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  • Monthly Archives: September 2010

    New Black Panther Party Case Update: E-mails Call into Question the DOJ’s Story

    Stunning new developments in the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) voter-intimidation scandal indicate that high-level Justice Department officials have been misleading the public and Congress. Indeed, they may also have committed perjury before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Judicial Watch recently filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit … More

    Progressivism: Still Dangerous After All These Years

    Love him or hate him, Glenn Beck has a point: Progressivism rejects America’s foundational principles. For the past one hundred years, progressive intellectuals and politicians have been desperately trying to sever Americans’ attachment to the principles of the Declaration of Independence—with its emphasis on human equality, natural rights, consent of … More

    House and Senate Cloakroom: September 20 - 24, 2010

    House Cloakroom: September 20 – 24, 2010 Analysis: The House is quickly winding down as the campaign season heats up. Leaders cancelled votes that were to begin on Tuesday evening and Members will now return to Capitol Hill on Wednesday evening. Most of the votes this week will be on … More

    Heritage Meets the Guardians of Campus-Progressive Sensitivities

    Palm Beach State College activities director (and Michael Moore Facebook fan) Olivia Morris-Ford is on camera shutting down a Young Americans for Freedom booth during the school’s rush week earlier this month. The reason? The students were handing out Heritage research at a student event. Specifically, it looks like the … More

    Left Pushes Pre-Paid Abortions in Defense Bill

    Alongside another controversial provision in the 2011 defense authorization bill pending in Congress is language that illustrates the continuing challenge of taxpayer support for elective abortions. Included in the version of the bill that emerged from the Senate Armed Services Committee is an amendment sponsored by Sen. Roland Burris (D–IL) … More

    New START's Blind Spot

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted last week to send the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) to the Senate floor. The debate so far has centered on New START’s missile defense limitations capabilities and its useless verification measures. But as Heritage analyst Peter Brookes writes in today’s New … More

    Is the U.S. Still the Land of Opportunity?

    The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) report by researchers at the Small Business Administration shows that the U.S. may be slipping in its ability to sustain productive entrepreneurship relative to other countries. Entrepreneurship plays a critical role in the formation of any economy; it is the critical agent in … More

    Chat on the Obama Tax Hikes

    Obama Tax Hikes Chat with Bill Beach

    Morning Bell: The Economic Toll of the Obama Tax Hikes

    In today’s Wall Street Journal, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) identifies two justifications for his unequivocal opposition to any impending tax increases: “The first concerns the pain that tax increases threaten to inflict on our economy over the short term. The second is to stop the slide under our … More

    General Petraeus Lays out Clear Benchmarks on Afghanistan

    General Petraeus laid out clear-cut benchmarks that would indicate signs of progress with the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan in the lead up to the December review at an inter-agency meeting at the White House on Monday, according to today’s New York Times. In addition to the number of Afghan forces … More