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    Morning Bell: The Big Labor Threat to Economic Recovery

    Today Big Labor’s allies in the House and Senate will introduce legislation with the Orwellian title “The Employee Free Choice Act.” Contrary to the bill’s title, the legislation will strip employees of their choice in joining union, and it will lead to a lot less employees throughout the economy. President … More

    No Defense for Obamanomics

    Laura Tyson’s “In Defense of Obamanomics” in the Wall Street Journal Monday well portrayed the view of history and government from the classical American socialist perspective – more government is inherently better (except when it involves national defense), higher taxes are inherently better, especially when falling on the most productive, … More

    Memo to Krugman: Please Keep Reading

    In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman targets Heritage’s Brian Riedl. In defending the $1.1 trillion “stimulus,” Krugman writes: One last line of attack was the claim that fiscal stimulus, in principle, simply can’t work. You hear this from conservative ‘experts’ like Brian Riedl … More

    The Left's New Talking Point: The $3.27 Trillion Stimulus Was Too Small

    The cratering stock market and accelerated job losses are beginning to shake the left’s confidence in President Barack Obama’s economic policies. But, being the left, they don’t want an actual change from the borrow and bailout policies that have ruled both the Bush and Obama Administrations. Instead they want even … More

    Morning Bell: Cutting Defense is No Solution to Economic Woes

    A core principle of the political left in this country is that our current levels of defense spending have harmed, and will continue to harm, our economic prosperity. So last month while he was defending the $700 billion Wall Street bailout program, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) said: “The biggest ongoing … More

    Cap and Trade Was Never About Climate

    The Wall Street Journal‘s Kimberley Strassel reports today that the businesses in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership are beginning to realize that the cap and trade was never about global warming: “People are learning,” says William Kovacs, vice president of environment, technology and regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber of … More

    Wheels Are Off The Wagon

    President Obama has dismissed criticism of his economic policy in the past as “political” and has said “that’s what right now we don’t have time to do.” The President does not have “time” to listen to conservative criticism of his economic policies. Fair enough, apparently Washington doesn’t change overnight. But … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama's Health Care Strategy

    Campaigning in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this past summer, then-candidate Barack Obama told a 1,800 person town hall meeting: “If I were designing a system from scratch, I would probably go ahead with a single-payer system.” So while President Barack Obama indicated yesterday that he is open to altering his health … More

    Profiles In Conservatism: Aaron Schock

    NAME: Aaron Schock OCCUPATION: Member of Congress, 18th District of Illinois HOMETOWN: Peoria, Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock was elected in 2008 and is currently the youngest member of Congress. A title Schock is all too familiar with. In 2001, Schock was elected to the Peoria Public Schools District 150 school … More

    Waste of a Speech

    Yesterday, President Obama declared that in addition to solving all of the country’s other ills that he was going to eliminate government waste. His target—defense spending. “I want to focus on one particular example, and that is the situation in defense contracting.” This was a speech I long expected. Our … More