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  • Monthly Archives: September 2008

    Blocking the Truth About 9/11

    On the seventh anniversary of 9/11, an important movie tells the story of behind the censorship of “The Path to 9/11.” Written and directed by John Ziegler and produced by David Bossie of Citizens United, “Blocking the Path to 9/11” includes deleted footage from the ABC docudrama and commentary from … More

    Spending More on Education Doesn't Spell Achievement

    Kids are back in school across America and education is the topic du jour on the presidential campaign trail. But cut through the rhetoric and the data paint a clear picture about education spending and academic performance. Heritage’s Dan Lips says there are three things voters should remember when listening … More

    Obama's Half-Truths on Taxes

    In the video below, Barack Obama tells an audience in Norfolk, Va., that there are analysts at The Heritage Foundation “who are acknowledging that my tax plan provides more relief to the average American than John McCain’s does.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahHpaFKoQDo[/youtube] Here is the actual quote from the New York Sun: Mr. … More

    Moving Past the Cold War

    Senator David Vitter (R-LA) has offered an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act (S. 3001) to increase the money allocated to the Missile Defense Agency by $271 million. The amendment is under consideration by the Senate at this time. The funds to be provided by this amendment will be distributed … More

    Tankosphere Today: Sept. 10, 2008

    When Government Fails, Blame the Private Sector – OpenMarket.org Taxpayers are now in the process of bailing out the “Government-Sponsored Enterprises” — the mortgage giants Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac — to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. The GSEs have long received subsidies that cost taxpayers around … More

    Energy Bills Without Any Energy

    The problem with too many of Washington’s energy bills is that the only energy they contain is in the title. That was the case with the 2005 and 2007 energy bills, which in case anyone had not noticed have yet to do any good. And the same is true of … More

    Jobs to Nowhere

    Writing at Real Clear Politics, John Stossel tackles a pet peeve of ours, ‘green jobs’: Politicians always promise that their programs will create jobs. It’s used to justify building palatial sports stadiums for wealthy team owners. Alaska Rep. Don Young claimed the infamous “bridge to nowhere” would create jobs. The … More

    Left Behind

    Heritage Foundation senior policy analyst Dan Lips has a new article up at NRO on the future of conservatives and No Child Left Behind: Even the bill’s most conservative elements have proven to be a disappointment. Too few children have benefited from the law’s very modest school-choice provisions. And while … More

    Bailing Out Detroit: Wrong Vehicle for Change

    Nothing gathers a crowd in Washington like the sight of money being handed out.  Thus, in the wake of last weekend’s federal takeover of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, lobbyists for the automobile industry could be found stalking the halls of Congress, asking for help from the government too.  Specifically, … More

    How to be a Maverick on Nuclear Energy

    It’s no secret that presidential nominee John McCain wants to build more nuclear power plants in the United States. He’s called for 45 new plants by 2030 (and more if possible). It’s also no secret that Senator McCain holds the nickname “maverick” for disagreeing with his own party and blazing … More