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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    Exploring New Nuclear Technologies

    The U.S. is at the threshold of a nuclear renaissance as it prepares for a new era of nuclear power plant construction. But nuclear technology can provide so much more. Indeed, it brings the promise of an energy revolution. The development and commercialization of small reactors, fast reactors, alternative fueled … More

    Morning Bell: 33 Minutes

    The ultimate motivation is still unclear, but it appears as though Russia test-fired as many as four intercontinental ballistic missiles this weekend. First on Saturday, President Dmitri Medvedev watched the launch of a Sineva intercontinental missile from a submarine in the Arctic Barents Sea that hit a virtual target near … More

    Morning Bell: The Left's Official News Service

    The left is beginning to realize that its credibility on economic matters has been seriously compromised by its 40-year relationship with the government mortgage financing duopoly Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Witness Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) lying on HBO’s “Real Time” about how much money she accepted from the two … More

    Devil in Details of Pyongyang Deal

    The U.S. announced today it has removed North Korea from the state sponsors of terrorism list in return for Pyongyang’s acceptance of a Six Party Talks verification protocol. As always with North Korea, the devil will be in the details of the agreement and, more importantly, Pyongyang’s willingness to abide … More

    A Vital Tool of Georgian Stability

    TBILISI — Speaking on a special panel this morning, jointly hosted by AmCham Georgia and the think tank New Economic School, former Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar described Georgia as “a victim of success.” Tbilisi’s rapid economic liberalization and determination to integrate into the Euro-Atlantic community through NATO and the … More

    Russia's Invasion of Georgia Tests NATO

    TBILISI — What should NATO do about Georgia? This question must inevitably lead to the question of what NATO should do about Russia? Since Russia’s illegal and immoral invasion of Georgia on Aug. 7, the West has failed to find an adequate answer to either question. Although Russian troops have … More

    Having Courage to Fight the Evils of Communism and Socialism

    TBILISI — Discussions at the fifth annual European Resource Bank today turned to the question of how to implement radical reforms, and what we can learn from previous success stories such as Estonia. A panel titled, “Reforms need more than sound economics,” expressed the view that legislators of new democracies … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 10, 2008

    Blame Wrongly Apportioned – Adam Smith Institute Here’s an excellent piece by Thomas J DiLorenzo on who really got us into the credit mess – American politicians and regulators. The Community Reinvestment Act 1977 didn’t just force lenders to make bad loans to ‘sub-prime’ borrowers. It stopped banks making any … More

    Blogging the American Dream

    Earlier this morning, at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans For Prosperity, I attended a blogging seminar hosted by my colleague at Heritage, Rob Bluey. He spoke to an audience of AFP members ranging in age and experience. He provided an overview of everything that is needed … More

    The Safe Choice on Health Care

    The Heritage Foundation has long been an advocate for increased consumer choice in health care. In The New York Post, The Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon does a great job pushing back against some of the fear mongering coming from the left about what increased consumer choice would mean for consumer’s … More