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  • Monthly Archives: August 2010

    What Missile Defense and Nuclear Disarmament Have in Common

    Responding to James Carafano’s July 29 critique of New START, William Hartung asserts that the proposed nuclear arms treaty imposes no limitations on U.S. missile defense options. It’s a faithful parroting of the administration line.  But given Hartung’s longstanding views regarding missile defense, arms control and nuclear disarmament, this argument—coming from … More

    Unlike Obama Administration, Virginia Will Enforce Immigration Laws

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is having quite a day. As Todd Gaziano explains, a federal district court denied the U.S. Justice Department’s request that the court dismiss the lawsuit Cuccinelli filed on behalf of the citizens of Virginia against the unconstitutional mandates in Obamacare. News also broke today that … More

    The Stark Truth: If Obamacare Is Legal, Then Government Has No Limits

    Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) is one of the more honest members of the left in Congress. Long before President Barack Obama first started pushing Obamacare, Rep. Stark was advocating for a government “Medicare for All” takeover over our nation’s health care system. Rep. Stark’s honest view about the proper role … More

    More Fed Money for Profligate States?

    Many state leaders are lobbying the Senate to extend the Medicaid bailout enacted in the February 2009 stimulus bill. While several attempts by Senate leaders to extend the bailout have failed, it will be brought to the floor again on Monday, this time bundled with additional spending on education. Talk … More

    Pro-Growth Tax Cuts Always Create Jobs: MSNBC’s The Ed Show Misrepresents Heritage Position

    Congress has an important decision to make before the end of the year: Extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts or allow them to expire and significantly raise taxes. There is never a good time to raise taxes because higher taxes always come with a steep cost: slower economic growth, … More

    Live from the Gulf: Government Obstacles Stall Farm Project for Local Vietnamese

    NEW ORLEANS — Every day at 9 a.m. the Mary Queen of Vietnam community center opens its doors to distribute 25 food vouchers. Several weeks ago people started lining up at 5 a.m. Now the line forms at 2 a.m. This is not the life these proud fishermen envisioned when … More

    An Avalanche of Reform?

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 19 finalists for the final phase of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top (RTTT) competition on Tuesday. The finalists are Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, … More

    Yes Virginia, There is a Constitutional Requirement for Federal Legislation

    In a major blow to an Obama administration seeking to show that the lawsuits challenging Obamacare are “frivolous” by scoring an early dismissal—something it hoped to do before the November elections—a district court ruled to the contrary this morning.  Federal District Judge Henry Hudson rejected the motion by the United … More

    Live From the Gulf: The Coast Guard's Perspective

    The last time I traveled to Louisiana to observe the oil spill response, I spent a good deal of time with state and local disaster response officials and the state’s National Guard. On this visit I got to see the problem from the perspective of the federal responders, particularly the … More

    Court Refuses to Block Virginia's Obamacare Challenge

    A United States District Court has just announced that Virginia’s lawsuit, led by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, may proceed. This lawsuit, file shortly after Obamacare’s passage, represents the state’s direct challenge of the new law. This lawsuit is separate from a larger effort of several states, led by Florida. Earlier … More