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    Asking McCain, Obama the Right Questions About Social Justice

    Tomorrow, Rick Warren, author of the 2002 best-seller “The Purpose Driven Life,” will host John McCain and Barack Obama at his 22,000-member Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif., where he will question them on matters of concern to evangelical Christians, including poverty, the environment, human rights and AIDS. The standard … More

    Morning Bell: Unintended Consequences of Wind Energy

    Unintended consequences of the federal government’s energy policy are nothing new. Think about ethanol. The United States is now committed to using 9 billion gallons of ethanol in 2008, which will rise to 36 billion by 2022. No one thought it would be responsible for pushing 30 million people into … More

    International Cooperation on Nuclear Energy

    Recognizing the need for a substantial increase in clean energy supply to meet both growing demands and carbon dioxide reduction objectives, the Group of Eight (G8) leaders are expected to reach an agreement on commercial nuclear energy at an upcoming climate change summit next week in Japan. The initiative will … More

    How Dangerous Is the Light Bulb?

    This video of Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) speaking about compact fluorescent light bulbs is approaching 3 million views on YouTube. Poe outlines the dangers of using compact fluorescent bulbs, which will replace the reliable incandescent light bulb beginning in 2012. As Heritage’s own Dani Doane knows, when one of these … More

    Environmental Hypocrisy

    Hypocrisy is nothing new to celebrities and politicians that make the push to go green. First, it was John Travolta, preaching about the catastrophic consequences global warming with five (yes, five) private jets that he likes to fly for ‘business purposes’. Next, it was Harry Reid getting out of his … More

    Morning Bell: Cap and Corrupt

    Last night Barack Obama told his supporters that he won the Democratic nomination for president ”because you decided that change must come to Washington.” If Obama’s plan to address global warming is anything like the Lieberman-Warner bill being debated by the Senate (and it is), then he will have completely failed. In … More

    Going Green on the Border

    TUCSON, AZ: Saving the environment starts at the nation’s edge. I saw plenty of evidence of that on my trip to the U.S/Mexico border area near Tucson. The wilds and wildlife of the American Southwest are other victims of our broken borders that seldom get discussed. Illegal border crossers cut … More

    Morning Bell: A Teaching Moment

    Environmentalists and their allies in Congress are already conceding defeat on the Lieberman-Warner global warming legislation that will be debated this week in the Senate. The Washington Post reports that “even supporters of the complex, extensively negotiated 494-page bill say that there is little chance that it will win Senate … More

    Adaptation vs. Alarmism

    The headlines define alarmism: “Global warming to wreak havoc on U.S. crops and forests, report says.” The AP reports: “Climate change is increasing the risk of U.S. crop failures, depleting the nation’s water resources and contributing to outbreaks of invasive species and insects, the Department of Agriculture said in a … More

    What's in Lieberman-Warner Bill?

    As we outlined earlier today, a cap-and-trade policy would pose a grave threat to the U.S. economy. Yet that won’t stop Congress from charging ahead during the first week of June on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008. The Heritage Foundation has secured a copy of a complete substitute … More