The Best of the Forge


Next week, the House is expected to take up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It is expected that Rep. Jeffrey Denham (R-CA) 34% Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training, or “ENLIST,” Act (H.R. 2377) will be added as an amendment to NDAA.

A Highway Bill That’s Not Just About Highways

The Environment and Public Works Committee approved a highway bill today that would keep federal highway programs going for the next six years that “largely maintains the status quo and avoids controversial new proposals.”   But in trying to avoid controversial proposals, lawmakers have evidently also bypassed necessary innovation.

Another Word from the President on Immigration, Amnesty

President Obama magnanimously suggested Tuesday he’s still willing to compromise on immigration reform:

President Obama suggested Tuesday he’s willing to compromise on immigration reform, telling a group of law-enforcement officers that he’s “not hell bent” on getting every word of a Senate bill to his desk.

Barbara Boxer: The Abortion Debate Ended in 1973

According to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 5% the debate about abortion is over.  It was over in 1973, she suggested on the Senate floor Tuesday, when seven black-robed Supreme Court justices invented a constitutional right to abortion-on-demand in the United States in the case of Roe v. Wade.

Coal Industry Responds to EPA’s Regulatory Assault on the Economy

The same ideology that brought us Detroit – a now bankrupt city infamous for its central planning and regulations — is now working to bring us more job-killing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that will harm the entire country.

The EPA has proposed a rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions for new fossil fuel-fired power plants.  Liberals inside and outside of the EPA are hailing this as an effort to “protect” our “communities” from “pollution.”

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