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  • Monthly Archives: January 2009

    Morning Bell: Nothing Temporary About This Stimulus Spending

    Pushing for deficit spending as part of his own economic stimulus package in 1971, President Richard Nixon famously told ABC News, “I am now a Keynesian in economics.” Increasingly, it seems that everyone on Capitol Hill is adopting Nixon’s economic views … but a thousand times worse. Where Nixon wanted … More

    Asking the Right Questions in Public Policy

    I read this on my Metro ride to work this morning: Between 1978 and 2001, Americans’ average life span increased almost three years to 77, and as much as 4.8 months of that can be attributed to cleaner air, researchers from Brigham Young University and Harvard School of Public Health … More

    Global Warming Not a Priority

    In Tuesday’s inaugural address, President Barack Obama delivered the following words: Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America — they will … More

    Common Sense Voter ID Upheld ... Again

    In a decision that was virtually unnoticed in the media (imagine the stories if the holding had been different), the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of Georgia’s voter ID law on January 14 in Common Cause v. Handel. A three-judge panel compared the requirement for a voter … More

    Not All Tax Cuts Are Created Equal

    For over a year, the federal government has been trying to stimulate the economy using the same Bush/Obama Borrow and Bailout approach. Specifically policymakers have: Increased total federal spending by 11 percent to nearly $3 trillion; Enacted $333 billion in “emergency” spending; Enacted $105 billion in tax rebates; and Pushed … More

    Will U.S. F-35s Face Russian S-300s?

    Russia and Iran seem intent on crashing President Barack Obama’s honeymoon. Last month the deputy chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy told Iran’s official Islamic Republic News Agency that Russia had agreed to deliver S-300 missile components to Iran. Heritage Senior Research Fellow Ariel … More

    U.S. Taxpayer Dollars for Italian Automaker?

    Will the United States government fund Italy’s Fiat’s attempt to own a majority stake in Chrysler? While most people were following other news on Tuesday, Chrysler and Fiat quietly agreed to a deal that would give Fiat a 35% stake in the Chrysler. For this, Fiat would provide Chrysler with … More

    The Need for Change in Philadelphia – Not Threatening Voters

    Prior to the November election, the media was full of stories and claims that John McCain and those terrible Republicans would be trying to intimidate voters in order to win the election. Barack Obama’s lawyer even wrote a letter to the Justice Department demanding that a special prosecutor be appointed … More

    Morning Bell: Beyond Guantanamo

    Responding to news that President Barack Obama is issuing an executive order that will immediately suspend the military commission system at Guantanamo Bay and shut down the entire camp within a year, Vincent Warren, the executive Director for the leftist Center for Constitutional Rights told the Los Angeles Times, “It … More

    55% Favor New Nuclear Energy

    It should be no surprise that Americans favor new nuclear energy in the United States. Nuclear is clean, safe and affordable and already 20% of our electricity comes from commercial nuclear power plants. A new Rasmussen poll reaffirms American support for nuclear: For three decades, nuclear power plants have generally … More