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  • Monthly Archives: April 2009

    Is the President "Enchanted?"

    During last night’s press conference, New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleney asked the President what had “enchanted” him the most in his first 100 days in office. And later he closed his press conference bemoaning the number of issues on his plate: “No. I would love a nice, lean portfolio … More

    Risky Cuts

    In the past year, Russia’s defense spending has risen 34 percent. China’s defense spending has risen 15 percent. Within the past four months, Iran and North Korea have tested missiles that could someday carry warheads to Europe or the United States. With such conventional and asymmetric military capabilities rising around … More

    Questions for Secretary Napolitano: Detention and Removal

    DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is tentatively scheduled to testify before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee about DHS immigration enforcement policies on May 6, 2009. Given Secretary Napolitano’s novel interpretations of federal law, the Heritage Foundation will be posting a series of questions (and suggested answers) for the Secretary. Past … More

    Tweet of the Week: Jenny8Lee

    Yesterday, our friends at National Review discovered this comment on New York Times reporter Jennifer 8 Lee’s twitter profile: obama is good for the bottom line. @nytimes has sold $2 million worth of obama merchandise (book, commemorative editions, etc.) We are sure the editors of the New York Times are … More

    Morning Bell: The Question That Didn't Get Asked

    Yesterday before President Barack Obama’s 100 days news conference, the Commerce Department released data showing that the U.S. economy shrank at an annual rate of 6.1% in the January-March quarter. This comes on top of a report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released earlier this month showing that … More

    Press Conference Reaction: "All the Hundreds of Days to Follow"

    Tonight, President Obama held his third prime time press conference of his young presidency to mark his 100th day in office. This press conference was similar in tone and agenda to his previous pressers, down to the mammoth teleprompter hovering over the back of the room. It also continued a … More

    Throwing Caution to the Wind on Wind Power

    25 by 2025. That’s the target proposal for a federally mandated renewable portfolio standard RPS (also called renewable electricity standard RES) in which the federal government would mandate to have 25 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewable energy by 2025 – primarily wind, solar and hydro. During the Congressional … More

    Not Giving School Choice Its Due

    The Hill reports that President Obama’s contribution to Sidwell Friend’s recent fundraising auction was less than impressive, if not downright disappointing. The school, which is home to first daughters Malia and Sasha, holds the auction to fund scholarships for low-income children whose families cannot afford tuition at the elite school. … More

    And They Can't Even Read Bills ...

    Talk about the audacity of  “nope.”  “When parents recognize which schools are failing to educate their children,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan wrote in a guest column in The Wall Street Journal, “they will demand more effective options for their kids.” Americans “must close the achievement gap by pursuing what works … More

    Video: 9/11 or 4/27?

    The video below looks very familiar. We’ve watched that scene a hundred times before. But those running and screaming people were filmed Monday, not  more than seven years years ago on 9/11. As our Morning Bell noted yesterday, a casual flippance marks the tone of the administration’s approach to national … More