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  • Monthly Archives: October 2009

    Not Evil Just Wrong and the Pursuit of the Truth

    Not Evil Just Wrong, a documentary by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, which premiered last Sunday at The Heritage Foundation and 6,000 other locations in 27 countries, asks some tough questions of Al Gore and his film, An Inconvenient Truth. The title of Gore’s film is telling because it implies … More

    What is the White House's Fox News End Game?

    It has been an interesting and puzzling couple weeks watching the White House communications office at work. First, on October 11, Anita Dunn publicly rebuked Fox News on Howard Kurtz’ CNN show calling it the “research arm of the Republican Party.” Then, we learned Ms. Dunn counted Mao Zedong as a … More

    The Senate Cloakroom: Oct. 26 – 30

    Senate Analysis – An extension of unemployment insurance benefits will occupy the Senate for most of the week. Not only is extending jobless benefits the wrong way to address the lack of jobs, but Senators are likely to attach more misguided policies – like an extension of the homebuyers tax … More

    The House Cloakroom: Oct. 26 - 30

    House Analysis – Questions remain as to whether Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team are able to whip up the necessary votes to pass a robust Health Care public option out of the House. This will certainly be topic of discussion during the week. It is expected to be another … More

    California's Energy Policy Not Responsible for Reduced Consumption

    A study out of Stanford analyzes factors that lead to California’s lower per-capita electricity consumption. Proponents of regulation and cap and trade often point to the “success” California has had reducing per-capita electricity consumption (Note the reduction is relative to per-capita consumption in the rest of the U.S.). The study … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) on America’s Safe, Clean, Nuclear Future

    There is one thing that people across the ideological spectrum can agree on when it comes to the issue of energy—the United States needs to produce far more clean energy from a source that does not rely on the whims of tyrants in far off parts of the world. Fortunately, … More

    Biden’s Arm Twisting Tour Continues

    As Vice President Joe Biden completes his arm-twisting tour of Central and Eastern Europe, the Czechs have announced that they are ready to participate in America’s new missile defense plan, but only in the context of NATO. In the clearest sign yet of dissatisfaction with their second-class treatment by the … More

    More Bad News on Pay: Government Aims at the Wrong Target

    Not only do government wage controls not work, they usually backfire. Perhaps worse, like a lot of ill-conceived government schemes, they often punish the wrong people. The Federal Reserve yesterday announced a bank pay limits affecting every bank employee in America in (over)reaction to controversy to big bonuses at a … More

    Heritage Mourns Loss of Pastor Freddie Garcia

    Pastor Freddie Garcia, founder of Victory Fellowship in San Antonio, Texas, was known for accepting the very people others gave up on. A former drug addict himself, Pastor Garcia approached broken lives with humility and determination. Today, Heritage remembers his life as one of great faith and self-sacrifice. Faith-based and … More

    Wage Controls Don't Work

    CNBC reported on Obama’s Pay Czar earlier this week: Under the plan, which will be announced in the next few days by the Treasury Department, the seven companies that received the most assistance will have to cut the annual salaries of their 25 best-paid executives by an average of about … More