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  • Monthly Archives: May 2008

    The Truth Hurts

    A Daily Kos diarist has stumbled upon our Federal Revenue and Spending Book of Charts and approvingly links writing: Under democratic leadership, spending went down while still installing programs to help those in need. … Republicans on the other hand have actually spent more money not just on defense spending, … More

    Why Does the New York Times Shortchange Veterans and Their Families?

    Yesterday, the New York Times shamelessly politicized Memorial Day by publishing an editorial attacking President Bush and Sen. John McCain for not supporting Sen. Jim Webb’s (D-Va.) “Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act.” The New York Times is free to criticize the president as much as it wants (we sure do) … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The Seoul Times includes the following facts in their report on the current state of the South Korea Free Trade Agreement: Democratic presidential front-runner Barack Obama in a letter released on Friday warned of a major fight over a free trade agreement with South Korea if President George W. Bush … More

    Morning Bell: Yes, Politico, There Is a 'Pelosi Premium'

    Considering their recent fumbles, no one can rightly accuse House Republicans of being marketing geniuses. But the campaign they launched last month, the “Pelosi Premium,” highlighting how Democrat energy policy drives up the cost of gasoline, is dead on. Covering congressional energy policy, the Politico today dismissively writes of the … More

    Thank You, American Soldiers

    Our friends at the Evergreen Freedom Foundation have produced an excellent video tribute to the men and women of the U.S. military who have sacrificed so much to preserve freedom in this country. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9hWrddLfPs[/youtube]

    The Farm Bill Is Not a Farm Law

    As every school child knows, to become law, Art. I, § 7 of the U.S. Constitution requires a bill to go through the formal process of bicameral passage in Congress and presentment to the President. Should the President veto the legislation, then it may become law if it is “repassed … More

    Morning Bell: Socialist Realism Comes to Congress

    Earlier this month the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts rejected a proposed design for the future Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial because “the colossal scale and Social Realist style of the proposed statue recalls a genre of political sculpture that has recently been pulled down in other countries.” If only … More

    'Allow These Technologies to Compete'

    Heritage Foundation Research Fellow Jack Spencer sat down with National Resource Defense Council’s Thomas Cochran to talk energy policy on Bloggingheads.tv last week. In this clip, Spencer explains what role the government ought to play in the energy sector: Check out some of Spencer’s other papers on nuclear policy: Dispelling … More

    What's in Lieberman-Warner Bill?

    As we outlined earlier today, a cap-and-trade policy would pose a grave threat to the U.S. economy. Yet that won’t stop Congress from charging ahead during the first week of June on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008. The Heritage Foundation has secured a copy of a complete substitute … More

    Say a Prayer for Sen. Ted Kennedy

    Those of us at The Heritage Foundation who work just a few blocks from Sen. Ted Kennedy’s (D-Mass.) Capitol Hill office were shocked and saddened by the news of his brain tumor. Heritage’s president, Ed Feulner, yesterday wrote to Kennedy wishing him a speedy recovery. May 21, 2008 The Honorable … More