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  • Monthly Archives: October 2009

    10 Democrats Stand Up for Fiscal Discipline--Will Leadership Follow?

    Ten democratic Senators recently issued an important call to action for Majority Leader Harry Reid to support efforts to get America’s long-term fiscal imbalance under control. One can only hope Senator Reid listens. As the letter notes, America is already $12 trillion in debt and, in the next decade, will … More

    The Costs of Cap and Trade and The Costs of Doing Nothing

    The economic losses from carbon emissions cap-and-trade policies are often compared with “the cost of doing nothing.” CBO director Doug Elmendorf in his testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee labels these costs as nonmarket impacts. These include effects of human health, loss of species’ habitats, and other … More

    CBO Director: There are Costs Involved with Cap and Trade

    Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testified on October 14 before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to discuss the economic effects of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the effects – most notably the effects of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade legislation. Although Elmendorf felt that Waxman-Markey could … More

    Concessions for Nothing, Rule-Breaking for Free

    FOX News reports: Russia and the United States have tentatively agreed to a weapons inspection program that would allow Russians to visit nuclear sites in America to count missiles and warheads. The plan, which Fox News has learned was agreed to in principle during negotiations, would constitute the most intrusive … More

    Spreading the Education Spending Fallacy

    Last week, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman tried to sell the merits of second “stimulus” by claiming education spending is being slashed, to the detriment of American students. He contends that education has suffered because of skepticism about the merits of government spending. Krugman writes: There’s no mystery about … More

    Tenzin Dorjee of Students for a Free Tibet on 'Not Indulging China's Behavior'

    Tenzin Dorjee, Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet, recently sat down with Heritage’s Dr. Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, to offer insight on the ethnic and religious tensions plaguing China. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfKQOJFm64E[/youtube] From Xinjiang to Tibet, tensions continue to cloud the Chinese government’s vision of a harmonious … More

    The Whole Truth about Comprehensive Sex Education

    One of the illusions about comprehensive sex education is that it is, well, a comprehensive treatment of the science of human sexuality. Dr. Miriam Grossman, who has upfront and personal knowledge of the psychological and physiological challenges of sexually involved collegians from her years as a campus psychiatrist at UCLA, … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) Obama's Health Care Promises

    When President Obama spoke to Congress on his health care plan, I was thinking about the 16-day stretch in July during which his bill was being assembled on Capitol Hill. That’s because so much of what he told us, whether about deficits, illegal aliens or abortions, seemed at odds with … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare Forces You to Fund Abortions

    This Morning Bell is the fourth in a five-part week-long series on how Obamacare will affect you. “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions,” Or so President Barack Obama promised to the American people in his health care address before a Joint Session of Congress … More

    Harry Reid and the Chamber of Secrets

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nalRPJctQE4[/youtube] “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government…Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.” Or so President Obama says on the White House website. But does he mean it? Of course not. President Obama is leading the most secretive … More