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  • Monthly Archives: November 2008

    Wheels Coming Off the Enviro-Left's Climate Bandwagon?

    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is heading to Poznan, Poland, next week to take part in the U.N. climate talks being held there. Kerry will serve as one of several congressional emissaries who have been charged with reporting back to President-elect Barack Obama. But just as Kerry tells Grist magazine that … More

    For Visitors, a Capitol Scandal

    It’s a scandal what Congress has arranged for the public to be taught inside its Capitol Visitor Center, the $621 million underground gateway and “educational experience” that opens Tuesday.In the Visitor Center’s Exhibition Hall, the theme is “E Pluribus Unum — Out of Many, One.” Initially,  words etched in marble called that … More

    Being Grateful Is Good for Us

    Here’s an encouraging note as Thanksgiving gatherings give way to Christmas shopping during the current economic meltdown: When older adults feel grateful for what they have in tough financial times, they’re less likely to be depressed than fellow seniors or middle-aged Americans who don’t feel grateful. And when older adults frequently … More

    Don't Mess with Texas

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) told the Environmental Protection Agency that its national carbon capping plans were not welcome in the Lone Star State: Implementing such regulations would cripple the Texas’ energy sector, irreparably damaging both the state and national economies, and severely impacting national oil and gas supplies. … … More

    Heritage Hopes Obama Listens to Romer

    The chances our good that The Heritage Foundation will not love everything that President-elect Barack Obama does. So let us all celebrate Obama’s strong choice of University of California at Berkeley Professor of Economics Christina Romer as Chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers. We specifically hope that Mrs. Romer … More

    Americans Already Suffering from the Left's Protectionism

    Throughout the presidential campaign Barak Obama apologists like Fareed Zakaria hoped that Obama was just lying to the American people about his protectionist stances on trade, and that if elected Obama would prove to be every bit the free trader that Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush have been. We … More

    The Bailout Parade: Sock Puppet Edition

    Great little spoof of the auto bailout hearings from the guys over at Reason.tv. It would be funnier if it wasn’t so true: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRVRTTMwhK8&eurl=http://reason.tv/video/show/614.html&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    Morning Bell: Giving Thanks for the Free Market

    There is much talk these days of how conservatives need “new ideas” in these troubled economic times. And as we look at our nation’s troubled landscape, there is much work that needs to be done if we are going to return economic prosperity to the country. But as we sit … More

    Always the Optimist, Feulner Has High Hopes for Conservatism

    Today at the Conservative Bloggers Briefing, Heritage President Ed Feulner described a path back to dominance for conservatives that relies heavily on viral marketing and communicating via the Internet. He described an interaction in the last couple days with an unnamed Republican in Congress who gloated about “6,000 emails lauding his opposition … More

    The Decline of American Civic Literacy Continues

    Citizens and public officials earned an F, on average, in the most recent annual report on Civic Literacy, released by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute last week. More than 2,500 randomly selected Americans took the test on Civic Literacy, and more than 1,700 of them failed.  The average score was a … More