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  • Texas Leading Way on Nuclear Energy Revival

    The Wall Street Journal reports today that the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission voted 5-2 yesterday to approve rules for accepting out-of-state nuclear materials. This is a huge victory for the nuclear energy industry which currently only has three other such storage sites in the U.S. Nuclear Energy … More

    Morning Bell: Tea Party Congress Returns to Constitution

    Shortly after noon today, all 435 Members of the House of Representatives will raise their right hands and take the following oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear … More

    Morning Bell: The Fight for the Filibuster

    When does a day last three weeks? When Senate Democrats want to rewrite the rules of the Senate to make it easier for the Majority Leader to end debate and block the amendment process. This Wednesday, the United States Senate is set to meet for its first “legislative day” of … More

    Tea Party Already Changing Spending Culture in Washington

    The 112th Congress has not yet been sworn in, but the Tea Party’s anti-business-as-usual mandate is already being felt on Capitol Hill. National Journal‘s Major Garrett reports: About two weeks ago, Speaker-to-be John Boehner found himself in an odd conversation with a young Republican House member. Their talk may rank … More

    Obama's Offshore Ban Already Cutting Domestic Energy Supply

    The Wall Street Journal reports today that, “More than two months after the Obama administration lifted its ban on drilling in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, oil companies are still waiting for approval to drill the first new oil well there. Experts now expect the wait to continue until the … More

    Morning Bell: No Bailouts for Government Unions

    New York City’s Department of Investigation (DOI) announced Friday that it is looking into reports that some Sanitation Department supervisors told workers to slow their snow removal efforts as a protest against budget cuts. DOI spokeswoman Diane Struzzi told Businessweek: “What we are looking at is whether there was intentional … More

    Top Ten Foundry Posts of 2010

    Rounding out our Top Ten of 2010 series (we already listed the Top Ten Charts, Top Ten Papers, Top Ten Videos, Top Ten Morning Bells, and Top Ten Side Effects), today we bring you the Top Ten Foundry Posts of this year. As always, posts are ranked by pageviews with … More

    Top Ten Side Effects of 2010

    Within days of Obamacare’s passage, The Heritage Foundation began documenting all of the ill Side Effects the new law was inflicting on our country. It has been The Foundry’s most popular feature by far. The Side Effects index page is the third highest trafficked page on the blog. Continuing our … More

    Left Begins to Recognize NEPA's Role in Stimulus Failure

    President Barack Obama’s $814 billion stimulus has been a tremendous objective failure. The White House promised that unemployment would never rise above 8%. But this month the unemployment rose to 9.8 percent, marking the 19th consecutive month that our nation’s unemployment rate topped 9 percent, a post–World War II record. … More

    Don't Buy The Washington Post's False Choice on Immigration

    The Washington Post editorializes today: “In a handful of Southern and Western states, Republican governors and lawmakers are vowing to replicate Arizona’s harshly nativist law or go even further with bills that would outlaw the presence of undocumented immigrants or require police to screen suspects for immigration status – or … More