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  • Monthly Archives: November 2010

    Morning Bell: Our Economy Can't Afford More GM "Success" Stories

    Celebrating the company’s Wednesday initial public offering, President Barack Obama last night called his government takeover of General Motors a “success story.” “American taxpayers are now positioned to recover more than my administration invested in GM,” he said. Left unsaid is the fact that if the Obama Administration keeps selling … More

    Napolitano is Getting it Wrong on TSA

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    For two years now, President Barack Obama’s administration has been on a concentrated mission to expand the size and scope of the federal government. Of course, this passionate mission is derailed when the inefficiencies of certain government services are highlighted in the American conscience. And every time the general public … More

    New START And America's Role In The World

    With the nuclear New START Treaty causing waves in Congress, President Obama’s recent overseas trips drawing criticism from both supporters and opponents, and the upcoming NATO heads-of-state summit in Lisbon this month, a fundamental question arises: What is America’s role in the world? In the newest installment in the Understanding … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat

    Join us Friday at Noon ET right here on The Foundry for a live chat on New START that is up for ratification in the Senate. Joining us will be Homeland Security expert James Carafano. Dr. Carafano is the Director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy here at Heritage. … More

    The Ruling Class Doesn’t Like Paying Taxes, Either

    Government employees owe $3.3 billion in back taxes, CNBC reports. According to Heritage Foundation fellow James Sherk, the typical federal worker “receives 22 percent more in wages than an equally skilled private sector worker … .” And, says Sherk, when both wages and benefits are toted up, federal workers are … More

    Time to Clean Up the Medicare Doctor Payment Mess

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    Congressional Quarterly is reporting that the United States Senate is going to enact a one-month reprieve for Medicare physicians, saving them once again from a draconian reduction in Medicare payment. This entire system is a mess. Under the existing Medicare payment formula (the Sustainable Growth Rate, or SGR) for doctors … More

    Hardly Obsolete: Restoring the Health of Families

    When a news outlet heralds the message that “4 in 10 say marriage becoming obsolete,” one can be sure that no one has surveyed the kids. Today the Pew Research Center, in conjunction with Time Magazine, formally released the results of a poll that, in the words of one Associated … More

    Social Security Shortfall Is Real and Best Addressed Now

    Both liberals and conservatives agree that Social Security’s coming fiscal problems need to be addressed soon or they will only grow worse. A recent analysis for the Pew Charitable Trusts by Charles Blahous, one of the two public trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds, and Robert Greenstein, … More

    The Lame Duck’s Seven Must Do Items

    While they were busy wasting time on Obamacare, energy taxes, and amnesty, the 111th Congress let many of their primary obligations slide. That is why the next two months is about to witness the busiest lame duck session in the history of Congress. Here are seven most do items this … More

    Congress Needs to Act on Cyber Security-but Act Responsibly

    The report today from the U.S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission is chilling but not terribly surprising. According to the commission (pages 243–44): For about 18 minutes on April 8, 2010, China Telecom advertised erroneous network traffic routes that instructed U.S. and other foreign Internet traffic to travel through Chinese … More