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  • Monthly Archives: December 2010

    Standing for Marriage: Perry on Appeal

    C-SPAN does not cover many federal appellate courts hearings. On Monday, in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the case involving the constitutionality of California’s voter-approved Prop 8, the cable public service provider made a not-at-all surprising exception. Before a three-judge panel in a San Francisco courthouse, defenders of traditional marriage squared off … More

    Development Must Start With Basics

    A recent Reuters article on Chinese health care points to a problem endemic in much of the developing world: a massive shortage of trained health care workers. China’s problem is unique in that it has the money for equipment, and is supplying top-notch tools and clinics, but as it considers … More

    Reject All Energy Mandates: It’s Just Another Subsidy

    With cap and trade out of the realm of possibilities, Members of Congress have turned their attention to mandating so-called clean energy. Some Members hoped for a lame duck vote on a renewable electricity standard (RES), which would require that a certain percentage of our nation’s electricity production come from … More

    The Education Justice League Would Move Learning Online

    In an article entitled “Waiting for ‘Superman’, Spiderman, Batman and the Whole Education Justice League,” Sajan George outlines one of the major problems for one-size-fits-all public education: How exactly do we replicate the results of a few excellent teachers all over the nation? The real question is how do we … More

    Side Effects: What Doctors Have to Say About Obamacare

    No one is more familiar with the health care system than doctors. So what do they have to say about Obamacare? Nothing good, according to a recent survey. The Physicians Foundation found that “rather than a sign of progress, the survey suggests that most physicians view health reform as a … More

    Stopping START

    The bilateral arms control treaty between the United States and Russia, known as New START, has critical implications for the security of the U.S. and its allies. In a recent article, Senator John Barrasso (R–WY) addresses concerns regarding the treaty. They include limits on U.S. missile defense capabilities, a weak … More

    Guest Blogger: Today is the Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    On December 7, 1941 the United States of America was attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii counted 2,390 Americans dead and 1,282 wounded. Eight battleships, three destroyers, three cruisers and one minelayer were destroyed along with 188 aircraft. Most of us were … More

    Quid Pro Quo in Continuing Resolution for New START Treaty

    The New START Treaty is promoted by the Obama Administration as a means toward a reduction of nuclear weapons.The Treaty is fatally flawed within the four corners of the document and in a side agreement to dismantle missile defense in consideration for Russia’s signature. And now the Obama Administration and … More

    Morning Bell: Freeze Taxes, Freeze Spending, and Go Home

    Last night, President Barack Obama emerged from negotiations with Congressional Republicans and told the American people: “For the past few weeks there’s been a lot of talk around Washington about taxes and there’s been a lot of political positioning between the two parties. But around kitchen tables, Americans are asking … More

    Holiday Treat for the Bush Tax Cuts?

    Maybe it’s the holiday season, but if the reports are true President Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a compromise on extending the