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  • Monthly Archives: August 2010

    No One Has Right to Violate U.S. Immigration Law

    President Obama has submitted his administration’s legal dispute with Arizona over immigration to the U.N.’s Human Rights Council. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called that move “downright offensive.” Her characterization is correct, albeit somewhat mild. It is highly offensive that the administration would submit a constitutional argument over federalism and federal … More

    Not-So-Friendly Skies

    On Monday evening, Dutch authorities detained Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi (of Detroit) and Hezem al Murisi when their United Airlines flight from Chicago landed in Amsterdam. It’s always a big mistake to jump to “instant analysis” based on preliminary press reports. But it shouldn’t come as much of a … More

    Discovering China’s State-Led Economy, Years Late

    The front page of The New York Times yesterday featured a very long story on the state displacing the market within the Chinese economy. Hats off to the Times for getting it right, but they’re late. Very late. In fall 2002, a new Chinese government, led by current President Hu … More

    Arizona vs. United States & United Nations?

    Last week, we noted that the U.S. State Department had submitted its “Report of the United States of America” to the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights. This report was compiled as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) organized by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). The … More

    Morning Bell: It's Time for Reality, Not Deadlines, in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Tonight President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time Oval Office address on Iraq. Acting as President of the United States, the leader of a country, not a movement, tonight would be a perfect time for Obama to give due credit to those commanders who made the current progress in Iraq … More

    The Obama Tax Hikes: It's Not Their Money!

    America is having a serious conversation on taxes and their impact on economic growth: The Obama administration is making the case for raising taxes by not extending the Bush tax cuts; Opponents counter that raising taxes in the midst of a weak economy would be disastrous. For the record, we … More

    New Video: President Obama's Recovery Summer Vacation

    As the summer begins to wind down, many are beginning to take a second look at the grandiose promises made by the Administration about this summer before its start. While this “Recovery Summer” was lauded as the must-see event of the summer, the reality failed to match the rhetoric. But … More

    Arizona Heat: Another Reason to Question U.S. Participation in the Human Rights Council

    The fact that the Obama Administration mentioned the Arizona law involving illegal immigration and the federal government’s legal challenge in its submission to the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) for the upcoming review of America’s human rights record under the Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has been raising eyebrows. The … More

    New START Treaty Vote Predicted in Lame Duck Session

    The New START Treaty, a treaty signed between the U.S. and Russia, is promoted by the Obama Administration as a means toward a reduction of nuclear weapons between the nations. Senator Richard Lugar (R–IN), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told C-SPAN (according to The Hill) that “a … More

    Egg Recall: Scrambling the Facts about Regulation

    It’s rather ironic that the activists who routinely lament government’s failure to protect public health are among the most vociferous proponents of expanding government powers. This month’s massive egg recall, involving more than 500 million eggs from two Iowa farms, is but the latest example. The recall, initiated August 13, … More