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  • Monthly Archives: July 2008

    ACLU Hawks Heritage Winning Long War Book

    The ACLU is at it again. The most recent post on the ACLU blog attacks me for defending the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tactic of searching laptops at the border. The purpose of the searches is to prevent criminal activity. In one recent case, officers found a traveler’s computer … More

    Morning Bell: Drilling to Save the Economy

    Today the U.S. has about 22 billion barrels of proven oil reserves that can be legally developed. Yesterday, President Bush lifted just one of the many roadblocks that stand between American consumers and the estimated 19.1 billion barrels of oil in the Outer Continental Shelf that are currently off-limits from … More

    AEI Names Brooks Next President

    Heritage congratulates Arthur Brooks, a Syracuse University professor, on his appointment as the next president of the American Enterprise Institute. Brooks on the succeeds Christopher DeMuth, who has been AEI’s president since 1986. The New York Times reported the news this afternoon, noting DeMuth’s success and AEI’s impact. In a … More

    EPA Could Regulate Lawnmowers, Speed Limit

    Want to mow your lawn? Better check with the Environmental Protection Agency first. Last Friday the EPA issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that would impose a number of unthinkable regulations on the economy and everyday life. One of many is regulation the emissions of a lawnmower. This … More

    Vetoing Congress's Medicare Mess

    If the government controls the entire health care system, the recent congressional debate over Medicare is a tart foretaste of what Americans can expect. Last week the Senate passed the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (H.R. 6331) just weeks after the House passed the same bill … More

    President Lifts Order on Offshore Drilling

    President Bush has done his part and now it will be up to Congress to do theirs. President Bush is lifting an executive order restricting offshore continental shelf drilling, an order put in place by George H.W. Bush in 1990. President Bush said in this speech, “The only thing standing … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The National Center for Policy Analysis‘ Michael Stroup makes an interesting finding when he compare the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom Index (EFI) with Freedom House’s political rights index (PRI). The EFI uses objective data to rate a government’s relative level of economic freedom taking into account limited government, stable monetary … More

    Tankosphere Today: July 14,2008

    The Obama Health Plan – John Goodman’s Health Policy Barack Obama rarely gives a speech these days without mentioning “universal coverage.” Yet, in contrast to Hillary Clinton, Obama has no mandates (other than for children). Instead, he would rely on incentives…. (tags: Health Care) The Washington Post: A Tale of … More

    A New Hope For Reining In EPA

    This past Friday, on the same day the Environmental Protection Agency filed their blueprint for a massive reorganization of our entire economy, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion which seriously undercuts the legal basis for the EPA’s ambitious plans. Responding to … More

    Paul Krugman Is Half Right

    Following up on his apologia for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae today, Paul Krugman blogs: What you need to know here is that the right — the WSJ editorial page, Heritage, etc. — hates, hates, hates Fannie and Freddie. Why? Because they don’t want quasi-public entities competing with Angelo Mozilo. … More