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  • Monthly Archives: February 2010

    A First Look at the President’s Health Summit Proposal: Liberal Proposal Number Three

    In the run-up to his proposed health care summit, President Barack Obama this morning unveiled an 11-page outline of his health care proposal. Within the outline, there are 33 specific policy changes. Of course, there is no legislative text yet, so the full impact of what the President is proposing … More

    New But Unimproved: Abortion Funding in the White House Health Plan

    The President promised that under health reform taxpayers would not be forced to fund abortion. Not true. The new health care outline posted by the White House this morning appears to aggravate concerns about a new abortion funding scheme that is not covered by any limitation, including the traditional Hyde … More

    Dumping Airborne Laser Leaves America Vulnerable

    At 8:44 p.m. PST Feb. 11, 2010 … for just a second … man made night into day. A short-range ballistic missile launched from a sea-based platform off California’s Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center. Moments later, the Airborne Laser carried aloft in a specially modified 747 detected it. Then … More

    Modern Piracy Endangering Global Commerce and Security

    While Blackbeard may be long dead, the days of piracy and the threats posed by it did not end in the 17th century. Today, piracy proves an ever growing threat to global commerce and the freedom of the seas, as pirates continue to take commercial ships hostage in hope of … More

    Morning Bell: The White House Learned Nothing from Massachusetts

    In July of last year, the American people were mostly undecided about Obamacare: equal numbers opposed and supported the health care bills that the White House was shepherding through Congress. But then August happened and informed Americans turned out at townhalls across the country to express their strong disapproval of … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: February 22-26, 2010

    House Cloakroom: February 22 – 26 Analysis: The House will be back in session this week after two weeks off because of the snow and the scheduled President’s day recess.  The biggest event this week will actually be off the Hill and over at the White House Health Care Summit, an … More

    New IAEA Report Warns About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Efforts

    Yesterday the International Atomic Energy Agency released a report that warned that it has evidence that Iran may be working on a nuclear warhead. This is the first time the IAEA has suggested that Tehran had either resumed such work or in fact had never stopped, as U.S. intelligence agencies … More

    Hype of Global Warming Far Scarier Than Science Shows

    The following Q&A with The Heritage Foundation’s Ben Lieberman is cross-posted from The Washington Post’s Planet Panel: Q: As the controversy swirling around the IPCC deepens at the same time some are questioning the significance of global warming now that large portions of the U.S. are buried under record-breaking snow, … More

    Tweet of the Week: On Elvis and the Failed Stimulus

    Representative Shock reminded Americans this week that more people believe that Elvis Presley is still alive than believe that Obama’s failed stimulus has produced jobs. More

    On U.S.-Bound Cargo, Europeans Understand What Congress Doesn't

    Yesterday, the European Commission published a paper which looked at the U.S. mandate requiring scanning of 100 percent of the U.S. bound cargo containers. The July 1, 2012, deadline for implementation is drawing nearer, and U.S. trading partners are beginning to get engaged. The conclusion of the report – that … More