J.P. Freire is the associate editor of commentary. Previously he was the managing editor of the American Spectator. Freire was named journalist of the year for 2009 by the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). You can follow him on Twitter here.
Besides the Spectator, Freire's work has appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Human Events, Reason Magazine, Town Hall, and The Washington Times. Freire attended Cornell University.
States with more competitive tax rates are receiving an influx of thousands of Minnesotans, according to a report from the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota. Read More
He's not only after small businesses. Everything's on the table, according to an interview with President Obama in Bloomberg/Business Week to be released tomorrow: Read More
Christina Romer, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, will present the Economic Report of the President today. But while the overview claims that a theme of the report is "rescuing, rebalancing, and rebuilding" the economy, it looks like it's doing none of the above. In fact, the report spends much of its time blaming Bush.
Under the headling of "Rescue," the report makes it clear that this economic crisis was "inherited" by this administration. Read More
On the day the administration is releasing its Economic Report of the President, President Obama, in a sitdown with Bloomberg, claims a pro-free market stance while defending raising taxes on families earning $250,000 or more. Read More
After almost two years of economic downturn, exports through Savannah increased 11.4 percent, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Port traffic typically augurs a region’s economic well-being. Agriculture and industry across Georgia and the Southeast might finally be ready to invest, grow and hire. Read More
Despite claims that stimulus funding would (a) reduce energy dependence on other countries, and (b) create jobs domestically, taxpayer dollars to support the renewable energy industry have instead gone overseas. According to the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, more than 80 percent of the first $1 billion in grants to wind energy companies went to foreign firms: Read More
One year later, the Tea Party protests are still the subject of much debate. The labels have shifted from “racist AstroTurfers” and “disenchanted Republicans” to “angry mob” and now, following Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate victory in Massachusetts, “voting bloc.” How things have changed. Read More
Observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa were attributed to global warming in the most recent report by the Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change, but the data sourced was questionable. One of the sources was an article in a climbing magazine based on anecdotes. Another was a dissertation from a Swiss masters program student who interviewed mountain guides from the Alps. Karl at Hot Air adds: Read More
As the White House looks for a new location to try terrorists, now that New York City has objected, Western Pennsylvania is under consideration. From the Pittsburgh Tribune: Read More
President Obama's new budget includes revenue from an all-but-dead cap and trade bill, as discovered by Mark Tapscott in this post, but is that a function of wishful thinking on the part of OMB director Peter Orszag? From the Wall Street Journal: Read More
Dutch comedian Joezjny skillfully edited a clip of Bush and Clinton filming a PSA on Haiti so that it looked like Bush couldn't keep his act straight. While it plays to a well-worn joke, it's not going to be long before similar jokes enter the mainstream about Obama's so-called leg-tingling race-amnesiating oratory: Read More
From time to time, as written in the Constitution, the president will inform Congress about the state of our union. It’s hard to imagine the Framers selling the event as an opportunity for drinking games (i.e., take a sip of liquor when the president says, “Let me be clear,” which, to the merriment of our livers, he didn’t). Then again, they didn’t see Wednesday’s cliche-ridden 70-minute speech. Read More
Voters need to get angry about "the fact that they're being killed and our planet is being injured" because of how we go about energy production, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said in a conference today: Read More
As reported earlier, filmmaker James O'Keefe has been arrested in a bizarre incident, accused of helping others wiretap the New Orleans offices of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. O'Keefe gained notoriety for film a series of damning videos about ACORN.
Here is the affidavit filed by the FBI: Read More
"For all its apparent freshness, however, the Tea Party movement is neither new nor novel, historians and political scientists say," writes the Las Vegas Sun's J. Patrick Coolican. "It is firmly rooted, in its ideology, rhetoric and — there’s no polite word for it — its paranoia, in the post-World War II American right." Read More