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  • Monthly Archives: September 2009

    Jonah Goldberg on Global Warming

    I don’t know what it tells you, but it tells me that maybe we should study a bit more before we spend billions to “solve” a problem we don’t understand so well.” In case you missed it, that’s Jonah Goldberg’s concluding sentence of a thoughtful piece in the LA Times … More

    The Cost of Cap and Trade: Another $600 Billion A Year

    Earlier this year, the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis studied the Waxman-Markey cap and trade/energy tax legislation and found that it would cost Americans $9.4 trillion in aggregate GDP losses over the 2012-2035 time frame. This analysis included an assumption that Waxman-Markey would be rebating part of the energy … More

    Cash for Clunkers: This is What We Call Success?

    Politicians are touting cash for clunkers as a successful program that has killed two birds with one stone. By handing out taxpayer money to subsidize a portion of the cost of a more fuel efficient vehicle, the program is saving the economy and saving the environment. Although the program increased … More

    Napolitano: "I would never second-guess a prosecutor"

    The Corner‘s Marc Thiessen notes that on The Today Show this morning, while trying to defend Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to re-investigate allegations of detainee abuse by the CIA, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said: “I’m a former United States attorney. I’m a former [state] attorney general, … More

    Where Are The Washington Post And New York Times On The Richardson Story?

    Last Friday I had a post about the Justice Department’s dismissal of a public corruption case against New Mexico governor Bill Richardson. The AP reported that sources within Justice said the investigation had been killed in Washington. More evidence of that possibility comes from a letter sent by the U.S. … More

    Russia-Belarus Relations Go Nowhere

    MOSCOW – Both Presidents arrived at their meeting armed with lists of unfulfilled promises. but the latest meeting between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko yielded no tangible results. Economic factors prevail in Minsk’s complaints – Belarus has yet to receive the promised 2nd tranche of Russia’s … More

    Hoover's Big Labor Policies Caused Great Depression

    The University of California at Los Angeles reports: Pro-labor policies pushed by President Herbert Hoover after the stock market crash of 1929 accounted for close to two-thirds of the drop in the nation’s gross domestic product over the two years that followed, causing what might otherwise have been a bad … More

    John Stossel Takes On The Health Insurance Industry

    Car insurance doesn’t pay to fill up your gas tank, why does health insurance pay for your flu shot? ABC’s John Stossel explores how third-party payments are driving up are nation’s health care costs: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WnS96NVlMI[/youtube] Obamacare would only make the status quo worse. Heritage scholars Bob Moffit and Nina Owcharenko … More

    Faking History Revisited

    MOSCOW – The Kremlin campaign against what they describe as falsifying history is in full force with the 70th anniversaries of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the start of World War II this month. The Kremlin’s chief objective is to justify the signing of the 1939 Soviet-German nonaggression pact and to … More

    Morning Bell: Mandates Are The Opposite Of Choice

    August has been a brutal month for advocates of government-run health care. According to a new CNN poll, for the first time in his presidency, a majority of independents (53%) now disapprove of how President Barack Obama is handling his job. And a majority of all Americans (53%) also disapprove … More