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    Morning Bell: The Largest Expansion of Government Ever

    Speaking to a celebrity studded fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Beverly Hills last night, President Barack Obama humbly proclaimed he “would put these first four months up against any prior administration since FDR.” Actually, let’s do that. Since taking office, President Obama has: Continued to fast-track government control … More

    What Next? White Roof Edition

    In the Foundry’s latest edition of ‘What’s Next?,’ we give you Obama Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s radical environmental proposal which the Telegraph describes as: “all the world’s roofs should be painted white as part of efforts to slow global warming.” Chu says he is in favor of “white roofs everywhere.” This is the … More

    Reject the Value-Added Tax, Rein in Spending Instead

    The Washington Post today ran an article on the possibility of lawmakers enacting a value-added tax (VAT) to pay for soaring government spending. A VAT is basically a national sales tax, and the possible 25 percent tax rate floated in the article would raise the cost of virtually all goods … More

    Morning Bell: Sotomayor's Troubling Record

    There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there is the United States of America. There’s not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America; there is the United States of America. – Then Illinois state senator Barack Obama, speaking to the 2004 Democratic … More

    Morning Bell: North Korea's New Game

    U.S. intelligence agencies are still collecting data from an array of high-tech equipment, but analysts have little doubt that North Korea did detonate a nuclear device yesterday. The Pyongyang regime also test-fired two missiles today despite a U.N. Security Council condemnation of their nuclear test. These actions come just five days … More

    North Korea's Nuclear Challenge

    Pyongyang ’s eagerness to conduct a nuclear test so quickly after its long-range missile launch shows it has abandoned its previous façade of negotiations and is instead striving to achieve a viable nuclear weapon and ICBM delivery capability. North Korea ’s unflinching efforts to develop the means to threaten the … More

    This Memorial Day, Don’t Forget the Defense Industrial Base

    As we have discussed before, President Obama’s fiscal year 2010 defense budget suffers from serious conceptual flaws concerning the nature of future warfare and the force structure the American military needs to fight and win. But there is another related issue that must merit the serious consideration of Congress as … More

    Video: Private Sector Eats The Fed's Lunch

    From Reason.tv: Remember the day when President Barack Obama promised that concerned citizens would be able to track “every dime” of stimulus money online? He was talking about the official government website, Recovery.gov. Which doesn’t have any details about contracts or grants yet—and won’t until October 2009 or, more likely, … More

    Taxing Everyone to Hide Spending

    This video clip from Your World with Neil Cavuto demonstrates how President Obama’s tax hikes won’t just affect the top 5% of American wage earners. And why all the taxes? Because President Obama and Nancy Pelosi can’t stop spending tax dollars. Watch. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW5NmivjLCU[/youtube]

    Breaking News: Obama's Own TV Station Goes Easy On Obama

    There’s strange and then there’s this. ABC’s Jake Tapper writes: It’s perfectly fine, of course, for the White House to put out its own version of events — but is it right to do so by preventing actual reporters from covering something? (Even something like a pickup basketball game). Do … More