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  • Monthly Archives: October 2010

    The Tea Party Goes International

    Despite the media’s negative portrayal, support for the Tea Party is growing at astonishing speed.  Over half of the electorate now consider themselves favorable to the Tea Party, according to recent polls.  Just this weekend, the Virginia Tea Party Convention, co-hosted by The Heritage Foundation, attracted over 2,000 attendees – … More

    Chile Mine Rescue: Much to Celebrate

    The successful rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped for 69 days has produced an outpouring of joy and triumph around the world. A well-deserved round of kudos goes to the miners themselves for maintaining their discipline and faith and to the engineers, scientists, and Chilean government officials who made the … More

    It’s Time to Foreclose on Big Government

    The biggest foreclosure yet may begin on November 2nd, as voters start foreclosure proceedings against big government. It’s run up more debt than we can afford to pay. The paperwork has been validated. It’s found in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, duly approved and signed by our … More

    John Conyers Addresses the Democratic Socialists of America

    Earlier this month, liberals, leftists and unions staged a sparsely attended “march” in Washington called the “One Nation Rally.” After the event, Americans for Prosperity put together an excellent video that shows the great extent that socialists made up the audience. But now, Heritage has been sent video that shows … More

    With Moratorium Lifted, Time to Start Issuing Permits

    Yesterday the Obama Administration lifted the moratorium on deepwater drilling that it imposed on the oil industry following the BP oil spill in late April. This announcement comes ahead of the expected November 30 end date for the moratorium. According to The New York Times: We have made and continue … More

    Side Effects: How Government Micromanagement Could Discourage Access to Some Preventive Services

    A recent letter from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) reveals how Obamacare will erode patients’ access to certain preventive services. The new health care law requires insurers to cover all preventive measures rated “A” or “B” by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) with zero cost-sharing. Otherwise, “a … More

    Free Money! It's a Nifty Gift from the Federal Government!

    Would you like a $14-billion taxpayer-funded tunnel in your town? How about a $500 million light rail train to nowhere? As state and local governments are under crushing budget constraints, mega-sized infrastructure boondoggles are cropping up all over the country. With the promise of “free money” from the federal government, … More

    Tony Blair: I Love America

    Anyone who picks up the U.S. edition of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s brand new political autobiography, A Journey: My Political Life, will understand why Americans came to admire and trust Blair as a leader and an ally during the tough early years of the war in Iraq. It … More

    New, Useful Tool to Keep Up with the Health Care Lawsuits

    Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states and individuals have been on the offensive against the new law and many are following in the footsteps of Virginia and Florida. Obamacare is now being challenged by 20 different lawsuits with 21 different states as plaintiffs, but … More

    Morning Bell: The Tea Party Is Here to Stay

    Today, The Heritage Foundation released its 2010 Index of Dependence on Government. This annual report tracks the growth of dependence-creating federal programs, programs that crowd-out what was once America’s great civil society. At one time, social obligations and services were carried out by community groups, family networks and even local … More