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  • Monthly Archives: September 2010

    Meet Heritage Featured Facebook Fan Karin Agness

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    Each week, The Heritage Foundation features one of its more than 250,000 Facebook Fans on its “Featured Fan” page. This week’s fan is Karin Agness, founder of the Network of enlightened Women and an attorney in Washington, D.C. Read her story, below, and be sure to become a fan on … More

    Side Effects: Doughnut Hole Deal Not so Sweet

    Currently 3.4 million Americans seniors covered by Medicare find themselves in a giant “doughnut hole,” but despite the tasty terminology, there’s nothing sweet about it. The doughnut hole refers to a gap in prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D.  As David Hilzenrath explains, “…beneficiaries enter the coverage gap when … More

    Take Off Rose-Colored Glasses when it comes to Taliban Reconciliation

    Before concluding that today’s New York Times article on Taliban outreach to Karzai means that an Afghan settlement is on the horizon, consider today’s other news from Afghanistan, which includes a suicide attack that killed the Deputy Governor of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province. The point is the Taliban may be reaching … More

    Will Anyone at NBC Ask About the 216?

    NBC News is on Day Two of its week-long series Education Nation. You cannot turn on any of the NBC family of networks (MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, A&E, Telemundo, etc.) without seeing Education Secretary Arne Duncan, or some Obama administration surrogate, flacking for the President’s education agenda. There are plenty of … More

    New START and Europe

    Bruno Lete’s analysis of European reactions to the New START treaty is breathtaking; not for its insights, but rather for its intrinsically false assumptions. Assumption #1: New START can and should lead to another agreement on the denuclearization of Europe. It is impossible—not to mention foolhardy—to ask U.S. senators to … More

    Congress Again Creates Confusion and Again Harms the Economy

    The inability of Congress to stop the Obama tax hikes is already having a real, negative impact on the U.S. economy. Businesses are delaying hiring and investment decisions because they do not know what their tax liability will be next year. Even tax experts have noticed the incredible amount of … More

    Leaving Children Behind? It’s Time to Embrace Online Education

    It’s 2010, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the American school system. Technological advances that we all take for granted in our homes, offices, and cars have yet to fully make their way into our children’s classrooms. But online education can open doors of opportunity to children around … More

    Do You Hold These Truths?

    For more than 200 hundred years, America’s first principles—liberty and equality, natural rights the consent of the governed, private property, religious freedom, the rule of law and constitutionalism—have defined us as a nation and united us as a people. America’s founding principles are not just ideas fit for the 18th … More

    In the Green Room: Scott Rasmussen on Tea Parties, Obamacare's Unpopularity

    Scott Rasmussen, President of Rasmussen Reports, a widely respected polling company. For years, Rasmussen polling has helped legislators, business leaders, and the general public gain a sense of the country’s opinions on any number of important issues. Recently, Scott teamed up with pollster Doug Schoen on a new book, entitled, … More

    The Lower Spending Solution to Deficits

    With the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts fast approaching, the debate over whether to extend the cuts, and for whom, has taken on a new face. Proponents of allowing for tax increases on the highest income brackets, or in some cases, on all Americans, argue that this … More