Obama's speech to CongressPresident Obama proved he had nothing new in his political bag of tricks in his healthcare address to Congress on September 9. The most important part of the speech was not that he was retailing the same two specific examples of insurance mendacity he had been using for months, but that he revealed no new means of paying for the budget-busting program.

ron paulNear the start of this year Ron Paul (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. As of this writing, H.R. 1207 has 282 cosponsors.

Van JonesVan Jones — President Barack Obama’s so-called “green jobs czar” who has openly described himself as a communist — resigned over the weekend following a barrage of heavy criticism for past statements and associations.

Guantanamo detaineeThe 9th District Court of Appeals ruled two to one on September 4 that innocent people thrown into prison on material witness pretexts can sue former Attorney General John Ashcroft for losses.

Public option now signTo hear the media tell it, the vociferous town hall meetings on Obamacare prove that the president’s opponents on healthcare are “dangerous” and possibly violent. But so far, none of the opponents have harmed a soul. The same cannot be said, however, about Obama’s supporters.

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