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  • Yearly Archives: 2009

    Morning Bell: The Left's Righteous War Against the Individual Mandate

    Explaining why he would vote against the Senate version of Obamacare if he were a Senator, former-Democratic National Committee Charmian Howard Dean told MSNBC last night: “You’re going to be forced to buy health insurance from a company that is going to take on average of 27% of your money … More

    Protecting Wireless Consumers: Google over Government

    In the latest salvo in the war against wireless, media activist group Free Press last week proclaimed that “carriers are using…inflated early termination fees to lock millions into long-term contacts — and customers want out.” It then urged for the FCC to intervene to stop the practice. This would be … More

    Live At Copenhagen: US Needs A Sovereignty Play From China's Playbook

    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. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exhTQ2YYSvs[/youtube]

    Iran's Missile Rattling Signals Continued Defiance and Rising Military Threat

    As the Obama Administration’s year-end deadline approaches for reaching a diplomatic solution to the international standoff over Iran’s nuclear weapons program, Tehran has opted to stoke tensions by brandishing one of its most advanced ballistic missiles. Iran’s state-controlled television network today announced that Iran had successfully tested a Sejil-2 missile, … More

    Live At Copenhagen: U.N. Official Admits Copenhagen Conference “is Not a Climate Change Negotiation”

    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. As the developed and developing worlds continue to spar here in Copenhagen over the terms of … More

    Obama's Afghanistan Numbers Not Adding Up

    The Washington Post’s David Ignatius reports from Afghanistan: I asked Lt Gen. David Rodriquez, the No. 2 US commander here, in a briefing tonight how long the deployment of the extra 30,000 would take. He answered that “it will happen between nine and eleven months,” starting in January 2010. Which … More

    Another Poll, More Proof America Does Not Want Obamacare

    NBC News reports: As the Senate sprints to pass a health-care bill by Christmas, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that those believing President Obama’s health-reform plan is a good idea has sunk to its lowest level. Just 32 percent say it’s a good idea, versus 47 percent … More

    Howard Dean: Obamacare Bigger Bailout for Insurance Companies Than AIG

    On Good Morning America today, former-Vermont Governor and former-Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told host George Stephanopoulos: This is a bigger bailout for the insurance industry than AIG. A very small number of people are going to get any insurance at all, until 2014, if the bill works. … … More

    Talk is Cheap: The Obama Administration on Democracy Promotion and Human Rights

    Diplomacy and development have been major administration priorities as illustrated by the State Department’s first ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) intended to provide the short-, medium-, and long-term blueprint for our diplomatic and development efforts. On December 14, 2009, Secretary Clinton gave democracy its due in a lecture … More

    Live at Copenhagen: Great news - Copenhagen is a Disaster

    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. “Collapsing in chaos” is a phrase the media is using to describe the Copenhagen climate conference, … More