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  • Yearly Archives: 2009

    Morning Bell: Temporary Tax Cuts, Permanent Spending, and "Trillion Dollar Deficits for Years to Come"

    One of the biggest challenges President-elect Barack Obama faces in the years to come is how to both enact “swift and bold” changes to public policy while still blaming President Bush for everything that is bad about the economy. Hence Obama’s press conference yesterday where he anesthetized Americans to the … More

    Don’t Worry Al Gore, There’s Plenty of Ice for the Polar Bears

    Good news, Mr. Gore. You no longer have to worry about polar bears arduously attempt to settle on a piece of breaking ice as portrayed in your documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. (The animated version Gore used in his movie can be seen at the 4-minute mark, to the tune of … More

    Video: Bill Beach on Bloomberg Debating the Stimulus

    Bill Beach recently appeared on Bloomberg TV to debate with Will Straw from the Center For American Progress on what should be done with the new Stimulus bill. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwbcMUcaZ_w[/youtube] For more information on the Stimulus bill, visit our new “Rapid Response” page on the Economic Stimulus

    Same-Sex Marriage Shuts Down Methodist Camp Ground

    A paper recently published by The Heritage Foundation outlined the threat to religious liberty posed by nondiscrimination laws that elevate sexual orientation to a “protected status” just like race or gender. One of the cases used to illustrate this point involved a Methodist campground ministry in New Jersey that refused … More

    Stop Enabling Russia's Energy Empire

    Just as Europe is in the midst of a particularly cold winter, Russia’s quasi-governmental gas giant Gazprom has turned off the gas taps to Ukraine, a major transit corridor for Russian gas into Europe. Gas shortages are being reported in several countries, including Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and the Czech Republic. … More

    Study Shows Global Warming Will Not Hurt U.S. Economy

    The left loves to scare monger over the threat global warming presents to the United States. Last year the Natural Resources Defense Council put out a report claiming global warming would cost the U.S. $3.8 trillion annually. The report was full of fanciful assumptions and its conclusions had no basis … More

    Eric Holder's Sixth Amendment Problem

    For more than three years, a diverse coalition from all quarters of the legal community has been pushing Congress to help restore Americans’ Sixth Amendment guarantee to assistance of counsel in all criminal prosecutions. This right has been steadily eroded since a Deputy Attorney General issued a memo in 1999 … More

    Why Is the Left So Eager to Waste Money?

    The usual suspects on the left are very concerned that Obama is pushing too many temporary tax cuts and not enough government spending in his constantly evolving stimulus package. But how much money can the federal government really pour into public spending? Harvard professor Ed Glaeser notes: While the mechanics … More

    Gaza Cease-Fire Must Halt Hamas Rockets

    Heritage Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs James Phillips on what principles should guide U.S. policy regarding the Gaza crisis: A cease-fire agreement must include and immediate and permanent end of rocket attacks by Hamas and other extremist Palestinian groups. A return to the status quo ante, in which … More

    Bailouts Not Good for Free Speech

    This year already we’ve heard calls for reintroduction of the Fairness Doctrine, and Internet censorship. Now, the first call for public funding for newspapers is here. Lining up behind GM and AIG, media outlets could join the many “distressed businesses” begging for government aid. But, government funding for media – … More