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  • Monthly Archives: July 2009

    Morning Bell: Obama Just Made Us More Vulnerable... Again

    In World War I, Eddie Rickenbacker downed 26 enemy planes. In World War II, Richard Bong notched 40, while Francis Gabreski killed 34 across World War II and Korea. In contrast, when Cesar Rodriguez retired from the Air Force two years ago, his three air-to-air kills (two over Iraq in … More

    Video: Gov. Ritter Refuses to Endorse Waxman-Markey

    In this video, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) lays out the foundation for why cap and trade would be bad for the state of Colorado. Subsequently, Gov. Bill Ritter (D- CO) refuses to endorse the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Igpvmf9oTg[/youtube]

    When You're In a Hole...Stop Digging: Deficit Cartoon

    Heritage’s J.D. Foster on the deficit: “President Obama talks about responsibility, but the budget deficit this year is approaching $2 trillion and the national debt is set to double in just four years. Imagine what he would deem irresponsible! Yes, he inherited a plunging economy and soaring deficit. But then … More

    Clinton Continues Obama "Apology Tour"

    President Barack Obama has made apologizing for U.S. “mistakes” the centerpiece of his foreign policy. His whirlwind Apology Tour earlier this year included stops on three continents with a plethora of apologies along the way. In a continuation on this theme, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is now in India, … More

    Congress Raises Taxes on Poor to Pay for Health Care ... Again

    Throughout his campaign, President Barack Obama repeatedly promised the American people: “If you’re a family that’s making $250,000 a year or less you will see no increase in your taxes. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your personal gains tax, not any of your taxes.” Just 15 … More

    A Baker’s Dozen of Reasons to Oppose Cap-and-Trade

    The cap-and-trade debate, like most debates in Washington, has become a numbers game. One side says it’s cheap; the other says it’s expensive. Depending on what side of the political aisle you fall on, selective hearing can dictate what you believe Waxman-Markey will do to the economy and how it … More

    Britain’s Financial Quagmire

    The International Monetary Fund has just published its annual “Staff Report” on Britain’s economy. It makes for grim reading. The IMF projects that Britain’s national debt will grow from 43% of GDP in 2007/08 to 73% of GDP in 2009/10. Its budget deficit in 2007/08 was 2.4% of GDP. By … More

    Big Labor Continues to Thwart Real Education Reform

    Friday’s Wall Street Journal highlights the increasing bipartisan support towards charter schools around the country. Due to rapid growth, many states have limited their expansion by placing caps on the number of charter schools. But Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has suggested that lifting charter school caps and instituting merit … More

    Should Government Determine the Value of Human Life?

    Controversial Princeton bioethics professor and philosopher Peter Singer is making waves with his article outlining the case for rationing in last week’s New York Times Magazine. This is the same Singer who advocated infanticide, proposing that abortion be made legal for 28 days after birth, in order to allow parents … More

    On Einstein, Swine Flu, and Corruption

    It’s said that Albert Einstein once defined insanity as repeating a given course of action and expecting different results. With the return of a large number of Mexican congressional seats to the former ruling party, the PRI, it would appear that Mexico’s citizens have (by Einstein’s standards) gone insane. Drug … More