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  • Monthly Archives: January 2009

    Economists Are Answering the Wrong Question

    U.C. Berkeley Economics professor Brad DeLong has made it his mission to label any economist who says anything bad about Barack Obama’s deficit spending plan as “ethics-free Republican hacks.” To this end he has compiled a list Republican former members of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers who have either … More

    Which of These Terrorists Will Obama Release Near You?

    According to the Pentagon only about 60 of the 250 detainees at Guantanamo could be released relatively safely, and that only 80 of the rest could face trial by “military commissions.” The New York Times reported this week that President-elect Barack Obama appears “to have rejected a proposal to seek … More

    'Thank You, President Bush'

    As the sun sets on the Bush presidency, it is important to honor the man who answered the call to public service, provided us leadership in a time of great consequence, and held his office with dignity and courage. The Heritage Foundation sometimes disagreed with President George W. Bush on … More

    A Stimulus for Global Warming Research

    If the tide on global warming is beginning to shift, and climate scientists who believe global warming is a serious threat are looking for a job, look no further: An economic stimulus plan released by House Democrats yesterday would pump more than $1 billion into climate science at federal agencies, … More

    Protect America Act Is Legal ... Duh

    Anyone who has ever entered the United States after traveling abroad knows that the federal government does not always need a warrant to conduct a reasonable search of a person’s belongings.  The federal government has a myriad of interests, including national security, that outweigh a person’s right to privacy at … More

    Heritage Stimulus Plan Gets Plug at Economic Hearing

    Heritage’s Bill Beach testified at yesterday’s Economic Recovery Working Group hearing on Capitol Hill about an alternative to the misguided Keynesian stimulus package liberals in Congress are advocating. The hearing came a week after President-elect Barack Obama invited alternative suggestions for promoting economic growth. Obama’s openness to alternatives prompted Republican … More

    Morning Bell: The Borrowing Bailout Parade Must End

    Before President Bush took office, the federal government took in $2 trillion in revenue in 2000. As Bush leaves office, the federal government is expected to take in $2.4 trillion in 2009. In other words, after eight years under President Bush, the federal government is taking in $400 billion more … More

    Waxman's Global Warming Plan That Will Save Our Economy

    California Rep. Henry Waxman, chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has a New Year’s resolution. For the good of the economy, let’s all hope he can’t keep it. AP reports, The chairman of a key House committee said Thursday he will move “quickly and decisively” to push legislation curbing … More

    Forests Need Shovels Too

    The left’s big search for ‘shovel ready‘ projects continues. The White House Bulletin reports that New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, “expressed concern that the economic stimulus package lacks sufficient funding for backlogged national park and water projects.” Actually, Bingaman went beyond … More

    New Data, Same Result: New Deal Never Solved Unemployment

    Committed to the belief that bigger government is always better, Media Matters and Campaign for America’s Future are pushing back data showing that the New Deal never solved unemployment. Cutting through their rhetoric, both leftist organizations make the same narrow objection: that the data we use does not count make … More