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  • Yearly Archives: 2010

    Is Orszag Proposing Medical Malpractice Reform or Something Else?

    Former Office for Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag recently wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times on the need for medical malpractice reform. Well, kind of. Orszag’s approach has more to do with creating stricter mechanisms to enforce physicians’ compliance with evidence-based guidelines than with reforming the … More

    U.N. Climate Change Conferences Are Full of Hot Air

    United Nations Climate Change Conference

    With the 1997 Kyoto Protocol provisions set to expire in 2012, U.N. climate change officials are scrambling to hold nations to a renewal of the treaty, while developed countries continue to point to exemptions for developing countries as evidence of its worthlessness. This conflict between developed nations and developing nations … More

    American Voters Are Not Stupid

    If you only listened to President Obama and the left-wing echo chamber this week, you would think American voters are pretty dumb. It’s actually been the primary message of the White House for months. It is exemplified by the president blaming his low approval ratings on bad communications or messaging, … More

    Side Effects: Now Even Democrats Are Voicing Concern About Obamacare’s Consequences

    Imagine that one day, your boss takes you out to coffee.  You offer to pick up the tip as a contribution. The two of you head down the street and are faced with quite the conundrum: two coffee shops to choose from! Both offer a delicious cup of joe for … More

    Congress Should Not Hurry on Cybersecurity

    As Congress gets ready to return from its election break for a short lame duck session it faces many pressing issues (taxes and the budget to name just two). Some on Capitol Hill are hoping to include comprehensive cybersecurity legislation on the list of things to do. Others think that … More

    Votes For Tacos Is A No-No

    According to their website, California Tortilla is offering a “FREE” taco today for anyone that wears an “I VOTED” sticker, says they voted, or screams “I love election day.” That last option, screaming “I love election day,” is the only thing keeping California Taco from violating the law. 42 USC … More

    The Electric Myth: Lack of Consumer Demand Killed the Electric Car

    “Don’t wanna lose it, it’s electric! (Boogie Woogie Woogie)” Those lyrics (from Marcia Griffiths’ song “Electric Boogie,” better known as “the Electric Slide song”) are quite indicative of the Obama Administration’s position on the electric car. No matter how much the market and consumers reject the electric car, the government … More

    Morning Bell: Stopping Voter Fraud

    Voter fraud happens. Just ask Olivia Alair, press secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Alair was regional communications director for the 2008 election in Ohio under White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. In 2008, Alair and two other Obama campaign staffers registered to vote in Ohio. The problem was … More

    Brazil’s New President: U.S. Ally or Rival?

    Dilma Rouseff

    On October 31, 2010, Brazilian voters elected that country’s first female president: Dilma Rouseff. Ms. Rouseff of the leftist Workers’ Party defeated her Center-Right rival Jose Serra by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent of the votes cast. A former leftist guerilla turned technocrat, Ms. Rouseff was chief … More

    The ‘‘Right” to Vote of Felons and Noncitizens According to Activist Judges

    As we head into Election Day tomorrow, we should note that there were two decisions last week in federal courts of appeal that directly impact on the right to a secure and fair election, one good and one bad. In Johnson v. Tennessee, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Sixth … More