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  • Monthly Archives: July 2008

    Nonproliferation and the Nuclear Renaissance

    This morning Heritage Research Fellow Jack Spencer testified before the Committee of Foreign Affairs to discuss nonproliferation in the era of a nuclear renaissance. The full written testimony can be found here. Below is a highlighted summary of the oral testimony: While the nonproliferation regime is under stress, it is … More

    The Heads in the Sand Coalition Strikes Again

    Already Medicare expenditures account for 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Medicare Part A – the part of Medicare that pays hospital bills – is already spending more in benefits than it gets in revenues and is projected to grow by 7.4 percent on average over the next 10 … More

    Tapping A Bad Idea By Tapping The Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is an energy solution for politicians who are not serious about real energy solutions, but H.R 6578 seeks to do just that. Entitled The Consumer Energy Supply Act – in case you hadn’t noticed, truth in advertising laws don’t apply to the names of … More

    A Congressional Trip To ANWR

    A picture is worth a thousand words – or in this case ten billion barrels. A group of ten House Republicans just did something few ecotourists have ever done – they visited Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and saw first-hand the 2,000 or so acres of the 19.6 million … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    While liberals in Congress are turning away from free trade with Colombia, South Korea, Peru, and Panama, China is busy inking deals with the rest of the world. The International Herald Tribune reports: New Zealand’s Parliament on Thursday passed into law the first bilateral free trade deal between China and … More

    Morning Bell: The World Is Powering Up While America Powers Down

    The economy is by far the No. 1 issue on most Americans’ minds. Gas prices are a close second. The two issues are intimately related. But the spike in oil prices this year is just the tip of the iceberg. Due to similar developments in supply and demand, electricity prices … More

    Al Gore’s Astronomical Effort

    Last week Nobel Laureate and climate change fanatic Al Gore called for a man-on-the-moon effort to reduce carbon dioxide to curb global warming. He proposed to have 100 % of our nation’s energy coming from renewable, carbon-free energy sources in only a decade. Likening his efforts to that of President … More

    The Push for a Peaceful Nuclear Deal with India

    With the Singh government surviving yesterday’s no-confidence motion in the Indian Parliament, India is one step closer to gaining access to civilian nuclear reactors and fuel that would allow it to embark on its own nuclear renaissance. The civil nuclear cooperation agreement, for which Washington and New Delhi inked a … More

    The American Energy Act: Supply Side Solutions

    Congressman John Boehner of Ohio is set to introduce The American Energy Act, which will most importantly increase America’s energy supplies. The bill calls for leasing regulations for offshore natural gas by 2010, removing restrictions for outer continental shelf drilling, and opening up sections of ANWR for drilling. As The … More

    Tankosphere Today: July 23, 2008

    Hollywood’s Conservative Underground – Washington Times A group of politically conservative and centrist Hollywood figures organized by actor Gary Sinise and others has been meeting quietly in restaurants and private homes… (tags: Entertainment) The Power of the Flat Tax, Bulgarian Style – FreedomTalks Stephen Moore has a great piece on … More