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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    Bahrain and Formula One: The Race Must Go On

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    This weekend, Formula One’s Grand Prix will be held in Bahrain. Despite the escalation in protests by Bahrain’s Shia opposition, F1 head Bernie Ecclestone has stated that unless the race is cancelled by the national sporting authority, it will go on as scheduled. Cancelled last year because of unrest, the … More

    Regrets on the Left: Democrats Second-Guessing Obamacare

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    Earlier this week we learned that former Obama Administration official Elizabeth Warren is calling for a repeal of one of Obamacare’s many taxes, and today The Hill is reporting that several Democrats in Congress are starting to regret President Obama’s signature health care law. First there’s Representative Brad Miller (D-NC), … More

    Welfare: Tackling the Fastest-Growing Part of Government Spending

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    Multiple reports of welfare abuse have hit the headlines in recent weeks, from a million-dollar lottery winner receiving food stamps to a Massachusetts drug dealer attempting to use welfare cash to post bail and an Alabama nightclub advertising a “Food Stamp Friday” party. These examples highlight the need to reform … More

    Cut the Government Waste, but Fix Entitlements, Too

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    The General Services Administration’s (GSA) scandalous spending at a 2010 conference has gotten plenty of attention. Rightly so, because the GSA officials’ misconduct resulted in a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars. But there is much more than egregious abuses of public resources by federal employees and managers. One of the … More

    Confidence in Economy Fizzling, New Poll Shows

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    If you ask the American people, they don’t have much good to say about the U.S. economy. According to a new poll by Quinnipiac University, most say they are worse off financially than they were four years ago, and they don’t expect it to get better anytime soon: The surge … More

    Now Online: The Heritage Guide to the Constitution

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    The Constitution made a comeback these past few years. In 2009, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) replied to a question about the constitutionality of Obamacare with “Are you serious?” The American people were serious. They began carrying the Constitution everywhere, read it to their representatives, and then elected new Members … More

    Congressman May Subpoena DOE on Stimulus Funding for Ecotality

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    The Energy Department has yet to comply with a congressional request for information on a stimulus-backed company under investigation for insider trading and facing serious financial difficulties. Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), who chairs the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Technology, asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu for … More

    What Does Equality of Opportunity Mean?

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    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman recently steamed about the lack of equal opportunity in America. In his view, “government falls down on the job of creating equal opportunity.” He’s also huffed that: When you hear conservatives talk about how our goal should be equality of opportunity, not equality of … More

    Morning Bell: What if Fannie and Freddie Were Eliminated?

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    For the past several years, it’s not been an uncommon sight in Anytown, USA, to drive down the street and see home after home for sale after going through foreclosure. They are the still-lingering hangover from the housing crash that began in 2007. Though the true cause of what burst … More

    Argentina, and Obama, Make Us Want to Cry

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    Standing before a mural of Eva Peron Duarte (wife of Argentina’s legendary strongman Juan Domingo Peron and the “first lady of populism”) Argentina’s recently re-elected President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner unveiled a plan to seize majority ownership in Argentina’s chief energy company YPF and return it to state control. “We … More