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  • Monthly Archives: January 2009

    America's Remaining Free Marketers Speak

    Frank Ahrens tracked down two of “America’s remaining free-marketers” and asked them to rewrite President-elect Barack Obama’s claim that: It is true that we cannot depend on government alone to create jobs or long-term growth. But at this particular moment, only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift … More

    Bankruptcy Still Best

    Heritage analyst Andrew Grossman will be discussing the auto bailout with Wall Street Journal Former Detroit Bureau Chief Paul Ingrassia, Competitive Enterprise Institute General Counsel Sam Kazman, and Mackinac Center for Public Policy Senior Economist David Littmann. The panel can be seen live here at 10:30, and will also be … More

    Remembering Richard John Neuhaus

    Today a funeral mass is being held in New York City for Father Richard John Neuhaus. Perhaps best known as the founder and editor-in-Chief of the journal First Things, Neuhaus was a prominent theologian, prolific writer, and ordained priest. Both in America and around the world, he exercised considerable influence … More

    Morning Bell: Will Chu Let America Power Up?

    The rest of the world may talk a good game when it comes to ending their use of carbon based energy, but the reality is a completely different story. While the European Union lectures us on global warming, Germany is busy building 27 coal-fired plants by 2020 and Italy plans … More

    Our New Energy Secretary

    It’s confirmation week and the hearing for nominee for Secretary of Energy, Stephen Chu, is tomorrow, January 13th. We’ve written about Chu before (here and here) and my colleagues Ben Lieberman and Jack Spencer have come up with 5 key questions he’ll inevitably have to answer as Energy Secretary. In … More

    Come On In, the Screening Is Fine

    Today is the first day of implementation for the Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program. ESTA allows travelers visiting the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to enter the U.S. without a visa and stay for up to 90 days. VWP countries include … More

    Mob Museums We Can Believe In

    Classic Obama subterfuge from the President-elect on This Week this Sunday. STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, that’s what I wanted to ask you about, because like one of the signature proposals already is this Museum of Organized Crime out in Las Vegas. I had Mitch McConnell out on the show last week and … More

    Morning Bell: Duncan Chose Choice ... Will He Allow You?

    After eight years under President Bush, federal spending on K-12 public education is at an all time high. The federal government currently spends $71 billion a year on K-12 programs, an increase of more than 40% from when Bush first took office. The word ‘education’ does not appear in the … More

    Why Spending Stimulus Plans Fail

    Heritage’s Brian Riedl appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” this morning to debate Center for American Progress fellow James Kvaal about President-elect Barack Obama’s spending stimulus. Check out Riedl’s Wall Street Journal op-ed to understanding why government spending won’t stimulate the economy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9sHyQ_IRt4[/youtube]

    Blunt Makes Push to Lower Gas Prices

    Finally some good news coming out of Washington: “Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt today reintroduced legislation, the Boutique Fuel Reduction Act of 2009, to lower gas prices by simplifying our nation’s increasingly complex gasoline supply.” Boutique fuels are “specialized blends produced for a specific state or area of the country … More