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  • Yearly Archives: 2010

    Obama’s Neglect of Central and Eastern Europe Doesn’t Impress Young Leaders

    The United States no longer considers relations with Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) a top priority. This was one of the recurring themes at the Young Leaders Dialogue with America conference last week in Prague. Irena Kalhousova, chief analyst at Prague’s Security Studies Institute, lamented that President Barack Obama ignores … More

    Boehner: A Leader on School Choice

    Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) with DCOSP Students

    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R–OH) made quite a statement on Monday when, on his first day back in office post-elections, he took time out to meet with parents and children enrolled in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP). In doing so, Boehner sent a clear signal to D.C. families … More

    Breaking Health Care Research: Repealing Obamacare and Getting Health Care Right

    As newly elected lawmakers prepare for the hard work to be done in the next Congress, the future of the hugely unpopular Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance. In recent analysis, Heritage expert Nina Owcharenko makes the case for the full repeal of the PPACA and … More

    Voinovich on New START: Political Expediency Should Never Be An Excuse To Rush To Judgment

    First it was Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Then Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). Then Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA). Now Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) has added his name to the rapidly growing list of Senators who believe it is wrong to vote on New START in a lame duck. Highlights of Voinovich’s … More

    Federal Paychecks Are Outsized

    In an article titled “Scapegoating Federal Pay,” Paul Waldman of The American Prospect predicts that we will hear much more in the coming months about “outsized federal paychecks.” I hope he is right. The labor economics literature, going back more than two decades, is clear that federal workers enjoy a … More

    Questions CNN Did Not Ask on New START

    News Flash: “Nearly three out of four Americans say lawmakers should ratify a nuclear treaty with Russia that’s stalled in the Senate, according to a new national poll.” Or so says CNN. But does this poll really show Americans really support the treaty or that they don’t actually understand the treaty? … More

    GAO: Public Debt Will Surpass WWII Highs Within 10 Years

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released yet another dire warning about the nation’s long-term fiscal condition. The report—an annual update of long-term budget simulations—projects that debt held by the public will likely exceed the historical high within 10 years. What was once viewed by many as a distant budget … More

    Screaming About Screening

    There is a lesson to be learned in the tempest against TSA: be careful what you ask for. After the underwear bomber tried to take down a Detroit-bound Christmas flight last year Congress and the citizenry lined up to cheer lead for deploying body scanners everywhere. Nobody paused to think … More

    Morning Bell: Who Should Control Your Health Care, You Or The Government?

    After President Barack Obama installed Dr. Donald Berwick as head administrator of Medicare and Medicaid by recess appointment, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked at the daily press briefing if “it would have been politically troublesome in an election year to have all these comments aired out about rationing, redistribution … More

    The Berwick Hearing’s Best Focus: Obamacare’s Effects on Doctors and Patients

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick this morning is expected to testify before Congress in his first appearance since a controversial recess appointment in June. He will talk before the Senate Finance Committee. President Barack Obama’s controversial decision to sidestep protocol and appoint Berwick … More