about $9 an hour caring for the infirm and disabled — of over $1 … More

    100 Days of Good, Bad and Ugly

    FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY The Good Iraq and Afghanistan: In his first 100 days, President Obama has largely continued to implement the strategic course laid out by the Bush Administration in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, which makes sense. U.S. vital interests do not change because of partisan shifts in … More

    Can't Find a Doctor? Obama Will Only Make It Harder

    The New York Times reports today: Obama administration officials, alarmed at doctor shortages, are looking for ways to increase the supply of physicians to meet the needs of an aging population and millions of uninsured people who would gain coverage under legislation championed by the president. The officials said they … More