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  • Morning Bell: Surviving the Obama Assault on the Rule of Law

    Hours after yesterday’s decision by President Bill Clinton judicial appointee Susan Bolton to preemptively stop enforcement of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, Thomas A. Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), told The New York Times: “This is a warning to any other jurisdiction.” Just in … More

    VIDEO: Small Business Owners Fight Obamacare in Court

    Research on the last seven recessions shows that small businesses generate about two out of every three new jobs during the recovery. But this time around the Obama administration has crippled the ability  small businesses to lead the way in new hiring with their job killing Obamacare legislation. Not only … More

    State Department: Russia Not Complying with Pacts

    Earlier this month, Paula DeSutter, former assistant secretary for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation at the State Department, wrote a piece for The Heritage Foundation, in which she discussed the weaker verification regime in the new START, in contrast to the original treaty. The former Soviet Union has violated agreements before, … More

    The Economist on Overcriminalization

    There are many shocking real-life stories in Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Research Fellow Brian Walsh’s and co-author Visiting Fellow Paul Rosenzweig’s new book, One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty. None perhaps as revealing as the one The Economist chose to highlight … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) Tells MSNBC Where to Cut

    Last night on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) made the case for preventing President Barack Obama’s impending job killing tax tsunami. When Matthews tried to play gotcha by asking Rep. Ryan “Where will you cut?” to pay for the tax cuts, Rep. Ryan was ready. First, he … More

    Morning Bell: Let's Not Make a Deal

    At the height of the debate over Obamacare, when the White House’s leftist allies were in full panic mode, The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein accused Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) of being “willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.” Lieberman’s crime? He opposed including an expansion of … More

    Enough Leftist Apologizing, Let the New Black Panther Party Attorneys Testify

    E.J. Dionne Jr. does not want to talk about the facts of the New Black Panther Party case. In his column today he dismisses the issue “right-wing propaganda” while blithely repeating blatant falsehoods. The American Spectator‘s Quin Hillyer called Dionne out this morning: He writes: “This is a story about … More

    Morning Bell: An Admission of Failure

    It is established practice in Washington that if you have to release bad news, it is best to do it on a Friday … the later in the day the better. So not only did the White House schedule the publication of the “Mid-Session Budget Review” for last Friday, but … More

    Morning Bell: New START, New Slogan ... Trust But Don't Verify

    In 1987, at the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), President Ronald Reagan summarized his approach to arms-control by citing an old Russian proverb: “doveryai, no proveryai.” Translation: trust, but verify. When Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev noted, “You say that at every meeting,” Reagan shot back, “I like … More

    John Stossel on One Nation Under Arrest

    In 1998, an American Bar Association task force estimated that there were over 3,000 federal criminal offenses scattered throughout the 50 titles of the United States Code. Just six years later, that number is estimated to be over 4,000.  If 4,000 seems like a high number consider the fact that … More