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  • Monthly Archives: February 2010

    “China Rising?” The Post Gets It Mostly Right

    Something odd happened today at the Washington Post.  The editors at the Post wrote a solid editorial on China and, a page later, the esteemed George Will got caught in the web of China myths. The main point of the Post editorial is spot on: the Obama administration largely misplayed … More

    The NYT: Talk Softly and Ditch that Anachronistic, Unproven, Cold War-Era Stick

    The Pentagon’s major strategy known as the Quadrennial Defense Review was released this week. It immediately drew praise from the New York Times’ editorial titled “The Defense Budget” for cutting weapons programs—although not nearly enough—and for acknowledging a decline by choice regarding the role of the United States in the world. … More

    U.S. Overtakes Russia in Gas Output

    As Bloomberg reports, during 2009 U.S. natural gas output grew 3.7 percent to an estimated 624 billion cubic meters (bcm), while the Russian production dropped by 12 percent to an estimated 582 bcm. So much for Russian plans to become an energy juggernaut. Russia is still a major player in … More

    Lieberman, Collins Rally for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

    This morning, families, students and community members gathered at the Capitol to show their support for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which is currently being phased-out by the Obama administration. Senator Joe Lieberman and Senator Susan Collins hosted a press conference to discuss the impact of the successful program, which … More

    Climate Change Scientific Consensus Cloudy as Ever

    We’re a few days before a massive snowstorm whitewashes the District of Columbia, but the Climategate and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change storms are already here and as fierce as ever. Earlier this week, The Guardian shed a little more light on the flawed and hidden data from University of … More

    Big Tort Means Big Problems for US Health Care

    America is the land of litigation. A tort lawyer’s paradise. In America, you can sue anyone for just about anything. This has affected the cost of America’s health care, and has demoralized the medical profession. In fact, abusive tort litigation has added billions of dollars to health care costs, both … More

    Helping Homeland Security

    The only real victim in the attempted Christmas Day bombing of an international flight bound for Detroit was the Department of Homeland Security. Claiming the “system worked” earned the secretary more than a few cat calls, late night jokes, and even demands for her resignation. Napolitano’s statement, however, was never … More

    Tax-Credit-for-Hire: Another Failed Stimulus Policy in the Pipeline

    As President Obama continues campaigning for yet another round of stimulus it appears now that even democrats are beginning to question the soundness of this strategy.  This new focus includes a $5,000 tax credit—among other items— for any business that hires a new worker—effective the year the legislation is passed. … More

    Morning Bell: When Did the American People Elect Eric Holder Commander in Chief?

    Following weeks of strong bipartisan criticism of their handling of terror trials and detainees, Attorney General Eric Holder released a letter yesterday defending the Obama administration’s criminal justice system approach to prosecuting the war against al-Qaeda. Defending his administration’s handling of the Flight 253 terrorist, Holder wrote: “I made the decision to … More

    Why China is Not an Economic Threat to the United States

    Recent reports of China’s economic growth contrasted with the U.S. economic downturn have left Americans increasingly concerned that China is becoming a new superpower, controls American finances and will surpass the United States as the world’s leading power. The reality is that the fundamentals of the American economy are stronger … More