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  • Monthly Archives: September 2009

    Swine Flu Update

    Yesterday, we published an important paper on what Americans need to know about the Swine Flu. The study mentioned how the availability of vaccines will affect the spread of the disease. Vaccines are made up of dead or weakened viruses. They stimulate the body’s immune system to fight off the … More

    Morning Bell: Don't Let 9/11 Become Just Another Earth Day

    Three years ago, Norwell High School social studies teacher Julie Fox commemorated 9/11 by asking her students to write journal entries recounting where they were when the planes hit and how they felt at that moment. But now, Fox tells the Boston Globe, too few students remember the day. So … More

    Crime and Recession: Initial Clues

    With the recession officially beginning in December 2007, some speculated the economic downturn would result in increased crime, especially property crime. Yet, the Department of Justice’s just-released 2008 National Crime Victimization Survey shows violent and property crime did not increase last year. During the first full year of the recession, … More

    Video: Obama's White House Doesn't Know What Competition Looks Like

    Or, worse, they know what it is, but just don’t want it. From HotAir.com: Why go through the expense and bureaucracy of creating a government-run insurance plan when all that needs to be done for Alabama and North Dakota is to allow insurance companies from other states to compete? Because, … More

    Obama Speech Fact Check

    Fact checking President Barack Obama’s health care speech from last night, the Associated Press reports: “The president’s speech to Congress contained a variety of oversimplifications and omissions in laying out what he wants to do about health insurance.” That is an understatement. We counted no less than 10 spurious claims … More

    Third Site Missile Defenses Would Demonstrate the Indivisibility of Transatlantic Security

    As Iran inches closer to crossing the nuclear weapons threshold and continues to advance its ballistic missile program, the dangers to Europe and America increase. Estimates predict that Tehran’s missiles could hit Europe’s entire landmass within 4 years, with parts of Europe already in Tehran’s crosshairs. An attack on Europe … More

    Video: Which Obama Do You Believe?

    Last night President Barack Obama said: “If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out.” Obama needs to call himself out. Here is candidate Barack Obama, July 17, 2007: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDtVnPBKMRc[/youtube] Here is President Barack Obama, last night: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dHvZwrgf1k[/youtube]

    Obama Taps Ex-Trial Lawyer Lobbyist To Lead Tort Reform

    Great catch by The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen F. Hayes: There are credible estimates that serious tort reform could save the country between $100 and $200 billion annually in wasteful spending, as doctors practice defensive medicine to preempt lawsuits. … Now Obama says he’s going to study the issue. “I am … More

    Employee Votes For Me But Not For Thee

    The President has promised big labor that after health care reform, he will turn to their top priority … the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). This legislation effectively eliminates secret ballot elections and replaces them with publicly signed union cards. But while Obama is promising to deprive workers in … More

    Today’s Calamity: First Cash for Clunkers, Now Cash for Homes?

    Despite being extremely wasteful and creating questionable environmental benefits, the government labeled the cash for clunkers auto program a successful program that exceeded expectations. It worked so well – why not subsidize (again) the housing industry while we’re at it? Detailed in Section 203 of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade … More