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  • Monthly Archives: August 2009

    Obama Economy Has Made DC The Best City Look For A Job

    TechCrunch reports today: The unemployment rate in the U.S. was still 9.4 percent in July, but some cities are better than others to look for a job. Of the top 50 metro areas, Washington, D.C., is the easiest for unemployed workers to find a job … The index ranks cities … More

    Rose D. Friedman, Quite a Teacher

    Liberty lost one of its finest advocates this morning. Rose Director Friedman died of heart failure in Davis, Calif. She was thought to be 98. Rose was best known as the wife of Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, who died in 2006. But Rose, an economist herself, was Milton’s … More

    Only Real Reform Can Enable Integrated Health Systems

    The Washington Post and New York Times both have front page stories out today on Sen. Kent Conrad’s (D-ND) co-op fall back  for President Barack Obama’s imperiled public plan. The NYT reports: “The history of health insurance in the United States is full of largely unsuccessful efforts to introduce new … More

    Procuring Problems in Britain’s Defenses

    A set of slides summing up an internal report from Britain’s Ministry of Defense on defense procurement have found their way to the BBC. The slides make for damning reading, and though the Ministry denies they are authentic, they accord with Britain’s experiences over the past decade. In a nutshell, … More

    Fact Checking the White House on Health Care

    Earlier this month the White House unveiled their “Health Insurance Reform Reality Check” video site to combat “disinformation” about Obamacare on the internets. The Heritage Foundation health care policy team has responded with their own “A Dose of Reality: Fact Checking the White House” page which features video responses to … More

    Barack Meets Mubarak

    President Barack Obama meets Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the White House today amid an upswing in bilateral relations caused by a mutual interest in containing Iran, defusing Israeli-Palestinian tensions, and reducing the destabilizing threat posed by Islamist extremist groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, and al-Qaeda. Relations between Cairo and … More

    Morning Bell: A Clunker of a Stimulus

    Yesterday was the six month anniversary of President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package. Since the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” became law, the United States economy has shed nearly 2.8 million net jobs. When Obama signed the stimulus the nation’s unemployment rate stood at 7.6%. Today it is 9.4%. … More

    Cap and Trade Will Kill the Travel Industry

    Proponents of climate change legislation argue that a cap and trade will stop the polar ice caps from melting. This is critical to island nations relying on tourism as the primary source of economic activity. After all, who’s going to visit an island if it’s completely submerged by water? According … More

    Partial Victory Over Chinese Censorship

    Li Yizhong, China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, announced that companies will not be required to install the Green Dam Youth Escort web filter onto their computers sold in China. This is a retraction from the original policy declared earlier this year forcing companies to include the software, which … More

    Townhall Downfall: Obamacare and the Enumerated Powers of Congress

    Last Friday we outlined just some of the ways that Obamacare is inconsistent with our founding first principles. In this video from a St. Louis, Missouri, townhall hosted by Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D-MO) office, a servicemen politely and cogently explains that “health care” does not appear anywhere among the enumerated … More