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  • Monthly Archives: January 2011

    More Than Half of All States Now Suing to Stop Obamacare

    This Wednesday Maine Attorney General William Schneider announced that the Pine Tree State would become the 23rd state participating in Florida’s multi-state suit against Obamacare. With Oklahoma and Virginia each pursuing their own seperate suits, that brought the number of states fighting Obamacare’s budget busting Medicaid expansion to 25. It … More

    China Global Investment Tracker: 2011

    This week The Heritage Foundation released the 2011 China Global Investment Tracker. Heritage Asian Studies Center Derek Scissors explained the product: China’s investment overseas is increasingly important to the United States and the international community.The China Global Investment Tracker created by The Heritage Foundation is the only publicly available, comprehensive … More

    Students First: Michelle Rhee Releases Agenda for National Education Reform

    Treating teachers like professionals, giving parents school choice, and using education dollars wisely: these three priorities frame the agenda of Students First, the newly established nonprofit headed by former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. The plan, released Tuesday on StudentsFirst.org and outlined by Rhee in The Wall Street Journal and … More

    Morning Bell: Economic Freedom Is Foundation Of All Other Freedoms

    Next Monday, January 17, is the 50th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address. The speech is most commonly remembered for President Eisenhower’s warning about the “unwarranted influence” of the “military-industrial complex,” but often left out of the story is Ike’s warning about profligate federal spending as well: “We cannot … More

    Countdown to Repeal: Gov. Mitch Daniels Explains Obamacare's Impact on Indiana

    As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on repealing Obamacare next week, several governors have emerged as the law’s leading critics. Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) is one of them. “There’s obviously real sentiment in the country for repealing this bill — for the colossal mistake that it was,” Daniels … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat

    We are joined by Research Associate Nick Loris and he will be talking about the lack of oil and the rising gas prices. Nick has written extensively about the damaging effect of the drilling moratorium. Come join us with your questions for Nick and learn why gas prices are on … More

    The Links Between Economic Freedom and American Leadership in International Security

    The 2011 Index of Economic Freedom is out, and the news is not good. For the second year in a row, America became less economically free. The U.S. is now just the ninth-freest economy in the world. The decline in the U.S. ranking was driven by skyrocketing government spending, new … More

    Tackling Deficits: The Chicago Way, and the Other Way

    Chicago skyline

    While it’s being reported that every state (except Florida) had snow on the ground this week, 46 states are digging out of another kind of mess — a combined deficit of at least $127 billion. Democratic and Republican state leaders alike are grappling with structural budget deficits, many of whom … More

    Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee Bans Talk Radio

    In what could only be described as a bizarre and illogical first move as the newly elected governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee (I) announced a ban on state employees having any contact with radio broadcasters. The move is part of a broader attack on radio broadcasters by liberals across … More

    Gun Control Is Not Proper Reaction to Arizona Tragedy

    The wake of a violent tragedy is an appropriate time for reflection, investigation, prayer, and the promotion of healing.  It is a particularly inappropriate time for political opportunism.  After last weekend’s tragedy in Arizona, Congress should put the brakes on any desire to ram through gun-control legislation that will neither … More