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  • Obamacare vs. Limited Government

    Even as Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) was telling constituents that the federal government has unlimited power to do whatever it wants, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson was saying, “Not so fast!” What President Obama considers his crowning achievement illustrates the great divide in American politics — between those who see … More

    Live from the Gulf: Government Attorney on Moratorium: The Environment Trumps Jobs

    Despite fears of how President Obama’s moratorium on deepwater drilling will devastate the Gulf Coast economy, the Administration’s lawyers claim that the damage to the economy must be disregarded:  Protecting the environment is the only issue that matters. Although the courts have lifted the moratorium, the fears that it will … More

    Gulf Oil Crisis is Getting Worse, Not Better

    It’s approaching 80 days and each day the oil cleanup falls farther behind. The math is simple:  More oil comes out of the Deepwater Horizon well each day than we collect.  So after 80 days things are worse rather than better.  It’s because those in charge have failed to re-assign … More

    Free Enterprise Crashes the Oil Cleanup Party

    Solving the problem of cleaning up the waters in the Gulf of Mexico may depend not on government, nor on the corporate giant BP, but on innovation and commitment to free enterprise. One promising and persistent example is Mr. Nobu Su of Taiwan, CEO of TMT Corporation. Thursday morning he … More

    Pressure Prods Feds to Improve Oil Spill Cleanup

    Pressure from Senator George LeMieux (R, FL) and others has paid off with an emergency federal rule to permit oil cleanup vessels to leave their posts elsewhere along America’s coastline and finally head to the Gulf of Mexico to provide help. The Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency are to … More

    Giant Cleanup Ship Met with Puny Response from Bureaucrats

    After our government claimed that we did not need or could not obtain larger ships to skim the Gulf oil spill, a giant-capacity skimming ship has arrived in U.S. waters.  Yet our government has us wondering whether it will permit the ship to join the cleanup effort. The problem is … More

    AP Gripes at Lack of Freebies in Oil Cleanup

    We need all the international help we can get to clean-up the Gulf of Mexico, but an Associated Press account seems to gripe that the help is not free. After almost two months of delay, the U.S. last week agreed that foreign oil spill response vessels (but not other foreign … More

    Our Government Slowed Down the Gulf Cleanup

    Our own government has quietly admitted that America needs foreign help to handle the oil spill — almost two months after pushing that help away. Far more oil could have been intercepted before it fouled the Gulf Coast.  So why hasn’t our government apologized? By refusing foreign assistance, we banned … More

    Beware the Lame Ducks

    Congress is postponing huge issues until after the elections and there’s a danger in that. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) sounded a warning in 2006 when the last big majority shift happened on Capitol Hill, but Congress then returned for a lame duck session: It would be a huge mistake to … More

    What Obama Didn't Say

    President Obama keeps trying to make our electric bills skyrocket. Now he’s seized on the BP fiasco as an excuse to do it. According to Obama, the Gulf of Mexico gusher proves we need billions more to subsidize green energy.  That was the President’s claim in his big Pittsburgh speech. … More