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  • Monthly Archives: June 2009

    Guest Blogger: Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) on the War in Afghanistan

    Repeating the Mistakes From the Iraq War in Afghanistan Yesterday, early in the morning, the House Armed Services Committee finished its work on the Defense Authorization bill for 2010. The bill unfortunately falls short is several areas, including a slashing of our missile defense program and a failure to dedicate … More

    The Coming Obama Tax Explosion

    According to Time, the Center for American Progress (CAP) is “the most influential independent organization in Obama’s nascent Washington.” The brainchild of former Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta, President Obama “effectively contracted out the management of his own government’s formation to Podesta.” So take notice when CAP … More

    Dearth of Details in Daschle-Dole Health Proposal

    On Wednesday, the Bipartisan Policy Center – a group led by former senators Howard Baker, Tom Daschle and Bob Dole – released a report describing yet another health care reform proposal that would attempt a compromise between Democrats and Republicans. The proposal is billed as “the culmination of an inclusive … More

    Mourning in Iran

    Tens of thousands of Iranians are demonstrating for the sixth day in protest over the disputed outcome of last week’s presidential elections. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi requested that the demonstrators dress in black as a sign of mourning over at least seven protesters who have been killed by the … More

    Understanding Osborne and Access to DNA Evidence

    The immediate reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Osborne case has been both ill-informed and negative. And liberals are already spinning it as the Roberts Court’s latest affront to justice. This is no surprise. It’s easy for political hacks to attack decisions when the public doesn’t understand the … More

    Video: Gibbs Can't Name Countries That Love Single-Payer Health Care

    During yesterday’s White House press conference, press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked: “The President actually told the AMA that ‘there are some countries where a single-payer system works pretty well.’ Do you know what countries he was referring to or what he was talking about?” Gibbs responded: “I don’t know … More

    Big Labor Admits Employer Violations Rare in Elections

    Heritage fellow James Sherk reports: Organized labor argues that Congress should effectively take away workers’ right to vote in secret ballot elections because employers allegedly intimidate workers in the run-up to elections by firing and threatening to fire pro-union workers. However, a recently released study commissioned by two union-funded organizations, … More

    Morning Bell: Heritage President Ed Feulner on Health Care

    This Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) delivered a major dose of reality to Capitol Hill, affixing a $1 trillion price tag to the Kennedy-Dodd health care plan. Supporters of the Kennedy-Dodd approach then complained that the CBO only scored an incomplete version of the bill and Dodd-Kennedy staffers “were … More

    More Nuclear Means More Jobs in Struggling Ohio

    Today, USEC, Duke Energy and the international nuclear company AREVA announced plans for a new 1,650-megawatt nuclear reactor to be built in Piketon, Ohio, creating even more jobs for southern Ohio. The announcement comes almost a year after USEC announced it would build a new uranium enrichment plant in Piketon. … More

    Open Letter on Health Care

    To the President and Congress of the United States From Edwin Feulner, Ph.D. President, The Heritage Foundation Health care reform has been a central goal of The Heritage Foundation since our creation more than three decades ago, so we welcomed President Barack Obama’s call for a common effort to find … More