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  • Monthly Archives: April 2010

    Obama's Great Health Care Bait-and-Switch

    It’s called “bait-and-switch”–the sales tactic of conning customers into believing they’re getting a good product, but then delivering shoddy goods instead. America, we’ve been conned. Government actuaries—the official bean counters for national health care—just released the bad news from analyzing how President Obama’s new law affects medical costs and insurance. … More

    Don't Let Nuclear Industry Get Hooked on Subsidies

    Nuclear energy is a hot topic in Washington these days. An important question that has stirred debate is whether the federal government should back up loans to build new nuclear power plants. On Wednesday, the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the … More

    Obama’s Good Cop/Confused Cop Policy on Iran

    The Obama Administration appears to be confused about its own policies regarding Iran’s nuclear challenge. Yesterday Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell denied that the administration had taken the military option off the table, contradicting a previous statement made by a high ranking Pentagon official. Undersecretary of Defense Michelle Flournoy had told … More

    Morning Bell: The Fatal Flaws of the Wall Street Bailout Bill

    Speaking to an audience of big business and big labor executives (including Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein, Bank of America’s Bruce Thompson and SEIU’s Andy Stern) at New York’s Cooper Union, President Barack Obama noted “the furious efforts of industry lobbyists to shape” the financial regulation bill “to their special interests.” … More

    Iran’s Diplomatic Rope-a-Dope Strategy

    After rebuffing the Obama Administration’s effort at diplomatic engagement for more than a year, Iran suddenly has seen the advantages of launching its own diplomatic counteroffensive to stave off impending U.N. sanctions. The Washington Post reported that Iran’s regime soon will dispatch diplomatic emissaries to every member of the U.N. … More

    In The Green Room: Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) on Financial Reform

    Yesterday, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) sat down with us for a quick interview before sitting on a panel with Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) and our own Bill Beach for an event titled, “Is America Sinking into the Dependency Abyss?“. He talked with us about the growth of entitlements and the … More

    Earth Day 2010: On Lenin and Liberty

    President Obama told a romanticized version of Earth Day’s founding in his video for Earth Day 2010, but there is more to the story than a grossly polluted river and a noble hero rising up to champion the defenseless Earth. It was April 22, 1970, that Senator Gaylord Nelson, a … More

    Climategate Investigation Only Fuels Controversy

    If the University of East Anglia report set up to investigate the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) was meant to put the Climategate controversy to rest in time for Earth Day, it failed spectacularly. The panel was led by Ernest Oxburg, who happens to be the honorary … More

    President Obama’s Budget Is Killing Jobs

    The Obama Administration, the Democratic Congress, and their friends in organized labor are quick to blame unemployment on the trade deficit. Facts don’t support that assessment. The historical record shows a *positive* correlation between aggregate trade deficits and job creation – a trade deficit signifies *more* jobs. That’s because trade … More

    50% More Bureaucrats = Government “Cost Savings” for Financial Derivatives Reform

    Sponsors of derivatives “reform” legislation claim it will reduce costs to derivatives users. Just how more government regulation is supposed to reduce costs in the private sector has never been exactly clear, but discussion at Wednesday’s Senate Agriculture Committee mark-up of derivatives reform legislation revealed that the “reform” will cost … More