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  • Monthly Archives: August 2010

    Statehood for Guam, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands

    The House passed a little noticed bill, H.R.3940, on a voice vote on December 7, 2009 to provide money to Guam, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands money to “facilitate public education programs regarding political status options for their respective territories.”  The Senate is considering consideration of this measure … More

    NYT Laments the Failure of a Doomed Policy

    The New York Times got it half-right. Friday’s jobs report was highly discouraging, causing the Times to reflect that “there’s just no positive spin for this.” And you’d better believe they tried. In July, there were 131,000 jobs lost, and the unemployment rate held steady at a worrisome 9.5 percent … More

    What Patient-Centered Health Care Reform Really Looks Like

    There’s a lot of talk these days about patient-centered health care reform. Before Obamacare, health care revolved around employers, and little has changed since passage of the new law. This is primarily due to federal policy regarding the tax treatment of employer-sponsored insurance, which was left untouched by the federal … More

    The Secret to Better Public Schools and Balanced State Budgets: Strong Private Schools

    What happens when parents have the opportunity to exercise choice and send their children to private schools? Children get an education that best meets their unique needs, and taxpayers get to put some hard-earned dollars back in their pockets. Per-pupil annual expenditures in New Jersey public schools now average $17,000, … More

    Drilling Moratorium Devastating to Gulf

    Gulf Coast residents were in Washington last week to explain the high cost of President Obama’s oil drilling moratorium. The president’s policy, they said, halts more than energy exploration: It also hurts the coastal economy and the day-to-day lives of workers. Their trip, which included briefings on Capitol Hill, was … More

    The Purple Heart – An American Profile in Courage

    The Purple Heart is a solemn reminder that the men and women of the U.S. armed forces daily continue to put themselves in harm’s way in order to defend the liberties of the American people. Those brave soldiers who receive the Purple Heart are honored by a tradition begun by … More

    Morning Bell: Blaming Bush Doesn't Create Jobs

    In January 2009 after it became clear that the leftist majority in Congress would pass President Barack Obama’s $862 billion economic stimulus bill without a single vote from a Republican, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended her partisan approach, telling Politico: “Yes, we wrote the bill. Yes, we won the election.” … More

    House Cloakroom: August 9 – 13

    Analysis: The House adjourned a week ago, but due to a last minute passage of additional bailout funding to states for being unable to manage their own finances, they will come back for another round of spending. On Tuesday, they are set to vote on the Senate amendment to H.R. 1586 that … More

    Obama's Failed Stimulus and Opportunities Forgone

    The immediate effects of Obama’s policies are easily seen. We can observe the workers of which billions of dollars have been spent to employ. We are aware of the entitlement checks given by the pen stroke of congress. It is inferred that the recovery plan actually recovers. However, Obama’s legislative … More

    Heritage in Focus: The Bush Tax Cuts and the Deficit Myth

    The leftist majority in Congress likes to blame their trillion-dollar budget deficits on the