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  • Monthly Archives: March 2010

    Fidel Castro: Passage of Obama's Health Care Plan Is "A Miracle"

    As President Barack Obama embarks on a high profile campaign to bolster public opinion of his health care plan, there is one man who is already convinced that Obamacare is the right move for America – Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader and first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party. … More

    Parental Rights and Civil Wrongs: School-based Clinics and Abortion

    A Seattle area mother is distraught because a school-based clinic at her daughter’s high school arranged for the girl to have an abortion, even providing a taxicab to the clinic, without notice to her parents. A spokesman for the King County Health Department summarized the situation simply when he commented, … More

    Florida School Reforms: How to Increase Inclusion and Achievement

    The recently released 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading results for grades 4 and 8 suggest that the sweeping education reforms implemented in Florida since 1998 have led to gains in achievement. One of the concerns raised by NAEP evaluators at a press conference to announce the test’s … More

    A Guide to the Senate Vote-o-Rama: Part One

    The Senate’s health care bill became law earlier this week, but that does not mean the fight against a government overhaul of our nation’s health system is over.  This week, the Senate will consider amendments to the reconciliation bill passed by the House alongside the Senate health bill, H.R. 3590.  … More

    With Obamacare Passed, Will Obama Turn His Focus to Foreign Policy?

    Now that that the massive healthcare bill has been signed into law, President Obama can no longer make excuses for neglecting foreign affairs.  Just last week, he postponed an upcoming trip to Indonesia and Australia for one final push to pass Obamacare—a trip he had already pushed off a year … More

    Reconciliation Bill Increases ObamaCare Medicaid Costs for Twenty Eight States

    The U.S. Senate is currently debating H.R. 4872, which amends the Obamacare bill passed by the House Sunday evening and signed into law by the President on Tuesday. This second piece of legislation is advertised as necessary to “fix” problems with the basic Obamacare legislation — such as by deleting … More

    Dear Obama Treasury Department: Dodd Plan, Increases, Not Decrease Chance of Future Bailouts

    Speaking yesterday to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Annual Capital Markets Summit, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Neal S. Wolin made the case for Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-CT), including this: This should not be a partisan or ideological debate. As David John of the Heritage Foundation has said, “Taxpayers … More

    Au Revoir, Carbon Tax

    As the Obama administration makes it clear they want to pursue a carbon capping policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the French government announced that it would abandon plans to impose a similar carbon tax on domestic energy and transportation fuels. The reason for the French government’s change of tune … More

    The New York Times and Missile Defense

    Yesterday, The New York Times ran an editorial titled “Fixing Missile Defense.” Given the editors’ clear track record of opposing missile defense, they must mean “fix” it in the sense of neutering it.  Ostensibly, the editors are pointing to recent public complaints by the Director of the Missile Defense Agency … More

    Say "Adios" to Obama’s “National Export Initiative”

    The latest outbreak of creeping global protectionism is in Brazil, which announced March 8 that it intends to levy nearly USD$600 million in increased import duties on more than 100 products made in the U.S. in retaliation for the United States’ failure to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO) … More