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  • Monthly Archives: April 2009

    The Durban Disaster

    Heritage Foundation fellow Brett Schaefer delivered the following statement to the Durban Review Conference on Friday, April 24, 2009. Schaefer and Heritage fellow Steven Groves attended the conference during the week of April 20-24, and reported what they witnessed here on the Foundry as well as at National Review Online … More

    The Left Still Does Not Understand Where Wealth Comes From

    The dispute over MIT professor John Reilly’s cap and trade cost study has exposed, again, how the left has no idea how wealth gets created. The MIT study estimates that the government revenue from a carbon cap and trade policy would amount to $366 billion per year, or roughly $3,128 … More

    Morning Bell: The Audacity of Hypocrisy

    President Barack Obama may have written a best-selling book with the word “audacity” in the title, but so far Education Secretary Arne Duncan is the member of his administration that best embodies that word. Secretary Duncan wrote in the Wall Street Journal this week “When parents recognize which schools are … More

    A Time for Giving Thanks

    Usually the time to give thanks is, well, Thanksgiving. But on Earth Day, economist Don Boudreaux had plenty of reasons to be thankful: “My son, Thomas (a sixth grader), has a homework assignment today: write an essay entitled “What Earth Day Means to Me.” I will help him out with … More

    Secretary Chu Admits His Views Are "Silly"

    Yesterday Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified before the House Committee on Energy Commerce. When pressed by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) on statements Chu made last year about the desirability of high gas prices, Chu admitted his ideas were “silly”. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZE50jeVC2w[/youtube]

    Questions for Secretary Napolitano: E-Verify

    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. Questions … More

    Release the Memos

    When he decided to release selected and redacted documents on terrorist interrogation used by the CIA after 9/11, President Barack Obama said “we should be looking forward and not backwards.” It is impossible to tell whether this statement was calculated or just naive, however, the political firestorm the document release … More

    Two Decades of Investment on Display

    This week, China celebrated the 60th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) with a large military parade to display to the world how far the PLAN has come and where it intends to go. The scope of China’s military advancements in recent decades was summarized well in the … More

    Independent Commission Win

    Since October Heritage has been writing about the need for an Independent Financial Markets Commission to look into causes and remedies of the market crisis. Now, thanks to Senator Johnny Isakson, the idea has been approved by the U.S. Senate in a remarkable 92-4 vote. The independent voices, and independent … More

    The Impending Stimulus Oversight Failure

    We’ve noted before that President Barack Obama $787 billion stimulus package will lead to billions in waste, overload federal and state agencies not staffed to accommodate Obama’s unprecedented explosion of spending, and that Obama’s claims of job creation (or salvation) numbers are so vague that proper accountability is almost impossible. … More