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  • Monthly Archives: January 2009

    UK Auto Bailout

    Few economists have a good word for the Smoot-Hawley tariffs of 1930, which provoked a worldwide round of competitive protectionism that reduced trade, deepened and prolonged the Great Depression, and aided the rise of the Nazi Party. Out of that disaster came a bipartisan consensus: the U.S., for decades a … More

    Al-Qaeda is Not a Competing Political Party

    Heritage Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs James Phillips watched President Barack Obama’s first televised interview and comments: President Obama offered a new tone but little substance. He proclaimed that “we are ready to initiate a new partnership based on mutual respect and mutual interest.” But he displayed amazing … More

    "Cash For Clunkers" Drives into Reality

    But for handing over gobs of cash with no strings attached, it would be harder to imagine a more sweetheart deal for the auto industry: According to the Wall Street Journal, Congress is considering a proposal to pay consumers to buy new cars. It could wind up as part of … More

    Profiles in Conservatism

    NAME: Devin Nunes OCCUPATION: US Congress, 21st District of California HOMETOWN: Tulare, California Devin Nunes was elected to Congress in 2003 after being appointed California State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development section by President George W. Bush in 2001. He is a founding member of … More

    Morning Bell: The Stealth Plan to Silence Rush

    Does President Barack Obama believe that the greatest threat to progress resides in Rush Limbaugh? Earlier this week while trying to sell his Trillion Dollar Debt Plan to Republican leaders, Obama said, “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.” Thankfully House Republicans listened to the hundreds … More

    Freeing American Entrepreneurs to Compete in Global Market

    Tax reform, not reckless government spending, is the way to revive the ailing U.S. economy. American entrepreneurs and businesses carry heavy taxes on their backs as they compete in the global marketplace, from India to China and Canada to Russia. Other nations followed the U.S. example in 1986 by cutting … More

    More Nuclear Energy, Less Nuclear Waste

    Another reason we need a free market approach to managing nuclear waste in the United States: “Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a new system that, when fully developed, would use fusion to eliminate most of the transuranic waste produced by nuclear power plants. The physicists’ … More

    Transparency Promise Broken on First Bill Signed

    Paul Blumenthal of the Sunlight Foundation reports: In a blog post announcing the President’s signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first piece of legislation he has signed, we are informed that the bill has been posted on the White House web site and is now open for … More

    A Jobs Plan That Will Work

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) spoke at Heritage today about his proposal to stimulate the economy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilUMb69SUWU[/youtube]

    The Trillion Dollar Debt Plan vs The New Deal

    As the chart on the right shows, The Trillion Dollar Debt Plan passed by the House last night surpasses even the inflation adjusted spending increases of the New Deal. To put this in perspective, Shanea Watkins and Patrick Tyrrell have crunched the numbers to look at what the 78,425,000 family … More