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  • Morning Bell: Obama Dithers While Credibility Burns

    Last month, The Washington Post reported that President Barack Obama had asked senior officials for a province-by-province analysis of Afghanistan “to help determine which regions are being managed effectively by local leaders and which require international help.” He supposedly wanted “the clearest possible understanding of what the challenges are to … More

    Video: The Real Fiscal Cost of Government Run Health Care

    The Cato Institute’s Dan Mitchell and the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation, have produced videos explaining why Keynesian economics is wrong, presenting the evidence that big government hurts economic growth, explaining how big government hurts economic growth, and making the case against the Value Added Tax. Now Mitchell is … More

    The Public Uselessness of Crony Capitalism

    The Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney points to news from The Hartford Courant that the development project at the center of the Fifth Amendment takings clause case Kelo v. City of New London has just been abandoned by Pfizer. Watch The CATO Institute’s recitation of the case: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N1svadJQ40[/youtube]

    In Their Own Words: Obamacare Is Massive New Entitlement That Worsens Our Fiscal Crisis

    The Wall Street Journal draws our attention to a burst of honesty from The New Yorker‘s John Cassidy: The future cost savings that the Administration and its congressional allies are promising to deliver are based on wishful thinking and sleight of hand. Over time, the reform, as proposed, would almost … More

    Video: The Cap and Trade YouTube the Obama Admin. Does Not Want You To See

    The New York Times reports: The Environmental Protection Agency has directed two of its lawyers to makes changes to a YouTube video they posted that is critical of the Obama administration’s climate change policy. The EPA lawyers did take their video down. But not before others reposted it. Watch:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSNQzSjb38g[/youtube]

    Morning Bell: Reagan, Obama and the Berlin Wall

    On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin and said: “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. … More

    They Waited Till Carter's Third Year Before They Started Taking Hostages

    Last week Heritage scholar James Carafano wrote: It is not hard to craft comparisons between Jimmy Carter and the current occupant of the Oval Office. Both entered office with high expectations; both vowed to change the tone in Washington and remake the world. Carter had a terrible sophomore slump. America’s … More

    Is Secretary Duncan Using Stimulus Cash As A Slush Fund?

    Great catch by Frederick Hess at The Enterprise Blog: Was it just me, or did anyone else find it troubling to read the Washington Post story “Democrats round up health bill votes” on Saturday and stumble upon this sentence: “Rep. Jason Altmire, a second-term Democrat who represents a blue-collar district … More

    Obama's Failed Stimulus in Pictures: 10.2% Unemployment

    When President Barack Obama was pitching his $787 billion economic stimulus package, the White House produced a report claiming their plan would keep unemployment under a peak of 8%. Reality has not been kind to President Obama’s promises. On November 6, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their Employment Situation Summary … More

    Morning Bell: Who is the President Calling "Extremist?"

    Following last Tuesday’s election, the last thing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wanted to do was allow Members of Congress to go home and talk to their constituents about the $2.6 trillion health care bill she was marshaling through Congress. The centerpiece of Pelosi’s trap and pressure campaign was a Saturday … More