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    Morning Bell: Bailout's Precedent Requires Vigilance

    According to the best sources on Capitol Hill, opposition to the financial rescue plan is wilting. This is good news for the American people. Action to address the credit crunch is urgently needed and both the addition of raising the FDIC insured funds cap to $250,000 and the SEC’s mark-to-market … More

    Hypocrisy Matters

    Al Gore’s blatant hypocrisy when it comes to emitting carbon has been well documented. Now new research out of England has shown that “even the most committed environmentalists – identified by green trademarks such as shopping ethically, installing water and energy saving appliances and recycling … aren’t willing to reduce … More

    If You Eat, Sleep, or Pray Then the EPA is Coming for You

    This summer the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set in motion the process for regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Their Advanced Notice for Proposed Rulemaking is only a fist step, but the breadth of their desired reach is truly frightening. This month the U.S. Chamber of … More

    Exaggeration in An Inconvenient Truth? No...

    Watching the trailer to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, one would think that this planet is near Armageddon. According to the Nobel Laureate, our planet will soon be done in by ravaging hurricanes, scorching heat waves and twenty-foot sea level increases. Unless we do something about it. Well, one thing … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Speech vs. the Progressive Agenda

    DENVER — The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank. We are not experts on what the left wants. But after four full days spent listening to panels of progressive leaders describe what direction they want Barack Obama to take the country, we have to conclude that the left will, … More

    Conventional Wisdom on the Environment

    The Democratic National Convention in Denver endeavored to be “the most environmentally sustainable political convention in modern American history,” according to the convention’s Director of Greening (really) Andrea Robinson. But how much green will all that green end up costing the rest of us? From recycled tote bags and name … More

    Progressive Schwag in Denver

    DENVER — Ever wonder what promotional materials a non-profit group dedicated to a “sustainable” society might give away at a major convention? Well, take a peak at the official promotional bag (above) for Progress Now’s Big Tent and wonder no more. The lefty magazines, I understand, but that it is … More

    The New Marshall Green Apollo Deal Plan

    DENVER — We always knew the left loved big government central planning of the economy, but we never knew how much they loved it. Also on Bob Kuttner’s “Take Back America: The Economy” panel here in The Big Tent were United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard and Green for All founder … More

    Lester Brown Is Still Talking

    DENVER — “Guru of the environmental movement” Lester Brown is hosting a panel on climate change with Randy Hayes of the World Future Council, Chuck Kutscher pf the Renewable Energy Laboratory, David Orr, and Betsy Taylor of the Center for a New American Dream. Brown started talking at noon. It’s … More

    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