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  • Monthly Archives: July 2009

    Questions for Sotomayor on Foreign Law

    In April 2009, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor delivered a speech to the Puerto Rican chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she made it clear that the Court’s citation of foreign and international law was proper, and indeed laudable.  Sotomayor has not yet cited international law in any … More

    Obama Just Made Us More Vulnerable

    Cutting through the White House spin coming out of Moscow, Congressional Strategic Posture Commission member and Missouri State University professor Keith Payne writes in today’s Wall Street Journal: Beyond the bad negotiating principle of giving up something for nothing, there will be serious downsides if the U.S. actually reduces its … More

    Kennedy-Dodd 2.0 and the CBO

    Three weeks ago, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a preliminary score of the Kennedy-Dodd health reform bill. CBO estimated that Title I of the draft legislation alone would have added $1 trillion to the federal deficit while only extending coverage to 16 million of the uninsured. The score sent … More

    Morning Bell: The Truth About Medicare's Administrative Costs

    Now that Al Franken has been seated in the Senate, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is now telling reporters he sees no need for the left to compromise on their demands for a government-run “public option” health care plan. Proponents of the public plan, like Schumer, believe government-run health care is … More

    NRC Chairman to Speak at Heritage

    Tomorrow, July 7th, new Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko, appointed by President Obama, will speak in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Auditorium. As momentum builds behind new nuclear power in the United States, questions remain about whether the nation is truly at the threshold of a nuclear renaissance. Of critical … More

    Consumers to Pay More for Saving Energy

    Congratulations, Missourians. For saving electricity, you could have an additional fee show up on your energy bill: Some Missouri residents and businesses soon could see a new charge on their electric bills — a fee for using less energy. Though it might seem illogical, the new energy efficiency charge has … More

    A Real Threat Requires A Real Defense

    Former Missile Defense Agency director, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Trey Obering, and Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis, distinguished fellow Eric Edelman, write in today’s Washington Post: The apparent reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and his frequently expressed commitment to pursue nuclear and ballistic missile capability, underscore the … More

    That 70s Summit

    Heritage Russian and Eurasian studies research fellow Ariel Cohen blogs at The Corner: Earlier today, Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev met for their first full-fledged summit in Moscow. They announced a strategic arms-control agreement that would cut the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals down to the level 1,500-1,600 warheads … More

    Video: Obama's Health Care Reform in Costs and Wait Time

    The guy who’s made those excellent videos on the stimulus and government spending has made a new one on health care. He’s also got a website now: politicalmath.wordpress.com. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqD-nMpsYAY[/youtube]

    Medicare Administrative Costs and Paul Krugman’s "Propaganda Shop"

    In his blog, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman launches an unsubstantiated attack on The Heritage Foundation for our June 25 report showing that Medicare administrative costs are higher than those private health plans, not lower, as Krugman has frequently claimed. We find it somewhat encouraging that his only “refutation” … More