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    Chevy Volt: Cheap at Half the Price

    You can buy a lot of car for $41,000. A BMW. A Mustang GT convertible. Even a Mercedes. Or you could shell out for a brand-spanking-new electric-powered Chevy Volt and do your part to “save the environment.” Government-owned General Motors is counting on the government to encourage you to do … More

    Romney: New Treaty is a Non-STARTer

    Mitt Romney, the once and future presidential candidate, is the biggest gun so far to come out against the New START arms control agreement. In a no-so-subtlety titled opinion piece “Obama’s worst foreign-policy mistake” in The Washington Post, he flatly states, “[t]he treaty as submitted to the Senate should not … More

    Obama Sings “Spend On” While Europe Acts to Dampen a Crisis

    Just what Kool-Aid are they drinking in the White House?  The question is occasioned almost daily now, but today’s issue isn’t Afghanistan, the oil spill, or health care reform.  The Kool-Aid question arises today in the antics leading up to the upcoming G-20 meeting in Toronto. According to press reports, … More

    G-20 Needs to Emphasize Competition, Not Harmonization

    In a June 5 communiqué, G-20 Finance Ministers collectively recognized that, recent events highlight the importance of sustainable public finances and the need for our countries to put in place credible, growth-friendly measures, to deliver fiscal sustainability, differentiated for and tailored to national circumstances. The words “differentiated for and tailored … More

    RSC Balances the Budget While Obama Doubles Down on Debt

    Last week, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Tom Price (R-GA) introduced the Republican Study Committee (RSC) FY2011 budget. This is a welcome fiscal blueprint that would restore fiscal discipline to the nation and avert a Grecian formula meltdown. It also does an excellent job of drawing a sharp distinction between … More

    Back to the Border

    The President has announced he plans to send up to 1,200 troops to the border with Mexico, a move that prompts many questions. Sending troops to the border makes sense, when it makes sense—in other words, if it is an appropriate, effective, and efficient use of military manpower. In 2006, … More

    They Should Reset Before They START

    The president has signed the START Treaty with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev but the Senate still has to ratify the treaty before it means something. Heritage has laid out all the problems of the treaty in a new paper. Here are some of the “highlights”, or “lowlights”, of the current … More

    Iran’s Nuclear Program: Does the U.S. Have a Strategy?

    On Sunday, The New York Times reported that Defense Secretary Robert Gates had sent a secret memo to the White House that warned that the administration does not have an effective policy to deal with the threat of Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon. Gates responded by asserting that his memo … More

    Video of the Week: Three Reasons Why Public Sector Unions are Killing the Economy

    The folks over at Reason.tv have produced a great video explaining how public sector unions are stifling economic recovery. It notes that unionized workers already made more than their private sector counterparts before the recession and that the pay gap has only grown since then. Government jobs don’t create wealth … More

    Crashing Obama's Nuclear Wedding

    Raising concerns about a new nuclear arms treaty is considered declasse. It’s about as welcome as a wedding crasher who questions the groom’s choice of a bride. Like weddings, nuclear treaties are supposedly joyous occasions. Posing questions is treated as an affront to the very nobility of the enterprise (although … More