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  • Monthly Archives: July 2008

    Jesse Helms, U.S. Senator and Conservative Champion, Dies

    Conservative Sen. Jesse Helms, 86, a truly great American and champion of freedom, died at 1:15 a.m. today. Helms, who gave our country three decades of service as a U.S. senator from North Carolina, was ill in recent years. Heritage President Ed Feulner (pictured at right with Helms and his … More

    Tankosphere for July 3, 2008

    How the Next President Can Return America to Prosperity – U.S. News and World Report Don’t look for President Obama or President McCain to save you, America. The tumbling housing market and rising gas prices will continue to plague the U.S. economy in 2009—and there is nothing either of those … More

    The Emerging Consensus for Energy Production II

    Pressed for space in today’s Morning Bell, we left out some of the more fascinating findings from that Pew poll showing how dramatically American opinion is shifting in favor of increased energy production. Pew reports: Much of the increase in support for energy exploration has come among groups that previously … More

    Gangs Bring Violence Throughout Western Hemisphere

    While the days of the organized crime of The Sopranos are over, the policies that were used to fight them have been revived in the struggle against domestic and international organized crime. These strategies in combination with a new interagency coalition are seeking to not only combat gang crime, but … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Yesterday the Colombian military successfully freed 14 hostages (including three Americans) held by the terrorist organization FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). As National Reviews frank Gaffney explains, Congress can easily return the favor by freeing its own hostage: In that connection, it is clearly time for the United States … More

    Illegal Immigration in Workplace Would Be 'No Match' for DHS

    With an estimated 12 million to 15 million illegal immigrants in the United States, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) certainly has a lot on its plate. However, many are now criticizing ICE for its lack of action not against illegal immigrants, but American citizens. In raids since October 2007, ICE … More

    Anti-Carbon vs. Anti-Nuclear

    An amusing development on the environmental left is the conflict between anti-nuclear and anti-carbon activists. Nuclear power emits no carbon or greenhouse gasses, so the global warming crowd supports it, but anti-nuclear activists oppose nuclear no matter what. Even Nancy Pelosi says nuclear energy should be “on the table” as … More

    'Independence Forever'

    The 4th of July is no ordinary holiday. As we travel and spend time with our families this weekend, we must take a few moments to reflect on the meaning of our Declaration of Independence, and its ongoing significance in light of our nation’s current struggles. The resolution to declare … More

    Morning Bell: The Emerging Consensus for Energy Production

    The fight over the mortgage bailout bill still being debated by Congress has helped expose one of the best-kept secrets in Washington. Despite the fact that the median price of a home is $218,000, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is threatening to kill the bill unless the cap on the size of … More

    'Veterans for Welfare'

    From the comments on the so called Webb GI Bill: I am an active duty military officer with multiple Iraq deployments and continuing an active duty career. It is time for veterans to be intellectually and philosophically honest and oppose this new brand of federal welfare sweeping through Congress in … More