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    Cap-and-Tax is a Jobs Destroyer: Part 1 in a 10-Part Series

    Policymakers in Washington want to dramatically change America’s energy policy by regulating carbon dioxide emissions. Their most popular idea, included in the Waxman-Markey 2009 energy bill, is a cap and trade proposal. Many Americans find the debate in Washington over adopting a cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon dioxide a bit … More

    Au Contraire, Mon Frère

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z74Akf1WUbU[/youtube]

    Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? The Milton Friedman Edition

    Maybe the title should be: Are you smarter than Congress? Either way, all signs point to yes. Milton Friedman offers some very good and relevant advice  in his interview with a 5th grader from 2003. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKke98eAfcQ[/youtube]

    The Federal Elephant in the Chrysler Bankruptcy Courtroom

    Chrysler is declaring bankruptcy. The step that was once declared “off the table” is now a reality. And that’s good news. The bankruptcy process provides the long-troubled automaker with the means necessary to reduce restructure itself into a viable enterprise. It’s also good news that Chrysler will have private-sector help … More

    China Hype Doesn’t Help

    A Wall Street Journal headline today adds to a chorus of claims that China’s stimulus efforts are benefiting American business and the world economy. As with previous claims, however, there’s little substance. The WSJ article cites Caterpillar reporting China sales of excavators have returned to pre-crisis highs, concurrent with intensifying … More

    Fact Checking Obama

    We highlighted the Associated Press’ FACT CHECK on President Barack Obama’s deficit cutting claims this morning, but that was not the only area where Obama stretched the truth. On jobs: OBAMA: “We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs.” – from news … More

    Is the President "Enchanted?"

    During last night’s press conference, New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleney asked the President what had “enchanted” him the most in his first 100 days in office. And later he closed his press conference bemoaning the number of issues on his plate: “No. I would love a nice, lean portfolio … More

    Risky Cuts

    In the past year, Russia’s defense spending has risen 34 percent. China’s defense spending has risen 15 percent. Within the past four months, Iran and North Korea have tested missiles that could someday carry warheads to Europe or the United States. With such conventional and asymmetric military capabilities rising around … More

    Tweet of the Week: Jenny8Lee

    Yesterday, our friends at National Review discovered this comment on New York Times reporter Jennifer 8 Lee’s twitter profile: obama is good for the bottom line. @nytimes has sold $2 million worth of obama merchandise (book, commemorative editions, etc.) We are sure the editors of the New York Times are … More

    Morning Bell: The Question That Didn't Get Asked

    Yesterday before President Barack Obama’s 100 days news conference, the Commerce Department released data showing that the U.S. economy shrank at an annual rate of 6.1% in the January-March quarter. This comes on top of a report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released earlier this month showing that … More