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  • Monthly Archives: May 2009

    Wind and Solar Worth the Investment? Obama says Yes, Experience Says No

    Speaking at an Air Force base near Las Vegas, President Obama pointed to a field of solar panels and boldly declared, “The first is a solar energy technologies program that will help replicate the success of the Nellis project in cities and states across America.” Obama, visiting Nellis Air Force … More

    Hague is Right: EU Threatens US-UK Special Relationship

    In a recent, high-profile article, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband stated that the Conservative Party’s European policy, which advocates Britain’s sovereignty and independence as a nation-state, threatens the US-UK Special Relationship. He argued that President Obama’s unfettered enthusiasm for further EU integration means that Britain should relinquish its foreign policy … More

    Romney on North Korea Next Monday

    This past Monday after North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, President Barack Obama said, “North Korea is directly and recklessly challenging the international community” and warranted action by the international community. Since that time North Korea has: restarted its weapons grade nuclear plant, disavowed the 1954 armistice that ended the … More

    Cohen on Obama, North Korea, and Missile Defense

    President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Defense William Cohen writes in today’s Washington Times: This weekend, North Korea followed through on its threat and tested a nuclear weapon – one far more powerful than the weapon it tested in 2006. In recent weeks, the regime has tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, … More

    Morning Bell: The Largest Expansion of Government Ever

    Speaking to a celebrity studded fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Beverly Hills last night, President Barack Obama humbly proclaimed he “would put these first four months up against any prior administration since FDR.” Actually, let’s do that. Since taking office, President Obama has: Continued to fast-track government control … More

    What Next? White Roof Edition

    In the Foundry’s latest edition of ‘What’s Next?,’ we give you Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s radical environmental proposal which the Telegraph describes as: “all the world’s roofs should be painted white as part of efforts to slow global warming.” Chu says he is in favor of “white roofs everywhere.” This is the … More

    Turning Point in Pakistan?

    Today’s bombing in Lahore – the third major terrorist attack in Pakistan’s cultural capital this year – is likely retaliation for the Pakistan military’s recent operations in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). On April 24th, the military started operations to roll back the Taliban in the Buner, Dir and … More

    Reject the Value-Added Tax, Rein in Spending Instead

    The Washington Post today ran an article on the possibility of lawmakers enacting a value-added tax (VAT) to pay for soaring government spending. A VAT is basically a national sales tax, and the possible 25 percent tax rate floated in the article would raise the cost of virtually all goods … More

    Out of Money? Value-Added Tax Next Up

    Massive increases of spending by the Obama Administration, from the stimulus to its proposed budget, have created historically unprecedented large deficits that will push the nation’s debt level to unsustainable levels. It was only a matter of time before the proponents of big government began their push to substantially increase … More

    Waxman-Markey by the Numbers

    Below is a breakdown of economic impacts of Waxman-Markey calculated by economists at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis. For full analysis of the bill, go here. Energy Cost Impacts Price increases      2035 Gasoline                   58% Electricity               90% Natural Gas             55% Heating Oil              56%