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  • Monthly Archives: May 2009

    The Obama Administration's $2 Trillion Health Care Fantasy

    New America Foundation‘s Maya MacGuineas writes at the Washington Post: Recently, a collection of industry groups came to Washington for a meeting and photo-op with the president. News headlines trumpeted their pledge to save $2 trillion over the next decade — headlines that were not surprising given that President Obama … More

    Liveblogging Obama’s Detainee Speech: Continuity You Can Believe In

    There is far more continuity than change in the detention policies between the administrations-by not admitting that the president risks compromising his credibility.

    Liveblogging Obama’s Detainee Speech: Obama Can't Stop Campaigning

    When will the president realize he can’t govern by continuing to run a campaign against the last president? Obama faces the challenges as Bush. In the end, he is adopting many of the same policies….why can’t just admit that. Moving prisoners from GITMO, for example, just changes geography it is … More

    Liveblogging Obama’s Detainee Speech: I Didn't Do It

    Now we have gotten to the Bart Simpson part of the speech “I didn’t do it.” Obama simply condemns the previous administration policies….but if the way forward is so easy why did the Senate just reject his plan to close GITMO? Why did Congressional leaders from both political parties approve … More

    Liveblogging Obama’s Detainee Speech: What is Obama Reading?

    The president’s speech hits again and again on the dual obligation of keeping the nation free and safe-sounds like he read our book-Winning the Long War.

    How to Get Through a 946-Page Global Warming Bill

    What do you do when you want to pass some of the costliest legislation in history that will strip $4300 away from the average family in higher energy taxes? Hire a speed reader, of course: “Democrats in the House Energy and Commerce Committee have taken a novel precaution to head … More

    Liveblogging Obama’s Detainee Speech: Charting Freedom

    It makes perfect sense to make a speech about battling terrorism standing in front of the charters of freedom-kudos to the president for the symbolism. Its government’s job to keep us safe and free- and do both equally well. Bush could and did often make the same speech.

    Liveblogging Obama's Detainee Speech: Pushed from Left and Right

    It is easy to take the middle road when you are being pushed so hard by the right and the left on combating terrorism. This is a speech the president has to make because no one is happy with his policies. The president just dodged a bullet at Notre Dame, … More

    Morning Bell: California's High Tax, High Spending Disaster

    The progressive movement suffered a major defeat this Tuesday when California voters rejected all five tax raising measures on the ballot, four out of five of them by nearly 2-to-1 margins. The vote clearly shows that even in one of the most liberal states in the nation, there is an … More

    Meet GM's Bondholders: Jim Graves

    As the State of Indiana announces it will no longer invest in bonds issued by banks and automakers who receive federal bailout money, and waits for a court ruling on whether the the U.S. government acted legally in the Chrysler bankruptcy, we thought we would bring you another installment of … More