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  • Monthly Archives: July 2010

    Sen. Leahy (D-VT) Denies Senate Judiciary Request to Investigate New Black Panther Case

    As the scandal over the dismissal of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) voter intimidation case percolates in the media, letters have been flying through the corridors of power. On July 22, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent a letter to President Obama demanding that he appoint a special counsel to … More

    The Reid Energy Bill: Another Government Land Grab

    The all-too-familiar idea “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste” has reared its head in Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D–NV) Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010. In addition to proposing hurdles high enough to trip efforts to develop energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico, … More

    House Overturning the Drilling Ban a Good Idea, But Doesn’t Justify the Spill Bill

    Last week, representatives from the oil, seafood, and tourism industries as well as local politicians and residents of the Gulf organized a rally at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana, to call for an end the Obama Administration’s drilling moratorium.Even after a federal judge overturned the ban, ruling it was arbitrary … More

    VIDEO: Students Debate Conservatism's Shared Values

    During his 1964 acceptance speech, Barry Goldwater described his movement to the audience with these words: This party, with its every action, every word, every breath and every heartbeat has but a single resolve, and that is freedom — freedom made orderly for the Nation by our constitutional government; freedom … More

    In The Green Room: Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Counterterrorism Under the Obama Administration

    Earlier this week, Representative Peter King (R-NY), the ranking minority member on the House’s Committee on Counterterrorism, gave a public lecture at Heritage titled, “Keeping America Free, Safe And Prosperous: Counterterrorism in the Obama Administration“. In his speech, King highlighted our current problems with counterterrorism and the future of homeland … More

    Milton Friedman’s 98th Birthday: His Wisdom Shines Brighter Than Ever

    Tomorrow, July 31, would be Milton Friedman’s 98th birthday. To honor the great man, we offer a quote that, though written three decades ago, is shockingly relevant today. In his last major work, Free to Choose, Friedman wrote words of hope: Fortunately, we are waking up. We are again recognizing … More

    The Obama Education Agenda Stays; Joyce Is Forced to Go

    What should a school principal expect after working “tirelessly” to help struggling students achieve? Certainly not to be asked to step down. However, this is exactly what can happen once the federal government gets involved. Despite support from parents, teachers, and administrators for Principal Joyce Irvine of Wheeler Elementary School … More

    Guest Blogger: Why Civil Society’s Role in Trade Is Vital

    In 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law to boost America’s economic relationships with African nations. Since its inception, the level of trade between the United States and African countries has grown significantly, but most of that increase has been in the extractive industries. Broadening … More

    Marriage and the Judgment of the People

    Judicial tyranny is alive and well in the United States, and as a result the debate over the future of marriage may soon be front and center once again in the national news. Two major federal court rulings, one just released and another imminent, pose separate challenges to marriage. First, … More

    A CLASS Mandate Flunks the Test

    Brian Riedl argued in a Washington Times piece on Tuesday that the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act should be repealed. CLASS, a government-run long-term care (LTC) insurance program, has been widely panned by actuaries as unsustainable and likely to result in a future taxpayer bailout. Howard Gleckman … More