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  • Monthly Archives: March 2008

    Sanity Prevailing at EPA

    For months now, Heritage has warned against any effort by the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide or other so-called greenhouse gas emissions on the grounds that they would lead to an extremely costly and burdensome Pandora’s Box under the Clean Air Act. Even though EPA’s action would at first deal … More

    House GOP Budget Alternative Reins in Runaway Spending

    The House Republicans have released an alternative to the Democrats’ budget. Instead of following the Democrats’ path of raising taxes by more than $3,000 per household to finance large spending hikes, the GOP would maintain current tax rates, repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax, and rein in runaway discretionary spending. Importantly, … More

    House Budget Puts Huge Burden on America's Children

    As the House prepares to vote on the Democrat budget resolution, let’s take another look at what the plan would mean for hard-working Americans: It raises taxes by $1.265 trillion over five years and $3.911 trillion over 10 years, or more than $3,135per household annually; It includes 17 reserve funds … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Worried by promises from liberal U.S. presidential candidates that they will threaten to unilaterally pull out of NAFTA if certain protectionist changes are not agreed to, Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty made his case to preserve NAFTA in the Financial Times: Canada is the largest trading partner for 36 of 50 … More

    It Depends What Your Definition of 'Safe' Is

    It’s rather ironic that “safe-sex” advocates blame abstinence education for the teen birth rate increase or for the high prevalence of STDs among adolescent girls when decades and billions of taxpayers’ dollars have been spent on promoting condoms to teens and we see results like the CDC report shows. When … More

    The Marines Are the Opposite of Liberal Thought

    The Daily Show can hardly be described as a fan of conservative causes, but correspondent and U.S. Marine Rob Riggle turned in a beauty on Monday when he covered Berkeley’s efforts to ban Marine recruiting from the city: Highlights include: From a hippie near what looks like Telegraph Avenue: Berkeley … More

    Modernizing Our Air Force

    According to recent Gallup polling, a record 47% of Americans believe the U.S. national defense is not strong enough. A quick look at the average age of the planes in our Air Force shows they are definitely on to something. In 1973 the average age of the fleet was 9 … More

    Morning Bell: The First Step Is Admitting You Have a Problem

    Republicans who want to credibly keep calling themselves conservatives should think long and hard before voting against Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) one-year earmark moratorium proposal today. New polling by NBC/WSJ shows Democrats have their largest advantage in party identification in years, 47% to 35%. A big reason why the Republicans … More

    May Day Strike Reveals Sad State of Labor Movement

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is famous for striking to prevent docks from using technologies that reduce the need for union labor. The last time the ILWU went on strike it cost the economy $2 billion a day. But for the union’s efforts, it negotiated an average wage-and-benefit … More

    EPA Tightens Ozone Standard, but It Could Have Been Worse

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced its decision to tighten the ozone standard to 75 parts per billion in an effort to strengthen public health safety for asthmatics, children, and the elderly and to limit environmental damage to vegetation and ecosystems. Yet, the policy in place already proves to … More