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    Building on Quicksand: The Social Cost of Carbon

    In the recent State of the Union address, President Obama promised to act alone on his political agenda if Congress didn’t go along, and he is indeed relying on unilateral executive action as he focuses on carbon-based energy. A major weapon in this attack on the most affordable energy sources … More

    The State of Our Union’s Economic Freedom: On a Startling Decline

    During his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out lots of claims, plans, and promises. No matter how much he tries to repackage his rhetoric, however, it remains clear that the state of our union’s economic freedom has become frail due to his misguided policies. According to the … More

    The State of Our Respect for Human Life

    Three days after the birth of their first son, doctors informed Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R–WA) and her husband that their newborn had Down syndrome. “They told us all the problems,” explained Representative McMorris Rodgers in her response to the President’s State of the Union address last night. “But when … More

    The Four Things Mike Lee Blames for Creating 'Real Inequality'

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) responded to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, and gave the American people his definition of “real inequality.” According to Lee, the inequality crisis can be divided into three areas: immobility among the poor, who are trapped by big-government programs; insecurity in the … More

    How Obamanomics Promotes Inequality

    The great Obama contradiction on the economy is this: he takes credit for the improved economy, but openly admits that in this recovery almost all of the gains have gone to the very rich. Here is the disturbing passage from Obama’s State of the Union speech that I refer to: … More

    Hope is Not an Asia Policy

    State of the Union addresses are generally expressions of hope.  And yes, it would be nice if Asia was all economic opportunity and competition.  Indeed, the economic opportunities in Asia for the U.S. are great. But a shadow of doubt is growing over the region. The threat that doubt poses … More

    Father of Benghazi Victim to Attend SOTU

    President Obama may not speak of the tragedy in Benghazi at tonight’s State of the Union address, but the father of a former Navy SEAL who was killed in the attacks will be in attendance. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) will host the father of Ty Woods, Charles Woods, at the … More

    Cruz: Obama Picks and Chooses Which Laws to Enforce (VIDEO)

    President Obama has “flouted the constitutional limits on the authority of the President” more than any other President before him, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said at a recent Heritage event. “Prior to this presidency, the way you had reasonable modifications of federal law is you went to Congress, you introduced … More

    Minimum Wage Benefits Suburban Teenagers, Not Single Parents

    President Obama argued in his State of the Union address that “no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.” That is a noble goal, but it has little to do with the minimum wage rate. Only 2.9 percent of U.S. employees work for the federal minimum wage … More

    Mr. President, Don’t Forget: Imports Create Jobs, Too

    Trade is again on President Obama’s agenda thanks to some high-profile mentions in his State of the Union address last Tuesday. According to the President, the proposed Trans-Pacific and Transatlantic Partnerships should boost exports and create American jobs. Exports, however, are only one side of the coin. Free trade also … More