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  • Monthly Archives: August 2010

    The Back-to-School Supply Tax

    Many states offer “tax holidays” for shoppers during the back-to-school season, but families everywhere still pay extra at the checkout counter due to hidden import taxes that increase the price of everything from sneakers to baseball caps.  We have produced a graphic to help you visualize those import tax rates … More

    ICE Union Revolts Against Obama Sanctuary City Policies

    Recently the Obama Administration hired former Houston police chief Harold Hurtt to coordinate state and local activities for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As The Heritage Foundation pointed out at the time, Hurtt seemed like an odd choice to head up an important position with U.S. Immigration and Customs … More

    A Slap at a Judge’s Nutty ACORN Ruling

    Good news on the efforts to defund ACORN: On Friday, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the injunction against the federal funding ban that had been granted by a federal district judge in New York, Clinton nominee Nina Gershon. Last fall, the ultra-radical Center … More

    New START Treaty Weakens America

    The New START Treaty, a treaty signed between the United States and Russia is promoted by the Obama Administration as a means toward a reduction of nuclear weapons between the nations.  The problem is that President Obama was a terrible negotiator and made concessions that will harm American national security.  … More

    Fueling Bushehr: Did Russia Light Iran’s Nuclear Fuse?

    According to The Wall Street Journal’s announcement, Moscow will start to load fuel into Tehran’s first nuclear power plant at Bushehr on Saturday, August 21. Moscow also guaranteed a 10 year supply of the fuel to the reactor. From the moment the first drop of fuel is loaded, the plant … More

    Morning Bell: Solutions for America

    Last night at the Beverly Hills home of  “West Wing” producer John Wells, after the string quartet quieted down, President Barack Obama told the assembled Hollywood elite, who paid $2,500 a person for cocktails and $30,400 a couple for dinner: “We have been able to deliver the most progressive legislative … More

    Report Accuses Obama Administration of 'Covert and Expensive' Propaganda

    President Obama’s consummate campaign skills just might cost him. According to a report released by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, Obama has orchestrated more propaganda activities to promote his agenda than any modern president — and he’s used federal funds to do it. “In … More

    China’s Military Is Playing for Keeps: Will the U.S. Remain a Contender?

    After a very protracted gestation and calls from Congress for its release, DOD today finally unveiled the latest report on China’s military capabilities, as called for under the FY 2000 National Defense Authorization Act. What is surprising in this report of some 83 pages is how little of its content … More

    The Fake Jobs of Obama's Government Union Bailout

    Teachers union protest

    When President Barack Obama signed the latest bailout for spendthrift states and government unions, he claimed the $10 billion earmarked for education spending would save the jobs of 160,000 teachers. But as we pointed out before the bill was signed, this number was completely made up. Since local governments always … More

    No More 'Ethics' in the White House?

    White House

    It looks like ethics and transparency are yet again taking a back seat at the Obama White House, this time with the little-noticed news that the president’s ‘ethics’ czar, Norm Eisen, is leaving to become a foreign ambassador and will not be replaced. Instead, his responsibilities (which included oversight of transparency and accountability, … More