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  • Monthly Archives: September 2009

    Quote of the Day: Trigger Anyone?

    The past week has seen a great deal of talk of a “trigger” compromise to the “public option.” Essentially this would delay the implementation of the government run plan to an unspecified date, subverting the legislative process and offering moderate members of Congress a temporary shield from owning the government … More

    Tom Friedman: Eco-Communist Wannabe

    When news broke that self-proclaimed communist and former Obama adminstration Green Jobs Czar Van Jones signed a 9/11 truther petition in 2004, we wrote: Green Jobs Czar is the perfect job for a 9/11 truther. Just as Popular Mechanics has debunked all of the crazy 9/11 truther claims, research both … More

    AMA Endorses Nothing

    Earlier today, the American Medical Association (AMA) released a letter that Politico describes as an endorsement of “Obama-style health reform.” Adding that the White House is sure to use this letter to “undermine the GOP response.” Based on that description, the AMA must have really come out strong in favor … More

    $67 Billion a Year to Africa Because We Emit Carbon Dioxide

    From The Economist: “RICH countries should compensate Africa for all their belching chimneys and exhausts. In a rare fit of African unity, it was decided at a recent flurry of leaders’ meetings that the United States, the European Union, Japan and others should pay the continent the tidy sum of … More

    Raising Top Marginal Tax Rates Punishes Small Businesses

    A widely propagated myth contends that raising top tax rates doesn’t hurt small businesses because only a small percentage of them pay rates at that level. But the number of businesses that pay top rates is economically meaningless. By this more accurate measure it is obvious that raising top income … More

    The Mickey Mouse Bailout Act

    In yet another victory for corporatism over the free market and the American taxpayer, the Senate is expected to pass the Tourism Promotion Act of 2009 later today. The bill, a top priority of Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), would create a new government-run entity to promote international travel funded … More

    In Moscow, The Fix Is In

    MOSCOW – The upcoming October 11th Moscow city council elections go beyond routine local politics. They are turning into a primary of sorts for the balance of political forces nationwide. Moscow, the Russian Federation’s largest constituent territory and seat of the federal government, has also has accumulated about 85% of … More

    The Baucus Plan: The Status Quo on Steroids

    Senator Baucus’ latest attempt to reach a bi-partisan agreement still misses the mark. While there may be a few elements that may be worth discussing, the vast majority of the proposal continues to take the discussion over reform in the wrong direction. Many of the same fundamental problems plague this … More

    Fact Checking the White House: Health Solutions That Help Hispanics

    Israel Ortega, Senior Media Services Associate and Spanish newspaper columnist, discusses why Obamacare shortchanges Hispanics in this country and is a wrong headed approach to effectively provide health insurance for those who need it. True health reform will put the individual – and not the government – behind the steering … More

    Terrorism Takes Root in Africa

    It is no secret that many countries in North and Sub-Saharan Africa are hotbeds for terrorism. Scotland’s release and transfer of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi to Libya is a most recent reminder that terrorism originating in Africa is not a new phenomenon. However, the most recent arrest of Malam Abdulrasheed … More