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  • Monthly Archives: June 2008

    Morning Bell: Liberals Want Americans to Suffer at the Pump

    When the Democrats were still in the minority, Americans were paying $2.91 a gallon on average for gasoline. At the time, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) promised “a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices by cracking down on price gouging, rolling back the billions of dollars in … More

    Don't Bad Mouth Our Border Patrol

    The ACLU is stil upset about our border blogging series. You might be surprised to find, if you read the posts on the ACLU’s “Blog of Rights,” we actually agree on a good deal–including the importance of getting border security done right. The ACLU blog went so far as to … More

    As the Price of Oil Rises, Fear of Nuclear Falls

    It’s too dangerous. It’s too expensive. There’s no solution to the waste problem. Anti-nuclear activists have thrown every excuse in the book when it comes to the reemergence of nuclear power in the United States, and they’ve all been dispelled. Today, with the costs of energy rising with no end … More

    True Cost of Global Warming

    Proponents of global warming legislation often dismiss the economist costs of implementing a cap and tax scheme to reduce carbon emissions. They’ll ask, “What’s the cost of not doing anything at all?” Well, according to the International Energy Agency, the cost of actually doing something will come at a remarkably … More

    School's Out For Summer!

    The jump in unemployment from 5.0% to 5.5%, the largest jump in over 20 years, is definitely an indication of a sluggish economy. But the sky is not falling. Heritage scholars Rea Hederman, Jr. and James Sherk explain why: There are, however, two reasons why this large jump in the … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Like the new Democratic party under Barack Obama, Venezuela’s socialist government believes that free trade is the cause of, not the solution to poverty. Venezuelan embassy spokesman Gladys Urbaneja Duran, told the UN food summit in Rome that the current food crisis “is the biggest demonstration of the historical failure … More

    Tax And Spend Is Here Again

    Heritage senior policy analyst Brian Riedl has taken a close look at the budget passed by Congress this week and notes that it: Assumes tax increases topping $3 trillion over the next decade, or $3,135 per household annually Includes 64 reserve funds that could be used to raise taxes by … More


    In its 14th successful test since 2002, the U.S. Navy shot down a ballistic missile in the Pacific Ocean about 250 miles northwest of Kauai late Thursday. The USS Lake Erie successfully intercepted a SCUD-type missile (like those used by Iraq against Israel in the 1991 Gulf War) that was … More

    Morning Bell: Why We Won

    Eager to protect Democratic senators from coal-producing and heavy industrial states, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was expected to pull the Lieberman-Warner carbon-cap bill from the Senate floor today – and Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says it’s not coming back. This is a major, but temporary, victory for conservatives. And … More

    ACLU Far From the Border

    The ACLU is not happy. Last week and earlier this week I wrote a series of blog posts about my trip to the Tucson sector of the U.S.-Mexico border and the challenges facing the Border Patrol. The “official” ACLU blog took exception to my observations on three points: Objecting to … More