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  • Monthly Archives: May 2010

    Financial Regulation: Small Business, Little Role

    It’s a small issue, but a telling one. As the Senate continues to debate financial regulation, two senators — Olympia Snowe of Maine and Mark Pryor of Arkansas — have proposed an amendment to ensure that regulators consider the effects of new rules on small businesses. Specifically, the two would … More

    Clinton's New START Misstatements

    In her testimony today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urging the Senate to consent to the ratification of the April 8th Treaty between the Russian Federation and the United States of America on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START), Secretary of State … More

    John Bolton on American Sovereignty Under a Post-American Presidency

    CHICAGO – Protect America Month 2010, the Heritage Foundation’s annual series of events and publications aimed at highlighting key national security issues and promoting sensible defense and homeland security policies, hit the road today with a special address in Chicago by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton. … More

    The Shahzad Email and the Need to Understand Violent Islamism

    An email purportedly written by Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad four years ago reveals that he was motivated to attack the U.S. partly by radical Islamist ideology. In the email, Shahzad questions democracy (which he refers to as “human made laws”) and favors an Islamic system of governance in … More

    Race to the Top, Or Race to the Middle?

    It appears that Race to the Top (RTTT)–the government’s latest attempt to dole out federal dollars for state education budgets–is turning into more of a wild goose chase. Politico reports: The idea seemed simple: Hold a contest for states to compete for billions in federal aid, right at a moment … More

    Protect America Month: Reminding the Government of its No. 1 Responsibility

    CHICAGO – We are currently in the middle of Protect America Month 2010, The Heritage Foundation’s way of reminding America’s leaders that protecting America is the No. 1 responsibility of government. Dr. Edwin Feulner, The Heritage Foundation’s President, explained the importance of the initiative to a group of more than … More

    Obama’s "Line-Item Veto" Really Just Tweaking Existing Authority

    Later this month, the Obama Administration is expected to submit a plan to Congress seeking additional power to cut specific items from spending bills. This proposal is commonly called the “Line-Item Veto,” named after the law ruled unconstitutional in the 1990’s. However, line-item vetoes did not require Congressional approval, while … More

    Guest Blogger: Will START Treaty Weaken U.S. Missile Defense? Senator Kerry Seems to Hope So

    At today’s Senate Foreign Relations hearing on the START Treaty (a U.S.-Russia nuclear arms pact) that President Obama is seeking Congressional approval for, I asked Senator Kerry a simple question. Should it be the goal of the U.S. to have a missile defense system that renders nuclear threats by other … More

    SAFE Act Would Cap Growth of Government

    Over the past decade, federal spending has leaped 62 percent faster than inflation, to more than $30,000 per household. Not content with this expansion of government, President Obama’s budget would push inflation-adjusted spending to nearly $37,000 per household by the end of this decade. This would create sustained trillion-dollar budget … More

    Voters on YouCut Vote to Eliminate Program that Expands the Welfare State

    Last week, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) launched an innovative new tool in the fight to cut spending called YouCut.  It allows regular American citizens to vote to cut wasteful spending in Congress. Its purpose is to challenge the culture of spending that has dominated Congressional thinking and replace … More