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  • Monthly Archives: January 2011

    Green Jobs Cronyism and Cannibalism

    To rephrase President Obama’s State of the Union theme:  “This is our generation’s apparatchik moment.” Yes, he said “Sputnik” instead, but his actual agenda is about the apparatchik—government by party leaders, bureaucrats and the well-connected. His agenda is symbolized by his push for “green jobs” as the path to a … More

    Morning Bell: The Left Must End Their War on School Choice

    This Wednesday morning at 10 am, after serving nine days of a 10-day sentence, Kelley Williams-Bolar was released from the Summit County Jail in Akron, Ohio. Her crime? Trying to provide her two daughters with a better education. How on earth did trying to provide your children with a better … More

    Financial Report Reflects Ideology More Than Facts

    The release of the final report(s) of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) brings to mind the story of several blind men trying to describe an elephant. One felt the legs and decided an elephant was like a forest, while another felt the trunk and decided that elephants are like … More

    Podcast: Senate Filibuster

    Congressional debate is ready to commence on the Senate filibuster. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison wanted the Senate to be the “anchor” of government, allowing time for bills to be debated and examined, or as George Washington coined, a place for bills to be “cooled” by the passions of the … More

    In the House Budget Committee, the Experts Expose the Fiscal Consequences of Obamacare

    On Wednesday, the House Budget Committee convened a hearing to explore the fiscal consequences of Obamacare. Lawmakers heard from Richard Foster, Chief Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); James Capretta, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center; and Dennis Smith, Secretary of the Wisconsin … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat: SOTU Response

    Join our live chat with Heritage’s Director of Communication Rory Cooper. We will answer your questions about conservative solutions to Obama’s proposals that were laid out during his speech on Tuesday night. What would you have like Obama to say? What is the best course of action for America to … More

    Mr. President, Being Innovative Requires Greater Economic Freedom

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama used innovation as one of the key words in elaborating his vision for America’s economic future. He embraced the word quite often during his speech, mentioning “innovation” eight times. If other variations of the word, such as innovate and innovative, are … More

    Australian Courage in Afghanistan

    An Australian member of the Special Air Service Regiment, Corporal Ben, has received the Victoria Cross For Australia, the nation’s highest military honor. In October 2010, the SAS launched an assault against a large group of Taliban fighters who were moving to attack Australian and Afghan forces. The troops flew … More

    First They Came for the Lasers...

    Making his case for cuts in defense spending,The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius wrote yesterday: Trimming the defense budget is one of the hardest tasks in Washington. … Senior Pentagon officials recognize that new technologies make it possible to reshape the budget without putting the country at greater risk. … The … More

    National School Choice Week: A School Free From Violence

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    Good teachers, high academic standards, location and even the quality of extracurricular activities are all factors that go into choosing the right school.  But for some parents, violence is also a key factor in deciding where to send their child for a quality education. Violence and crime have no place … More