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  • Monthly Archives: June 2010

    Former White House Adviser Presses Obama for 75-Day Jones Act Waiver

    The Bush administration’s point man for the Jones Act waivers during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita says President Obama should exert his executive authority and suspend the law for 75 days to help with the Gulf oil spill cleanup. Keith Hennessey, who served as the deputy at the White House National … More

    Open to Attack: U.S. Land in Mexican Drug Smugglers' Hands

    Nothing is more vital to a nation’s sovereignty than its ability to protect and control its territories, and that’s why it’s so appalling that the federal government essentially has given control over U.S. land to Mexican drug and smuggling gangs. Under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, the federal … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare Discourages Docs

    The United States faces a major physician shortage, and it will only get worse.  Aging baby boomers will create a growing demand for medical services at the same time Obamacare comes on line with its new demands. Complicating matters is the fact that many physicians are also baby boomers—meaning part … More

    New House Caucus on Diplomacy and War of Ideas Off and Running

    This week the House Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy Caucus got off to a good start in its latest efforts to explore the Obama administration’s new strategy for engaging foreign publics. Room 121 in the Canon House office building was quickly filled as the Caucus held its first briefing on … More

    A "Crisis," More Hype, and Another Call for Bailouts

    Brace yourselves – America is about to fall into an “education catastrophe,” says Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. Up to 300,000 educational workers may receive pink slips this coming fall. The only solution is the same solution to all our other economic problems. Yes, you know the drill. It is … More

    The Most Active Recovery Act Season Yet!

    As Mike Allen of Politico reports, Vice President Joe Biden has kicked off what the Obama Administration calls its “Recovery Summer.”  According to senior adviser David Axelrod, “This summer will be the most active Recovery Act season yet.”  It sounds like Axelrod has never heard the popular saying about what … More

    $7-a-Gallon Gas?

    President Obama has a solution to the Gulf oil spill: $7-a-gallon gas. That’s a Harvard University study’s estimate of the per-gallon price of the president’s global-warming agenda. And Obama made clear this week that this agenda is a part of his plan for addressing the Gulf mess. So what does … More

    Morning Bell: Fathers Who Are Husbands Spare Children from Poverty

    A wedding ring on Dad’s finger is more than a symbol of his commitment to Mom. It also proves to be the ultimate anti-poverty weapon for their children. Now that’s something to celebrate and encourage this Father’s Day. It’s fitting on Sunday to honor all the fathers who strive to … More

    Celebrating Dad for Being There

    “The tragedy of absent fathers.” That’s what Heritage’s Chuck Donovan calls it in an op-ed for the McClatchy-Tribune wire service on the social consequences of the fast-rising number of births outside marriage in neighborhoods across America, “where large numbers of males refuse to mentor or monitor their own children.” Several … More

    EPA’s New Analysis of Cap and Trade Same Old Faulty Logic

    The Environmental Protection Agency released its economic analysis of the Kerry-Lieberman cap and trade legislation, the latest cap and trade bill to be released in the Senate. The result was nearly the same as the EPA’s analysis of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill passed in the House of Representatives … More