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  • Monthly Archives: December 2010

    Top Ten Foundry Posts of 2010

    Rounding out our Top Ten of 2010 series (we already listed the Top Ten Charts, Top Ten Papers, Top Ten Videos, Top Ten Morning Bells, and Top Ten Side Effects), today we bring you the Top Ten Foundry Posts of this year. As always, posts are ranked by pageviews with … More

    A New Year and a New Direction for Health Care Reform

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became the law of the land in 2010, but debate over its existence and implementation will rage on in the New Year.  The law’s serious policy flaws are already impacting health insurance and costs, but these are part of a deeper and broader … More

    The Education Year in Review – 2010

    As we enter a new year, education reformers will look back on 2010 as the year when education in the United States began to return its focus to the needs of students instead of to the demands of adults. During this past year, public attention to the barriers of educational … More

    Side Effects: Ball Drop Brings Bad News for Consumer-Driven Health Plan Users

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    This year, as the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve, Americans who depend on health savings accounts (HSAs) to make medical expenditures more affordable will experience first-hand yet another adverse side effect of Obamacare.  Starting in 2011, American families will no longer be able to use HSAs to purchase … More

    Top Ten Side Effects of 2010

    Within days of Obamacare’s passage, The Heritage Foundation began documenting all of the ill Side Effects the new law was inflicting on our country. It has been The Foundry’s most popular feature by far. The Side Effects index page is the third highest trafficked page on the blog. Continuing our … More

    Morning Bell: Top Ten Reasons America Won't Miss the 111th Congress

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    The 111th Congress is officially over, and according to Gallup, it’s also officially the worst Congress in the history of polling. Yet despite its 13% approval rating there are those who are hailing the 111th Congress for its myriad legislative “accomplishments.” Not surprisingly, many of those touting those “accomplishments” are … More

    Constitutional Know-Nothings

    The 112th Congress has an unprecedented plan. They are going to read the Constitution-the document that each member will swear to uphold-aloud on their first day. When asked on MSNBC to comment, Washington Post writer Ezra Klein replied “It’s a gimmick. I mean, you can say two things about it. … More

    Daniels Puts Hoosier State on School Choice Map

    For Indiana families, 2011 is already promising to be an exciting year for educational opportunity. Governor Mitch Daniels recently told the Courier-Journal that he will push to enact an education voucher program for low-income students, which would provide them with scholarships to attend a private school of their choice. The … More

    Russian Duma’s Impending Action on New START Could Spell Trouble for the Treaty

    It now appears likely that the Russian Duma will attach an understanding to the new strategic nuclear arms control treaty with the U.S., known as New START, that specifically rejects the U.S. Senate’s understanding that Russia has no grounds for using New START to impose general limits on U.S. missile … More

    Newt Gingrich “Likes” Libertad

    At a recent gathering of Heritage Foundation members, the former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich congratulated us for launching Heritage Libertad.  The Speaker said he recognized how Heritage Libertad could be a critical tool to communicate conservative thought to Hispanics in our country. With the Left eager to make … More