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  • Monthly Archives: June 2009

    Obama on Iran: Don’t Blame Me

    President Obama provided some much-anticipated guidance on his policy towards Iran today in the fourth news conference of his presidency. But even without teleprompters, Mr. Obama proved a master at sticking to his talking points, which were as follows: Violence is bad. At the very least, Mr. Obama is finally … More

    A Pint-Size Lesson on Education Reform

    Fourteen-year-old Johnathan Krohn understands what many members of Congress do not: that school choice works and is the key to successful education reform. This morning’s edition of Fox and Friends featured the “Pint-Sized Pundit Pit: Child Prodigy Edition,” in which the guests were asked to discuss the merits of year-round … More

    A Friendly Eastern Neighborhood

    Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski argues compellingly in last week’s Wall Street Journal for the deepening of EU cooperation with six Eastern and South Caucasus States — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The Eastern Partnership, conceived by Poland and formally constituted under the Czech Presidency of the EU … More

    Stimulus Funds Gone Awry? Who Could Have Guessed?

    A story coming out of Glendale, CA, reports that stimulus funds were used to help two non-profit organizations instead of a road in the city which has not been repaired since 1992. City officials believed that repairing the roads are a better fit for the purpose of the stimulus (shovel-ready public … More

    Spend More, Waste More

    Since 1999, the Labour Government in Britain has been on a spending spree of historic proportions. Actually, it’s been on two of them. From 1999 to 2005/6, expenditure grew at 4.8% annually in real terms. As a proportion of GDP, it rose from 36.3% to 41.3%. Then, for a while, … More

    How Many Revolutions Has Obama Saved or Created?

    Last week President Barack Obama said: “It is not productive, given the history of US-Iranian relations to be seen as meddling – the US president, meddling in Iranian elections.” But now this week, Obama’s aides are saying the exact opposite: “Obama’s approach to Iran, including his assertion that the unrest … More

    Senatorial Backing for U.S.-U.K. Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty

    Last week, the U.S.-U.K. Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty won strong public backing from two important allies: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). The Treaty, like a similar one between the U.S. and Australia, would permit the U.S. to trade most defense articles with these nations without an … More

    Health Reform Comes at “Very Explosive” Budgetary Time

    As Congress grapples with how to feasibly pay for a serious overhaul of the nation’s health care sector, which makes up nearly 17 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, health economist James Capretta urged the American public to keep an eye on the country’s annual growth rate of retirement. … More

    Morning Bell: Holding the President Accountable on His Stimulus

    Yesterday, the White House released new rules for counting the number of jobs created by President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus plan. Governors, mayors, and contractors will be required to keep track of every full-time, full-year job funded by Obama’s stimulus, but they are not required to submit their … More

    Last Day to Help Stop the EPA From Hijacking the Economy

    Sign your name at stopepa.com and join the 20,000 other people who have voiced their opposition to the EPA’s April 17th endangerment finding, which grants them regulatory powers to one day regulate anything that emits carbon dioxide. Hurry. The petition ends midnight on Tuesday, June 23rd.