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  • Monthly Archives: June 2010

    America at a Crossroads: The Empowerment Project

    When Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) came to the crossroads the entire country faces, he named the street signs. “About a year and a half ago, I was riding from my district back to Washington, DC, and thinking about what is actually going on in our country, what is dividing us, … More

    The Nanny State vs. McDonald's (and Shrek Happy Meal Toys)

    First, McDonald’s was sued because its coffee was just too darned hot; now they’re being sued because their Happy Meal toys are just too darned good at marketing food to kids. The Washington, DC, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has served McDonald’s a letter of intent to … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) Calls for Tough Choices on Spending

    Government spending is out of control and President Obama’s method of throwing more money at our economy is not working. Federal spending cuts need to start somewhere, and there is no better place than a program that can survive on its own. American taxpayers are subsidizing the Corporation for Public … More

    Morning Bell: Halting the Explosive Growth of Welfare Entitlements

    Despite its failure last week, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is continuing to push his tax-extenders bill. Bundled together with the many egregious pieces of this bill is a $2.5 billion Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) emergency fund. This provision ties right into the current administration’s philosophy on government welfare: … More

    Time to Take on the Welfare State

    In New York, facing a $9 billion deficit, state legislators put welfare on the chopping block to head off a government shutdown. Lawmakers in New Jersey avert their own shutdown in a ninth-hour budget deal that manages to save $22 million for adults on welfare. Meanwhile, in budget-busting California, welfare … More

    Heritage Podcast: Jonesing for Action to Clean Up the Oil

    Why is an act from the 1920s hindering a more efficient effort to clean up the Gulf coast? And why are politicians refusing to budge on a common-sense measure to bring more aid and technology into the area that needs as much help as it can get? Listen to Rob … More

    Timelines Gone Wild!

    When is a timeline not really a timeline? When the President says so. See GITMO, Healthcare, etc…now add Afghanistan. At a press conference today, President Obama said of his Afghanistan withdrawal timeline, “We didn’t say we’d be switching off the lights and closing the door behind us. We said we’d … More

    Side Effects: White House Misses Deadline for Creating High Risk Pools

    We’ve all heard it before — the age-old saying “Better late than never.” Well, get ready to hear it  again, this time from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, regarding the creation of high-risk pools under Obamacare. The pools were supposed to provide coverage for individuals who cannot get … More

    Supreme Court Strikes a Blow Against Overcriminalization

    Exposing the extent to which criminal law has expanded, the Supreme Court today narrowed the scope of the federal “honest services” fraud statute and called into question the validity of Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling’s conviction.  Justice Sonia Sotomayor and two other “liberal” justices would have gone even further than the … More

    Why Wasn’t BP Better Prepared? The Government

    One of the reoccurring questions surrounding the Gulf oil spill is why there wasn’t better technology in place to cap the leak and contain the slick. Although the rigs are equipped with a blowout preventer, which failed, many are wondering why other preventative mechanisms were not readily available. Technologies that … More