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  • Monthly Archives: July 2009

    Morning Bell: The Left’s Assault on the Declaration of Independence

    There has been a lot of change in recent months – a $787 billion spending bill, a budget exceeding $3 trillion, government ownership of auto manufacturers, government-imposed caps on earnings, legislation imposing limits on economic activity in America under the name of environmental justice. It is increasingly difficult for conservatives … More

    Cheerios: Available at a Pharmacy Near You?

    Should Cheerios be regulated as a drug? That’s what the FDA suggested last month in a letter to the breakfast cereal’s maker, General Mills. The issue originated with a claim on cereal boxes that says Cheerios will “lower your cholesterol 4% in six weeks.” The FDA said in a letter … More

    California: The National Petri Dish

    Supposedly, trends start in California and then spread to the rest of the country, a notion that seems to be confirmed by the latest economic news. In May, California’s unemployment rate hit 11.5 percent—the highest it has been since 1941. This morning, we learn that unemployment for the entire country … More

    Ring Those Bells, America

    Amid the political noise out of Washington, June’s opinion polls picked up a growing public disquiet over ever-greater government spending and intrusion. These expressions of concern reflect the resiliency of the spirit of 1776, which we celebrate on Independence Day. The just powers of government, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed … More

    A Reminder of the North Korea Missile Threat

    North Korea launched on July 2 at least three short-range anti-ship missiles into waters along its east coast. Pyongyang’s provocative act will further heighten tensions on the Korean Peninsula and may be a precursor to additional missile activity in coming days. Pyongyang’s increased anti-ship missile and coastal artillery training since … More

    The Meaning of America

    The Fourth of July presents the occasion not only to celebrate our great country, but also to reflect upon its meaning. The division between today’s liberals and conservatives is not irreducible to policy differences. It is indicative of a deeper debate about the meaning of America. Such debates are not … More

    The Threat Below

    The BBC reported yesterday that during our Fourth of July celebrations, there is an international security risk we should keep in the back of our minds. The Iranian threat? No. The North Koreans? Not exactly. The international security threat just discovered: Ants. A super aggressive ant, the Argentine ant, was formerly … More

    Unemployment Spike Defies ‘Stimulus’ Claims

    In January, President Obama pressed for an $800 billion economic “stimulus” package to turn the economy around. Though the bill largely consisted of increased spending on traditional liberal priorities, the President claimed that it would “create or save” 3.5 million jobs. The President’s economic advisors predicted that unemployment would rise … More

    The Press Revolts Against Obama

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BaEQX7fLZI[/youtube] During yesterday’s White House press briefing, reporters grilled spokesman Robert Gibbs on the growing trend of staged theatrics used by President Obama.  Last week, when a Huffington Post columnist was hand-selected by the White House to ask a specific question of the President at a press briefing, the media was understandably upset.  But when … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Choreographed Town Hall

    Yesterday, President Obama held a town hall event in order to “sell his health care message to the public” during Congress’s July 4th recess. However, worried that the President cannot answer tough questions about his plan for health care reform, White House officials carefully screened each member of the audience in … More