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  • Monthly Archives: June 2009

    USA's 56-Year Air Superiority At Risk

    If President Obama is intent on listening to military commanders, as he promised during the campaign, why is he now ignoring the military’s own requirement for additional F-22s? Why would the President want to compromise America’s half-century dominance in the air that has led to one powerful result: There has … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade's Biggest Losers: Electrical Equipment & Appliances

    Household appliances use a lot of energy, which is why for the past several years policymakers have tried to mandate energy efficient standards on washing machines, refrigerators and other products. Energy efficiency can be beneficial for consumers, but rarely when the government tries to force it on the public. Energy-efficient … More

    Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade’s Biggest Losers: Manufacturing

    We’re in one of the worst economic downturns our nation has ever faced, and policymakers have rightly expressed their concerns about losing more jobs. Fearing that we’re losing too many jobs overseas through trade pacts, 106 Members of Congress are seeking to revamp U.S. trade policy: Many Democrats on Capitol Hill, however, … More

    Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade's Biggest Losers: Construction

    Everyone knows someone who works in construction. It’s one of those unwritten facts of life. If policymakers in Washington have their way, you’ll soon be able to say you used to know someone who worked in construction. That’s because the current cap and trade plan, proposed in the U.S. House … More

    Outside the Beltway: Cheboygan Drain Commissioner Fires Himself

    In today’s edition of “Outside the Beltway,” where we semi-regularly post state and local stories of either conservatism at its best, or liberalism at its worst, we find conservatism at its best. Dennis Lennox recently ran and was elected as the Cheboygan, Michigan, Drain Commissioner. His platform? Eliminating the job … More

    No More Competition: Demerits for Valedictorians

    The York, Pennsylvania, school district has decided to eliminate the practice of honoring the top-achieving students as “valedictorian” or “salutatorian.” According to school board officials, this practice may promote unhealthy competition. Students, however, appear to have a different view of such honorifics. Caroline Klidonas, a 17-year-old rising senior asked in … More

    New Heritage Video: Cap & Tax Won't Save the Earth

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPPVDOpFCIA&fmt=18[/youtube] For all the latest research and commentary from Heritage visit the Cap and Trade Rapid Response page

    Morning Bell: The White House Infomercial

    Last night, ABC News aired ‘Questions for the President: Prescription for America‘ designed to be a town hall for doctors, patients and health care experts to ask President Obama challenging questions on his health care proposals. Many Americans protested before the program aired, in self-described “waiting rooms,” to challenge a perceived … More

    CBO's Health Estimates: The High Cost of Spending Other People's Money

    Congress is, once again, confronted with the reality that when someone can spend someone else’s money, the cost goes up. The Congressional Budget Office estimates of spending and enrollment are not really surprising. So Congress is trying to shoehorn policies to meet the budget score. As a result, decisions are … More

    No New Trade Battle, Just Old Ones

    The front page of the business section of the New York Times today notes recent Chinese state intervention in trade.  The Times is right to make this observation, if six… or eight… months late. But recent Chinese moves are neither new nor particularly important. The intervention in trade is long-standing; recent … More