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  • Monthly Archives: November 2009

    Enabling the Opponents of Reform

    A promising performance-pay program is under attack in the Boston public school system, which is trying out some new and innovative school reforms. The plan was to allow Advanced Placement teachers to receive $100 bonuses for each student who passes an AP exam, and teachers could be rewarded up to … More

    Tax Terrorists, Not Americans

    As President Obama pondered anew his strategy for winning the war on terror in Afghanistan, the antiwar crowd unleashed an odd new tactic to force a retreat: a tax. Not a new tax on the terrorists which, while obviously uncollectible, would at least be properly targeted. And, thankfully not a … More

    Morning Bell: The Obamacare Rationing Threat To Your Mammograms

    Last week, the United States Preventive Services Task Force issued new guidelines recommending that women in their 40s no longer have annual mammograms and that women ages 50 to 74 have them only every other year, instead of annually. The recommendations were highly controversial, and by week’s end most health … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) on U.S. - Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

    This past Sunday marked an important anniversary for the American economy. On November 22, 2006, the United States and Colombia signed the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This agreement would immediately eliminate tariffs on U.S. exports to this important trading partner – creating billions in revenue for U.S. businesses and new … More

    ClimateGate Heats Up Global Warming Debate before Copenhagen

    1,000 emails and more than 3,000 other documents from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University in the United Kingdom publicly revealed by a hacker, or allegedly an inside whistleblower, are rekindling the flame to the global warming debate just weeks before the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference where the … More

    WaPo: "Save the Vouchers"

    From the Washington Post editorial board this Sunday: OPTIMISM THAT the District’s federally funded school voucher program will be allowed to flourish is fading. Leading Democrats say that they are open to letting new students enter the program, but efforts to make that a reality seem to have stalled. Indeed, … More

    How Unemployment Taxes and Obama's Stimulus Are Killing Jobs

    The Associated Press reports: Employers already are squeezed by tight credit, rising health care costs, wary consumers and a higher minimum wage. Now, the surging jobless rate is imposing another cost. It’s forcing higher state taxes on companies to pay for unemployment insurance claims. Some employers say the extra costs … More

    Obamacare Hurts the Young

    After noting that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid spending totaled $1.3 trillion, 43 percent of federal spending and more than twice military spending, in 2008, the Washington Post‘s Robert Samuelson turns to Obamacare: Now comes the House-passed health-care “reform” bill that, amazingly, would extract more subsidies from the young. It … More

    Help Stop the EPA from Imposing More Costly Regulations

    Tired of having to drive safe, affordable vehicles? Can’t make a decision at the car lot and want the government to narrow down the decisions for you? Well then you’re in luck. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a great new regulation in store for you. The agency is intending … More

    Morning Bell: The Impending Obama Borrow and Spend Disaster

    Speaking at Georgetown University on April 14th, President Barack Obama promised: “We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand. We must build our house upon a rock. We must lay a new foundation for growth and prosperity — a foundation that will move us from an era … More