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  • Monthly Archives: June 2010

    Side Effects: Regulatory Pillow to Smother Grandfathered Plans

    The Department of Health and Human Services has rolled out regulations governing health plans in effect prior to the passage of Obamacare.  You know, the plans that “if you like it, you can keep it?” The new regs will mostly affect the 170 million-plus Americans who carry employer-sponsored coverage.  The … More

    Canada Advances in the World Cup of Economic Freedom

    While many parts of the globe celebrate the 2010 World Cup, Canada is quietly showing off its competitive edge in another world cup by advancing policies that promote freer trade and economic freedom. Canadian lawmakers recently scored a nice goal by approving a free trade pact with Colombia, a move … More

    Jay Leno on Obama and the Oil Spill

    The Los Angeles Times reports: “Obama urges new efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on oil, citing the ‘tragedy unfolding’ in the Gulf of Mexico.” The Washington Post reports: “The Oval Office address was Obama’s most pointed attempt since the spill began to explain how the crisis should be leveraged on … More

    Free Markets in Escrow: Obama to "Inform" BP to Pay Into Fund

    Today at 12:15, President Obama is scheduled to meet with a delegation from BP — including its CEO Tony Hayward — at the White House. The encounter should be tense. The stage was set for the meeting last night when the president, in no uncertain terms, told the nation that … More

    A Fiscally Responsible Tax Extenders Bill

    Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the tax extenders package. The bill would extend a variety of tax provisions that expire yearly and require Congress to pass them annually to prevent tax increases for many taxpayers, further extend unemployment benefits, and prevent a 21 percent decrease … More

    Morning Bell: A Crisis of Competence

    Nearly 31 years ago, on July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter told the American people from the Oval Office: “Energy will be the immediate test of our ability to unite this nation, and it can also be the standard around which we rally. On the battlefield of energy we can … More

    Obama's Turn to Speak

    The President has been very critical of “talking heads” in the media and tonight he had the opportunity to say his piece in his first Oval Office speech. Sadly, the President sounded more like an analyst and candidate for office than a decisive leader. The presidential address to the nation … More

    A Recovery Plan for the Gulf Needs 100% Attention

    During President Obama’s address to the nation from the Oval Office tonight, he stated that he was calling on Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to lead a long-term restoration plan for the Gulf region. The President noted Secretary Mabus’ prior service as Governor of Mississippi as providing his credentials. … More

    The President's Oil Spill Speech

    President Barack Obama delivered his first Oval Office speech on the heels of his latest visit to the Gulf region – the fourth since the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in April.   With such an environmental and economic crisis present, the president needs to exert leadership to protect our precious coastal … More

    Wednesday at Heritage: Panel on ‘The Myth of a Conservative Court’

    Following President Obama’s unseemly attack on members of the Supreme Court because of their ruling in Citizens United v. FEC during this year’s State of the Union address, a whole chorus of liberals, including Obama’s press secretary, congressional Democrats, the editorial writers of the New York Times, and a number … More