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  • Monthly Archives: December 2009

    Morning Bell: Howard Dean Is Right, This Is Not Health Care Reform

    President Barack Obama yesterday hosted yet another health care pep rally to shore up liberal support for his health care bill. Obama’s “rally” followed Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) latest capitulation to Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-CT) health care demands, whereby Reid removed a Medicare expansion that Lieberman had initially supported. … More

    Live at Copenhagen: National Security Threats Misused

    The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves and Ben Lieberman are live at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference reporting from a conservative perspective. Follow their reports on The Foundry and at the Copenhagen Consequences Web site. “It is not merely scientists and environmental activists who call for swift and forceful action – … More

    Video: McCain on Afghanistan

    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spoke at Heritage today about President Obama’s decision to send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. McCain said he was supportive of the move, but criticized Obama for setting a timetable for withdrawal.

    Gitmo 2.0: Obama Skips a Step

    The Obama Administration announced today that it will move one hundred Guantanamo Bay detainees to a prison in rural Illinois. This move is considered a step forward in Obama’s campaign promise to shutdown the Gitmo facility. By doing so, however, Obama is skipping a critical step in this process—the creation … More

    This Bill of Rights Day, Let's Celebrate the Whole Constitution

    This Bill of Rights day, Let’s Celebrate the Constitution Many Americans praise the first ten amendments to our Constitution, collectively called the Bill of Rights, as providing the true protection of our liberty.  What if there were no Bill of Rights? Would our fundamental liberties still be protected? Would we … More

    U.S. Civil Rights Commission: Racially Discriminatory Provisions in Obamacare

    On December 10th,the United States Commission on Civil Rights voted 5-1 to send this letter (pdf) to President Barack Obama and the Senate leadership about racially discriminatory provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. The Commissioners writes: The impetus behind such provisions appears to be the belief … More

    The Three Senators Who Could Save You From Government-Run Health Care

    Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) may have announced that he expects to vote for Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) health bill this afternoon, but that leaves Reid with just 59 votes. He needs to get all three of the following holdouts to sign on the dotted line by Christmas: Sen. Ben … More

    Live From Copenhagen: The Full Story Behind the G-77 Walk-Out

    The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves and Ben Lieberman are live at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference reporting from a conservative perspective. Follow their reports on The Foundry and at the Copenhagen Consequences Web site. “The story of the day,” Steven Groves reports, is that the developing nations of the world – … More

    Putting Party and Vanity Above Country

    Like a desperate last-minute Christmas shopper who will grab any gift and pay any price, Congress may rush through a hasty and ill-conceived rewrite of health care legislation. President Obama’s message to Senators seems focused more on party loyal and an appeal to desires for glory than on what Americans … More

    Obamacare Is The Public Option

    According to recent reports, the Medicare buy-in compromise that Majority leader Reid (D-NV) and President Barack Obama heralded as the grand health care compromise just last week, is now dead. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is being credited with killing Reid’s deal, and some are even suggesting that the entire idea … More