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  • Monthly Archives: March 2010

    Side Effects: Medical Devices Tax Will Costs Jobs

    There’s only one way to pull the economy out of the doldrums. We need more jobs. Now. As Obamacare inched its way toward passage, boosters of the radical legislation began making bold new claims about its virtues.  The bill, they said, would do far more than simply fix the health … More

    Declining Economic Dynamism in the Euro Zone…. A warning for the U.S.

    The eleven year old euro zone, the world’s second largest economy after the U.S., confronts a cold reality: its members lost economic vitality over the euro’s first decade, as shown in this WSJ chart. The WSJ reports: [The] appetite for structural overhaul is low among Europeans, who have long believed … More

    Of Google and Governance

    Too much of the discussion of Google’s departure has focused on censorship of political ideas, as though the problem was whether a Google search of “Tiananmen” should include a 21-year old photograph of a (very brave) man standing before a line of Chinese tanks. The reality, however, is that the … More

    Side Effects: Young to Pay Higher Health Insurance Premiums

    Remember those lower health insurance premiums Obamacare would bring us?  Don’t count on it—especially if you’re young.  The Associated Press reports that a new analysis by Rand Health predicts premiums for young adults could rise as much as 17 percent under the new law. The new age rating requirement is … More

    After Moscow: Reject Knee Jerk Security

    Yesterday, a series of bombings in Moscow subway stations killed 39 and injured more than 70. The bombings, conducted by two female suicide bombers, are undoubtedly a horrible tragedy for the families of the victims. What followed, however, was a decision by transit companies across the United States to ramp … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) on Obamacare's Impact on Doctors

    As the health care reform debate began over a year ago, the American Medical Association, the top doctors group in the country, released a list of its top priorities for health reform. The AMA is a powerful association, and many have credited it with helping to kill HillaryCare, so the … More

    Heritage President Ed Feulner Responds to President Obama’s Claims

    President Obama this morning cited The Heritage Foundation’s research in an attempt to sell his health care package as a “middle of the road, centrist approach.” We take great exception to this misuse of our work and abuse of our name. This is but the latest act in a campaign … More

    Side Effects: Obamacare the Television Ad

    Facing an American public that hates their new health care law, the Obama administration and their union/corporatist allies are planning a multi-million dollar television ad campaign to sell the benefits of Obamacare. While Food and Drug Administration regulations require all advertising for prescription drug to “present side effect information in a manner similar to that used for the benefit information,” the Obama administration faces no such hurdle when making their pitch. But if it did, this is what a typical pro-Obamacare ad would look like. More

    WATCH LIVE: Ambassador John R. Bolton on Protecting National Sovereignty in the Age of Obama

    Live Video streaming by Ustream The vital concept of national sovereignty is under assault around the globe in virtually every realm of public policy. Join us from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM eastern as Ambassador John R. Bolton speaks at The Heritage Foundation about protecting U.S. sovereignty in the Age … More

    EPA’s Energy Star — Not Too Bright

    While the Environmental Protection Agency grinds ahead with its Clean Air Act regulations to force reductions of carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on a different energy conservation program introduced by EPA the under the same law. Whether you are conscious of … More