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  • Monthly Archives: April 2008

    More School Choice in Georgia

    ATLANTA — Georgia state Rep. David Casas, speaking to conservative activists from across the country this morning at The Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank, described how a broad coalition in Georgia helped bring school choice to special needs children and put a bill to give school choice tuition tax credits to all children on Gov. … More

    Watermelons and Happy Warriors

    ATLANTA — Hundreds of conservative activists gathered here in Hotlanta this week to advance free market principles as The Heritage Foundation hosts our annual Resource Bank meeting.  Resource Bank again attracted more than 500 think tank executives, public interest lawyers, policy experts and elected officials from around the world to discuss … More

    Morning Bell: A Conservative Vision for Health Care

    In the final days of the Pennsylvania primary, Barack Obama flooded the airwaves with an ad attacking Hillary Clinton for proposing a health care plan that would garnish workers’ wages if they failed to buy health insurance. Clinton responded by accusing Obama of pushing a plan that would leave 15 … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) informed Republicans this week that she would hold the Colombia Free Trade Agreement hostage until they agreed to billions in new deficit spending that she says  is necessary to “stimulate” the economy. Never mind that the checks from the first round of deficit spending have … More

    Perspective on War Spending

    Unable to summon the courage to end funding for the Iraq war, liberals are now trying to blame Iraq for the current economic turmoil. We’ve already detailed why this argument is so specious, but sometimes visuals communicate better than words. Here is how little the U.S government is spending on … More

    In the Real World...

    Virginia Postrel voices the same frustration any honest economist feels witnessing the current state of accepted opinion on energy policy: It’s infuriating how all three presidential candidates prattle on about the need to fight global warming while also complaining about the high price of gasoline. The candidates treat CO2 emissions … More

    Morning Bell: The Protectionists

    Citing opposition to NAFTA from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the run-up to Ohio’s Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) pleaded with Wall Street Journal readers yesterday not “to play bumper-sticker politics with trade” and instead engage in “a real debate.” If the rest of his op-ed represents … More

    Just Say Not Yet

    Barely half  — a mere 52 percent – of students in America’s 50 most populous metropolitan areas graduated in the 2003-04 school year, according to the Department of Education.   Colin L. Powell,  former U.S. Secretary of State and founding chairman of the America’s Promise Alliance, called the situation “not just a crisis; this is a … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Since liberals took over Congress, they’ve chosen to abandon the pro-free trade policies of President Bill Clinton in the ’90s and embrace a neo-protectionism that is costing the U.S. economy millions and undercutting our reputation as a reliable ally in South America. Heritage scholars James Roberts and Ray Walser lay out just … More

    Tenants of the World, Unite!

    “So you bought an overpriced house or cashed out your home equity like an ATM? Here’s an idea: Take responsibility for your actions!” That’s the mood over at AngryRenter.com. The plain-spoken Web site run by FreedomWorks gives voice to what might be termed “the Silent Minority” of the mortgage- bailout … More