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  • Monthly Archives: May 2009

    Iran Claims Missile Test-Fire

    From our 33 Minutes blog: Earlier this week we mentioned Iran’s defiance and nuclear ambitions, President Barack Obama’s too-friendly request to enter into talks with Iran, the necessity to build agreed-upon missile defense shields in Poland and the Czech Republic, and Israel’s desire to take more aggressive action against Iran. … More

    New Progressive America or Tea Party Nation?

    The Center for American Progress recently released report titled New Progressive America claiming “20 Years of Demographic, Geographic, and Attitudinal Change Across the Country Herald a New Progressive Majority.” When analyzing different states, CAP specifically left out California explaining: This paper confines the state discussion to states that have been … More

    Morning Bell: The Waxman-Markey Pay to Play

    When Congress passed its last major energy legislation in 2005, a minor provision was added late in the legislative process that created a $1-per-gallon tax credit for “renewable diesel” fuel created through “thermal depolymerization.” The measure was included to benefit a single firm that produced boiler fuel from turkey waste, … More

    The European Convention on Human Rights Handcuffs Britain’s Armed Forces

    Yesterday, a British court ruled that the European Convention on Human Rights, which was written into British law by the Blair government’s 1998 Human Rights Act, applies to the British armed forces, no matter whether they are in Britain, on a British base overseas, or in combat. The Human Rights … More

    A Biden/Kosovo Preview

    When Vice-President Biden arrives in Pristina on Thursday, he is guaranteed a rapturous welcome. Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Hashim Thaçi and President, Fatmir Sejdiu have facilitated the warmest public welcome for the Vice President, including presenting him with ‘The Golden Medal of Freedom’, a state honor in recognition of his long-standing … More

    What Real Bipartisan Health Care Reform Looks Like

    The Washington Post editorializes today: Unlike wages, health coverage is not subject to income or payroll taxes. This exclusion is the single largest subsidy in the tax code; it is projected to reduce federal tax revenue (both income and payroll taxes) by more than $200 billion next year. This arrangement … More

    Dude, Where’s My Truck? It’s Been Hijacked by Obama’s New Emission Standards

    From ABCNews: President Obama will issue the toughest emission and mileage standards in history for new cars sold in the United States on Tuesday, in a move environmentalists hail as the first step ever by the U.S. government to curb global warming. President Obama will tomorrow announce a “historic” new … More

    Private Sector Sacrifice, Public Sector Gain

    CBS News reports: President Obama’s call last year for “shared sacrifice” doesn’t extend to federal employees, at least based on the details of his administration’s 2010 budget released this week. At a time when the official unemployment rate is nearing double digits, and 6.35 million people are receiving unemployment benefits, … More

    News Flash: Obama-Appointed GM CEO Supports Obama

    Here’s a shocker. Among the cheerleaders for President Obama’s plan to increase federal fuel efficiency mandates were General Motors and Chrysler — two companies that are, at the moment, virtually run by the federal government itself. GM’s Fritz Henderson, who was made CEO when Rick Wagoner was effectively fired by … More

    Fact Check: Media Matters Wrong on Card Check Facts

    Media Matters has taken it upon itself to criticize our recent video highlighting the problems with the government-imposed contracts that the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) forces on workers and businesses. You can see the video here: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8kEwUDn7wo[/youtube] In the video Rian Wathen, formerly of United Food and Commercial … More