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  • Monthly Archives: June 2008

    Morning Bell: What's the Worst Part of This Bill?

    Today the Senate is scheduled to vote on the housing bailout bill that has been circulating on Capitol Hill for so long its title today is simply “a bill to provide needed housing reform and for other purposes.” When a bill’s title includes the phrase “and for other purposes,” you know … More

    Living in a Lefty Paradise?

    What happens when liberals are able to take over an entire city and implement all of their dream policies, many of which they claim will help average Americans from the bottom up? The middle class disappears, that’s what happens. In the past decade, San Francisco has implemented universal health care, … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The protectionist drift of the Democratic Party has free-market proponents across the pond worried. The Times of London writes: Mr Obama claims, for instance, that “entire cities…have been devastated” by Nafta, the North American Free Trade Agreement signed in 1993, which he blames for destroying a million American jobs, when … More

    Obama Gives Green Light on Nuclear Energy

    Rising gas prices and global warming hysteria seem to have had one positive effect this summer: Washington’s elite are being forced to look at nuclear energy as a serious, if not essential, option for any future energy plan. Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain both recently announced support for … More

    Integrity of the Senate at Stake

    The Washington Post may have shifted its coverage of the Wall Street bailout bill from the front page to the business section, but the newspapers in Connecticut, Sen. Chris Dodd’s home state, are rightly keeping up scrutiny of the relationship between the Democratic senator and the banks that would benefit … More

    Oil Is Just the Beginning

    Pay close attention to the debate over the price of gas. Because in the coming years, you’re going to see the exact same debate play out over electricity prices. Just as in the debate over gas prices, conservatives will argue we need to increase supply by harvesting domestic resources and … More

    Morning Bell: The Left's Curious Privacy Priorities

    The far left is apoplectic over Sen. Barack Obama’s announced support for the compromise bill passed by the House last week making essential updates to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The ACLU called the bill the “death march for the Fourth Amendment” and MoveOn.org is launching a campaign against … More

    How Dangerous Is the Light Bulb?

    This video of Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) speaking about compact fluorescent light bulbs is approaching 3 million views on YouTube. Poe outlines the dangers of using compact fluorescent bulbs, which will replace the reliable incandescent light bulb beginning in 2012. As Heritage’s own Dani Doane knows, when one of these … More

    New York Times Beginning to See The Light

    They waited until well after the debate over Lieberman-Warner in the Senate was over, but the New York Times finally reported today that Europe’s carbon capping scheme is not working. James Kanter writes: This week, the European Environment Agency reported that emissions from factories and plants that trade pollution permits … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The vast majority of economists agree that further reductions in trade barriers through the Doha Round of trade negotiations would spur economic growth around the world help lift millions of people out of poverty in developing countries. Unfortunately it does not look like the current President will get much progress … More