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  • Monthly Archives: June 2011

    Sweetheart Deal for Kentucky Uranium Enrichers, Bad Deal for America

    Department of Energy

    The Department of Energy (DOE) holds approximately the equivalent of 59,000 tons of natural uranium. This includes low-enriched uranium, highly enriched uranium, depleted uranium left over from past enrichment, and natural uranium. With additional processing, much of it could be used to fuel America’s nuclear reactors. Depending on the spot … More

    Stimulate the Weak Economy by Cutting Corporate Taxes

    This week’s disappointing news on the progress of the economic recovery has some Democrats and their allies yearning for more fiscal “stimulus.” But continuing the failed policies of the recent past would be the wrong response. Instead, Congress and the President should pursue fiscal policies that stimulate the engines of … More

    Tony Blair's Nightmare Vision of a European Superstate

    Blair

    Tony Blair’s interview in yesterday’s Times deserves to be widely read on both sides of the Atlantic. Why? Because it shows that the Eurofederalists’ delusions of grandeur are firmly alive and remain a huge threat not only to British national sovereignty but the future of the transatlantic alliance, especially the … More

    Deficits: Spending, Not Revenue, Is to Blame

    Deepening federal budget deficits indicate that one component of the federal budget baseline—either spending or revenue—is out of alignment. Closer inspection reveals that spending is the root cause, but both spending and revenue deserve equal treatment in policy discussions about reducing debt and deficits. Often, however, Members of Congress and … More

    No Reason to Tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    Oil rig

    In response to OPEC’s inability to come to agreement on boosting oil production, the White House indicated that it would not shy away from tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which holds 700 million barrels of unrefined petroleum reserves in underground salt caverns, in order to smooth over oil … More

    Morning Bell: The Iranian Threat That Can't Be Ignored

    Iran's improved Sejil 2 medium-range missile

    The leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once said that Israel must be “wiped off the map.” And now Iran stands poised to have its finger on the trigger of a nuclear weapon, yet the Obama Administration continues to remain virtually silent on the nascent threat, all while the clouds amassing … More

    Guest Blog: Georgians Will Continue to Fight for School Choice Options

    atlanta-georgia-capitol-skyline

    Better than 97 percent proficient in reading, 94 percent proficient in math, and a perfect 100 percent in writing: These are the most recent criterion-referenced competency test and 8th grade writing assessment scores for Ivy Preparatory Charter School located in Gwinnett County, a suburb of Atlanta. In a state where … More

    'Blizzard' of Words, but Panetta's Actions Will Determine National Security

    panetta-senate-testimony-11-6-9

    At his confirmation hearing today, Defense Secretary nominee Leon Panetta argued that the Cold War of the 20th century had been replaced by a “blizzard” of threats in the 21st. Remarking that “for our troops, there has been no shortage of war,” Panetta will likely concentrate on winding down American … More

    The Radical Feminists’ World Tour

    Codepink

    There’s a reason a large portion of the world’s poor are women. In underdeveloped nations, women lack the skills or opportunity to change their environments, leaving them in a losing cycle of economic helplessness. In Rwanda, more than one-third of households are run by women, and 80 percent of those … More

    Heritage Heads to New Hampshire for Presidential Debate

    manchester-new-hampshire

    Monday marks an important milestone in the 2012 presidential calendar. Republicans will gather in Manchester, N.H., for a presidential debate at Saint Anselm College — the opening debate in the Granite State, home of the first-in-the-nation primary. Heritage will be on hand for the event, reporting on the issues that … More