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    Meet GM's Bondholders: Chris Crowe

    Throughout the next two weeks, the Foundry will be highlighting some testimonials of General Motors bondholders. When President Obama describes bondholders, you get the distinct impression of pinstripe-suit-wearing bankers with scotch in one hand and cigars in the other. However, that is far from the case. In fact, GM bondholders … More

    Obama's Man in Beijing

    It is nice that the President is reaching across the aisle for an Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Foreign policy should be bi-partisan. It is a demonstration to the Chinese that there is more that unites Americans than divides us. The selection of Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., … More

    Fear Factor: White House Edition

    “…I am indeed fearful writing this. It’s really a bad idea to speak out. Angering the President is a mistake…” What country would you expect to hear a citizen make this statement? Venezuela? Cuba? Russia? Nope, those are the words of prominent hedge fund manager Clifford Asness, who wrote a … More

    Morning Bell: The Obama Spending Cut Farce Continues

    On October 7, long after Lehman Brothers collapsed and the extent of our economic downturn was known, Teresa Finch of Nashville, Tennessee, asked both presidential candidates: “How can we trust either of you with our money when both parties got — got us into this global economic crisis?” Then-candidate Barack … More

    Meese Weighs in on Souter’s Retirement and What’s Next

    The Heritage Foundation released the following statement yesterday by former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III concerning the announcement of Justice David Souter’s pending retirement from the Supreme Court. Meese is chairman of Heritage’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. “Justice Souter’s decision to retire presents President Obama and the … More

    "Cap and Trade Is a Tax: And It's A Great Big One"

    Cap and Trade Top Ten List 1. Cap and Trade Is a Massive Energy Tax 2. It Will Not Make A Substantive Impact on the Environment 3. It Will Kill Jobs 4. It Will Cause Electricity Bills and Gas Prices to Sharply Increase 5. It Will Outsource Manufacturing Jobs and Hurt … More

    Morning Bell: The Unprincipled Fight for Government-Run Health Care

    Last year, then-candidate Barack Obama told a rally in Albuquerque, “If I were designing a system from scratch, I would probably go ahead with a single-payer system.” Earlier this month in Chicago, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) told a rally of government-run health care supporters: “I know many of you here today are … 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

    Press Conference Reaction: "All the Hundreds of Days to Follow"

    Tonight, President Obama held his third prime time press conference of his young presidency to mark his 100th day in office. This press conference was similar in tone and agenda to his previous pressers, down to the mammoth teleprompter hovering over the back of the room. It also continued a … More

    Video: 9/11 or 4/27?

    The video below looks very familiar. We’ve watched that scene a hundred times before. But those running and screaming people were filmed Monday, not  more than seven years years ago on 9/11. As our Morning Bell noted yesterday, a casual flippance marks the tone of the administration’s approach to national … More