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  • Monthly Archives: April 2010

    How To Create Bailouts Forever

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner stumps for Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) finance reform bill in today’s Washington Post: As the Senate bill moves to the floor, we must all fight loopholes that would weaken it and push to make sure the government has real authority to help end the problem of … More

    Raul Castro’s Orwellian Rhetoric

    Cuban leader Raul Castro is a figure right out of the world of George Orwell’s political epic 1984. In that novel, Big Brother declared, through the propaganda subjected to the citizens of the future society of Oceania, that “freedom was slavery” and “war is peace.” Castro has engaged in Orwellian … More

    Automakers to Taxpayers: Can We Get Another Bailout, Please?

    A recent GAO report warns that GM and Chrysler may need even more taxpayer money. This comes after GM and Chrysler received the overwhelming bulk of an $81 billion auto bailout under TARP. The report finds GM and Chrysler may have unfunded liabilities for their pension programs. These obligations could … More

    A Trade Deal that Symbolizes Freedom and Democracy

    An April 12 article in the Washington Post poses a timely question concerning one of our longtime friends:  “In a world of dangerously failed states and willful challengers to American leadership, South Korea is an astoundingly successful democracy that wants to be friends. But will America say yes?” At the … More

    Newt Gingrich Speaks at Heritage Today

    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, architect of the “Contract with America” and general chairman of American Solutions, visits The Heritage Foundation today to speak at The Bloggers Briefing. The live feed from Ustream.tv will begin shortly after 12 noon ET. Tune in to hear Gingrich’s prescription for America and what lies … More

    Morning Bell: Andy Stern’s America

    Last night, Politico reported that Service Employees International Union President Andrew Stern is expected to resign and, according to The New York Times, the resignation is about to happen very soon. If Stern does resign, he will be doing so while at the top of his game. Stern told The … More

    Oil Prices and the Economic Recovery

    As oil prices steadily rise, many oil and gas experts fear higher prices could stunt economic recovery, not just in the United States but around the globe. From the Financial Times: This week oil climbed to $87 a barrel, its highest level since October 2008 and prompted concerns that triple-digit … More

    Think Tax Day Is Expensive This Year? Just wait.

    As federal income taxes come due this Thursday, Americans are well aware of just how expensive government is becoming. But as the Wall Street Journal warned today, we ain’t seen nothing yet. Obama’s go-to strategy for cutting the deficit is to tax the so-called rich, but this would send tax … More

    Outside the Beltway: Missouri's Mission Impossible - Downsizing Government

    Economic realities are slapping states in the face as they come to terms with the fact that they can’t afford costly government programs amid declining revenues. Though many states are on a path toward economic ruin, some legislators in Missouri are taking heed and cutting spending. The Associated Press reports … More

    Justice Stevens, Voter ID Laws, and the Future of the Supreme Court

    With the long expected retirement announcement by Justice John Paul Stevens on Friday, President Obama gets a second opportunity to shape the Supreme Court to match his very activist view of the law and the role of judges. That role, according to the President, is not to interpret the Constitution … More