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  • Monthly Archives: August 2009

    Heritage-POLITICO Live Web Chat With Robert Alt

    Live reader chat with Robert Alt on Sotomayor and the Court

    Medicare Payment Rules: Looking Behind the Curtain

    As public relations campaigns on health care legislation are ramped up over the next few weeks, Americans will do well to remember the storybook classic, The Wizard of Oz. The power of the Wizard was based on mystery, fear, and intimidation. Only after the intrepid travelers pulled back the curtain … More

    Morning Bell: Don’t Let Co-ops Become a Trojan Horse

    According to today’s Washington Post, the Senate Finance Committee will soon produce a health care plan that rejects “a government-run health insurance plan in favor of a network of member-owned cooperatives.” More commonly referred to as “co-ops”, these organizations actually already have a long and proud tradition in many sectors … More

    Obama’s $1 Trillion Birthday Present

    President Obama celebrated his 48th birthday yesterday, but instead of being showered with gifts, he handed the American people the biggest present of all: one trillion dollars in new debt. Since Obama was inaugurated in January, the national debt has grown over one trillion dollars to a whopping $11.669 trillion. … More

    Will Obamacare Kill Medical Innovation?

    ABC News’s John Stossel investigates: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdx_2cuPgQQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    Townhall Downfall: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

    Despite President Barack Obama’s deadline, both the House and Senate failed to pass Obama’s health care plan before they adjourned for the month of August. Now Senators and Representatives are returning home to participate in one of America’s greatest democratic traditions: the townhall. The events afford citizens the rare opportunity … More

    The War in Afghanistan: Taking on the Militant Groups in Pakistan

    Pakistan is a crucial state in U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. Unfortunately, militant groups within Pakistan are currently using the state as an “operational safe haven where [they] can plan local, regional and international terrorist attacks,” hindering the U.S.’s endeavors. Al-Qaeda isn’t doing all the work on its own though. … More

    The People v. Gibbs

    In 1953, the German playwright Bertolt Brecht wrote of the Soviet suppression of a spring uprising in Berlin, Would it not be easier, In that case for the government, To dissolve the people And elect another? Why quote a communist bootlicker and Stalin hagiographer best known for socialist realism, whatever … More

    Americans Worried Health Reform Will Increase Federal Debt

    An overwhelming majority of Americans (72 percent) don’t believe President Barack Obama will keep his promise to overhaul the health care system without adding to the federal deficit, according to a new study released today by the Quinnipiac University. The survey, which polled 2,409 registered voters nationwide from July 27 … More

    Clinton in North Korea: Risky Business

    Former President Bill Clinton arrived in Los Angeles Wednesday with journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee who, just hours earlier, had been prisoners of Kim Jong-il’s North Korean regime. Every American should be relieved that Lee and Ling are home safe, but Americans should also know that this is not … More