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  • Monthly Archives: June 2008

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    As bad as many conservatives thought the Clintons were, at least they helped forge a bipartisan consensus on free trade. They helped pass NAFTA and demonstrated leadership in helping to create the World Trade Organization. But now that Bill and Hillary Clinton have been pushed aside, Sen. Barack Obama’s Democratic … More

    Lieberman-Warner State of the Day: Indiana

    The left is in full retreat on global warming legislation in Congress. The American people have spoken, and they do not want to raise energy prices even further while the cost of gasoline is so high. But this is no time to let up. Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John … More

    Crossing Future Borders

    TUCSON, Ariz–Finishing my visit to the border back at Nogales, Ariz., the busiest port of entry in the state, it is easy to see the biggest future enemy to border security—growth. The biggest problem in Nogales is that the cities on both side and cross-border trade exploded at the same … More

    Morning Bell: The Left's Nuclear Nightmare

    The U.S. Department of Energy officially submitted the license application to build a nuclear waste facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada earlier this week. A strong supporter of the Lieberman-Warner carbon-capping bill, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was incredulous, telling reporters: “Yucca Mountain is as close to being dead as … More

    Farm Bill Fumble Opens Door to Increased Opposition

    Opponents of the farm bill are digging in for a fight. A coalition of nearly 30 taxpayer watchdog groups yesterday wrote lawmakers pleading to reopen debate on a section of the bill dealing with trade. And two Republican senators have vowed to prolong debate despite the long odds they face. … More

    Chilling Growth to Counter Global Warming

    Those urging Congress to pass the Lieberman-Warner bill say it would slow global warming by capping carbon dioxide emissions. However, more and more studies — from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Charles River Associates, The Heritage Foundation, even the Environmental Protection Agency — predict severe consequences in higher energy costs for … More

    Let's Keep This Debate Going!

    The left is getting absolutely destroyed in the debate on the Senate floor over global warming. Roll Call reports that Democratic staffers are complaining that leadership “is walking us off a cliff” on the issue. Far left activists report they are hearing similar things from their allies in Congress. The … More

    Border of the Future

    TUCSON, Ariz–Visiting the operations of “P-28″–the prototype of Homeland Security’s future “virtual fence”  –with the Border Patrol made me more optimistic about the future of the program called the Secure Border Initiative or SBI Net. The virtual fence is not a “magic bullet” or even a substitute for “real fences” … More

    Lieberman-Warner State of the Day: Louisiana

    If passed, the Lieberman-Warner carbon-cap bill being debated in the Senate would raise energy costs, kill jobs and lower family incomes. Add up all the economic pain, and passing Lieberman-Warner would be the same as inflicting a hurricane’s worth of damage on the U.S. economy every week till 2030. Here … More

    Spectrum and the Specter of Central Planning

    As Mark Twain might have said if he followed spectrum policy: the reports of the death of central planning in Washington have been greatly exaggerated. As early as next week, the Federal Communications Commission may vote on a plan mooted by Chairman Kevin Martin to auction off 25 MHz of … More