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  • Monthly Archives: July 2009

    Could Global Warming Models Be Wrong?

    Is it possible that we may know less about the climate and temperature change than previously thought? Maybe so, says a new study published online today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The report found that only about half of the warming that occurred during a natural climate change 55 million … More

    Taxpayer Funding for Abortion: Another Sleeper Issue in Health Care Reform?

    Much of the controversy in President Obama and congressional Democrats’ health care overhaul thus far has focused on the public option and concerns with the budget-busting price tag. But as negotiations in Congress on hundreds of pages of complex legislative text continue to move at break-neck pace, all leading up … More

    The AMA's Endorsement of a Government Takeover of Health Care: What Doctors Should Know

    The recent letter to Congressman Rangel from the AMA in appreciation and support for H.R. 3200, the “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009” is disconcerting and fails to accurately represent the concerns of many of America’s physicians, myself included. The AMA has failed to clearly discuss the significant trade-offs … More

    Giving Americans Control of Their Own Health Insurance

    Republicans in Congress are making yet another major attempt to reform the health care system, going in a very different direction from the expensive health reform bills proposed by Democrats. Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) is set to introduce his Improving Health Care for All Americans Act, which seeks to control … More

    Recognizing, and Averting, A Threat to the Special Relationship

    Yesterday, the UK National Defence Association released the latest in a series of reports on Britain’s armed forces. Titled “A Compelling Necessity,” it makes the case for an increase in British defense spending, in spite of the economic downturn, in order to restore and preserve Britain’s defenses. Of particular importance … More

    Iran Makes the Case for European Missile Shield

    On February 2, 2009, Iran successfully launched a satellite into orbit using a rocket with technology similar to that used in a long-range ballistic missile. It also test-fired a 1200-mile solid-fueled ballistic missile in May. Today, July 15th, Germany’s foreign intelligence service, BND, announced that Iran will be able to … More

    With VOA Left Voiceless, Obama Fails to Reach Russian Public

    President Obama’s foreign policy thus far has been marked by an emphasis on public diplomacy. As a result, successfully engaging foreign publics has become a top priority of his administration. The President himself has taken an active role in this effort, delivering several high-profile speeches to audiences around the world. … More

    How Badly Do You Want to Be European?

    President Obama’s health care takeover will not just force most Americans into a government-run insurance plan, it will also give us European-style tax rates. Actually, we will be taxed at higher rates than most Europeans. Yes, that’s right. No need to do a double take. In order to pay for … More

    Stealth Agenda in Health-Care Bill: Early Childhood Home Visitation

    The massive 1,018-page health care bill introduced by House Democrats is full of bad policy ideas, and they’re not all even about health care. One troublesome provision calls for a home visitation program that would bring state workers into the homes of young families to improve “the well-being, health, and … More

    Double Secret Probation

    The Obama Administration promised unprecedented transparency in its financial recovery efforts, including a gee-whiz $18 million web site, Recovery.gov. The problem is that the Administration seems addicted to secret back-channel orders to the private sector to obey, “or else”. Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reports on a secret “memorandum of understanding” … More