Jim DeMint

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A Conversation With Jim DeMint

By 5.9.14

As president and CEO of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint has travelled across the country and met with thousands of people “anxious to join in building a stronger and more prosperous America.”

Falling in Love With America Again (Center Street, 320 pages, $22.50) is DeMint's methodical manifesto on how to do just what the title indicates. The former senator from South Carolina chronicles the ways in which America has become too big and too intrusive to love. In particular, the federal government, designated “the mother of big” by the author, threatens to repel its country’s own citizens.

By recounting personal stories and startling statistics, DeMint seeks to revitalize Edmund Burke’s concept of “the little platoon we belong to in society” and encourage Americans to embrace the conservative principles of limited government, free enterprise, individual freedom, and traditional values.

DeMint spoke to The American Spectator about why he’s optimistic for America, and why we should be too.  

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Baucus’s Lame-Duck Renewables Ploy

By on 12.6.10 | 9:20AM

Cap-and-trade is said to be dead, and the general belief I'm hearing out of D.C. is that a national Renewable Electricity Standard (introduced in a bill co-sponsored by Democrat Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico and Republican Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas -- who is also the state's Governor-elect) isn't going to happen during a lame-duck session either.

But according to the Washington Times, Montana Democrat Sen. Max Baucus plans a last-gasp effort to get through a few more stimulus dollars for alternative energy schemers before the Senate makeup changes for the worse:

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DeMint: Not So Fast, Ye Lame Ducks

By on 9.28.10 | 10:37AM

The Hill (via Drudge): 'Dems to stuff 20 bills into post-election lame duck session:'

Democrats are considering cramming as many as 20 pieces of legislation into the lame-duck session they plan to hold after the Nov. 2 election.

The array of bills competing for floor time shows the sense of urgency among Democratic lawmakers to act before the start of the 112th Congress, when Republicans are expected to control more seats in the Senate and House.

Including:

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is intent on passing a renewable electricity standard.

As I note today in the Washington Times, Republican Sen. Sam Brownback is co-sponsoring the RES legislation, which they announced at a press conference last week. Doesn't the Kansas Senator (also the GOP nominee for governor) look proud?

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Political Hay

The Spending Split

By 3.15.10

Two leading conservative senators disagree over whether a ban on earmarks will help rein in the federal budget.
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