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  • Monthly Archives: May 2009

    Putting a Price on Carbon

    During the 2009 Offshore Technology Conference yesterday a lengthy panel took place to discuss meeting America’s energy challenges in both the near and the long term. The list of the panelists can be found below. Although not everyone came out and said it, a number of the panelists concluded a … More

    An All of the Above Approach to Energy?

    The 2009 Offshore Technology Conference kicked off yesterday with a star-studded panel offering perspectives from all sides to discuss meeting America’s energy challenges in both the near and the long term. The panel included statements and question and answers from Roger Ballentine (Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute), Jack Gerard (President, … More

    Senator Schumer's Magical Plan for Health Care Compromise

    According to the May 5th New York Times, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has proposed a health care reform “compromise” on the creation of a new public plan to compete with private health insurance. No doubt Schumer is trying to convince moderates that they should ignore Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) frank … More

    The Left's New Immigration Talking Points

    The left has learned a lot from their past immigration losses. Responding to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) immigration hearing last week, New Democratic Networks’ Simon Rosenberg unveils the left’s new talking points on the issue and they are amazing. We’ve responded to them below: 1) Illegal Immigration and Labor Supply … More

    Did MoveOn Disrupt Health Care Roundtable?

    Senate Finance Committee’s Roundtable Discussion on “Expanding Health Care Coverage” was disrupted this morning by eight hecklers who yelled demands for single-payer health care before being removed from the room by Capitol Police. The disruptions came mere hours after MoveOn.org hosted an “emergency” online briefing/conference call last night. Democracy for … More

    When Leftists Throw Tantrums

    The left knows they are loosing their fight for government run health care and they are losing badly. Following Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) admission yesterday that a public plan option was “a little off to the side of the table”, single payer advocates disrupted Baucus’s Roundtable Discussion … More

    Russia’s Muzzled Media: Confronting Economic Crisis in the Age of Authoritarianism

    On Thursday, April 30, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty held an event “Muzzled Media: Coverage in Russia of the Financial Crisis.” The panel focused on the freedom of the media in Russia during the financial crisis. According to Kommersant Washington Bureau Chief Dmitry Sidorov, “the media in Russia is free only … More

    Public Option on Its Death Bed

    The Center for Americna Progress hosted a conference call yesterday on health care with Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT). The very first question on the call, from PoliticsDaily’s Jill Lawrence, was about the “public option” preferred by progressive groups like CAP and big labor. Baucus parsed his statement … More

    Obstacles to Reform: the Public Plan and the Federal Health Board

    Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) is hosting a Roundtable Discussion on “Expanding Health Care Coverage” today and Heritage fellow Stuart Butler is testifying. While Butler sees “broad consensus for action on coverage” he also identifies “nuclear landmines on the road to broad agreement.” They are a public plan … More

    Judge Sotomayor on Whether Judges Make Policy

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