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  • Monthly Archives: April 2010

    Morning Bell: The Senate's Goldman Kabuki

    The New York Times reports this morning, “Politicians like nothing more than a convenient foil, and Democrats locked in a stubborn impasse with Republicans over new rules to govern Wall Street believe they have found a gold-plated one in Goldman Sachs. Democrats say the convergence of their push for an … More

    Economic Freedom: Key to Post-Conflict Recovery

    In his latest article in Foreign Affairs, Carl J. Schramm, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, calls for “expeditionary economics” a new strategy for reconstructing economies of post-conflict countries. Pointing out that the current U.S. Army Stability Operations field manual “epitomizes the central-planning mindset that prevails in … More

    Video of the Week: Billie Tucker's Inspiring Tea Party Story

    Billie Tucker is a wife, a mom, a businesswoman, and now she’s a Tea Partier. At last weekend’s Heritage Resource Bank, she told an inspiring story about her frustrations with the direction our country is headed and why she became motivated to make her voice heard. “All of a sudden … More

    Green or Not So Green?

    By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’” Ecologist Kenneth … More

    Stand by South Korea at this Time of Tension and Uncertainty

    Seoul, South Korea – It is becoming increasingly obvious that a North Korean torpedo caused the March 26th sinking of a South Korean naval ship. The Cheonan, a 1200 ton corvette, was severed cleanly in half, a characteristic of torpedo attack rather than a naval mine. Seoul has already ruled … More

    Cornhusker Kickback, Part Deux

    Months after making an ill-fated stand for the “Cornhusker Kickback” in health care legislation, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) has again put himself in the spotlight. Yesterday he was the lone Democrat to vote against moving forward on the Senate’s financial regulation bill. Nelson claimed in a statement, “We need to … More

    What Raising Minimum Wages Has Meant for Two American Island Territories

    Liberals, and especially unions, frequently claim that raising the minimum wage helps workers and the economy. They contend that if people earn more money through a higher minimum wage, then they will be able to spend more as well, creating more jobs, and making everybody better off as a consequence. … More

    Government Unions Are the Big Winners in Obama Economy

    It appears that Saturday Night Live let their token conservative writer run wild last weekend producing this almost-too-real-to-be-funny sketch about government unions. If anything the clip is too harsh on government union employees, but the government unions themselves are already sapping our economic recovery. Just last January the Labor Department … More

    Puerto Rico Democracy Act – Legislation Biased in Favor of Statehood

    According to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House will vote on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, later this week.  The legislation provides Puerto Rico a two stage voting process and makes some non-resident Puerto Ricans eligible to vote on Puerto Rican statehood.  This legislation has rigged the … More

    In the Company of an African Tyrant, Nuclear Ambitious Iran is Welcomed

    The April 22-25 visits of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Zimbabwe and to Uganda highlight Iran’s unrelenting quest for international partners ready to either associate with its anti-U.S., anti-West program or soften potential sanctions taking shape in the UN Security Council. The visits also allowed Iran to once-more denounce the meddling of … More