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    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

    Obama's Tax Hikes Already Hurting the Poor

    Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes. – then-candidate Barack Obama, 9/12/2008. President Obama has signed a bill extending health coverage … 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?

    President Obama's Cognitive Dissonance on Debt

    Speaking to a town hall in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, yesterday, President Barack Obama said: We can’t keep on just borrowing from China, or borrowing from other countries because part of it is, we have to pay for — we have to pay interest on that debt. And that means … More

    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

    Fact Checking Biden

    Yesterday Vice President Joe Biden delivered the first quarterly report on the status of the Obama administration’s $787 billion program, claiming “significant progress has been made toward implementation.” The Associated Press’s Matt Apuzzo fact checks some of Biden’s claims: THE WHITE HOUSE SAID: The stimulus has created or saved 150,000 … More

    The End of Federalism: COPS Edition

    Earlier this week, the USA Today reported that for the first time in the history of the United States, states and local governments are now dependent on the federal government for the majority of their revenues. While Medicaid is the driving force behind this growing dependency, it is not the … More

    Morning Bell: The Public-Sector Union Threat to Economic Recovery

    Last week the Department of Labor reported that employers shed a net 539,000 jobs in the month of April, bringing the nation’s unemployment rate to 8.9%. The manufacturing sector lost 149,000 jobs, business services lost 122,000 jobs, and construction lost 110,000 jobs. All told, the private sector lost 611,000 jobs. … 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