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  • Monthly Archives: May 2009

    What Next? American Flag Edition

    Earlier this week, Debbie McLucas, a supervisor at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, Texas, was told she would have to take down a 3×5 American flag that she had hung near her desk in an office she shares with three other supervisors. Her boss told her a fellow supervisor, who had … More

    Your Increasing National Debt

    Your family’s share of the national debt just got a lot bigger thanks to the recent increases in federal spending. According to an analysis by USA Today, in 2008 an additional $55,000 per household in new federal obligations was added onto the already massive figure, bringing the total to $546,668. … More

    Video: South Park Episode Not A Good Exit Strategy For GM

    On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens noticed that President Obama’s policy initiatives resemble a 1998 South Park episode in which grand plans are formulated with a beginning and a successful ending, yet without the requisite how-to in the middle. When it comes to the handling of GM, we couldn’t … More

    Honoring President Ronald Reagan in London

    Here’s good news for a Friday: the planning committee of the Westminster City Council in London has given its approval for the placement of a statue honoring President Reagan outside the American Embassy. The statue will be accompanied by a piece of the Berlin Wall, to pay tribute to Reagan’s … More

    The UK Strikes Back

    The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom Director Nile Gardiner responds to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs anti-British press tirade in today’s Telegraph: This kind of attack would normally be made against the likes of the North Korean or Iranian state media, but in the current climate of … More

    Government Motors: Exit Strategy Needed

    Heritage fellow James Gattuso: Congratulations: If you are a U.S. taxpayer, you will soon be a part owner of a car company. Under the latest reorganization plan for General Motors, Uncle Sam would take ownership of 72.5 percent of the troubled automaker while providing an additional $30 billion in funds … More

    Celebrating Foster Care Awareness Month by Improving Educational Opportunities

    May is national foster care month. In Arizona, the state legislature marked the occasion by passing emergency legislation to rescue an education program that helps foster children from being terminated. Since 2006, Arizona has provided tuition scholarships to students who have been placed in foster care to attend private school. … More

    "What's an empathetic judge to do?"

    Heritage fellow Robert Alt writes in U.S. News: My late constitutional law professor once offered the following hypothetical about a fishing dispute that made its way to court. On one side were Native Americans; on the other, environmentalists. After a pregnant pause, he mused: “What’s a liberal to do?” Were … More

    Protect America Month: New York

    The inaugural event of Heritage’s Protect America Month, remarks by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on June 1, sold out fast. But later that same week, Former Attorney General Ed Meese and Dr. Kim Holmes will host a screening of Heritage’s 33 Minutes documentary on missile defense in New York … More

    Capping, Trading, and Stealing from our Children

    Intergenerational theft. A complicated phrase that can simply be described as borrow money now, force our children and grandchildren to pay later. We’ve heard it with Social Security, Medicare and, most recently, with the massive stimulus spending bill. We can now add cap and trade to the list. The Heritage Foundation’s … More