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  • Monthly Archives: September 2009

    Towards a Different Kind of Workplace Coverage

    New data out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that some 44.9 million Americans of all ages were uninsured in the quarter of January through March. Roughly 63.5 percent of unemployed adults aged 18 to 64 and 21.5 percent of employed adults in the same age group … More

    Don't Color My World

    Recently, an advisory task force handed the Homeland Security Secretary a split recommendation over whether to scrap the color-coded terrorist alert system. I voted that for the public the system makes no sense. Now word comes that the authorities are on to a domestic terrorist plot that may have involved … More

    Morning Bell: Hubris, Weakness, and Naivete at the U.N.

    The United States elected 43 presidents before the current occupant graced the office with his presence. We fought, and won, two world wars, liberated millions of people worldwide from tyranny, and worked cooperatively with other sovereign nations to rebuild entire continents. Some might even say the character of our nation … More

    Live POLITICO WebChat With Heritage's Ben Lieberman

    Heritage’s Ben Lieberman on climate policy

    Since Americans are Teenagers, They Won’t Understand Greenhouse Gases

    The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act. The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.” In case you haven’t heard, that was Secretary of Energy Steven Chu discussing your ability to curb greenhouse gas … More

    Obama UN Speech Shows Wavering on Afghanistan

    President Obama’s remarks on Afghanistan in today’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly reveal that he is beginning to second-guess U.S. strategy in the region. While he stated clearly that his administration would not allow al-Qaeda to find sanctuary in Afghanistan or “any other nation” (i.e. Pakistan), he did … More

    Misleading Medicaid Claims From Senate Finance

    The Committee on Finance has issued a press release that claims under Chairman Baucus’ health care plan, now being marked up and amended in full Committee session: “[e]very state would spend less on Medicaid compared to current spending levels over the next three years (2010-2012), equaling a total net decrease … More

    Reaction Roundup: Heritage Experts on Obama's UN Speech

    Earlier today, President Barack Obama addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations. You can read the full transcript here.  Experts in foreign policy and international affairs at The Heritage Foundation watched the speech and had plenty of reaction.  Here are some highlights: On Reaction at U.N.: “The other U.N. member … More

    Read the Bill! What Bill?

    Live from the Senate Finance Committee Mark-up During the Senate Finance Committee mark up of the Baucus health bill today Senator Bunning of Kentucky put forth an innovative amendment. This amendment stipulated that before voting on the measure in Committee, legislative language would have to be accessible to the public … More

    CBO: Obamacare Cuts Your Medicare Benefits

    President Barack Obama has promised Americans on multiple occasions that his health care plan would not cut benefits for Medicare enrollees. For example, on August 11th Obama promised: “I just want to be clear, again: Seniors who are listening here, this does not affect your benefits. This is not money … More