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  • Monthly Archives: June 2008

    The Green Road to Serfdom

    Nobel Prize winner Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom is a telling portrayal of what collectivism in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany can lead to: impoverishment and oppression of freedom. Having lived through the communism regime himself, Czech Republic President Václav Klaus recently published his own book that illustrates … More

    Hey Government, Leave The Internet Alone!

    The 1996 Telecommunications Act is 137 pages long. The first six titles of the act, and over 134 pages, deal exclusively with regulation of the broadcast, telephone, cable, and satellite television industries. In contrast, wireless and broadband technologies are not covered till Title VII’s “Miscellaneous Provisions”of the bill and cover … More

    Bank of America Drafted Dodd's Housing Bailout Bill

    The Washington Examiner has obtained a “confidential and proprietary” document produced by Bank of America and titled “FHA Housing Stabilization and Homeownership Retention Act of 2008.” The “Discussion Document” dated March 11, 2008, closely resembles the housing bailout bill drafted by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) that the Senate is set … More

    What Should We Do About Nuclear Waste?

    The United States has 104 commercial nuclear reactors providing about 20% of the nation’s electricity, but throughout their lifetimes, they’ve accumulated about 58,000 tons of nuclear waste. They produce about 2,000 tons annually. Although recent developments are promising, Yucca Mountain has been a political boondoggle for decades. The Nuclear Waste … More

    Morning Bell: Holding the Left Accountable on Energy Prices

    The most important thing to remember as the debate over energy prices becomes a major issue in 2008 is that liberals want Americans to pay higher energy prices. That is why they sue to stop natural gas drilling in Wyoming, new refineries in South Dakota and coal power plants nationwide. … More

    The Cost of Not Allowing Nuclear

    The Heritage Foundation is no big fan of central planning or government subsidies. So while we commend John McCain for recognizing that nuclear energy ought to have a role in U.S. energy policy, we do not believe the federal government should be setting arbitrary targets like 45 or 100 nuclear … More

    Decades Late, but Welcome to the Party!

    Legal Times reports that some liberals are encouraging their friends on the Left to rethink their approach to the Constitution. The Constitutional Accountability Center, launched earlier this month, plans to promote the idea that progressives should base their arguments about constitutional questions on the language and history of the Constitution. … More

    Ethanol + Floods = More Pain at the Pump

    Gas prices have already hit $4 a gallon nationally with no relief in sight. Given the flooding in the Midwest and the federal mandate that ethanol must be blended with gasoline before sale to consumers, the pain at the pump could only get worse. The floods could create upward pressure … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    No wonder hard core opponents of free trade like Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) moved so quickly to push protectionist legislation after Barack Obama secured the Democratic nomination. They were worried that with need to pander to organized labor gone, Obama might start to acknowledge that the old bipartisan consensus that … More

    Rice Stresses Verification of North Korea's Denuclearization Promise

    Speaking to a Heritage Foundation audience, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice provided greater clarity on the US approach to nuclear negotiations with North Korea. She affirmed that the US would demand extensive verification of the data declaration, including access to nuclear facilities, and documents – a priority I have repeatedly … More