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  • Monthly Archives: April 2010

    President Obama Threatens Veto on Financial Regs for Wrong Reasons

    So now President Obama is threatening to veto financial reform legislation Democratic leaders in Congress are working to pass if it is not tough enough on derivatives. There is really no disagreement between Obama and Congressional Democrats on the issue, just a bizarre attempt to make non-news. Obama is in … More

    Next Week: Miami Is the Place to Be for Ideas and Strategies to Advance Liberty

    Next week over 500 think tankers, activists, scholars, film makers, journalists, public-interest lawyers, and other assorted upstanding citizens will gather in Miami for the annual Resource Bank, the nation’s premier conservative public policy conference. There are also sunny beaches in Miami, we hear. Maybe you should be there, too. The … More

    In Their Own Words: Geithner Makes the Case for Permanent Bailouts

    Conservatives say the Dodd Finance Bill means Wall Street Bailouts Forever. Progressives say the Dodd bill “makes bailouts impossible.” Who’s right? Well lets ask Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner who described the bill this way in The Washington Post: The Senate bill gives the government the authority to wind down the … More

    Justice Breyer's "Outrageous" Statement

    Justice Breyer’s suggestion yesterday at a congressional budget hearing that the Supreme Court will likely wind up passing judgment on various aspects of the Obamacare law should surprise no one. The Court’s shrinking docket has been a topic of Congressional inquiry for years, and it is not unusual for lawmakers … More

    Obamacare: Impact on the Family

    The recent health care debate has shown that many in Congress do not always vote in favor of what is best for their constituents. Families, specifically, will suffer many negative repercussions from the passage of the health care bill. Heritage’s Chuck Donovan explains the immense impact that the Patient Protection … More

    Voice of the Regime?

    Voice of America is finding itself in the news again, and not for reasons that should please the leadership of the institution. This time the spotlight has landed on VOA’s Persian News Network. Over the years, VOA has on occasion strayed from good judgment and allowed voices on the air … More

    Count Down to the Good, the Bad, or the Ugly

    Believe it or not, there is currently no death tax. The 2001 and 2003 tax cuts repealed it but because of budgetary quirks the death tax remains dead only through the end of this year. And because Congress is itching for any revenue it can get its hands on, most … More

    The Fog of Climate 'Science'

    In 2009, environmentalists were sure global warming was the reason California’s Bay Area fog was increasing.  Now they’re saying global warming is making the fog go away—indicating that the science may not be as “settled” as some seem to think. Gateway Pundit noted that in 2009, The San Francisco Chronicle … More

    Pencils Ready! Race to the Test Shows Federal Overreach in State Assessments

    As Race to the Top – the Obama administration’s $4.35 billion grant program designed to spur education reform – becomes a summer-long marathon for the remaining states that did not win grants in the first round of competition, the U.S. Department of Education has added an additional contest to the … More

    Video of the Week: Three Reasons Why Public Sector Unions are Killing the Economy

    The folks over at Reason.tv have produced a great video explaining how public sector unions are stifling economic recovery. It notes that unionized workers already made more than their private sector counterparts before the recession and that the pay gap has only grown since then. Government jobs don’t create wealth … More