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  • Monthly Archives: October 2009

    Public Plan Can Never Be “Conservative”

    The “public option,” or government-run health insurance plan, in the just-released House health care bill was previewed in the news media as a diluted form of hard-core liberal versions that the Left have pushed for months. While that may be the case, calling the public option “more conservative” isn’t appropriate … More

    Education: What Works and Why

    Youth violence, substance abuse, homelessness, and deteriorating neighborhoods ravage both low-income communities and prosperous suburbs alike. There is a great need to explore both the root causes of these problems and their effective solutions. The Bob Woodson Show—“What Works and Why”—premiered yesterday with this very aim. Focusing on solutions to … More

    Video Desecrating American Flag is Obama Team's Finalist

    We have regularly reported on President Obama’s perpetual campaign organization, Organizing for America (OFA), and the need for him to abandon this campaign and move on to leading the nation. OFA is an off shoot of the Democratic National Committee, operating under the website www.BarackObama.com, and it is explicitly designed to … More

    Holder Wants D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Ad Pulled from Television

    Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to wade into the D.C. school choice debate. While he probably only meant to get his toes wet, a request Holder made to former D.C. city councilman Kevin Chavous at a recent event to pull a television ad in support of the Opportunity Scholarship … More

    Health Care Gimmick of the Day Club

    Those pushing big government-run health care have started a Gimmick of the Day Club. Desperate to find support, they trot out a new variation almost daily. However they repackage their bad ideas, they feel confident that most media will hail each “new” variation as a breakthrough: The “trigger” is the … More

    Morning Bell: The Cap and Trade Threat to Our National Security

    In poll, after poll, after poll, the American people have clearly expressed their preference for prioritizing economic growth over global warming. This is a major problem for those on the left who want to reorganize our entire economy under the guise of cap and trade climate change legislation. Tacitly admitting they … More

    Generation Y: What’s Faith Got To Do With It?

    Generation Y is widely defined as the 77 million Americans born between 1977 and 1997 — and as any good demographic sample would, it’s being analyzed. A Denver Post blogger opines on why Gen Y’ers are moving back in with their parents. JD Power and Associates dissects Gen Y’s buying … More

    The Obama-Frank Systemic Risk Plan: Some Good and a Lot of Bad

    The Treasury Department and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank have just released a highly complex 253 page draft bill that is supposed to deal with questions ranging from indentifying and dealing with systemic risk facing the financial services system, regulating and closing failing “too big to fail” financial … More

    Congress Funds Study on How To Avoid Constituents, Stay in Office

    This Friday, the tax payer funded Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) is hosting a briefing for Members of Congress and their staff on their new study: Online Town Hall Meetings: Exploring Democracy in the 21st Century. The CMF study consisted of 21 townhall meetings where Members of Congress and CMF provided … More

    Climate Chains Shows How Cap and Trade Puts our Economy in Shackles

    Our friends at the Oregon-based Cascade Policy Institute produced a 22-minute documentary on global warming. Appropriately titled, Climate Chains, the movie discusses how cap and trade legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will raise energy prices, reduce our standard of living, have no net environmental impact and reduce our economic … More