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  • Monthly Archives: April 2010

    Chavez Needed a Bailout - So He Made One Up!

    Last weekend President Hugo Chavez announced with great fanfare that Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), had signed an agreement with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to develop part of the Orinoco heavy crude area for which they had given Venezuela a $20 billion loan. As usual … More

    Football Coach Makes A Difference for At-Risk Students in Cleveland

    Ted Ginn Sr., father of NFL wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., has coached some of the best college and professional talent in the NFL and NCAA. But he is doing something even more impressive off the field in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Ginn presented a plan to establish the … More

    Nobel Peace Prize for Ahmadinejad?

    The popular appeal of nuclear weapon free world rhetoric has not been lost on Tehran. This is an insight the Iranian regime shares with Obama administration, which has made nuclear arms reduction arguably its top foreign policy objective. Not to be outdone by the Nuclear Summit here in Washington, the … More

    Side Effects: Congress Regulates Themselves Out of Coverage

    In the mad dash to meet their strictly political deadline for passing Obamacare,  lawmakers wound up victimizing many people.  Including themselves. Members of Congress and Congressional staff currently enjoy a wide variety of excellent health insurance options, courtesy of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). One of the more … More

    One Nation Under Arrest

    If you did not know that you were supposed to affix a federally mandated sticker to your otherwise lawful UPS package, should you be arrested face down on the pavement by FBI agents training automatic weapons at you? Our hunch is that most reasonable Americans would respond with an emphatic … More

    A Response to the President Obama's Earth Day Message

    For Earth Day’s 40th anniversary, President Obama and the White House released a video praising Americans for our environmental awareness, and urging us to get personally involved with improving our local environments. The president’s message of individual responsibility is commendable but his message that we’ll spend and regulate our way … More

    New START's Inherent Contradiction

    President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor James Jones has sought to counter an April 17th Wall Street Journal editorial criticizing the New START arms control agreement with Russia for limiting U.S. missile defense options with an April 20th letter to the editor. General Jones acknowledges that there is a specific … More

    Gates Explains Iran Strategy Memo

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates yesterday sought to “correct” what he called “mischaracterizations” about the three-page memo that he had written on U.S. Iran policy last January after it became clear that Iran had rejected the Obama Administration’s efforts to resolve the nuclear issue through diplomacy.  While The New York … More

    The Senate’s Bait-and-Switch on Cap-and-Trade

    Speaking to Politico, John Kerry told them it was up to Harry Reid to pass Cap-and-Trade In the end, it will be Sen. Reid’s responsibility, as majority leader, to put the pieces together as he did on health care and to decide how the Senate is going to proceed. In … More

    Americans Have Every Reason to Doubt Social Security Solvency

    A recent poll by Rasmussen shows that 58 percent of Americans lack confidence that they will receive their promised Social Security benefits in their entirety.  The poll showed just 13 percent feel very confident they will receive their benefits. As usual, the sense of the American people is spot-on.  As … More