So Bob Novak snidely suggests in his latest political report. Talking about upcoming US Senate races, Novak has this to say about Louisiana, which he feels is the GOP’s “best pickup opportunity” in 2008: Republicans were already on the upswing here before Hurricane Katrina, and at the local level, the villains in the story of […]
During the administration of President Bush, federal procurement spending has reached unprecedented levels, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In a study titled â€œMore Dollars, Less Senseâ€ released today, Rep. Henry Waxman said more than half the such spending went to contracts not subject to full and open competition, according to […]
I have remarked on more than one occasion that what business owners want, more than anything, is stability. Companies can deal with high taxes and impossible labour rules as long as they know that the rules will remain consistent. What companies cannot deal with is uncertainty. Concerned that they may soon loose their source of […]
By Martin Bosworth The hot-off-the-presses announcement that the Senate Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed testimony about the Bush warrantless wiretapping program, and asked for a massive document dump, isn’t just significant for its surface reasons. In my view, it’s the latest signal that the reign of Dick Cheney as shadow president is coming to an end.
By Martin Bosworth Like a zombie lurching from the grave, the Senate has decided to resurrect the behemoth “guest worker compromise” immigration bill. And just as before, not only will this bill create a permanent underclass of indentured slave labor that will depress American wages and crush union negotiating clout, but it will be a […]
Iran has long claimed that their need for nuclear research and development is all in the name of energy security and self-sufficiency. Yesterday the Iranian government imposed new fuel rationing, limiting individuals to 100 litres of fuel per month. Riots have followed. Consider this: Iran – one of the world’s largest oil producers – imports […]