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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    Morning Bell: They Left Out the Socialized Medicine Part

    The Washington Post has a lengthy front-page story today on Barack Obama’s health care plan, which the newspaper admits contains “profound — and controversial — changes.” The Post tries to compare the Obama plan to Massachusetts’ 2006 health care legislation, asserting the only difference between the two is the individual … More

    Heritage Calls on Obama to Pull False Ads

    The Heritage Foundation today asked Barack Obama to immediately pull two ads that misrepresent the views of Heritage’s Rea Hederman. The campaign has released a 30-second TV ad with false information and repeats it on the campaign website. The following letter was sent by Heritage lawyer Alan P. Dye to … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct 28, 2008

    Is poverty rising in OECD countries? – IEA Blog A new report by the OECD, Growing Unequal? Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries, warns: “Poverty is rising in OECD countries. Over the past 20 years, it has risen from 9.3% to 10.6%, as an average for the 30 member … More

    Will Unions, Again, Kill Our Economic Recovery?

    One of the great untold stories about the Depression is that there were really two of them. By the mid-1930′s the U.S. economy was well along the road to recovery with the number of unemployed dropping from 13 million in 1933 to 7.6 million in 1936. The the Supreme Court, … More

    Is Google Really Committed to 'Universally Accessible' Information?

    As defenders of the free market, The Heritage Foundation fully supports Google’s private sector investments in clean energy technologies. However, there are some troubling nuggets of information buried in today’s New York Times article on Google’s energy interests. Miguel Helft reports: Google has also increased its lobbying in Washington on … More

    Fairness Doctrine Is Just the Beginning

    As Reason‘s Jesse Walker notes, the Barack Obama campaign has publicly promised not to reimpose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcaster. We look forward to helping make sure Obama keeps that promise. Unfortunately, the Fairness Doctrine is just the beginning of Obama’s speech regulating agenda: There’s a host of other broadcast … More

    Obama Donor Approved Search of Joe's Records

    According to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio’s inspector general is investigating why a state agency director approved checking the state child-support computer system for information on “Joe the Plumber.” The Dispatch reports: Helen Jones-Kelly, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, confirmed today that she OK’d the check … More

    It Depends On What Your Definition of Radical Is

    Heritage Senior Legal Fellow and former Barack Obama student Robert Alt weighs in on the just unearthed 2001 Barack Obama “redistribution of wealth” radio interview. As with most of Obama’s public comments, his remarks in the interview were measured. In discussion of the high court’s liberal heyday under Chief Justice … More

    Who Is Setting Our Climate Agenda?

    Whatever choice the American people make next week, common sense on global warming is not on the menu. Both Barack Obama and John McCain have made similar vague promises to radically reorder our economy in order to combat global warming. How did it come to this. Claudia Rosett explains: Most … More

    Morning Bell: Obamanomics Is Already Here

    Somewhere between 75% and 85% of Americans believe the United States is on the wrong track. And if the polls are any indication, Democrats will be elected in large numbers promising a stark “change” in policy. But Americans are in for a rude awakening: Much of the economic stimulus ideas … More