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  • Monthly Archives: July 2009

    Did Biden "Misread" Those 150,000 Jobs Created Too?

    Spinning the ever-more-embarrassing gap between their economic stimulus job promises and economic reality, Vice President Joe Biden told ABC’s George Stephanopolous this Sunday: The truth is, we and everyone else misread the economy. The figures we worked off of in January were the consensus figures and most of the blue … More

    Cap and Trade: What's the Point?

    There’s a point at which you’ve got to ask yourself, what are we doing here? What’s the point?” That’s Elaine Kamarck, a former Clinton administration official and advisor to at that time Vice President Gore, and she’s talking about the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill. In order to garner enough … More

    Will Obama Fight for Free Trade?

    The New York Times reported last week: President Obama on Sunday praised the energy bill passed by the House late last week as an “extraordinary first step,” but he spoke out against a provision that would impose trade penalties on countries that do not accept limits on global warming pollution. … More

    Guest Blogger: Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) on the Tenuous Future of Gitmo

    After taking office earlier this year, President Obama issued an executive order to close the detention facilities by the end of the year, without a plan for the relocation of over 200 detainees currently housed at the base. One option that I do not support is bringing the detainees here to the … More

    Government-Run Health Care Will Not Save Marriages

    The Washington Post’s Liza Mundy had a cute take on the recent divorce of reality TV stars Jon and Kate Gosselin: Poor Jon and Kate. Their marriage is over, their show on hiatus, their domestic ordeal entering a new phase of acrimony. Possibly nothing could have saved this marriage, but … More

    When Governments Attack History

    According to Sergei Kovalev, World War II started “because of Poland’s refusal to meet Germany’s requests.” Kovalev writes: “The German demands were very modest. You could hardly call them unfounded.” Hitler, in Kovalev’s view, didn’t really want Lebensraum, but merely transport links across the Polish corridor to East Prussia and … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama's Job Killing Health Care Tax

    On June 15th, the Congressional Budget Office issued a crushing blow to President Barack Obama’s health care plan, placing a $1 trillion price tag on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee’s draft legislation. And what did Americans get for their $1 trillion in new debt? A measly16 … More

    The Foundry is Now Available on Amazon’s Kindle

    The Foundry is now available on the Kindle reading device. Amazon’s digital reading device, the Kindle, enables readers to take their favorite blogs on the go. Subscribing to the Foundry will allow you to read our blog posts all day, no matter where you are. Subscribing is very easy. Simply … More

    FCC.gov: What a WASTE

    The Heritage Foundation is proud to announce that the FCC is the recipient of the First Annual Wanton Abuse of State-funded Technological Elucidation (WASTE) Award. Yes, the name is clunky, but so is their website. If you don’t believe it, see for yourself. The website’s search function leaves much to … More

    Happy in the Confirmation of Our Independence and Sovereignty

    On December 23, 1783, General George Washington resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress, which met then in the State House in Annapolis. Both Washington and Congress recognized the importance of the occasion, and the ceremony was carefully organized by a Protocol Committee headed by Thomas Jefferson. … More