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  • Monthly Archives: April 2008

    This Week in Washington: Liberals Block Bush's Judicial Nominees

    Here’s a preview of the week ahead in Washington. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtSIVoMj9Y[/youtube] The liberals continue to block President Bush’s conservative judicial nominees in the hope they can pack the courts with liberal judges in a potential Democrat administration. The federal courts are important because they are the training ground for our future … More

    Morning Bell: Fighting for Medicaid's Future

    Established in 1965, Medicaid is a joint federal-state program created to provide health care to low-income individuals. Each state administers its own Medicaid program (e.g. California has “Medi-Cal”) while the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services monitors its efforts. The programs are funded by both states and a federal … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    On April 10, 2008 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) destroyed over 30 years of U.S. leadership on free trade by gutting Trade Promotion Authority to kill the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. With riots breaking out all over the world due to high food prices (in part caused by Democrat ethanol … More

    Must Read Housing Bailout Q&A

    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Bill Steigerwald posted a great Q&A interaction with Heritage housing expert Ron Utt this weekend. Excerpts include: Q: Is this subprime mortgage lending crisis sort of the final extension of this idea of liberalizing home buying? Is this what we get when we push it too far and … More

    Lowering Gas Prices In Bizarro World

    Last week Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to President Bush on Earth Day identifying three pieces of energy legislation that she claims will “save Americans money.” One bill is actually a decent idea, but has no hope of lowering energy prices anytime soon. Another bill could marginally increase … More

    Afghanistan Needs NATO Help

    The U.S. long anticipated an increase in violence as the winter snow melted, but the weekend assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai underscores the need greater security in the country. Heritage scholars James Phillips and Lisa Curtis wrote earlier this moth: Coalition efforts in Afghanistan have suffered from a … More

    Cheerleading at the Post

    We don’t know exactly when it happened, but at some point The Washington Post dropped all pretense of being an objective news source and became a full fledged advocate for government control of the energy sector. Before Democrats recently enacted strict new ethanol mandates, conservatives and libertarians warned that proposed … More

    Morning Bell: Toward Orderly Withdrawal

    Losses are mounting. The situation shows no sign of getting better. It’s clear that U.S. government intervention has made the problem only worse. The economy has been directly affected and Americans exposed to trillions in new debt risk. Leaders now talk of redoubling government efforts. It’s time for a change … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    ATLANTA — Contrary to the rhetoric of  Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — and CNN’s Lou Dobbs, for that matter — free trade continues to greatly benefit American workers.  That was some of the good news from Heritage’s Resource Bank meeting this morning as Ambassador Terry Miller, who directs our … More

    Gore's Favorite Net Strikes Again

    Are you tired yet of NBC’s extension of  “Earth Day”  into  “Earth Week”? Washington Examiner columnist Timothy Carney exposes the very convenient truth behind parent company General Electric’s environmentalist cheerleading: NBC Universal is owned by General Electric, which plays a regular role in this column because of how aggressively the … More