David Ridenour

David A. Ridenour is Vice President of The a href="http://www.ncppr.org">National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative, non-partisan think tank on a Capitol Hill. Readers may write him at NCPPR, 501 Capitol Court NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Most Recent Articles by David Ridenour:

Sending U.S. troops to battle raging Ebola is a rank injustice

Oct 30, 2014 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Obama is using American troops to combat Ebola to show the world he cares enough to send our very best.  But our soldiers aren’t Hallmark greeting cards.
Like many of President Barack “Red Line” Obama’s foreign policy initiatives, his Ebola plan has a ready-shoot-aim quality to it.

Justice’s ongoing probe seems more designed to hide the truth than reveal it

Mar 20, 2014 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Richard Nixon insisted, “I’m not a crook,” and now so has Barack Obama.

Electric cars are running on federal subsidies … and empty promises

Oct 10, 2013 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If government actually could mandate innovation, we could all fill up our cars with garden hoses.

Time to stop tilting with wind shills

Jul 13, 2013 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The thing about money is that when you have it you don’t need it and when you need it you don’t have it,” my grandfather used to tell me.

Republicans must resist Obama’s plans to expand an already bloated government

Dec 13, 2012 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, DC — “If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump off, too?”

Policy driven by environmentalism endangers forests — and lives

Sep 20, 2012 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If President Obama was serious about “saving and creating” jobs, he would have done something to save the jobs at Aero Union.

Economic boost from new spending won’t come for a more than a decade

Apr 5, 2012 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

The only nerve these scruffy protesters strike is the gag reflex

Dec 2, 2011 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The liberal media has gone to great lengths to convince us that Occupy Wall Street protestors are just like the rest of us.

Muslim Brotherhood’s goals are incompatible with long-term democracy for Egypt

Mar 31, 2011 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — One person, one vote, one time doesn’t make a country democratic.  If the Muslim Brotherhood wins the election promised for later this year, one election may be all Egyptians ever see.

Republican’s plan for debt-reduction signals they finally understand it’s time to curb runaway spend

Jan 17, 2011 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans’ initial steps to trim the deficit have been dismissed as mere symbolic gestures, but they are based on a time-tested debt reduction model.

Shunning D.C. and Frisco best way to convince Pelosi’s congress to plug a wide-open border

May 7, 2010 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In San Francisco and here in the nation’s capital, liberal politicians are preparing economic boycotts against Arizona because it had the guts to crack down on the illegal aliens who violate federal laws with sneering impunity.

Obama’s drilling ploy a cynical attempt to coral votes for climate change fiasco

Apr 12, 2010 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When it comes to rounding up domestic sources of energy, President Obama is all hat and no cowboy.

Mr. Obama recently unveiled a plan he says will open up more of the outer continental shelf (OCS) to oil and gas exploration.  It will do exactly the opposite.

Cost Would Devastate Economy, Destroy Jobd And Render Health Insurance Unaffordable

Sep 18, 2009 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you worry about what Congress could do in its healthcare legislation, you should be terrified by the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. It’s legislation that would gut the economy and likely cost millions of Americans their medical insurance.

Obama confirms his own ultra-left ideology by verbally supporting legally-deposed thug

Aug 13, 2009 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate recently confirmed Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, but it needn’t have bothered. The Obama Administration apparently believes Supreme Courts can be ignored.

Senate must eliminate farm lobby’s free ride as it labors to fix deeply-flawed house bill

Aug 4, 2009 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Farm-belt congressmen voting for the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill recently passed by the House committed — to borrow from The New York Times’ columnist Paul Krugman — a form of treason.  In this instance, treason against the agricultural communities they represent.

Energy freedom isn’t blowing or basking in the sun—it’s drilling now

Jun 4, 2009 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Miguel Cervantes created one of the most memorable characters of literature with Don Quixote, a delusional old man who jousted with windmills he thought were giants.

The new age of post-bipartisanship demands policy directed by a scientist, not a zealot

Feb 19, 2009 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama vowed to set a new direction of ethics and transparency in government and with his selection of Carol Browner as climate control czar, he has — the wrong direction.

Restore U.S. economy before spending trillions on what may well be a ‘Make-Believe Problem’

Oct 29, 2008 — David Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When our economic bus is teetering at the edge of a cliff, it’s a bad time to throw on some extra weight.

Yet government-mandated restrictions on carbon emissions would do precisely that, adding enormous additional weight to an economy already reeling.  This additional weight shouldn’t just be thrown from the bus — it should be thrown under it.