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  • Monthly Archives: August 2009

    Will Entire Obama Agenda Crumble In August?

    Poll after poll is demonstrating that the Americans turning out at townhalls across the country are making President Barack Obama’s health care plan less and less popular. But health care is not the only Obama agenda item that is dying a slow death. Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Senate should abandon … More

    Lawrence O'Donnell Is Spreading Misinformation About Health Care

    Earlier this morning we linked to video of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, mother of two Katy Abram, who challenged Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) to abandon his support of Obamacare and start defending the Constitution. Hardball fill-in Lawrence O’Donnell took offense to Mrs. Abram’s arguments and had her on Hardball Wednesday night. We’ve … More

    Morning Bell: Is Obamacare Consistent With Our First Principles?

    During one of Sen. Arlen Specter’s (D-PA) early health care townhalls in Lebanon, Pennsylvania; mother of two Katy Abram told the audience: “I don’t believe this is just about health care. It’s not about TARP. It’s not about left and right. This is about the systematic dismantling of this country. I’m … More

    Webb v. The Consensus on Burma

    U.S. Senator James Webb (D-VA) is in Burma today. News reports indicate that he will be meeting with junta leader Than Shwe in what is being billed as the first ever meeting between the junta chief and a U.S. official. Coming just days after the regime extended the detention of … More

    White House Battle Against Free Speech Grows

    Yesterday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said on Fox News: “This White House supports free speech.” Now, it is hardly comforting to know we have a White House that feels it has to defend that position. It’s akin to saying, ‘this White House supports oxygen,’ but the behavior … More

    On the Fed, the Journal’s Readers Deserve Better

    The snarky aside is a common tool substituting for a sound argument. Sadly, a Wall Street Journal editorial today gave in to the temptation. The subject was the announcement by the Federal Reserve that it would maintain its basic, highly accommodative monetary policy stance for “an extended period”. The Fed … More

    Video: Gunner Hawkins Update

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcuUuQHyLdY[/youtube] In July, we told you about a young baby boy named Gunner Hawkins. Gunner was diagnosed with the deadly genetic disease, cystic fibrosis (CF) two months after birth. His parents are on a mission to protect the health care choices they have that allow them to seek out the … More

    How's That Government Run Health Care Working Out Canada?

    The Vancouver Sun reports: Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures can expect to wait longer for care, NDP health critic Adrian Dix said Monday. Dix said a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority document shows it is considering chopping more than 6,000 surgeries in an … More

    Cash for Clunkers: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

    In this case Paul is the auto industry, as if they haven’t gotten enough help from American taxpayers, and Peter is the retail industry and, of course, the American taxpayer: “Retail sales outside of autos turned in a disappointing performance in July, underscoring concerns about the timing and durability of … More

    Townhall Downfall: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) Admits Obamacare Will Fund Abortions

    The New York Times and FactCheck.org both claim that Obamacare will not allow taxpayer funding of abortion. As this townhall video shows, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) disagrees: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTYvK4h44RU[/youtube]