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  • Monthly Archives: March 2009

    Heritage Fellow At The Border: Heading South

    Lieutenant Palmer, the head of the Pima County Border Crime Unit, arranges for me to fly with his helicopter team down to the border. It is an instructive flight. Most of the U.S.-Mexican border in the county is part of a Native American reservation, so in practice the unit only … More

    Dear Mr. Liddy...

    Today, the New York Times published the resignation letter of Jake DeSantis, an executive vice president of the American International Group’s financial products unit.   In it, Mr. DeSantis describes government mismanagement, broken promises, and the tale of his own upbringing from humble roots.  The letter clearly demonstrates the pitfalls of … More

    The Unregulated Bailing Out the Regulated

    Great observation by Michael Barone on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s latest bank bailout plan: Democrats like Barack Obama and Barney Frank, at least on the campaign trail or in sound bites, have portrayed the financial crisis as the product of deregulation. The solution, they say, is more regulation. … My … More

    And Now, It’s France’s Turn

    President Obama’s administration just can’t leave well enough alone. First, it couldn’t manage to be respectful to Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, during his visit. When a State Department official responsible for planning the visit was questioned about this by the Sunday Telegraph, the official’s response was: … More

    Will Cap and Trade Jump Start America’s Economy?

    Although talk of the economy predictably dominated President Barack Obama’s news conference last night, his persistent focus has been health care, education and energy. Cap and trade to reduce carbon dioxide and clean energy investment were again the center of attention: When it comes to cap-and-trade, the broader principle is … More

    Opportunities for Clinton in Mexico

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins her first trip to Mexico today and Heritage scholars Ray Walser, James Roberts, and Jena Baker McNeill preview what Clinton needs to accomplish: Secretary Clinton needs to demonstrate to President Felipe Calderon and the Mexican people that the U.S. approaches the Mexican drug cartel … More

    The G-20 Summit Expectations Game

    Three weeks ago, Washington and the world were contemplating British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s ‘Global New Deal,’ and expectations were rising that the G-20 summit in London on April 2 would produce a comprehensive, job-destroying deal on global financial regulations. But inflated expectations always burst – ask the Obama administration … More

    Morning Bell: 'Investing' Our Way to the Poor House

    Ka-thump. That sound you just heard was President Barack Obama throwing 95% of all Americans under the bus. In his opening remarks during last night’s press conference, President Obama said of his budget: “This plan will provide a tax cut to 95 percent of all working families that will appear in … More

    British MEP Daniel Hannan

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lW6Y4tBXs[/youtube]In a speech during Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s visit to the European Parliament on March 24, 2009, British Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan gives a striking speech directed at his Prime Minister, explaining the pitfalls of liberal borrow-spend-bailout policies.  Sound familiar?  Instead of DVDs, President Obama should have … More

    The President's Teleprompter

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