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    Morning Bell: The Largest Expansion of Government Ever

    Speaking to a celebrity studded fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Beverly Hills last night, President Barack Obama humbly proclaimed he “would put these first four months up against any prior administration since FDR.” Actually, let’s do that. Since taking office, President Obama has: Continued to fast-track government control … More

    Morning Bell: Sotomayor's Troubling Record

    There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there is the United States of America. There’s not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America; there is the United States of America. – Then Illinois state senator Barack Obama, speaking to the 2004 Democratic … More

    Morning Bell: North Korea's New Game

    U.S. intelligence agencies are still collecting data from an array of high-tech equipment, but analysts have little doubt that North Korea did detonate a nuclear device yesterday. The Pyongyang regime also test-fired two missiles today despite a U.N. Security Council condemnation of their nuclear test. These actions come just five days … More

    Morning Bell: How Big Labor Hurts You

    Earlier this month, Service Employee International Union President Andy Stern told the Las Vegas Sun, “We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama — $60.7 million to be exact — and we’re proud of it.” Stern should be proud of his $60.7 million investment. There is a good chance that … More

    Morning Bell: California's High Tax, High Spending Disaster

    The progressive movement suffered a major defeat this Tuesday when California voters rejected all five tax raising measures on the ballot, four out of five of them by nearly 2-to-1 margins. The vote clearly shows that even in one of the most liberal states in the nation, there is an … More

    Morning Bell: The Waxman-Markey Pay to Play

    When Congress passed its last major energy legislation in 2005, a minor provision was added late in the legislative process that created a $1-per-gallon tax credit for “renewable diesel” fuel created through “thermal depolymerization.” The measure was included to benefit a single firm that produced boiler fuel from turkey waste, … More

    Morning Bell: Avoid California's Mistakes

    Today voters in California will go to the polls to decide the fate of six ballot propositions, four of which would raise taxes on Californians. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has pushed heavily for all six ballot measures which are designed to close the state’s $15 billion budget shortfall. But even though … More

    Morning Bell: The Costs and Benefits of Waxman-Markey

    Today the House Energy and Commerce Committee will begin a multi-day markup on the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill. Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) has been busy lobbying his own caucus for the necessary 30 votes to get the bill out of committee for weeks, but the bill’s fate is still … More

    Morning Bell: Don't Do to Health Care What President Obama Did to DC School Children

    Latasha Bennett is a 37 year-old single mother of two very intelligent children: her son Nico and daughter Nia. Thanks to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, Nico attends the Naylor Road Private School and “he is excelling.” Earlier this year, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) sponsored an amendment that would have … 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