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  • Monthly Archives: April 2009

    A Trillion Dollars of Smoke and Mirrors

    News reports indicate that the G-20 pledged an additional $1.1 trillion in financing for the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other global institutions so that they can help countries cope with the global economic crisis. The details of the proposal are virtually non-existent, i.e. exactly who will be … More

    Explorer: Inside Guantanamo Bay

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoGaHAgLwvQ[/youtube]Yesterday, The Foundry announced the premiere of Explorer: Inside Guantanamo Bay on the National Geographic Channel, this Sunday night. Charles “Cully” Stimson, Senior Legal Fellow in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation was instrumental in granting National Geographic the access they needed to produce this one-of-a-kind … More

    Morning Bell: A Missile Defense Wake Up Call

    Barring a sudden change in weather, sometime tonight North Korea will likely launch a multistage rocket over Japan, far into the Pacific Ocean. The Kim Jong Il regime is claiming the launch is a test of their civilian satellite program, but it is widely understood that this claim is just … More

    Contest Winner: The Queen's Gift from America

    First, we should thank all of the members of the Heritage Foundation, and our readers, followers and friends at The Foundry, Twitter and Facebook for the tremendous response to our contest. Clearly, America is not happy giving Her Majesty, the Queen of England, an iPod. We had over 500 entries in … More

    Mark-to-Market: Accountants Steal Spotlight From London

    For days, President Obama and 19 other world leaders have been meeting in London — with an occasional side visit with the Queen — to discuss the world’s finances. But today, the real action was in the implausible city of Norwalk, Connecticut for a meeting of the Financial Accounting Standards … More

    Global Warming Legislation vs. Largest Government Projects in History

    Add together NASA since its inception, the cost of Hurricane Katrina and spending on the New Deal. Adjust for inflation. What do you get? Not quite the amount of money a cap and trade program would generate in energy taxes on consumers. The $1.9 trillion generated over eight years from … More

    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    It was bad enough that the federal government utterly failed to enforce our interior enforcement immigration laws during the Clinton years and during the first term of George W. Bush. It was only after Michael Chertoff arrived as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and started taking … More

    Bad News (Mostly) From Britain

    The G-20 summit communiqué has been released. As we predicted, it has something for everyone, though rather more for the Europeans than the Americans, and even less for the Chinese. And there are constructive points in it, though whether they will amount to much remains to be seen. But by … More

    Health Care's Dirty Half Dozen

    While 77% of Americans say the quality of their own health care is excellent or good, access to and rising costs of health care remain fundamental problems with our health care system. As conservatives we believe a better functioning, more competitive, and transparent marketplace would cover more people and deliver … More

    Death By DMV

    One of today’s great Chicago architects likes to critique buildings by asking: “If this is the answer, what was the question?” It cuts to the chase. Imagine standing before this…thing and applying the above critique. The question becomes: “Can you build me a poorly lit maximum-security prison tower to live … More