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  • Monthly Archives: July 2009

    Oil Speculation and Other Conspiracy Theories

    The U.S. government is a favorite target among spinners of conspiracy theories. From the Kennedy assasination to the Apollo Moon landing, the government has allegedly been at the heart of dark plots to deceive the public. Washington, however, can spin its own conspiracy theories. Case in point, Tuesday’s announcement by … More

    Sotomayor’s Activist Cases: The 11-Word Dismissal of the Second Amendment

    To correspond with Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings next week, I am launching a new daily feature: highlighting a key activist case and, separately, a notable quote for each day. In light of the renewed interest in Sotomayor’s Second Amendment jurisprudence, it is appropriate to begin with Maloney v. Cuomo. James … More

    In the Green Room: Rep. Steve King

    Earlier today, Representative Steve King was here at the Heritage Foundation. He took a few minutes to articulate to Foundry readers why cap and trade is a bad idea and cannot be improved to the point where it would help the economy or the environment.

    Ginsburg Said What about Roe?

    Buried in Tuesday’s New York Times interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Q: If you were a lawyer again, what would you want to accomplish as a future feminist legal agenda? JUSTICE GINSBURG: Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means … More

    The Truth of Obama's Trojan Horse

    The Wall Street Journal reports today: The reason left-flank Democrats are so adamant about a public option is because they know it is an opening wedge for the government to dominate U.S. health care. That’s also why the health-care industry, business groups, some moderates and most Republicans are opposed. Team … More

    News Flash: National Health Care Will Be Expensive!

    The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently warned that entitlement-driven growth is unsustainable and would debilitate the economy over the long-term. In their best-case scenario, the national debt would become three times the size of the entire economy in the next 75 years. (In 2008, debt was about two-fifths of … More

    NEA General Counsel: Union Dues, Not Education, Are Our Top Priority

    General Counsel Bob Chanin explains to NEA convention why Big Labor is so powerful: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-piPkgAUo0w[/youtube]

    "Government-run Health Care Paid for with the Hidden Taxes of Government Mandates"

    Senate Democrats are desperately trying every trick in the book to get the lowest possible cost scoring out of the CBO. Ethics and Public Policy Center fellow James Capretta descends into the weeds to explain the latest regressive tax they have come up with to pay for their health care … More

    The Watchdog that Didn’t Bark

    Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, often described as the U.N.’s “nuclear watchdog,” criticized NATO earlier this week for encouraging nuclear proliferation. He urged NATO to drop any reference to nuclear deterrence in its new strategic statement, saying it encouraged proliferation: “You are sending a message to … More

    House Democrats’ Put DC Opportunity Scholarship Program on Course to End

    Last night, the House Appropriations Committee marked-up the spending bill that included funding for the D.C. government. The package included $12 million in funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program to allow current scholarship recipients to continue in their private schools. But the appropriations bill included language preventing any new … More