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  • Monthly Archives: March 2008

    Jindal Scores Big for School Choice Movement

    Starting in 2010, Louisiana parents will be allowed to deduct certain education expenses (including private school tuition) from their state income tax bill, thanks to a new law passed by the state legislature. Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to sign the measure. When he does, Louisiana will become the 14th … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    When Congress returns from spring recess, the Bush Administration is set to make a final push for passage of a the U.S.- Colombia free trade agreement. Last week, the White House put out a fact sheet on the deal including this paragraph on the benefits of the deal: A U.S.-Colombia … More

    Washington Post Malfeasance on Iraq Continues

    Covering Vice President’s Dick Cheney trip to Iraq, The Washington Post reports: “The vice president used the opportunity to reassert that there was ‘a link between Iraq and al-Qaeda’ before the U.S. invasion, despite reports that have found no operational ties between the two.” The Post does not give us … More

    Morning Bell: A Window of Opportunity for Iraq

    News from Iraq today reminds us that al Qaeda is still capable of inflicting misery on the Iraqi people. But, when pressed, even the Democrat presidential candidates admit the security situation in Iraq has markedly improved. As Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno pointed out earlier this month, while the surge is … More

    This Week in Washington: D.C. Gun Ban Faces Supreme Test

    Here’s a preview of the week ahead in Washington. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZz-iB3k4OI[/youtube] Former Oklahoma Rep. Mickey Edwards will speak at Heritage on March 27 about his new book, “Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost — And How It Can Find Its Way Back.” Edwards says conservatives today have … More

    Fed Responds to Risky Business

    Despite the Fed’s bold and timely moves, the U.S. economy overall has at best entered a period of slow growth, and may be teetering on the edge of recession if one is not already at hand. Two major sectors of the economy – housing and financial markets – are in … More

    Why Liberals Want the EPA to Regulate Carbon

    Two articles from Congressional Quarterly last week show why liberals are so desperate to have the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate carbon under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA). First from “Democrats reject Bush’ Cost-Benefit Approach to Pollution Standards” we learn: Under the Clean Air Act, last overhauled … More

    Cap-and-Trading Our Way to 1.8 Million Less Jobs

    The Lieberman-Warner (S.2191 – America’s Climate Security Act) could cost the United States between 1.2 and 1.8 million jobs by 2020, according to a study conducted by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). An estimated 3 to 4 million jobs could be lost by 2030. The goal of Lieberman-Warner is to … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Today’s Free Trade Fact of the Day comes from Harvard economics professor Greg Mankiw who wrote Sunday in the New York Times: Economists are, overwhelmingly, free traders. A 2006 poll of Ph.D. members of the American Economic Association found that 87.5 percent agreed that “the U.S. should eliminate remaining tariffs … More

    Morning Bell: The Right to Self-Defense

    Since the District of Columbia first instituted its ban on handguns, there has been only one year (1985) that the homicide rate in the city fell below what it was in 1976. Worse, in 15 of the 29 years since the ban went into effect, D.C. had either the first … More