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  • Yearly Archives: 2010

    Prop. 8 Judge Stacking Deck Against Marriage

    Today in San Francisco, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker will begin presiding over Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, a case that could erase the will of California’s voters by finding Proposition 8′s refusal to recognize same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. But as Heritage Foundation Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial … More

    Legislation Would Block EPA’s CO2 Regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to do what Congress couldn’t: regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases because allegedly “greenhouse gases threaten both the public health and the public welfare, and that greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles contribute to that threat.” To prevent this backdoor policy that … More

    Big Government Still Thwarting Job Creation

    Last Friday the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released its monthly jobs report showing that the U.S. economy shed 85,000 jobs in December, but due to the fact that 661,000 individuals left the labor force, the unemployment rate stayed at 10.0%. The Obama administration again spun the report by stressing … More

    Morning Bell: Bookmark It...Foundry.org

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our redesigned blog, The Foundry, now available at www.foundry.org. The Foundry is the conservative policy news blog that offers the latest and greatest from The Heritage Foundation. Every day, Heritage experts and analysts provide insight into the day’s news, … More

    Tweet of the Week: Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

    Our Tweet of the Week comes from Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Rep. Flake has his own “best of” feature. He highlights the “Egregious Earmark of the Week.” Last week, he put the spotlight on a $600,000 earmark for coastal tidal gauges in Alabama. From Rep. Flake, here’s the Tweet of … More

    The Cloakroom: January 11-15

    The Senate is not expected to return to Washington until Tuesday, January 19th, however, the House will be back in town this week for a short session beginning on Tuesday, January 12th. At this time it is unclear what legislative issues will be taken up. We will update you if … More

    The Few Standing Between Current Law and Tax Payer Funded Abortion

    In a Christmas Eve vote, the American people watched a U.S. Senator betray his pro-life principles for $100 million. The version of Obamacare that passed the Senate is the one to watch—it changes current law and allows taxpayer dollars to fund plans that cover elective abortions for the first time … More

    Obama's Green Jobs Plan Will Do More Harm Than Good

    On the campaign trail Barack Obama promised if he were elected president, he would create 5 million “green collar” jobs. Today President Obama announced $2.3 billion in tax credits for a clean energy economy will ostensibly create 17,000 jobs. “Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create … More

    Something Fishy in the Ministry of Defense

    American commentators, like Michael Barone, are starting to focus on the fact that, while the recession has hurt the private sector, it’s helping the public one. A Rasmussen poll found that 46 percent of government employees say the economy is getting better while just 31 percent say it’s getting worse. … More

    Simple Fact for Malaysia: “Allah” Means “God”, Regardless of Religious Tradition

    The Malaysian “street” needs an education. The Malaysian High Court’s decision to overturn a three-year ban on the use by Christians of the word Allah was correct – based both on the freedom of Malaysians to practice their faiths, and also based on the facts. Unfortunately, public protests and violence … More