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  • Rule of Law: Good for Retirees or Only Terrorists?

    Today President Obama stood on the world stage and demanded that suspected terrorists be treated under the “rule of law.” In fact, he used the phrase “rule of law” eight times. It is now time for him to use the phrase “rule of law” when it comes to Americans. In … More

    The Public Health Care Plan: What Seems to Be the Problem?

    Debunking the Myths Lower Costs? It’s a shell game. A government plan always looks cheaper, but the reality is that the true costs are hidden. Costs are passed on to providers in administrative costs and lower reimbursements, resulting in a huge cost-shift to private payers to make up the difference. … More

    Meet GM's Bondholders: Jim Graves

    As the State of Indiana announces it will no longer invest in bonds issued by banks and automakers who receive federal bailout money, and waits for a court ruling on whether the the U.S. government acted legally in the Chrysler bankruptcy, we thought we would bring you another installment of … More

    The Waxman-Markey Global Warming Tax

    KILLS MORE JOBS AND KILLS THE ECONOMY Cap and Tax Top Ten List Cap and Trade Is a Massive Energy Tax It Will Not Make a Substantive Impact on the Environment It Will Kill Jobs It Will Cause Electricity Bills and Gas Prices to Sharply Increase It Will Outsource Manufacturing … More

    Meet GM's Bondholders: Chris Crowe

    Throughout the next two weeks, the Foundry will be highlighting some testimonials of General Motors bondholders. When President Obama describes bondholders, you get the distinct impression of pinstripe-suit-wearing bankers with scotch in one hand and cigars in the other. However, that is far from the case. In fact, GM bondholders … More

    New York Times Reports Half The Story in Afghanistan

    On today’s front page, the New York Times goes to every effort to recreate the narrative of Mai-Lai in Vietnam, only this time in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, they do so with only half the story. This much we think we know: One night last week, American forces in the middle of … More

    Nancy Pelosi or Captain Renault? You Be the Judge

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gf8NK1WAOc[/youtube] Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s press conference yesterday reminded a friend of ours of a particular scene from Casablanca.  The great Claude Rains was nominated for an Oscar for this role.  Will the Speaker be so honored by the Academy?

    I See Dead People

    What happens when Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and President Obama get together to pass a trillion dollar “stimulus” bill without anyone reading it, and without any regard for government’s ability to handle that type of unprecedented spending? It turns out one thing that happens is that dead people get stimulated.

    The Press Conference Nancy Pelosi Hopes You Forget

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz-rWNgAcXo[/youtube] This morning Nancy Pelosi briefed the media on her knowledge of enhanced interrogation techniques, and we are guessing spent the rest of the day trying to unspill the milk. Aside from the torture inflicted on viewers of this disaster of a news conference, Nancy Pelosi created a brand new … More

    Outside the Beltway: Providence, RI Mayor Loves Taxes, Hates Students

    Welcome to a new feature of the Foundry, Outside the Beltway, where we will semi-regularly post state and local stories of either conservatism at its best, or liberalism at its worst. Today, we start off with liberalism at its worst. Providence, Rhode Island Mayor David Cicilline wants to tax college … More