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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    Only Independent Commission Can Investigate Financial Mess

    If our country is going learn anything from the financial meltdown, there’s only one way to do it. Heritage’s Dave Mason says the Bush administration should appoint an independent commission to aid Congress before it rushes to legislate. Lawmakers simply can’t be trusted. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0PQ_9lpBwU[/youtube]

    Fairness Doctrine Rears Its Head Again

    Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) went on the Jim Villanucci Show on Tuesday and lauded the “more intelligent level” of public discussion that the Fairness Doctrine fostered in decades past. Bingaman obviously doesn’t believe the Fairness Doctrine gives Americans a raw deal. Hear it for yourself below. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veF2KNlHW6w[/youtube]

    Why Voter Registration Fraud Matters

    Buried deep in this Slate article Jack Shafer finally gets around to explaining why ACORN’s indisputably proven record of voter registration fraud matters: As [University of Kentucky professor Tracy Campbell] notes in his book, compromising an election’s integrity in any way qualifies as fraud, whether it changes the outcome or … More

    Minimizing the Damage

    Under normal circumstances, the very concept of direct government purchase of bank stock of any type would be unthinkable and unacceptable. But it seems that to large extent the hand of U.S. policymakers was forced by overseas governments that provided similar capital programs to their banks. If the U.S. government … More

    The Problem is Politics

    Next week, William Tucker will visit The Heritage Foundation to discuss his book: “Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey.” For a preview of his remarks, check out this debate over at Reason where Tucker makes the case that it is government, … More

    Morning Bell: Deregulation Didn't Do It

    Listening to politicians on the left speak about the current financial turmoil, one gets the impression that when President Bush took office in 2001 there was a perfect financial regulatory system in place. Only since then, they claim, has it been systemically destroyed by the Bush administration. Speaker Nancy Pelosi … More

    Heritage Debuts on Pajamas TV

    This fall Pajamas Media launched a new venture called Pajamas TV. Anticipating growth in online video and Internet TV, Pajamas recruited some of the country’s top bloggers to serve as on-air hosts, including Michelle Malkin, Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit, Hugh Hewitt of Townhall, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs and … More

    ACORN Received $31 Million in Government Funding Since 1998

    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) is asking President Bush to immediately block all federal funding for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) until the FBI completes its multiple investigations of the group’s suspected voter registration fraud. Boehner said his office has identified more than $31 million … More

    Bolton Questions Obama's Plan for Negotiating With Iran

    It’s the difference “between a fork and a spoon,” John Bolton said at Heritage today. The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was clarifying what Barack Obama’s narcissistic fantasy of negotiating with Iran really means. “Negotiating with Iran is not a policy, it’s a technique,” he said. Furthermore, the … More

    Changing Everybody’s Mind…Except for Greenpeace

    When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” When I hear these no-so-famed words of British economist John Maynard Keynes (he’s more known for, “In the long run, we’re all dead”), I think of Congress. Both Republicans and Democrats have implemented a number of bad … More