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  • Monthly Archives: June 2009

    What Next? No Showers!

    In an interview with the Washington Post last month Energy Secretary Steven Chu was asked how the United States could reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 with existing technology. Chu responded: It’s not widely believed you can do this in a cost-effective way, and so I think we can … More

    Backpedaling? Defense Secretary Gates Calls For ‘A Unified Missile Defense Capability’

    This year, President Obama proposed cutting $1.4 billion from the Missile Defense Agency budget in an effort to focus on “rogue state and theater missile threats.” As part of this effort to supposedly ‘restructure’ the missile defense program, Obama also proposed limiting the planned deployment of interceptors in Alaska and … More

    Global Warming Conference: More Scientific Dissent

    Dr. Craig Idso, is the founder and chairman of the Center for Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. He addresses concerns about global warming and marine life, including the death of the coral reefs and other underwater ecosystems. Neither increases in temperature nor increases in carbon or both of … More

    Senator Harry Reid: "I Haven't Read a Single One of Them"

    “…and if I’m fortunate before we end this, I won’t have to read one of them.” Apparently Senator Reid is going to use the same deliberative process for Judge Sotomayor that he used for the stimulus bill. Don’t read anything and hope for the best. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D22_p7CkICE[/youtube]

    Barack Obama, General Motors, and Your Health Care

    Announcing the nationalization of General Motors this Monday, President Barack Obama insisted, “What we are not doing — what I have no interest in doing — is running GM. … When a difficult decision has to be made like where to open a new plant or what type of new … More

    Cash for Clunkers is Another Bailout for the Auto Industry

    Today, the Senate could pass a Food and Drug Administration bill that would grant the agency new authority to regulate tobacco products. Slipped into that bill is a newly introduced amendment that would, for one year, attempt to boost car sales and reduce carbon dioxide emissions: Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama's Top Ten Apologies

    Tomorrow at 6:10 AM EST, President Barack Obama will deliver a keynote address at Cairo University. If past experience is any guide, he will continue apologizing for America’s “mistakes” and bend over backward trying to explain that the United States is not a threat to Islam. The President has already … More

    If Pyongyang Nuked Seattle ...

    By all appearances, North Korea’s Kim Jong-il is a dictator in a hurry. “North Korea has positioned its most sophisticated long-range ballistic missile at a launch site for a test firing that could come within weeks,” the Los Angeles Times reports from Seoul, citing a South Korean newspaper account. So … More

    @ Heritage: Dr. Wang Dan, Student Leader in Tiananmen Square, 1989

    Dr. Wang Dan, the foremost student leader in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, joined Heritage’s Lee Edwards today in a conversation in our Allison auditorium. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduced the slender, soft spoken Dr. Wang, saying that immediately following the forceful breakup of the protests the 20 year-old Peking … More

    China Humming A Sweet Tune

    As rumored for several weeks, a Chinese company is buying at least one piece of General Motors. GM will sell its Hummer brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery for an as yet undisclosed sum, probably $200–$300 million. There are multiple dimensions to the proposed acquisition, covering both commerce and … More