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  • Monthly Archives: June 2008

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Worried about a “rising tide of protectionist sentiment” the Partnership for New York City released a report on the benefits of direct foreign investment in New York City: The report estimated that businesses in the city that were controlled from abroad accounted for about $58 billion of the city’s total … More

    Demand, Not Speculation, Causing Rise In Oil Prices

    A major plank of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) efforts to convince the American people that liberals actually want to reduce gas prices is a bill that adds “new restrictions for commodity traders whose speculation has driven up the price of oil.” But as liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman … More

    'Because You Told Us To'

    Last year Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) inserted language into the fiscal 2008 intelligence authorization bill forcing the National Intelligence Council to issue a report on the national security implications of climate change. This Wednesday the NIC released its report, and liberals in Congress got the all the lazy alarmist headlines … More

    Morning Bell: A Big Victory For Individual Rights

    Each morning, District of Columbia special police officer Dick Heller reports to his job protecting the Federal Judicial Center, where he takes possession of a handgun that he carriers throughout the day. Despite the fact that the city trusts Heller to carry a handgun all day in order to protect … More

    Vote to Expand Energy Supply or Walk Away?

    When required to vote on an energy amendment that would have opened up the supply of resources to lower costs to the American consumer, Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee chose to walk rather than vote. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) and Rep. John Peterson (R-Pa.) called for lifting a 27-year ban … More

    Right to Bear Arms Not a Partisan Issue

    As the two videos below show, one from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Tex.) and another from Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), leaders in both parties share the belief the Constitution’s Second Amendment is an individual right of all Americans unconnected with service in a militia. Today’s Supreme Court decision affirming this … More

    Better Conservatives Needed

    The Left is winning the big health care policy victories with the help of rank and file GOP members and their feckless Republican Leadership in Congress. The latest example is the enactment of H.R.6331, The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. In spite of threatened Presidential veto, the bill … More

    Biofuels: The World’s Regressive Tax

    The rise in gas prices is reducing the American consumer’s disposable income, forcing a choice between filling up the tank and going out to dinner or taking a trip to the movie theater. But policy implementations in developed countries are doing much more damage internationally, like pushing 30 million people … More

    Another Missile Test Success

    Heritage’s new missile defense blog, 33 Minutes, has a complete report on last night’s successful missile test in Hawaii. The intercept was the fifth successful test for THAAD system in five attempts, and marked the 29th of 30 successful tests conducted since September 2005. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5O2EWVGe4U[/youtube] Hat tip to The Minority … More

    Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Individual Right to Bear Arms

    In a landmark opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the right to keep and bear arms, recognized in the Second Amendment, is an individual right of all Americans unconnected with service in a militia. (Read the decision.) Americans may use arms like handguns for traditionally … More