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    Guest Blogger: Rep. Capito Says We Need to Put a Personal Face on Copenhagen

    As the festivities in Copenhagen got underway last week, there was no shortage of enthusiasm from those pushing for new regulations, new caps and new taxes – all in the name of saving the planet. With EPA Administrator Jackson officially unveiled her agency’s endangerment finding, commentators were quick to point … More

    Live From Copenhagen: A Matter of Sovereignty

    The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves and Ben Lieberman are live at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference reporting from a conservative perspective. Follow their reports on The Foundry and at the Copenhagen Consequences Web site. Climate change negotiations here in Copenhagen have apparently hit a speed bump because the United States … More

    Live at Copenhagen: The Trouble With Tuvalu

    The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves and Ben Lieberman are live at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference reporting from a conservative perspective. Follow their reports on The Foundry and at the Copenhagen Consequences Web site. The tiny Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu is a perfect microcosm of what is wrong with … More

    Morning Bell: They Can't Even Run A Conference, Let Alone the Global Economy

    The climate treaty negotiations inside Copenhagen’s Bella Center at the United Nations Climate Change Conference ground to a halt yesterday when the G-77, the largest group of developing nations, walked out. These poorer nations demanded that richer nations sign a treaty that includes a large transfer of wealth to the … More

    350: The Most Important Number in the World for Global Warming

    When Kevin Garnett led the Boston Celtics to the 2008 NBA Championship, his memorable post game interview included him screaming, “Anything is possible!” – A slight rendition of his shoe sponsor Adidas’ motto, “Impossible is nothing.” At Copenhagen where world leaders are gathering to discuss policies to ratchet down the … More

    Live At Copenhagen: Wind Energy Doesn't Cut It

    The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves and Ben Lieberman are live at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference reporting from a conservative perspective. Follow their reports on The Foundry and at the Copenhagen Consequences Web site. Below is Lieberman’s first video interview with Martin Aagerup, President of the Danish think tank CEPOS, … More

    Heritage Video: Congress Maxes-Out Credit Card, Then Raises Its Limit

    With Congress looking to spend its way out of the recession, it’s running into a bit of a hiccup: the government’s credit card is about to be maxed-out. And big spenders in Congress aren’t planning on cutting spending in order to balance the budget. Instead, Congress will raise the debt … More

    Employment Discrimination in the Senate Health Care Bill

    The Senate health care bill includes a well-known “employer mandate” provision that would require employers to offer “qualified” health plan and pay 60% of the premium, or pay an annual tax penalty of $750 per full-time employee. What is less well-known is that the provision would also tax companies even … More

    D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program in Critical Condition

    Today’s Washington Post editorial page draws attention to the plight of the embattled D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which is now in critical condition due to language contained in the omnibus bill. The 2010 spending bill effectively kills the successful program by prohibiting any new students from receiving scholarships. The Post … More

    Live at Copenhagen: Left Out in the Cold

    The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves and Ben Lieberman are live at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference reporting from a conservative perspective. Follow their reports on The Foundry and at the Copenhagen Consequences Web site.   The main impression of many attendees at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen is … More