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  • Monthly Archives: June 2009

    Denying the Second Amendment Rights of Americans – Another Bad Decision by Judge Sotomayor

    When the Supreme Court decided the Heller case last year striking down the District of Columbia’s handgun ban, it recognized that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to bear arms. However, because the case arose out of Washington, which is a federal district under our Constitution, the Court did … More

    Global Warming Conference: A Warning on Warming Predictions

    Dr. Roy Spencer, a meteorologist at the University of Alabama and someone who works frequently with NASA’s science team, is the keynote speaker at lunch. He blogs here and explains very well why the IPCC model predicts too much warming; in fact, his latest post “A Layman’s Explanation of Why … More

    Why Leave Ourselves Vulnerable?

    Earlier this year Secretary of Defense Robert Gates released a defense budget request that cut missile defense by $1.4 billion. But that was before Iran launched a two-stage ballistic missile and North Korea detonated a nuclear device. These facts seem to have changed some thinking in Washington, including Secretary Gates’. … More

    Throwing It in Reverse

    Government control of General Motors is likely to throw the company into reverse gear rather than forward. By rewarding bad behavior with $50-billion, President Obama has created powerful incentives for even worse performance. In his New York Times column today, David Brooks lays out six reasons why the latest bailout … More

    Global Warming Conference: The Science of Climate Change

    The first panel at the Heartland Institute today brings together four of the world’s best scientists when it comes to climate change study. The first speaker is Anthony Watts, creator of the website SufaceStations.org, “created in response to the realization that very little physical site survey data exists for the … More

    The United Nation's War on Science

    Last week the Global Humanitarian Forum, led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan released a report claiming that global warming is already killing 300,000 people a year. The study was even reviewed by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chair Rajendra Pachauri. How accurate is this study though? The Times reports: … More

    The Not So Reluctant Shareholder

    Yesterday, after President Barack Obama again insisted he did not want to run General Motors, we questioned just how reluctant a shareholder the Obama administration will be. Thanks to the Wall Street Journal, we’re beginning to get our answer: The President is so busy not running GM that he had … More

    How Much Do Americans Think We Spend on Defense?

    And how much do they think we should spend? Heritage takes to the streets of DC to find out: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihsDfa-LUO4[/youtube] Find the facts, here.

    Remember Estrada

    Do you remember Miguel Estrada? Back in 2001, Miguel Estrada was a nominee for the United Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Unfortunately, Miguel Estrada never became a judge. His crime? He was a Latino Republican who liberals believed was on the fast-track for the Supreme Court. Despite graduating … More

    Global Warming Conference: Why all the Alarmism?

    The Chicago-based Heartland Institute is hosting its Third International Conference on Climate Change and its second this year. The event, taking place in Washington DC, has a lot of the same players as the second conference but all of them are worth hearing again. It’s a group of climatologists, scientists, … More