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    Should Government Watch the Terrorists -- or Americans Reaching for a Snack?

    With recent news of various government agencies wanting to monitor our nation’s newsrooms and our children’s eating habits, and with a $17 trillion debt that continues to rise, perhaps it is time to paraphrase President John F. Kennedy: Ask not what government can do for us, but what we can … More

    Time to Stock Up on Incandescent Bulbs Before They Go Out Permanently

    If your New Year’s resolution is to change your light bulbs, don’t worry—the federal government’s here to help. Beginning January 1, 2014, the federal government will ban the use of 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs. The light bulb has become a symbol in the fight for consumer freedom and … More

    Hurricane Sandy Causes Foggy Thinking on Climate

    Disappointed with the lack of global warming discussion in the current presidential campaign, tabloid climatologists have latched onto Hurricane Sandy as their vehicle for relevance. The more reserved among them use lines like “Though we cannot prove that global warming caused Hurricane Sandy, the scientists predict there will be more … More

    Washington in a Flash: Another Day of Debt Talks

    Republicans and Democrats left the White House last night without a deal on the debt limit, but they’ll be back at work this morning after a weekend of maneuvering. Expect to learn more at 11 a.m. when President Obama talks to the press. Both houses of Congress are in session … More

    South Carolina Taking Light Bulb Ban into Its Own Hands

    Fed up with the federal government’s ban of the traditional incandescent light bulb, state representatives in South Carolina are pushing for the state to produce and use incandescents solely for its state. The Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act, which unanimously passed South Carolina’s Senate panel, would allow South Carolina manufacturers … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #8: How Many Hazmat Suits Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

    Lest anyone tell you that the phase-out of (non-toxic) incandescent light bulbs will be hassle-free (other than hugely expensive), here is the directive from the Environmental Protection Agency for ridding your home of toxic vapor in the event you or a loved one (or relative) breaks the mercury-laden compact fluorescent … More

    If Congress Botches Bulbs, What Will It Do to Health Care?

    Why trust Congress with health care when it messes up simple things like light bulbs? The new mandated light bulbs don’t save as promised; produce inferior quality light; and 90% of them are made abroad. The old ones were mostly made in America. The new law has led to General … 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