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    Guest Blogger: Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    In the last week, the government-backed mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac asked the taxpayer for $19 billion to stay afloat.  Add that to the $127 billion in bailouts they have already received since September 2008, and we are now talking about a whopping $146 billion of your … More

    Guest Blogger Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA): You Sunk My Battleship

    Will North Korea’s Kim Jong-il get away with murder?  That’s a question Koreans, and many in the region, are asking a month and a half after a South Korean naval vessel was sunk, killing 46. An investigation, assisted by U.S. naval intelligence, and other international partners, is still ongoing.  Yet … More

    Guest Blogger: Sen. George LeMieux (R-FL) on Checking the Balance of Power at the Supreme Court

    This summer, the United States Senate will make one of the most solemn determinations within our constitutional system – whether to confirm a president’s nominee to a lifetime of service on the United States Supreme Court. When considering a nominee for the vacancy created by Justice John Paul Stevens’ retirement, … More

    Guest Blogger: Defending America Means Preparing for Current and Future Threats

    During his successful presidential campaign against Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan introduced the American electorate and the broader international community to a new doctrine that would contribute greatly to defeating the Soviet Union.  His idea of achieving “peace through strength” still resonates in today’s world and President Obama should welcome it … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) on Financial Regulatory Reform

    As the Senate moves closer to another cloture vote on Senator Dodd’s legislation, we are again reminded of the several flaws found in the Dodd-Frank approach to financial regulatory reform. Beginning with the rescue of investment bank Bear Stearns in the spring of 2008, the Federal government has committed trillions … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) on the Value-Added Tax

    The presidential Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform convened Tuesday at the White House to address what leaders of both parties agree is one of the greatest threats to the country’s economic future: the rising national debt.  Recently President Obama and members of his economic team voiced their support for … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) on Tax Day

    April 15th is Tax Day, the day that our tax returns are due to the Internal Revenue Service. As we perform this annual ritual it is important to take a look at how much we are paying to the government and what it is being spent on. Our nation has … More

    Guest Blogger: Thomas Perrin on Florida's Possible Medicaid Waiver

    In 2006, under former Governor Jeb Bush, Florida rolled out the most comprehensive Medicaid reform plan in the country. Studies from both The James Madison Institute and the University of Florida have shown these innovative reforms not only save money, but also improve the quality of care. On Wednesday, the … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) on Obamacare's Impact on Doctors

    As the health care reform debate began over a year ago, the American Medical Association, the top doctors group in the country, released a list of its top priorities for health reform. The AMA is a powerful association, and many have credited it with helping to kill HillaryCare, so the … More

    Guest Blogger: Utah House Speaker Dave Clark and Senate President Michael Waddoups on Federalism

    Since our “modest proposal” essay was published in the Washington Post on Feb. 19, we have heard mostly support, but some criticism. The critics tend to question Utah’s ability to assume complete responsibility for education, transportation and Medicaid, and manage these important functions of government properly. We assert that not … More