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  • Monthly Archives: June 2010

    Free Enterprise Crashes the Oil Cleanup Party

    Solving the problem of cleaning up the waters in the Gulf of Mexico may depend not on government, nor on the corporate giant BP, but on innovation and commitment to free enterprise. One promising and persistent example is Mr. Nobu Su of Taiwan, CEO of TMT Corporation. Thursday morning he … More

    The Kagan Confirmation: Day Three Summary

    In Day Three questioning of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, conservative senators continued to press for clear, forthright answers to resolve the serious questions surrounding Kagan’s unlawful policy on military recruiting at Harvard Law School and her views on the reach of federal power to regulate details of American life, … More

    If Deficit Commission Is Serious, They Ought to Look at Welfare Reform

    Today, Heritage budget expert Brian Riedl testified before the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, more commonly known as President Obama’s “deficit commission.” The commission has been tasked to offer suggestions to reduce the federal deficit—a necessity which was proven even more serious today by the release of the … More

    Iran’s Ticking Nuclear Time Bomb

    Leon Panetta, the low-key Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, made an eye-opening disclosure on Sunday that received little attention, yet called into question the Obama Administration’s strategy for preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon.  Speaking on ABC’s Sunday news show, “This Week”, Panetta revealed that Tehran could soon … More

    The Dodd-Frank TARP Raid: Using Yesterday's Bailout to Pay For Tomorrow's

    After the last-second addition of another $20 billion in new taxes shattered their original coalition for passage, the majority in the Senate went back to the drawing board to identify a new way to pay for the Dodd-Frank “orderly liquidation” fund. The result of their leftist brainstorming session? Using the … More

    Justice Scalia Could Help Senator Feinstein Understand the Clean Water Act

    In her questioning of Elena Kagan yesterday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked about the degree to which courts should defer to agency constructions of statutes, pointing to a 2006 Supreme Court decision regarding the Clean Water Act (CWA) that left intermittent seasonal streams unprotected. Kagan told Senator Feinstein she did … More

    Help Has Been on the Way

    The optimist in you might say, “Better late than never.” The pessimist in you might ask, “What took so long?” On June 29, over seventy days after the Gulf oil spill, the U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The National Incident Command and the Federal On Scene Coordinator … More

    Russian Espionage Undermines Obama's Reset Policy

    On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that ten people have been arrested for being alleged undercover Russian spies. They were charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, as well as for money laundering. While not yet charged with espionage, nevertheless, they walked liked … More

    Why Obamanomics Has Failed - Annotated

    Carnegie Mellon University economics professor and American Enterprise Institute visiting scholar Allan Meltzer has a must read op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal titled: Why Obamanomics Has Failed: Uncertainty about future taxes and regulations is enemy No. 1 of economic growth. It is re-posted in its entirety below but as … More

    VIDEO: Welfare Can And Must Be Reformed

    Our newest video highlights a recent paper on welfare reform by Heritage’s Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley. In the video and this new report, we reveal some startling statistics: Welfare spending is climbing faster than spending for education, defense, and even Social Security and Medicare. After adjusting for inflation, welfare … More