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  • Monthly Archives: March 2008

    Morning Bell: You Don't Grow an Economy by Taxing It Higher

    Democrats in New York want to raise taxes. Democrats in California want to raise taxes. Democrats in Congress want to raise taxes. Is there a pattern here? Apparently liberals still seem to believe the best way to fight off an economic slowdown is to raise taxes. When pressed to explain … More

    We Report, You Decide

    Democrats made a loud point of boycotting Fox News Channel for perceived bias when the party scheduled a long string of presidential debates since early last year. Interesting, then, to surf Fox and its two cable news competitors last night to see how they covered and analyzed primary results in … More

    Iraq Can't Afford Sudden Changes

    Back from his command of Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno spoke at The Heritage Foundation today on the future of Iraq. Responding to a question from Josh Levy about whether the United States would need to have 100,000 troops in Iraq for the next 10 years, Odierno warned: What … More

    NAFTA Myth of the Day

    Since Hillary Clinton appears to owe a big part of her victory in Ohio to capitalizing on anti-free trade sentiment in Ohio, we are all but guaranteed to endure another seven weeks on anti-trade rhetoric before the April 22nd Pennsylvania primary. To counteract progressive fearmongering on trade, we offer you … More

    McCain Leads Conservatives Against Earmarks

    A Roll Call article out today reports John McCain will be at odds with “rank-and-file Republicans” next week when the Republican conference votes on whether to adopt a one-year moratorium on earmarks. However much McCain me be out of favor with Republicans on the issue, he has the support of … More

    Hugo Instigates Again

    Hugo Chavez is taking full advantage of the death of FARC leader Luis Edgar Devia Silva (aka Raul Reyes) to distract Venezuelans from their crumbling economy. This morning Venezuelan defense minister Gustavo Rangel announced his country was sending 10 battalions of troops to the Colombian border and on Tuesday night … More

    Education Innovation Beginning in Show-Me State

    Legislators in Missouri are considering a promising school choice policy idea: an education tax credit program to fund scholarships for children who are eligible for special education. Under a plan approved by a Missouri House Committee, people and businesses could receive a tax credit for donations to non-profit organizations that … More

    Putting Words in the EPA's Mouth

    Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a waiver of Clean Air Act Preemption for California’s greenhouse gas emission standards. EPA administrator Stephen Johnson signed the 48-page Federal Register Notice claiming that California does not have “compelling and extraordinary conditions” justified to set stricter standards than federal law allows … More

    INEW China was a Cyber Threat

    Recent Defense Department reports on Chinese computer network operations in 2007 should be a clear indication that the United States needs to step up its cyber defense policy to address a growing threat to its national security. As reported by Heritage’s John Tkacik back in December, “the Department of Homeland … More

    Morning Bell: 'Will You Stay This Time?'

    When Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno took command of Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) on Dec. 14, 2006, Iraq was in flames. Insurgents and death squads were killing 3,000 civilians a month and coalition forces were sustaining more than 1,200 attacks per week. By the time General Odierno relinquished command on Feb. 14, … More