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  • Monthly Archives: April 2008

    What If a Congressman Brought Home the Pork But Nobody Covered It?

    Well according to a new paper from National Bureau of Economic Research, he’d be a lot less likely to fight for waste the next time around. Here is what the abstract actually says: In this paper we estimate the impact of press coverage on citizen knowledge, politicians’ actions, and policy. … More

    Stop Importing Poverty and Start Importing Innovation

    Today is the first day the U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services excepts H-1B visa petitions for FY 2009. And if last year is any indication, it will also be the last. Congress authorized only 85,000 H-1Bs last year (65,000 for people with a bachelor degree or higher and 20,000 for … More

    This Week in Washington: Just Say No to Government Regulation

    Here’s a preview of the week ahead in Washington. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an2ZGW85Ad0[/youtube] Recent troubles with the financial and housing markets have lead to proposed action by Congress to help distressed homeowners and to find a government solution to the Bear Stearns collapse. Massive new billion-dollar handouts to aid homeowners and utilizing sweeping … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Today’s Free Trade Fact of the Day comes from Heritage’s own Ambassador Terry Miller who takes a close look at each of the candidates’ views on trade. Before examining some of the candidates’ evolving positions on NAFTA, Amb. Miller lays out some facts comparing the first 13 years under NAFTA … More

    State of Reform

    Arizona which has been a national leader in state-directed initiatives to combat illegal migration is now trying to address the other half of the problem–getting the economy the workers it needs. There are an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 illegal immigrants working on American farms, but only 75,000 legal H-2A workers … More

    Morning Bell: What's at Stake in Bucharest

    The early reports out of President’s Bush’s trip to Europe for tomorrow’s NATO summit in Bucharest all seem to focus on the U.S. backing of Ukraine’s and Georgia’s bids to join the alliance. While NATO should pursue membership for those two former Soviet republics, there is so much more at … More