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  • Monthly Archives: April 2008

    Reid Promises Votes on Three Circuit Court Nominees

    Three of President Bush’s circuit court nominees will finally get an up-or-down vote in the U.S. Senate after Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) promised to end the obstructionism that had stalled action on judicial confirmations. Just last week the Senate voted for the first time in 2008 on five of … More

    Mortgage Mess Varies by State

    Members of Congress, including three presidential candidates, are competing to “do something” to stabilize the housing market and show compassion after the wave of foreclosures on risky subprime mortgage loans. The crisis talk clouds the national picture, obscuring the varied state-by-state impact of the mortgage mess. The chart above uses … More

    The Fundamental Right to Worship

    Senior Policy Analyst for the Heritage Foundation’s DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, Daniel Moloney shares his thoughts and predictions on Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United States: The primary purposes of the Pope’s trip are to visit American Catholics as their pastor and to address the UN … More

    Growth Better Than Redistribution

    John McCain continues to explain his economic philosophy and round out his program, and the picture he draws of a serious tax-cutting fiscal conservative contrasts starkly with the high-tax, redistributive, big spending liberals running in the other party. In addition to his previously announced pro-growth policies of cutting the corporate … More

    Win Ben Stein's Popcorn

    Columnist, speech writer and comedian Ben Stein dropped by Heritage today to promote his new documentary, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.” First overcome by the smell of a staff member’s microwave popcorn, Stein eventually settled down with his own bag and and took questions from the audience along with film co-producer … More

    Slow Down Big Spender

    Reps. John Campbell (R-CA) and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) have offered a constitutional amendment that would forbid federal spending from growing faster than the economy (as defined by the nominal gross domestic product). Both lawmakers should be applauded for acknowledging that runaway spending – rather than low tax revenues – is … More

    Stiglitz Exposed

    We’ve already addressed Jospesh Stiglitz and his claims that the Iraq war will cost $3 trillion (except when it costs $5 trillion) a number of times. But now that he is getting air time in front of Congress others are also documenting how far fetched his claims really are. From … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The larger story out of Speaker Nancy’s Pelosi’s decision to kill the Colombia Free Trade Agreement is not that she did it, but that how she did it guts more than three decades of precedent and destroys U.S. credibility on free trade. That said, there is still a strong factual … More

    Why Should the U.S. Embrace Failure?

    The European Union’s carbon emission cap and trade policy is a colossal failure. It’s failure has not only been well documented, but has also been admitted by key EU climate leaders. When the EU tried to address the failure of their cap and trade system the price of carbon only … More

    Morning Bell: Liberal Lies on Taxes

    Today is tax day for Americans, and like clockwork the establishment media are working overtime to cover up just how unfair and burdensome the U.S. tax code really is. The following Gallup headline is typical: “Just Half of Americans Complain Tax Bill Is Too High.” Clicking through, we see that … More