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  • Yearly Archives: 2010

    Morning Bell: A Legal Victory on the Road to Repeal

    On October 23, 2009, a reporter asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Speaker Pelosi shook her head dismissing the question: “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Pressed for a more substantive response later, … More

    Pelosi's PAYGO Ploy: Budgetary Gimmick Provides Cover for Liberals

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    Four years after Democrats campaigned on the promise of using pay-as-you-go budgeting, their record is dismal. Since gaining control of Congress in 2007, they’ve gamed, ignored or employed PAYGO on 32 occasions to justify new spending or tax increases. Once hailed as a budgetary tool to stop deficit spending, PAYGO … More

    Media Matters Tries but Fails to Refute the School Choice Evidence

    Yesterday, Media Matters tried to refute a blog post in which I point out, among other things, that the impact of voucher use in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program resulted in a 91 percent graduation rate compared to 70 percent in the control group. The findings are from the U.S. … More

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    The States to Speaker Pelosi: They’re Serious

    Court ruling

    When Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked by a reporter “where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate,” she responded, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Today comes an answer from Florida, 19 other states, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses: … More

    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