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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    What Unregulated Capitalism?

    Liberals are so ecstatic over the recent financial crisis that they have lost all contact with reality. Witness Harold Meyerson in The Washington Post: In 1949, a number of famous writers, among them Arthur Koestler, André Gide, Richard Wright, Stephen Spender and Ignazio Silone, wrote essays explaining why they were … More

    Health Care at a Crossroads: McCain and Obama's Proposals

    Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are offering ambitious, comprehensive and expensive health care reform plans. Both would greatly expand health insurance coverage for millions of Americans. Examining the key elements of these two competing plans, one can discern clearly two very different visions of America’s health care future. … More

    A Republic - If You Can Keep It

     Tonight, The Heritage Foundation will host Judge Robert Bork as part of our Jospeh Story Distinguished Lecture Series. RSVP to the event here.  The Center for Legal and Judicial Studies is honored to host Judge Robert Bork as the inaugural speaker of our aptly named Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture Series. … More

    Stop National Security Proliferation Now

    Over at Google’s new Knol site, Heritage Senior Research Fellow Dr. James Carafano and Center for American Progress Senior Vice President Nina Hachigian are having a spirited debate over “What are the main security threats facing our nation?” Hachigian identifies nuclear terrorism, epidemics, and climate change Can as her biggest … More

    Haste Makes Waste

    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd has announced he wants to pass legislation making major changes in lending laws during a lame duck session next month. But the lead witness at Dodd’s Oct. 16 hearing on the financial crisis, former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt, recently said “not so fast.” At … More

    Morning Bell: What Would ACORN Do?

    Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican National Convention infuriated the left for many reasons, but one of the barbs that seemed to upset them the most was her extended attack on community organizers. Weeks later, liberals settled on a retort to Palin that Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) voiced from the … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 14, 2008

    If We Can’t Get Price Transparency, Let’s Try Calorie Transparency – Pacific Research Institute Who knows why Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB-1420, a silly law that requires chain restaurants (a.k.a. fast-food joints) to post calorie-counts of their burgers, fries, and shakes on the menu-boards. Maybe sign-makers lobbied for it?… Let Uncle … More

    Health Benefits Are Part of Worker Pay

    George Mason University economics professor Don Boudreaux writes a letter to The Washington Post correcting columnist E.J. Dionne’s mistaken defense of Barack Obama’s health care plan: According to E.J. Dionne, “Few investments would help businesses more than offloading a share of their health-care costs to the government. It’s social justice … More

    Global Warming Debate Heats Up Again

    Climage change is making its way back into the news and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell and Rep. Rick Boucher managed to do something that other global warming proposals have not: They’ve actually upset the environmental groups that have been clamoring for reductions on carbon dioxide and … More

    Big Government Here

    Under the header Big Government Ahead, David Brooks identifies four sources of massive new spending soon to be coming out of Washington and warns: “What we’re going to see, in short, is the Gingrich revolution in reverse and on steroids. There will be a big increase in spending and deficits. … More