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  • Monthly Archives: July 2009

    Live Blog: Newt at Heritage

    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich is speaking live at Heritage Foundation right now. Newt’s address caps Heritage Foundation’s Protect America Month that started with a speech by Mitt Romney on June 1. Newt’s speech comes while the Senate is debating President Barack Obama’s defense authorization bill that looks to cut missile … More

    Morning Bell: The Obama Economy Is Great...For Washington, D.C.

    Last week, Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information announced that their state’s unemployment rate spiked in June, hitting 15.2%, the highest rate since mid-1983. Five other states, Rhode Island (12.4%), Oregon (12.2%), South Carolina (12.1%), Nevada (12%), and California (11.6%) all have either matched or surpassed their all time unemployment … More

    Resilient Indonesia

    Friday’s terrorist bombing of Jakarta’s JW-Marriott and Ritz-Carlton is truly a reminder not just to Indonesia, but to the world, that however well we may be preventing terrorist attacks, there is another team on the field. Terrorists can adjust tactics, morph organizations, and strike in unexpected ways at unexpected times. … More

    The Cloakroom: July 20 - July 26

    Major Senate Floor Action – The Senate will continue work on the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides the blueprint for our military’s priorities. Major fights are expected on F-22 funding and missile defense. Major Senate Committee Action – The Finance Committee has postponed their markup of a controversial health … More

    The House Bill’s Health Insurance Czar

    If you dig through the giant 1,018-page House Democrats’ Tri-Committee Health Bill, you’ll find a new “czar.” The bill would place a federal “Health Choices Commissioner” at the helm of the newly-created Health Choices Administration. The Administration would run a brand new national health insurance exchange. For one official, the … More

    China Loves The Dollar

    Remember when China was going to stop buying American bonds and the world was going to end? This hand-wringing was always wrong-headed; perhaps now it will finally cease. In May, net official Chinese holdings of U.S. Treasuries jumped $38 billion. This is the flip side of the return of large-scale capital … More

    Iranian Regime Splinters at the Top While Protesters Chant for Freedom

    A large crowd of opposition supporters today transformed an official prayer ceremony in Tehran into a show of strength, chanted “azadi, azadi” (“freedom”), and voiced continued support for Presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, who defiantly continues to criticize the ruling regime. Mousavi made his first official public appearance since the … More

    What Next? Taxpayers Buying Humor Edition (Updated)

    While America debates rising deficits, rising debt, and reckless spending bills, the mood in Washington is understandably sour. For the Americans fortunate to have jobs in this recession, there is still a sense of anxiety about what is around the economic corner. For their jobless friends and family, there is … More

    TIME for a Sober Look at Marriage

    This week’s TIME magazine cover story, Unfaithfully Yours, dramatically laments the collapse of marriage: “There is no other single force causing as much measurable hardship and human misery in this country, as the collapse of marriage. It hurts children, it reduces mothers’ financial security, and it has landed with particular … More

    On the Media

    In the news this morning: • rank-and-file Democrats resist President Obama’s attempt to take over health care, • Congress drops “card check” provisions–an Obama-backed power grab by unions, • Congressional Budget Office calls White House health care dreams prohibitively expensive. That’s from the front pages of Politico, The New York … More