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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    McCain Supports Anti-Earmark Executive Order

    A day after his victory in the New Hampshire primary, Sen. John McCain spoke with bloggers about a variety of issues, including the option of a presidential executive order canceling earmarks in the omnibus spending bill. Erick Erickson of RedState posed the question to the Arizona senator, who has long … More

    FTC Carbon Offset Investigation Previews Cap and Trade’s Imminent Failure

    The Federal Trade Commission began a series of hearings Tuesday into the carbon offset ‘market’ responding to worries from environmentalists that the burgeoning industry is little more than “greenwashing.” Business Week recently investigated a number of carbon offset programs and concluded that “some deals amount to little more than feel-good … More

    Morning Bell: Change We Don't Need

    You can’t watch coverage of the presidential campaign this year without being bombarded with the word ‘change’. It’s plastered on almost every campaign sign and seems to be every other word that comes out of some candidates’ mouths. Conservatives are all for some types of change, but also very much … More

    Why This Immigration Is Different

    The United States is a nation of immigrants and for the most part our country has a celebrated history of welcoming peoples from all over the world. Unfortunately the modern wave of immigration from south of the border is distinctly different than any other immigration in our nation’s history and … More

    Who Will Stand Up for Reagan's Principles?

    Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner kicked off our What Would Reagan Do? campaign yesterday with interviews on Laura Ingraham‘s and Sean Hannity‘s radio programs. Feulner discussed the first principles that President Reagan believed in and why candidates seeking the presidency today should follow in his footsteps.

    Morning Bell: No Tax And Spend Stimulus, Please

    As Iraq has stabilized in recent months and job creation has slowed, many voters are turning their attention to economic concerns. Now that both parties are beginning to outline the principles of their preferred stimulus package, it is important conservatives prevent the left’s ‘tax and spend’ instincts from making the … More

    Our Lawless Border

    Two items from today’s news underscores again why one of the highest priorities for the next President must be to secure our nation’s lawless southern border. First, from the AP in Mexico City: “Mexican drug traffickers are the main suppliers of methamphetamine to the U.S. and produce enormous quantities of … More

    How to End Earmarks

    Heritage’s Mike Franc breaks down the debate over pork-barrel spending and makes the case for President Bush to end earmarks in our latest Heritage in Focus video. Franc highlights one of the nearly 10,000 earmarks in the omnibus bill: a gas station in the Ohio district of Rep. Dave Hobson.

    Fraudulent Arguments On Voter Fraud

      As part of their all out assault voter protection laws, liberal groups will argue before the Supreme Court Wednesday that even though every adult must produce a photo ID in order to fly (or even to enter the Supreme Court to hear the proceedings), producing such an ID before … More

    President Bush's Legacy Comes Down to Earmarks

    Picking up on the theme laid out by Heritage’s Mike Franc last week in Human Events, today John Fund writes in the Wall Street Journal about President Bush’s legacy on fiscal responsibility: This week President Bush will make one of the most important decisions of his remaining time in office. … More