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  • Yearly Archives: 2010

    Fourth Quarter Blackout

    Imagine watching the biggest game of the year—the Super Bowl—only to have the broadcast cut off as the fourth quarter begins. The same outrage should apply to President Obama’s broken promise to have C-SPAN televise the entirety of health care negotiations. Just as we reach the crucial moment–the final resolution … More

    Japan Leads the Way Down a Dark Hole

    Japan’s newly minted finance minister, Naoto Kan, seems an excellent choice to lead Japan on an expedited road to fiscal perdition. For those who argue the best way to deal with the coming financial crisis is to precipitate it quickly, Mr. Kan’s choice should be particularly welcome. The governments of … More

    Federal Court Fines Obama Administration for Lack of Transparency

    For the last nine months, the Justice Department has been stonewalling requests for more information about its dismissal of the voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther party. The department has denied requests for information about the case from newspapers and members of Congress, and is refusing to comply with … More

    Let’s Make a Deal: Doctor Support for Government Contracts

    So why don’t President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi want to allow CSPAN to televise the final health care negotiations? Why is White House press secretary Robert Gibbs evading questions about transparency in the final crafting of the bill? Just what deals are being made to secure the votes … More

    Video of the Week: President Bush Addresses Threat of Terrorism

    In this week’s Video of the Week, President Bush is asked in 2006 if his administration was complacent to the threat of terrorism in the first eight months of 2001, specifically in regards to Osama Bin Laden.  When given the opportunity to finger point, he declines.  President Bush discusses the need … More

    Congress on Health Care: Sticking It To The States

    In their quest for universal health care coverage, liberal lawmakers have come to a harsh awakening. As it turns out, insuring everyone is expensive! So, in an attempt to make good on their vast promises without going beyond President Obama’s $900 billion spending limit for health care reform, the Democrats … More

    Stand4MarriageDC: Let the People Vote on Marriage

    Yesterday marked the beginning of the final stage of the process that will determine whether the people of the District of Columbia will have an opportunity to vote on same-sex marriage under the city’s Home Rule Charter. Over the past few months, while debate has focused on the content of … More

    Morning Bell: Why the Stimulus Failed

    The Democratic Party was shaken to its core on Tuesday when Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Gov. Bill Ritter (D-CO) announced they would not run for re-election in 2010, all on the same day. The source of these Democrats’ fears in facing the American people at … More

    Drill, With Tougher Regulations Baby, Drill!

    In what is being labeled as “Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reforms” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced tougher new leasing rules that will inevitably make it more difficult and more expensive to drill for oil in the United States. Despite the recession, gas prices have crept up steadily … More

    Let’s Make a Deal: Immigration Reform

    So why don’t President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi want to allow CSPAN to televise the final health care negotiations? What deals are being made to secure the votes necessary to pass a plan that vast majorities of the American public are against? TPM reports that Democratic lawmakers who … More