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  • Monthly Archives: January 2010

    Reaction Roundup: Heritage Responds To The State Of The Union

    Heritage members and fans are discussing President Barack Obama’s State of the Unions address at Twitter and Facebook right now. And here are just some of our experts immediate reactions to parts of the speech: State of the Economy President Obama inherited a global recession and a global financial meltdown. … More

    SOTU: A View From Inside The Chamber

    Throughout his long speech, President Obama never acknowledged that Americans have been sending him a message or that he had bothered to listen. Instead, the sole fault he acknowledged was that “I take blame for not explaining it [his agenda] more clearly.” He still believes the problem is that people … More

    The Public Student Loan Option

    In a preview of the State of the Union address, President Obama has recommended a plan to help students pay off their debt – with taxpayer dollars, of course. As Politico reports: The Obama-Biden Administration will make student loans more affordable by limiting a borrower’s payments to 10 percent of … More

    Video: Why The Tea Party Is Great For America

    On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd discussed an NBC poll that shows 70% of Americans say government isn’t working and commented that because of the “Tea Party crowd,” Republicans can no longer “go home and sell a piece of of pork that they got from Washington.” That’s a good … More

    Rep. Ryan Presents Roadmap for a Sustainable Fiscal Future

    Our nation is on an unsustainable fiscal course. The three major entitlements – Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid – alone are set to eclipse historical tax levels by 2052 and a realistic assessment of the Congressional Budget Office baseline shows the government piling on an additional $13 trillion over the … More

    Budget Wars: Fighting for Defense

    In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama is expected to announce a freeze on federal spending with some notable exceptions including one for defense spending. Today, The Heritage Foundation releases a chart book examining the state of the U.S. military. Most Americans already know the U.S. military … More

    Obama Is No Kennedy: Redefines NASA's Mission As Global Warming

    Today, the Orlando Sentinel reports that President Obama will introduce a budget next week which will cut future exploration funding from NASA, including the planned missions to the Moon and Mars set in motion following the Columbia disaster.  On first glance, this may appear to be a budget cutting move … More

    More On America’s AWOL UN Ambassador

    Richard Grenell, former spokesman of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations from 2001 to 2008, has written another blog detailing how U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice has been less than fully engaged on advancing U.S. priorities at the U.N. Last week, Grenell criticized Amb. Rice for her … More

    A New Chapter Dawns for Honduras

    A seemingly uneventful transition of power will take place today in the small Central American country of Honduras as Interim president, Roberto Micheletti, hands over the keys to the presidential palace to president-elect Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo. The occasion will be marked with the usual pomp, celebration and traditions that mark … More

    If You Like Bureaucracy And Red Tape, Then You’ll Love The Health Care Bill

    Time and time again, congressional leaders have denied that the proposed health care legislation would result in a federal takeover of health care.  Proponents of Obamacare claim that consumers would retain personal choice in selecting health plans and physicians.  For example, consider President Obama’s comments at a Raleigh, NC town-hall … More