Dustin Siggins

About Dustin Siggins

Dustin Siggins is a policy and politics blogger, and is the co-author of a forthcoming book on the national debt with William Beach of The Heritage Foundation.

CNN Anchor Puts Misleadingly Positive Light on HHS’s Mandate

Wednesday morning, CNN Anchor Carol Costello dedicated a portion of her show to updating viewers about the Health and Human Services (HHS) contraception/abortifacient/sterilization mandate that went into effect on August 1. While nothing Costello said was dishonest, the way in which she educated her … [Read more...]

The New York Times Chooses Rhetoric Over Reality

On Monday, the President made his case for extending the Bush-era tax policies for those making less than $250,000 per year. This policy position, which has been made by countless politicians and pundits over the last decade, was greeted with cheers and huzzahs by the left, and treated as though it … [Read more...]

Senator Rand Paul: Bringing Sanity to Congress’ Voting Process

Last week, Congress passed a flawed transportation/flood insurance/student loan bill that became law soon thereafter. The bill's issues, which I outlined at the above link, include the following: The conference report combined three unrelated bills into one, a too-common practice on Capitol Hill … [Read more...]

Interview with Ed Timperlake, Editor of Second Line of Defense Forum

Ed Timperlake is the Former Principal Director of Mobilization Planning and Requirements for President Ronald Reagan and a former Marine fighter pilot. He is currently the editor of SLD Forum, a website dedicated to a robust discussion of national security issues. We sat down earlier this week to … [Read more...]

Interview with Jonathan Bydlak, President of Coalition to Reduce Spending

Jonathan Bydlak is the President of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to one thing: reducing federal spending to balance the federal budget. Jonathan, a former fundraiser for the 2008 Ron Paul for President and 2012 Gary Johnson for President campaigns, … [Read more...]

Dana Milbank Says the GOP Should Sacrifice the Unborn for Asian-American Votes

In his column this past Wednesday, Dana Milbank said Rep. Trent Franks’ (R-AZ) bill aimed at preventing sex-selective abortions will alienate Asian-Americans. From the column: Republicans long ago lost African American voters. They are well on their way to losing Latinos. And if Trent Franks … [Read more...]

Movie Review: “For Greater Glory”

Over the last several years Catholics in America and Europe have experienced what they believe are the stripping of religious rights, and many are concerned the situation could easily turn into a public confrontation with various governments. One example of this is in England, where just this week … [Read more...]

Senator Tom Coburn versus Everyone Else in Washington

In The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan To Stop Washington From Bankrupting America, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) explains how Washington's career politicians, staffers, and lobbyists have set the nation up for fiscal failure.  Pulling few punches, Coburn targets sacred cows of each party and explains that … [Read more...]

Another Liberal Myth Down the Drain

Last week, a New York Times piece by Floyd Norris, Chief Financial Correspondent for the NY Times and The International Herald Tribune, claimed government spending has gone down under President Obama. The claim, which relies on half-truths and incorporates only certain areas of spending in the … [Read more...]

Mythbuster: Americans are Undertaxed

Last week, Laura Ingraham talked on her show about how the wealthy pay more taxes than any other taxpayers, both as a percentage of their income and as a percentage of the federal government’s tax revenue. Also last week, during a Senate debate over the Buffett Rule (which failed in a vote soon … [Read more...]