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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    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

    The End of Social Security As We Know It?

    Barack Obama argues that his tax rebates, many of which will go to households paying no income tax will “offset the payroll tax they pay,” and are, therefore, not welfare. But there are two big problems with this line of argument. First of all, Social Security taxes (the main part … More

    Shouldn't More Than Three Low-Income Students Be Able to Go to the School of Their Choice?

    The Los Angeles Times has a great story out today about how a team of public school teachers hand selected three students from low-income immigrant families and created their own nonprofit to help get the students into prestigious private high schools. The teacher’s principal, Scott Schmerelson, told the Times: “The … More

    Obama's Broken Window

    Reason’s Jacob Sullum does a great job applying some good old fashioned common sense to ridiculous lefty claims about “green jobs“: Obama says he will “transform the challenge of global climate change into an opportunity to create 5 million new green jobs,” which he likens to the economic activity triggered … More

    Terrestrial Energy: Nuclear Power and the Green Revolution

    Veteran journalist William Tucker recently released his book, “Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey.” He will be coming to Heritage next Tuesday, Oct. 28, at noon to discuss how nuclear energy can meet our country’s electricity demands and our country’s environmental … More

    Al Gore Is Racist, Says Columnist

    We’ve never met Al Gore. So how do we know he is racist? Because the Washington Post’s Harold Meyerson told us so. Remember Al Gore wants to save Social Security and Medicare by putting all payroll taxes in a “iron-clad lockbox where the politicians can’t touch them.” How is this … More