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  • Yearly Archives: 2009

    Our Socialist Energy Czar

    Remember those games when you were younger (they also have them at bars)where you would test your observation skills by picking out the 10 differences between two similar pictures. Here’s a simple example. Let’s try another. Open these two browsers by clicking (right-click, open new tab or window) here and … More

    More Nuclear Coming to Florida

    Despite a new study that warns of “staggering costs” for nuclear power, the contracts keep on coming. The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review reports, Westinghouse Electric Co. said Monday it signed a $7.65 billion deal to build two nuclear reactors in Florida — its third such contract in nine months. With 30 new … More

    Cut Non-Essential Spending First

    Some members of Congress who may have signaled support for “serious deficit spending” earlier in the week seem to have toughened their stance after news of just how serious the deficit looks to be. To help Congress begin the spending cuts, we’ve started a list of non-essential government spending that … More

    Trigger Lock! Democratic House Rules Thwart Fiscal Responsibility

    Two days into the new Congress, the majority has signaled they are unlikely to take their promise of fiscal discipline seriously. House democrats have turned off the Medicare trigger under the rules package for the 111th Congress, which means they are unlikely to even debate entitlement policy, let alone engage … More

    New Study on Staggering Cost of Nuclear Energy, Staggeringly Pessimistic

    Jack Spencer, Research Fellow in Nuclear Energy at the Heritage Foundation, authored this post. The Center for American Progress is promoting a  study called “Business Risks and Costs of New Nuclear Power,” which according to a CAP press release uncovers the “staggering” costs new nuclear power. The study prices out new … More

    The Big Lie at the Center of Big Spending Stimulus

    Barack Obama is trying to convince the American people that when it comes to his economic stimulus plan, “We’re guided by what works, not by any ideology or special interests.” But as the  New York Times reports today, nobody has any idea “what works.” First the Times reports: Nearly every … More

    Will the New Congress Hastily Create New Criminal Risks for Americans?

    (Post by Heritage Senior Legal Research Fellow Brian Walsh) A new year, a new Congress, and already the march of overcriminalization is underway. Without engaging this Congress in debate or meaningful committee oversight, Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) is trying to ram through legislation–the Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2009 … More

    Chinese Growth Underpowered

    In a few weeks, China will claim to have completed its economic survey and announce a growth rate for 2008. The only thing we know for certain is that figure won’t be accurate. Today, the People’s Bank tipped growth of 9.3% for the year. The final official figure could be … More

    Pressure Hamas not Israel

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has called for meetings between the Israeli leaders and “Palestinian factions” as well as a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict. According to the CNN article, the Egyptian President “said the discussions would focus on avoiding an escalation of the violence, securing borders between Israel and Gaza”. … More

    Feinstein’s Courageous Stand for the Rule of Law and Against Senate Democrats

    On December 10, Senate Democrats sent a letter to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich writing: ““We write to insist that you step down and…under no circumstances make an appointment to fill the vacant Illinois Senate seat.” The letter further threatened that if Blagojevich ignored their warning, “we would be forced to … More