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    Awkward...

    The President’s now famous reliance on a teleprompter has led to some tough moments for him, but none tougher than today’s awkward back and forth between him and the glass screen.

    Save Those Pennies: Obama's "Cuts" Are Bogus

    President Barack Obama is attempting the mitigate the sting of his astronomical spending spree during his first 100 days by lauding a forthcoming $100 million spending cut. Heritage budget expert Brian Riedl has some real ideas on how to save money and grow the economy, but in the meantime even liberal … More

    Independent Commission Win

    Since October Heritage has been writing about the need for an Independent Financial Markets Commission to look into causes and remedies of the market crisis. Now, thanks to Senator Johnny Isakson, the idea has been approved by the U.S. Senate in a remarkable 92-4 vote. The independent voices, and independent … More

    The Impending Stimulus Oversight Failure

    We’ve noted before that President Barack Obama $787 billion stimulus package will lead to billions in waste, overload federal and state agencies not staffed to accommodate Obama’s unprecedented explosion of spending, and that Obama’s claims of job creation (or salvation) numbers are so vague that proper accountability is almost impossible. … More

    Jon Stewart: Socialism is Awesome

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwXj1spgK5A[/youtube] Last night’s agenda on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart was: Socialism is awesome! As more and more Americans worry about the growth of government in their lives here in the U.S., the Daily Show travelled to Sweden to put those worries to rest. They wanted to show us … More

    Morning Bell: A Jobs Killing Bill

    Testifying on Capitol Hill yesterday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Transportation Secretary Roy LaHood, and EPA administrator Lisa Jackson all pitched the latest cap and trade bill in the House as a “jobs bill.” Jackson told the House Energy and Commerce Committee, “This is a jobs bill, and it is a … More

    Why is Blue State Digital in Iraq: Update

    Yesterday, we learned that the State Department had flown a delegation of new media experts to Iraq to consult with government officials and entrepreneurs on digital technology. The delegation made sense for several reasons, including the vast amount of digital talent that had been assembled. However, we couldn’t understand why … More

    Earth Day Update: The Left Does Understand

    Then-Senator Obama: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydqg7ThZB04[/youtube]

    The Big Labor Threat to Charter School Success

    Last week we helped detail how teachers unions were trying to kill the charter school movement in New York. Yesterday the New York Times profiled one teacher’s involvement in the big labor/school choice war: After months of soul-searching, Kashi Nelson left her career as an assistant principal in North Carolina … More

    Morning Bell: Free Markets Better for Earth

    Deep in southern Siberia not far from Russia’s border with Mongolia is the “Blue Eye of Siberia” … the deepest and largest (by volume) fresh water lake in the world. Formed in an ancient rift valley, Lake Baikal is home to more than 1,700 species of plant and animals, two … More