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  • Monthly Archives: May 2010

    Tweet of the Week: Debt Raises by a Trillion Dollars

    Government spending is increasing at an alarmingly quick rate. This is especially true when it comes to entitlement programs. In fact, entitlement spending will consume all tax revenue by 2052. But Congress is already spending at a breakneck pace accumulating unprecedented debt. Sen. George LeMieux noticed this and had a … More

    Sec. Clinton: Our Taxes Aren’t High Enough

    With the Korean Peninsula on the brink of war, a major U.S. Military surge in Afghanistan, and a nuclear treaty that undermines the United States’ ability to defend itself, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is concerning herself with… America’s taxes? That’s right. Diplomat-in-Chief Clinton yesterday said that the U.S. tax … More

    Sestak Memo Only Raises More Questions

    Robert Bauer, the White House Counsel, has released a two-page memorandum in response to the controversy involving Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) and the promise by President Obama at his news conference yesterday that there would be “an official response shortly” from the White House. The administration has been stalling for … More

    State Over Defense in Obama NSS

    The roll out of the administration’s first National Security Strategy this week has been a classic exercise in strategic communication, Obama style – a highly coordinated, choreographed exercise involving the highest levels of government.  First, the President himself laid the groundwork at the West Point graduation last weekend. Then, Deputy … More

    Rep. Steve King: Obamacare Repeal Is Still Possible – and Priority #1

    In the weeks since President Obama signed his health care plan into law, Republicans have done more to repeal and replace their own rhetoric than to repeal and replace Obamacare, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said at The Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing Tuesday. Yet, repeal is still possible, he said—and should … More

    In Pursuit of Arms Trade Treaty, Slogans Substitute for Sanity

    Amnesty International has a new slogan designed to drum up support for the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty: it’s calling on its supporters to demand a “bullet-proof” treaty. That’s cute. Unfortunately, what’s cute is not necessarily good policy, as Amnesty’s slogan illustrates all too clearly. It explicitly demands a treaty that … More

    Leveling the Budget Playing Field by Fixing A Kinky CBO

    Americans believe in fair play. They believe in equal opportunity, equal treatment under the law, a level playing field. We have so many expressions for this principle in part because it is so important to the American view of right and wrong. When it comes to taxing and spending in … More

    Cuccinelli on Obamacare Lawsuit: 'We Are Doing What the Founders Expected'

    RICHMOND — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said he will file a formal response as early as next week to the federal government’s attempt to dismiss Virginia’s legal challenge to Obamacare. In an exclusive interview with Heritage, Cuccinelli said the federal government’s motion to dismiss, released on Monday, was mostly … More

    Strong South Korean Response is the Right One

    In his May 24 address to the nation, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak outlined an appropriately firm response to North Korea’s vicious attack on the Cheonan naval ship. President Lee’s policy decisions largely mirrored those recommended earlier by Heritage analyst Bruce Klingner, including a decision that “[t]rade and exchanges between … More

    Obama’s Oil Spill Speech Overreaches on Cap and Trade, Cancelled Drilling

    A little over a month into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the American public wants answers– from the Obama administration, from Congress and from BP. While there are still many more questions than currently available answers, President Obama answered a few and dodged others in his speech today. He … More