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  • Yearly Archives: 2009

    Obama’s Vigorous Anti-Jobs Campaign

    The Obama Administration is visibly perplexed by the failure of the U.S. economy to be duly stimulated. It shouldn’t be. After frittering away political capital and taxpayer dollars on an ineffectual fiscal stimulus, Obama’s policies share the singular characteristic of draining the economy of the most important ingredient needed for … More

    Entitlements Crowd Out Defense Spending, and It’s Only Getting Worse

    Last week’s Wall Street Journal called attention to an issue that most policymakers in Washington don’t want to talk about: President Obama and Congress’ ever-growing welfare state will quickly undermine national security and military strength similar to many European countries. Indeed, declining military strength will limit the choices available to … More

    Government in the Way Again at GM and Chrysler

    There’s new evidence that General Motors and Chrysler, both owned partly by taxpayers, are still facing interference in the way they are run. The latest example comes not from the Obama Administration, but from Congress. At issue are the closures of over 2,000 dealerships announced by the two firms last … More

    Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO: Obamacare Will Have "Catastrophic Effects" on Health-Care Safety-Net

    Dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine Edward Miller writes in the Wall Street Journal: Both the House and Senate health-care reform bills call for a large increase in Medicaid—about 18 million more people will begin enrolling in Medicaid under the House bill starting in 2013, Centers for Medicare and … More

    Video: Copenhagen Should Follow Byrd-Hagel Resolutions

    In response to the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference December 7th through 18th, The Heritage Foundation is launching a video series to cover all the details and aspects of the climate summit. We’ll address all the angles (climate, energy, national security, sovereignty, trade, and more) and provide you with everything you … More

    EPA Formally Declares CO2 a Dangerous Pollutant

    Step aside, elected Members of Congress. If you can’t pass cap and trade legislation, The Environmental Protection Agency will move in with massively complex and costly regulations that would micromanage just about every aspect of the economy. They announced today that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten … More

    Copenhagen Conference Begins While The Global Warming Scare Ends

    The United Nations climate change conference begins in Copenhagen today, but it may spell the beginning of the end to the global warming scare. For nearly two years, this meeting was touted as the biggest global warming conference since the 1997 meeting in Kyoto, Japan. That conference resulted in the … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Sensenbrenner (R-WI) Says Climategate Should be in Copenhagen Agenda

    Next week, diplomats and politicians from across the world will invade Copenhagen, Denmark for U.N. climate change talks that were supposed to be the culmination of years of international negotiations over a treaty designed to replace the unsuccessful Kyoto treaty, which failed to produce any reduction in greenhouse gases. Fortunately … More

    Video: Harry Reid Calls 10% Unemployment "Progress"

    Back when the unemployment rate was only 9.8% White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein told the Associated Press that the early data on the effect of President Barack Obama’s “quite positive.” Now that the unemployment rate is 10%, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) also sees “great progress.” Watch:

    Debating Abortion Forever

    The issue of federal funding of abortion may throw a monkey wrench into the Obamacare debate this week. As early as today, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ben Nelson (D-NE) are expected to offer something very similar to Congressman Bart Stupak’s (D-MI) amendment to extend the current ban on federally … More