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  • Monthly Archives: September 2009

    Feulner: Hurtling Toward a Train Wreck; Common-sense Americans Hit the Brakes

    Heritage President Ed Feulner writes today in the Washington Times:  Nobody could have been happier to see August end than the liberals pushing government-run health care. The month, to put it mildly, was not kind to President Obama and his allies. Their worst nightmares were realized — Americans examined the … More

    Today’s Calamity: Energy Efficiency is Good - Except When It’s Not

    Just as renewable energy can be a good thing if the market can provide it at an affordable rate, products designed for greater energy efficiency is a good thing. But not when the government gets in the way. Federal laws dictating how much energy home appliances are allowed to use … More

    Crossing the Rhetorical Line: An Update

    Earlier this week, The Heritage Foundation uncovered a disturbing posting on President Barack Obama’s perpetual campaign website, barackobama.com. Under the Organizing for America (OFA) banner, a user of the site had created an event urging fellow Obama supporters to use 9/11 as a day of action for Obamacare. The message … More

    The Tax Man Cometh...To Make Sure You've Got Health Insurance

    Byron York gets this scoop in the Washington Examiner today:  …if the plan envisioned by President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats is enacted, the primary federal bureaucracy responsible for implementing and enforcing national health care will be an old and familiar one: the Internal Revenue Service. Under the Democrats’ health … More

    Beware of NATO Recognizing Russia’s Sphere of Interests

    In the current issue of Foreign Affairs, former-President Carter National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski has a piece titled “An Agenda for NATO: Toward a Global Security Web” that calls for a treaty between NATO and the Moscow-dominated Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) as well as a Joint NATO-Shanghai Cooperation Organization … More

    Subsidized Green Jobs Destroy Jobs Elsewhere

    Government expenditures are not free. Economists know this and most others recognize it when they take the time to think about it. Unfortunately, it seems not everybody takes that time. In a story fit for satire in The Onion, a renewable energy research group, bankrolled by a $1.1 billion subsidy … More

    Don’t Yield to Former President Zelaya’s Call for More U.S. Intervention in Honduras

    In Washington this week, Manuel Zelaya, the deposed president of Honduras, is telling his side of the story of what led to his removal from the presidency on June 28. He blames the oligarchy and their clients for conspiring to topple him. He is pressing hard for more punitive sanctions … More

    Iran’s Diplomatic Effort to Undermine Sanctions Push Aided by ElBaradei

    Iran’s top nuclear negotiator released a vague statement Tuesday indicating that Iran will soon offer a diplomatic proposal concerning the standoff over its refusal to abide by its commitments under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Saeed Jalili, who also heads the country’s Supreme National Security Council, told reporters that: Iran has … More

    Politicizing the Department of Education: Obama's Lesson Plan

    It’s back-to-school for American families, and the Obama administration is marking the occasion with an unprecedented venture. In a move that steps far beyond the role of the federal government in education policy and shows a disregard for the guidance of parents in their children’s political formation, the Department of … More

    Morning Bell: Job Creation Not Happening

    Today, the Department of Labor reported that 570,000 Americans filed initial claims for jobless benefits last week. This follows news from ADP Employer Services on Wednesday that private employers cut 298,000 jobs last month. As bad as these numbers sound (and they are bad) the real threat facing our nation’s … More