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  • Monthly Archives: August 2010

    Polls Show Americans Aware of Dismal Disaster Prep

    According to the Associated Press, a “survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center says that nearly 6 in 10, or 57 percent, say the country is not better prepared for another disaster like a hurricane. Roughly equal numbers of Democrats, Republicans and independents share that gloomy outlook.” Americans are pretty … More

    Federal Carrot-and-Stick Approach Behind National Standards

    Despite the Obama Administration’s assertion that the push for states to adopt national education standards and tests is completely voluntary, concerns have been raised from the beginning about the federal “carrot and stick” approach driving their adoption. A key qualification for a Race to the Top grant was moving toward … More

    Biden Wrong: Obama Tax Hike is Only Thing We Can’t Afford

    Vice President Joe Biden is at it again, this time spouting off on his desire to raise taxes through the looming expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. The White House favors extending current tax policy—but only for individuals making under $200,000 and families making under $250,000, allowing rates … More

    Green Police Becomes a Reality in Cleveland

    Remember Audi’s absurd “Green Police” Super Bowl commercial where green cops arrest citizens for using plastic bags, plastic water bottles and sort through the community’s trash cans to ensure they’re recycling? Well, the absurdity is about to hit the streets of Cleveland. Cleveland.com reports: It would be a stretch to … More

    Why Does UNDP Continue to Aid Repressive Regimes?

    A recent story by Fox News provides yet another example of the United Nations Development Program’s refusal to accede to an unfortunate reality: that the organization’s efforts to work with, and through, the world’s most despotic regimes are regularly twisted to serve the goals of the regime rather than the … More

    Morning Bell: Secretary Duncan's Race to Waste Your Education Dollars

    When Education Secretary Arne Duncan first unveiled his Race to the Top (RttT) program in July of last year, he admitted that “when I was superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools, I did not always welcome calls from the U.S. Department of Education. That’s because the department, from its inception … More

    Heritage Launches the Center for Policy Innovation

    It is with great anticipation that I announce an exciting new direction for Heritage today: the creation of the Center for Policy Innovation. This has long been a dream of our colleague Stuart Butler and others here at Heritage, and we are excited to finally make it a reality. Dr. … More

    Exclusive Video: Gov. Mitch Daniels on Obamacare's Devastating Consequences

    Editor’s Note: On the right, please watch our exclusive interview with Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and then below, please read an original guest blog to The Foundry from the Governor himself. We’ve been through a global recession. Now we’re fighting through a stalled recovery. Revenues are the lowest they’ve been … More

    Mexican Massacres, Immigration Control, and the Obama Administration

    The cold blooded murder of 72 illegal migrants by members of Mexico’s notorious Zeta cartel in the state of Tamaulipas is another stark and gruesome reminder of the current criminal and drug-related turmoil in Mexico.  According to press reports the victims came from Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil and Ecuador.  The … More

    Washington Must Face the Facts of Life: Parents and Teens Favor Abstinence

    A recent national study shows that the majority of U.S. parents and their teens support sexual abstinence before marriage. But the Obama Administration doesn’t want you to know this. Early last year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) completed the National Survey of Adolescents and Their Parents: Attitudes … More