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    This Isn't Brain Surgery

    Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Tex.) worked as a doctor for 21 years before coming to Congress. But performing surgery might be easier than the task ahead of him. Burgess has made it his mission to educate House Republicans about health care reform so they feel comfortable talking about it in Washington … More

    Why Does the New York Times Shortchange Veterans and Their Families?

    Yesterday, the New York Times shamelessly politicized Memorial Day by publishing an editorial attacking President Bush and Sen. John McCain for not supporting Sen. Jim Webb’s (D-Va.) “Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act.” The New York Times is free to criticize the president as much as it wants (we sure do) … More

    Morning Bell: Economics 101

    “The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should,” John McCain famously admitted to the Boston Globe late last year. And yesterday in Portland, Ore., McCain proved it by outlining a cap-and-trade plan designed to reduce U.S. carbon emissions by 60% by 2050. The plan … More

    Is the New York Times Familiar with Legal History at All?

    In their editorial today celebrating Barack Obama’s victory of Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, the New York Times attacks John McCain and his promise to appoint conservative judges to the bench. They write: Mr. McCain predictably criticized liberal judges, vowed strict adherence to the Founders’ views and promised to … More

    The Right Call to Action on Health Care Reform

    Sen. John McCain issued a call to action on health care reform today. Despite what some political pundits and liberal critics in the media claim, McCain has it exactly right with his policy proposal. The McCain plan would expand personal, portable private health insurance, not through government mandates or regulations … More

    Growth Better Than Redistribution

    John McCain continues to explain his economic philosophy and round out his program, and the picture he draws of a serious tax-cutting fiscal conservative contrasts starkly with the high-tax, redistributive, big spending liberals running in the other party. In addition to his previously announced pro-growth policies of cutting the corporate … More

    Morning Bell: Why Earmarks Matter

    Despite “the most sweeping ethics reform since Watergate” and promises from the new House leadership to cut the number of earmarks in half, it appears the House is on its way again to absurd levels of pork-barrel spending. Roll Call reports that member earmark requests to the House Appropriations Committee … 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: 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