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  • Monthly Archives: September 2009

    The Green Jobs Fallacy

    Admitted communist Van Jones is no longer part of the Obama administration, but Obama’s belief in Green Jobs remains. ABC News’ John Stossel takes on The Green Jobs Fallacy below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNjAielBBG0[/youtube]

    Real Reasons for “Back to School” Outrage

    Parents across the country have raised alarm about President Obama’s planned “back to school” address to American students. When the Department of Education released a lesson plan that included asking youngsters—how can you help President Obama?—parents’ concern that their children were being “organized” for political purposes was justified. Since Thursday, … More

    Who Funds European NGOs?

    The answer is simple: the EU does. The TaxPayers’ Alliance, a British group that is genuinely independent of government, points to two recent EU missives that by coincidence arrived in the same package. The first, from the European Economic and Social Committee, was a report on “The external dimension of … More

    Morning Bell: The Obama Czar State

    Late this Saturday night President Barack Obama’s Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Van Jones, resigned amid what the Washington Post calls another “lapse in the administration’s vetting procedures.” That’s putting it mildly. Jones is an admitted former communist and black nationalist. His Ella Baker Center for Human … More

    Germany: Uncertain Of Its Role In The World

    Germans will go to the polls on September 27 to elect a new Chancellor and Government. Unsurprisingly, the economy is the dominant issue. But the lack of debate over the mission in Afghanistan – where Germany is the third largest troop contributor after the United States and the UK – … More

    One U.S. Senate Is Enough

    Even before Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) passed away last week, Congress approved a $5.8 million “planning and design” earmark for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate, which would include creating a full-size replica of the Senate chamber. It would be built at the University of Massachusetts, adjacent to … More

    The Obama Administration's Version of Immigration Reform

    As widely noted, President Barack Obama has comprehensive immigration reform on his 2010 legislative agenda. Given the policy changes made during his first nine months, it is clear that President Obama sees reform through the prism of perceived Hispanic votes and union payback. First, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano changed the … More

    Labor Day Fact: Unions Unpopular

    While Americans now celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day weekend, Labor Day originally began in the 1890s as a celebration of “the strength and esprit de corps” of labor unions. In their early days unions fought primarily to improve working conditions and protect workers rights. Large majorities of … More

    A False Idol

    The National Health Service is like a deity in Britain. Or so we are told. Irish actor and director, Graham Linehan – a very funny man – has taken to defending the NHS by saying that American criticisms of it are “like if you criticize your parents. You can do … More

    Fact Checking the White House: Special-Needs Patients Face Fewer Choices

    Since many Americans with special needs, or their caretakers, use Medicare Advantage plans as a way to pay for their higher medical costs, they have every right to be concerned about the reduced funding congressional leadership is proposing to pay for its massive health care legislation. Dennis Smith, who worked … More