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Mar 29, 2010

If White House Won’t Investigate, Special Prosecutor Will

On six different occasions, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has offered six different responses to straightforward questions regarding Rep. Joe Sestak’s, D-Pa., accusation that he was offered a plum appointment in exchange for his withdrawal from a primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. Sestak has been clear. For months his story hasn’t changed. Sestak has gone on record that in July 2009 the White House offered him a federal job to keep him out of the Pennsylvania ...

  • Politics & Elections
Mar 21, 2010

Health Care Bill Offers No Real “Reform”

The time for choosing has arrived in Washington. For months, the phone lines at the Capitol have been jammed with constituent calls, and the halls of Congress have been teeming with concerned citizens, lobbyists and news reporters. The entire nation is counting votes to see whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi succeeds in a procedural sleight of hand to pass the president's health care bill without having the House actually vote on the legislation. There are plenty of reasons to oppose the ...

  • health care
Mar 18, 2010

The Lackluster Record of Government-Run Health Care

Before the Democrats who control Congress push through a trillion-dollar expansion of government-run health care, they might want to know the facts about how efficiently the government has handled health care in the past, and how much bigger the government will grow once the bill becomes law. When all is said and done, President Obama's plan mandates dozens of new entitlement programs and creates scores of new government offices, bureaus, commissions, and programs, all of which will have to be ...

  • health care
Mar 10, 2010

Obama: the New Nixon?

Richard Nixon is back. Or so it seems from much recent press coverage and punditry. In December, John Feffer of the Institute for Policy Studies argued in The Huffington Post that the current administration’s professed commitment to realism in international relations meant that Barack Obama is “shaping up to be a true heir of Richard Nixon.” Time’s Peter Beinart echoed that sentiment last month when he declared “Obama’s foreign policy, in fact, ...

  • Defense & Homeland Security
Mar 4, 2010

EPA: Regulatory Mess, Economic Massacre

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on December 7, 2009, that greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide emissions, contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to “pose a threat to our health and welfare.” If this finding is allowed to become law, the Obama Administration will succeed in gaining greater control over everyday life in America, at a time when small businesses are already struggling. After the endangerment finding was announced, an unnamed ...

  • Energy