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  • Monthly Archives: May 2010

    Let the Sun Set on Solar Subsidies

    The country that leads the clean energy economy will lead the global economy. We’ve heard some version of that story a number of times from President Obama, whether it be in his State of the Union address or trying to sell the stimulus at wind and solar manufacturing plants across the … More

    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs & Twitter: An Abuse of Power?

    In today’s media environment, it makes sense that President Obama and his team of White House advisors are using Twitter to spread their message. The medium has a great deal of upside, especially to an administration that often accuses the press of treating them unfairly. However, Twitter also has a … More

    Why Isn’t Obama Supporting the Visa Security Program?

    Within a span of almost 6 months, there have been two near-miss terror attacks on U.S. soil—the Christmas Day plot and Saturday’s Times Square attempted bombing. The Obama Administration had emphasized, in its review of the Christmas Day terror plot that: …despite several opportunities that might have allowed the CT … More

    How Smart Growth Policies Helped Paulson and Goldman Sachs Short Housing

    Everybody now knows that the hedge fund at the center of the Goldman Sachs SEC complaint, Paulson & Co., made a fortune by selecting credit default obligations made up of high risk mortgages. What is less well known is how Paulson picked mortgages. The Wall Street Journal reports: “According to … More

    Presidential Rhetoric vs. Reality of Spending Cuts

    The United States must reverse its spending habits, and most Americans know it.  A recent poll by Resurgent Republic shows that 62 percent of likely voters are very concerned about the level of deficit spending of which Congress is guilty.  When those that were somewhat concerned are included, the percentage … More

    Guest Blogger: Sen. George LeMieux (R-FL) on Checking the Balance of Power at the Supreme Court

    This summer, the United States Senate will make one of the most solemn determinations within our constitutional system – whether to confirm a president’s nominee to a lifetime of service on the United States Supreme Court. When considering a nominee for the vacancy created by Justice John Paul Stevens’ retirement, … More

    Tweet of the Week: Roger Ebert Compares American Flag to Hammer and Sickle

    By now you may have heard the story of five students at a California High School who were punished and forced to turn t-shirts inside out because they depicted the American flag. Principal Nick Boden and Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez of Live Oaks High School in Santa Clara County admonished … More

    Protecting America Means Preventing Its Decline

    This past tuesday, Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) spoke at The Heritage Foundation’s annual spring President’s Club meeting, noting: Now should be the time for America to rededicate itself to the strategy of:  1) peace through strength, and 2) recommitting ourselves to standing up for democratic and peaceful allies. Why … More

    Will Greece & Co. Poison US-China Trade?

    Uh oh. Just when it seemed Sino-American shouting over the undervalued yuan was quieting down, surprise guests are threatening to incite a riot. The problems in Greece, Portugal, and perhaps elsewhere in southern Europe are a threat to the euro. A damaged euro may mean the widely-anticipated change in Chinese … More

    Morning Bell: A Recovery Only Washington Could Love

    Today the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor and Statistics released its monthly jobs report showing that the nation’s unemployment rose to 9.9% in April despite the addition of 290,000 jobs, 66,000 of which were temporary Census 2010 jobs. The rise in unemployment was driven by the entrance of 195,000 previously … More