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  • Monthly Archives: February 2010

    Morning Bell: Second Stimulus, Same as the First

    When President Barack Obama was sworn into office, the U.S. economy employed 134.6 million people and the unemployment rate stood at 7.6%. In response to growing job losses, President Obama passed an $862 billion stimulus plan that his economic experts promised would help the United States employ at least 138.6 million … More

    Does the Government Pose a Bigger Threat to Toyota Than its Sticky Pedals?

    Toyota’s bad press has been for its sticky pedal incident certainly isn’t surprising, but is all the negative attention warranted? When asked about the Toyota recalls, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood responded by saying, “My advice to anyone who owns one of these vehicles is stop driving it, and take it … More

    In the Green Room: Rep. McKeon (R-CA) on Keeping America Great

    In the most recent installment of “In the Green Room”, Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee sat down with us before his speech yesterday at The Heritage Foundation to discuss national defense priorities. More

    Remembering Reagan’s Legacy and Applying It Today

    Tomorrow, Feb. 6, is the 99th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. Although it has been 21 years since President Reagan completed his second term and left the White House, he still remains a figure of great interest to many Americans, including … More

    American Confusion, European Disunion

    President Obama’s decision to skip the annual U.S.-EU summit in Europe, May 24-25, has not endeared him to some Europeans; many of whom once again feel spurned by the man they have so greatly admired, and whose election they so ardently wished for. As reported by The New York Times, … More

    Prayer and Public Policy: A Constant Interplay

    A short piece in today’s Washington Post examines President Obama’s religious faith. The occasion of the article is the President’s remarks today to the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event held at this time of year in the capital. Interestingly, the article does not attempt to distinguish among the usages of … More

    Has Obamacare Already Won? Existing Government Programs to Take Over Health Care by 2012

    For the past several months, Washington has exhausted every possible method to pass a health care bill designed to increase government’s control over health care.  They haven’t been successful yet, but that may not matter: even without Obamacare, government health spending is set to increase far faster than private health … More

    Obama Administration Discovers Trade--As Another Great Excuse to Grow Government!

    President Obama’s Secretary of Commerce, Gary Locke, rolled out the administration’s new “National Export Initiative (NEI)” today at the National Press Club.  The way Secretary Locke described it, the NEI sounds like a great vehicle to create jobs—government jobs. Secretary Locke began by saying that the “NEI represents the first … More

    So Why Isn’t Venezuela on the State Sponsor of Terror List?

    In a recent letter to Speaker Pelosi, President Obama stated that North Korea does not fit the criteria for being listed as a state sponsor of terrorism, which would automatically impose sanctions.  That leaves four countries on the list: Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria.  But given testimony this week from … More

    The Public Option Threat Still Buried in the Senate Bill

    Most Americans now believe that major health care legislation will not pass this year. But as Heritage Vice President Stuart Butler explains in The New England Journal Medicine one seemingly minor proposal in the Senate health care bill could end up having huge repercussions for our entire health care system: … More