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  • Yearly Archives: 2009

    White House Balks at ClimateGate, Says Climate Change is Happening

    When asked about ClimateGate, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dismissed its importance, emphasizing that “climate change is happening.” Of course climate change is happening. Soon we’ll be calling press conferences to declare, “The earth is moving” or “It’s going to get dark tonight.” The reality is the climate has … More

    Are the CBO's Insurance Premium Projections Too Optimistic?

    Yesterday, Heritage scholar Rea Hederman explained why new CBO estimates showing only small rises in health insurance premiums under Obamacare was not good news for Americans (in short: Americans  with generous coverage would see benefits cut due to the tax on high-value plans and Americans with Spartan coverage would see … More

    Sex Education vs. Abstinence in Obamacare

    Deep within the current debate over health care reform, the longstanding controversy between comprehensive sex education and abstinence education continues. The Senate health care bill allocates $75 million a year for comprehensive sexuality education programs and $50 million a year for abstinence education, which was zeroed out in President Obama’s … More

    Video: Estate Tax Increase a Killer for Family-owned Businesses

    The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on a bill that would permanently extend the estate tax (known better as the death tax) at its current rate and exemption level. This extension would prevent the death tax from expiring as scheduled on January 1, 2010. As such it … More

    Senator Webb to Obama on Copenhagen: Don’t Do Anything Congress Can’t Do

    While most Americans were out shopping on Black Friday, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) was busy sending a letter to Barack Obama with an important message for the president to take to Copenhagen: Don’t forget about us. Senator Webb’s letter to President Obama said the following: Dear Mr. President: I would … More

    Sacrifice Spending to Pay for the War

    Liberals in Congress and out are calling for a new tax to pay for the war on terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq. At the same time, rising unemployment and falling political prospects have driven President Obama and friends to fumble for stimulus 2.0, the first $787 billion Obama stimulus having … More

    More Funny Numbers from the Obama Administration

    Confronted by discrepancies in the number of jobs created by the stimulus bill, officials in the Obama Administration eventually were forced to concede that their numbers could not stand up to scrutiny. Unfortunately, the lesson appears to have been lost on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in … More

    Morning Bell: How Much Risk Will Obama Expose Our Troops To?

    When President Barack Obama announces his new Afghanistan policy tonight at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, Denise Young of Kokomo, Indiana, who has a 22-year-old son serving in Afghanistan, already knows what she wants to hear: “That he is going to let the generals make the … More

    Top Ten Questions and Answers on Obama's Strategy in Afghanistan

    1. If the President sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, does that count as a “surge?” Simply put, no, because the use of that term implies an Iraq-like strategy of ramping up forces to the maximum of what the generals are requesting. It has been widely reported that General McChrystal’s … More

    Outside the Beltway: Tea Parties Aren't Stopping for Holidays

    While Americans prepared for Thanksgiving feasts and hit the malls on Black Friday, the Tea Party movement lived on in the streets of St. Louis and in the small towns of Arkansas to protest Obamacare, rampant government spending, and the massive expansion of the federal government. According to the St. … More