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  • Monthly Archives: February 2008

    SBA Aims to Take Regulation to the Cleaners

    Like the weather, everyone complains about the red tape Washington puts on American small businesses, but no one does anything about it. Well, almost nobody. The Small Business Administration last year launched a project to review and reform regulations that hurt small business. Called the “3R” initiative – for “regulatory … More

    Morning Bell: Less Government, More Trade Is Best Stimulus

    The checks from the first stimulus package have not even been mailed yet and already the Senate is contemplating another $75 to $95 billion deficit spending spree. This time they want to give away more federal dollars in jobless benefits, food stamps, heating bills, and new infrastructure. Before Congress breaks … More

    Who's Right On Iraq Now?

    On last night’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon said: Well, certainly, if you want to look at the last year, things have gotten far better in Iraq, and I think it’s pretty hard to escape the conclusion that Senator McCain has been much more accurate in … More

    A Teacher and Friend

    An audible gasp could be heard throughout the building when news spread that William F. Buckley Jr. died this morning. Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner (pictured above with Buckley, center, and former Attorney General Ed Meese, left) has issued a statement: Without Bill Buckley there would be no National Review. … More

    Nuclear Safety Proven Again in Florida Outage

    A disturbance on Florida’s power grid caused two nuclear power reactors at the Turkey Point power station to undergo an unscheduled shut down today. Up to six other non-nuclear power plants were shut down as well. Despite the failure having nothing to do with any malfunctions at any of Florida’s … More

    Morning Bell: A Debate Conservatives Can't Wait To Have

    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), MoveOn.org (of ‘General Betray Us’ fame), the Center for American Progress, and other anti-war activists are mounting a new campaign to shift public opinion on Iraq by blaming it for the United States recent economic slowdown. As conservatives showed by forcing a debate in … More

    Why Do Liberals Want the CIA Watching the Weather Channel Instead of Tracking Terrorists?

    More highlights from Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) address on FISA at Heritage today: As President Bush has been trying to focus the country on the threat from radical jihadists, Senate and House Democrats demonstrated they had a different focus when they mandated in the 2008 Intelligence Authorization that U.S. intelligence … More

    'This Is Not the President's Program...'

    Discussing the need for the House of Representatives to pass the portions of the Protect America Act that expired on February 16, Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) told an audience at The Heritage Foundation: “If there is not a threat, then why do you need the tools we’ve developed since 2001. … More

    Are Control Freaks a Greater Threat to Liberty Than Terrorists?

    In New Zealand, publishers have imposed an unofficial ban on mentioning fish and chips in children’s stories, according to a New Zealand author, who said that publishers have overreacted to sensitivity about children’s diets. That seems like a pretty big overreaction. Of course, there are people who think that the … More

    Liberals Second Draft of History Worse Than the First

    Liberals have always believed that higher taxes are great for the U.S. economy and both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama promise to raise taxes as soon as they enter office. But back when the best hope for liberal causes came out of Arkansas and not Illinois, it was consensus in … More