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    Morning Bell: Liberal Lies Connect Economy and War

    Reporting on yesterday’s events on Capitol Hill, the New York Times notes: “It is not easy to draw a straight line from the slumping economy to the war in Iraq and a trade deal with Colombia, but Democrats are trying to connect those dots.” For liberals, the connection between Iraq … More

    Senate Showdown on Earmarks Pits Presidential Candidates Against Leadership

    A bipartisan effort to put a one-year freeze on earmarks has attracted the support of at least 14 senators, including each party’s presidential contenders, setting the stage for a showdown Thursday over wasteful government spending. Despite the surge in support over the past 24 hours, however, Senate Democrat leaders are … More

    Morning Bell: You Don't Grow an Economy by Taxing It Higher

    Democrats in New York want to raise taxes. Democrats in California want to raise taxes. Democrats in Congress want to raise taxes. Is there a pattern here? Apparently liberals still seem to believe the best way to fight off an economic slowdown is to raise taxes. When pressed to explain … More

    Morning Bell: What Really Happened in Berkeley

    According to the Los Angeles Times, “After Backlash, Berkeley Welcomes Marines,” and according to the Associated Press, “Berkeley Eases Anti-Marines Stance.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The San Jose Mercury News got it right: “Berkeley Council Becomes Home to Intolerance.” In order to arrive at their misleading headlines, … More

    Carbon Trading Is an Invitation to Fraud

    The Heritage Foundation has many able analysts who have done great work on energy and the environment. But since the absolute farce that is the cap-and-trade “solution” to global warming is now the preferred plan of all three major presidential candidates, the need to highlight succinct analysis from others has … More

    Morning Bell: Arbitrary Deadlines No Way to Run a Military

    Now that headlines across the world proclaim “Al-Qaeda leaders admit: ‘We are in crisis. There is panic and fear.’” the campaign promises of prominent political leaders here in the United States are finally coming under much-needed scrutiny. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer discussed the policy and rhetoric of all three top presidential … More