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  • Monthly Archives: January 2010

    Abortion Language in Obamacare

    There are at least six key differences that need to be resolved before the House and Senate can cut a deal, in secret, to pass Obamacare. Maybe the most difficult issue to resolve is the issue of using federal tax dollars to fund abortion. It seems clear, from a reading … More

    Jobs Decline in December as Obama Jobs Deficit Continues to Climb

    Today’s Labor Department jobs report is a study in contrasts. For example, on the one hand the labor market is notably less weak than in recent months. December’s 85,000 drop in employment according to the payroll survey is markedly better than the monthly average of over 275,000 jobs lost during … More

    Tweet of the Week: @galluppoll

    Our Tweet of the Week comes from the folks at Gallup. They’ve got good news for the conservative movement. According to a Gallup poll, 40% of Americans considered themselves “conservative” in 2009, higher than any other ideological group (liberals were 21%; moderates were 36%). From Gallup, here’s the Tweet of … More

    Outside the Beltway: Colorado Ready To Fight Obamacare Post-Passage

    The House and Senate still have to iron out six key differences between their versions of the legislation before Obamacare can be signed into law. But getting past the House and Senate may just be the beginning of the plan’s problems. Not only are the attorneys general of13 states jointly … More

    Abdulmutallab, Nigeria and al-Qaeda: Are We Sufficiently Focused on Africa?

    The attempt by a 23-year old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to bring down Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit on December 25 starkly reminds us that the roots of terror run deep into Africa as they do into the Middle East or AfPak. For two decades terrorists like Osama bin Laden, … More

    Morning Bell: The First Step Is Admitting You Have A Problem

    It may have taken President Barack Obama two weeks to deliver a speech on the failed Flight 253 bomb attack without blaming President Bush, but he should still be commended for finally owning up for the massive intelligence failure. President Obama told the American people yesterday: “The U.S. government had … More

    Shock and Yawn

    Earlier today the White House promised a “shocking” report on the intelligence failures leading up to the aborted Christmas Day bombing and an address by the President directly from the White House. Neither the report nor the President’s remarks told us much new nor anything particularly shocking. It was pretty … More

    Schwarzenegger on Obamacare: "They Got the Corn, We Got the Husk"

    One of Obamacare’s biggest dirty little secrets is that in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, over half of those who gain health insurance do so through Medicaid. Both bills force more people who are currently eligible for Medicaid to enroll–and the states would be left to … More

    An Entitlement Certain to Grow

    One of the main arguments President Barack Obama and other Democrats have made on behalf of the health care bills that have passed the House and the Senate is that they would reduce the federal budget deficit in the coming decade and in the years following as well. Their claim … More

    In Their Own Words: 9/11 Commission Vice Chair Lee Hamilton

    “I just think what’s pervasive through the country, and has been now for a number of years, is a complacency, an inertia, a business-as-usual. You ask anyone, is this an important problem? They say yes of course it is, then they stack it up with 150 other priorities. You either … More